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.


 

 

 

Española

Administrative Office

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

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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