Las Cumbres is excited to announce two grants received recently to support families at varying points in their lives – when they are expecting a child and as they seek educational and employment opportunities. These grants came to the agency through RALI-the Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative and Los Alamos Laboratory contractor Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos.
RALI-the Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative's grant award will allow the agency’s current Que Cute Healthy Baby program to initiate expansion into Rio Arriba County. Que Cute currently serves mothers-to-be in Santa Fe County with connection to community resoures to assure the birth of healthy babies with access to doulas and birthing classes, breastfeeding information, parenting education, goal setting and more. With funding from RALI, Que Cute staff will aim to serve additional mothers in a second service region.
Another new funding source, Los Alamos Laboratory contractor Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos, also known as N3B Los Alamos, will partner with Las Cumbres’ Family Navigation program to connect with N3B’s apprenticieship program at Northern New Mexico College. Las Cumbres’ Family Navigators will assist families to access basic needs such as housing, transportation, and entitlement benefits, and provide parenting support and career planning.
We are grateful for the support of these new funding partners!