Las Cumbres is dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of people of all ages in northern New Mexico and has expanded to best meet the growing and changing needs of the community.
Incorporated in 1971, the agency has expanded to best meet the growing and changing needs of the community. Programs include, but are not limited to, support for first time fathers, teen parents, grandparents raising grandchildren, a therapeutic preschool, and provision for rural communities and families in four counties who would otherwise not have access to behavioral health services. All services are community-based, inclusive, collaborative, and based on individual strengths and natural supports.
Meet Santa Fe Family Infant Toddler and Early Intervention Team Member, Melanie Darling
Melanie Darling worked in banking for over four years before joining the agency's Family Infant Toddler Program team. "I always wanted to work with young children," Melanie explains, "and finally pursued my passion to serve families in the community." Melanie goes on to say that she loves the challenges of the work and is contantly learning new information - whether from families with whom she works, attending trainings, or from her colleagues. She feels that "no obstacles are insurmountable when I have such experienced and knowledgeable folks" on which to depend. When Melanie isn't working, she's a "bookworm" and is most likely indoors with a cup of coffee and her nose in a book, or she's on long hikes with her two dogs A surprise fact about this Las Cumbres individual, she hosted a radio show for four years!
To learn more about Family Infant Toddler and Early Intervention, available now from the Santa Fe office, as well as in Los Alamos and Rio Arriba County, click here.