Taos County Nurturing Centers

Las Cumbres has developed an innovative program model designed to meet the social/emotional and concrete needs of two high-risk and underserved elementary schools in Northern New Mexico where children are disproportionately exposed to adverse childhood experiences, toxic stress, and significant environmental risk factors as compared to state and national averages.

The Nurturing Centers, located at Enos Garcia Elementary School in Taos and in Peñasco's Elementary School, are safe and supportive environments for students, families and school staff. Services identify students in need of additional supports and are designed to offer peer support, homework assistance, crisis intervention, mentoring, clothing and nutritious snacks. Parenting classes, as well as help accessing and navigating community resources, are available to caregivers who include Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, immigrant families and families with an incarcerated parent. The program is staffed by three family navigators and a Program Director and is supported by other Las Cumbres programs and committed community partners that provide complementary services such as child and family therapy, domestic violence shelter and intervention services, immigration advocacy, case management, and more.

The Nurturing Centers benefit from Las Cumbres’ wrap-around philosophy and program design which ensures that families have access to a wide safety-net and do not “fall through the cracks”. Nurturing Centers identify the specific needs of families in the community and tailor services to meet these needs. Additionally, when Nurturing Center staff identify significant gaps in services and resources within the community, they become strong advocates and change agents to address deficiencies.

To find out more about the Nurturing Centers, please telephone the agency's Taos office at 575.224.3197.

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The Nurturing Centers are financially assisted by the Robert T. Keeler Foundation.

Lumbre De Vida Program for Families in Recovery

Lumbre De Vida, which translates to Fire of Life, is available for qualifying families in recovery who reside in Rio Arriba CountyAssistance for pregnant and parenting families with young children who want to recover from opioid addictions. Lumbre De Vida team members provide help in the home or in the communty, seeking to assist families to set goals based on individual and family strengths and needs.

Services include:

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  • Help with the Joys and Struggles of
    Pregnancy and Parenting Young Children,
    ages Birth to Five
  • Connections to Prenatal and Medical Care,
    Midwives, Doulas, Birthing Classes,
    and more
  • Help Getting into and Sticking with
    Treatment Services
  • Transportation
  • Connections to Additional
    Community Resources


Call the agency's Española office to find out more and set up an informational visit. Ph 505.753.4123. Referrals can also be faxed to 505.753.6947.

Lumbre De Vida Program supports are provided in partnership with the Rio Arriba County Health and Human Services Department.

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¡Qué Cute! Healthy Baby Program

Seeking to decrease the rate of low birth weight babies born in Santa Fe County, the Las Cumbres ¡Que Cute! Healthy Baby Program supports women through their pregnancy so that they have a healthy pregnancy, healthy birth and healthy baby. Risk factors that can potentially contribute to low birth weight include alcohol and illicit drug use, prescription drug abuse, unemployment, multiple births, teen pregnancies, and perceived maternal stress. Smoking, drinking and illicit substance abuse during pregnancy will slow the baby's growth in the womb, increasing the risk not only for low birth weight but premature birth and birth defects. Chronic health conditions can also contribute to low birth weight.

¡Que Cute! program services are held in the community or in the clients' homes and include connections to prenatal care, to doulas and birthing classes, breatfeeding information, nutrition support, help setting goals, and access to community resources. Goals will include provision of concrete assistance and educational services, case management and prevention-based services. Clients will gain a stronger understanding of their pregnancy and their developing baby as well as formation of a strong support system.

In FY 16:

  • 36 prenant women received services
  • 12 babies were born; only one child was born at low birth weight
  • 18 (estimated) other children were indireclty served as a result of their mother being enrolled in services
     

For appointments or more information, call the Santa Fe offices at 505.955.0410 or by fax 505.955.8577. Self referrals, as well as referrals from other community agencies or organizations, are welcome.

The program is supported by Santa Fe County's Community Services Department.

Confident Parenting Home Visiting Program

Confident Parenting Home Visiting provides information, support and encouragement through home-based services for families of infants prenatal to age three. Services are available in both Santa Fe and Rio Arriba counties and Spanish speaking staff are available in both counties. Families receive regular visits in their home by trained Home Visitors who support parents in their role as careivers to promote nurturing parent-child relationships. Home visits connect families to community resources, explore child development and behavior, and support parent-child interactions to promote physical and mental health, safety and child development.

Services include convenient weekly home visits, information and support, regular screenings and evaluations, connection to community supports and resources, consultations and parenting education. Participating families will develop and progress toward completion of their own individual goals and aquire a stronger understanding of their child based on communication and behavior.

Families may be referred through primary care physicians, hospital discharge social workers, therapists, and/or other agencies in Santa Fe or northern New Mexico. Families seeking help may also apply for services directly. In fiscal year 2015, 429 individuals received direct, indirect, and/or outreach services.

In FY 2016:

  • 276 children and caregivers received individual home visiting services
  • 41 children received indirect services
  • 127 presentations and training were provided to community members and partner agencies

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Fatherhood Program

fatherhood programPadres Unidos – The Las Cumbres Fatherhood Programfocuses on helping men become engaged, committed, and responsible fathers. The program welcomes any father of any age and any background with parenting needs. Our Fatherhood Program exists under the umbrella of our Behavioral Health Program.

The program consists of three parts:

  • An education and support group centered on parenting skills, co-parenting communication, child development, discipline techniques, father rights, legal rights and responsibilities, and supporting a healthy parent-child relationship
  • Individual, couples, and family therapy
  • Case management services to help fathers with such issues as education enrollment, resume building, job searches, and household budgeting


FY 2015:

  • 44  fathers received group and individual services and an additional estimated 66 children received indirect services, totaling 110 receiving direct and indirect service combined.

Española

Administrative Office

(if you are seeking information on Child and Family services in Española, please refer calls or fax referrals to Espa
ñola Early Childhood Services Center numbers below-
Thank You!)

102 N. Coronado
Espanola, NM 87532
phone 505.629.1813
fax 505.747.0421

Española Early Childhood Center

404 Hunter Street
Española, NM 87532
phone: 505.753.4123
fax: 505.753.6947

For referrals, ask to speak to Rebecca Quintana at ext 129

Adult Services

104 N. Coronado
Española, NM 87532
phone: 505.747.4715
fax: 505.747.4524

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe Early Childhood Center(including Family Infant Toddler/Early Intervention)

1911 Fifth St., Suite 100
Santa Fe, NM 87505
phone: 505.955.0410
fax: 505.955.8577

Los Alamos
(Adult Home)

2056 Peach Street
Los Alamos, NM 87544
phone: 505.662.4703 [Women’s Apartment]
phone: 505.662.7653 [Men’s Apartment]

Chama Office

493 Terrace Ave., Suite 1
Chama, NM 87520
phone: 575.795.4681 or 575.209.0347

Taos Office

1332 Gusdorf Rd., #A
Taos, NM 87571
phone 575.224.3197
fax: 575.224.3198

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