New Mexico's 2014 legislative session observed Senate Joint Memorial 14 herald easy passage for a request for a study by New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD). That study was advised to look into the availability of resources and assistance for grandparents with limited incomes who are raising their grandchildren in the state. The Senate Joint Memorial was introduced by Senator Richard Martinez.

Las Cumbres’ Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program and that program’s dedicated participants, the grandparents themselves, have moved forward working in tandem with the assigned CYFD representative to discuss grandparents’ struggles with legal custody issues, health and stress, financial hardship and more. Las Cumbres is also joined by Erwin Rivera and ENLACE (ENgaging LAtino Communities for Education)'s North East regional program to speak out on behalf of grandparents.

On October 20th at 2:30PM a presentation will be made to the Legislative Health and Human Services Committee with the current findings of the collaborative team. That committee hearing will be held at the Santa Claran Hotel in Española, 460 N. Riverside Dr., Española, on the 7th Floor. Testimony from grandparents raising grandchildren and advocates will be heard in hopes that viable legislation for the 2015 legislative session will be drafted.

If you have questions or input, please contact either Delfinia Romero or Patty Shure with Las Cumbres at Tele: (505) 753-4123 or Erwin Rivera from ENLACE at Tele: (505) 455-2234 ext 1402.

Partnering with Las Cumbres in this movement is ENLACE, a statewide collaboration of gente who represent the voices of underrepresented children and families – people who have not traditionally had a say in policy initiatives that have had direct impact on their communities or their families. For more information about ENLACE, click here.

Read more about Las Cumbres' Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program visit this page.

Española

Administrative Office

Please note that if you are seeking information on Child and Family services in Española, please refer calls or fax referrals to Española Early Childhood Services Center numbers below- 
For referrals or information on programs in Santa Fe, see Santa Fe listing below.
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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

TTY/TDD/Audio Relay 711 National Voice Relay available:
Dial 711 to be automatically connected to a Telecommunications Relay Service operator who can initiate a call from any telephone, anywhere in the United States.

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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