Agency's Conjunto Therapeutic Pre-K Preschool in the News

 KUNM Conjunto story picture Jan 2018

A Public Health New Mexico article, highlighted recently on KUNM, looks closely at the very specific services available through Las Cumbres' Conjunto Therapeutic Preschool in Española, serving three- and four-year-olds whose families may be experiencing drug-related trauma.

In the story, Nora Volkow, who directs the National Institute on Drug Abuse explains that we now know that traumatic childhood events like losing a parent to the criminal justice system, abuse or neglect causes physiological changes in the brain and that those changes can have serious consequences later in life if they’re not dealt with early. But if children learn to function well in groups, express their emotions in healthy ways, and control their impulses in their early years, research shows they’ll be more likely to succeed in school, and their chance of falling into addiction later in life can fall drastically.

That’s why there is a push for more support of programs like Conjunto—which Volkow said is even more important in communities with longstanding addiction issues like Española.

To read the full article, click here. To access KUNM's Public Health New Mexico website, clink on this link.

And to learn more about Conjunto Therapeutic Pre-K Preschool, visit this page.

Finally, consider making a much needed donation today for use by the preschool, always seeking funds for healthy snacks, art supplies, and creative activities and outings. Contact the agency Director of Development and Communications to find out how you can help by emailing . Or by telephone: 505.819.5117.



Free Baby Boxes Available in Santa Fe and Espanola Las Cumbres Offices

Assembled Baby Box

The Santa Fe and Espanola offices of Las Cumbres are now distributing Baby Boxes! Originally developed in Finland in the 1930s, in a country that boasts one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates, Baby Boxes have since gained popularity in the United States. Las Cumbres Community Services' Confident Parenting Home Visiting Program staff offers Baby Boxes to all families who are expecting a new baby or have a child under 3 months. This FREE Baby Box includes a firm mattress and sheet, along with useful baby supplies to help the baby get off to a healthy start. Along with receipt of Baby Box, families will receive free education surrounding safe sleep.

Dr. Kathryn McCans, chair of New Jersey’s Child Fatality and Near Fatality Review Board, explains the goal of the program is preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). “Through education and awareness, people can make better choices and hopefully we can see fewer children dying.” Although the rate of SIDS deaths in the U.S. has declined drastically since 1994 when the Back to Sleep campaign spread the word about putting infants to sleep on their backs, it’s gone up in recent years.

The hope is that the number of kids dying from SIDS will decrease in the states that make baby boxes free and available. In most cases, the boxes can accommodate a baby up to six months old and the SIDS rate is highest between months two and four.

Contact the agency’s Santa Fe office to learn how you can receive a free Baby Box. Telephone: 505.955.0410 in Santa Fe or 505.753.4123, Española.

October Santa Fe Open House Success and Our Gratitude

Oct 2017 Open House

We'd like to thank all in attendance and a selection of businesses who made donations to guarantee the recent success of our October Open House in Santa Fe. Guests were greeted by program staff at the agency's new Santa Fe base at 1911 Fifth Street. In attendance were representatives of the State's Children, Youth and Families Department; NM Department of Health Family Infant Toddler Program; City of Santa Fe Councilwoman Renee Villarreal; and collaborating agencies and businesses including Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center; Carenet; Communities in the Schools; Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA); Life Link; Presbyterian Medical Services; New Vistas; United Way of Santa Fe; and UNM Center for Development and Disability, as well as agency supporter Brindle Foundation. Center stage were families and their children who decorated tiny pumpkins and found other engaging activities available in the Fall afternoon. Thank you, especially, to Santa Fe Office Manager Ira Roybal for the abundant frito pie makings!

Additional thanks to Smith's Grocery on Pacheco Street, Dion's Pizza, and Pizza 9 for supplying us with healthy produce and pizza. 

Please contact us for more information about the many services available in Santa Fe. Reach us by telephone at 505.955.0410.

Santa Fe Programs Move to New Location: Open House October 27, 1 pm to 3pm

The Santa Fe offices of Las Cumbres have moved to a new location. Join us for an Open House to meet our staff and learn more about our programs. Santa Fe services, now housed under a single roof, include the agency's Early Childhood and Infant Mental Health programs through the Santa Fe Community Infant Program; ¡Qué Cute! Healthy Baby Program for low birth weight prevention and advocacy; Confident Parenting Home Visiting; Family Support Services; Grandparents Raising Grandchildren; First Judicial Infant Teams; and the recent expansion of Family Infant Todder/Early Intervention Services into Santa Fe.

The Open House will be held from 1pm until 3pm on Friday, October 27th at our new home, 1911 Fifth Street, Suite 100, off of St. Michael's Drive. Food for all and fun activities for the children. Call the office with questions or to RSVP: 505.955.0410.

 Open House Flyer 10.17 FINAL

Outreach Events in September for Taos County Immigrant Community

Las Cumbres' Taos office is hosting a series of outreach and informational events for the local immigrant community of northern New Mexico. The events, held in a variety of venus will highlight Santa Fe and Albuquerque presenters as follows:

Date: Monday, September 18, 5pm to 7pm
Presenter: American Civil Liberties Union New Mexico
Location: 86 Straight Arrow Road, Los Colonias, El Prado

Date: Saturday, September 23, 10am to 3pm
Presenters: Santa Fe Dreamers Project and New Mexico Immigrant Law Center
Location: Las Cumbres' Taos Offices, 1332 Gusdorf Road, Suite A, Taos

Presenter: New Mexico Dream Team
La Lomita Mobile Home Park, 102 Dimas Lane, Taos

For more information about these events, as well as inquiries about services available in the agency's Taos offices, telephone 575.224.3197.

August 7th Immigration Meeting with Somos Un Pueblo Unido cropped

Recent immigration meeting and presentation by Somos Un Pueblo Unido at Enos Garcia Elementary School.


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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