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January 21, 2023

2022 Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group Grant Recipients

Con Alma Health Foundation grants focus on ensuring that all people have full and equal access to opportunities that enable them to lead healthy lives. To that end, the Foundation awards grants each year to support nonprofits’ efforts to improve their communities’ health.

Northern New Mexico Health Grants Group, Promoting the health and wellness of the people of Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and northern Santa Fe counties through a partnership between the Con Alma Health Foundation and the Hospital Auxiliary for Los Alamos Medical Center (10 grants, totaling $155,000)

We congratulate the 2022 Northern New Mexico Health Grant Recipients!

Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation ($10,000) to help provide high-quality patient care and bridge gaps for families and children/young people living with permanent disabilities. The Patient and Family Assistance Program helps families obtain medical and therapeutic equipment, home/vehicle modifications and financial assistance to meet medical travel and basic needs.

Las Cumbres Community Services ($20,000) to support immigrant and refugee families with equitable access to resources and community integration. The program addresses distinct stressors immigrant/refugee families and youth often encounter, such as migration trauma, discrimination, marginalization, and violence. Customized navigation services connect clients to integrated mental health services, free legal aid, educational supports, employment, health care, housing, food, transportation, and other resources.

Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board ($10,000) to offer Los Alamos Public School and Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board staff more frequent, in-house trainings in youth mental health first aid.

Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation (LANLF) ($20,000) for an advisory council to provide respite opportunities and counseling services to grandparents/kin raising children in Northern New Mexico.

Mesa to Mesa ($20,000) to complete home repair projects for low-income homeowners in three counties in Northern New Mexico – Rio Arriba, Los Alamos, and Northern Santa Fe. This program engages local contractors to collaborate with clients in making and maintaining home repairs.

National Latino Behavioral Health Association ($20,000) to support a full-time prevention specialist who will facilitate and implement Familia Adelante, an evidence-based prevention program, and mentor a youth advisory council of adolescents from Northern Santa Fe and Southern Rio Arriba counties. The Youth Advisory Council will develop environmental strategies to impact policy and community norms related to the prevention of underage drinking, substance use, youth suicide, and negative behavioral health related factors.

New Mexico Ramp Project ($10,000) to provide free wheelchair ramps to individuals who need a ramp and are unable to obtain one. The project will organize and train a ramp building team to service the long-term needs of Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and Northern Santa Fe counties. This service can ease the lives of ramp recipients, allowing them to remain in their homes, more easily access medical care, and assist caregivers.

Santa Fe Recovery Center ($20,000) to develop a therapeutic childcare program for approximately 35 women and children from Rio Arriba, Los Alamos, and Northern Santa Fe counties who are in residential treatment thus enabling these women to fully engage in their treatment and recovery.

Scott’s House ($15,000) to support a continuum of care for hospice patients and their families unable to find care within Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, and Northern Santa Fe counties. Scott’s House, the only hospice house in Northern New Mexico – is volunteer driven, and provides training opportunities for volunteers, which supports workforce development in the health and behavioral health field.

Self Help ($10,000) to expand access to critical healthcare resources for individuals and families in Rio Arriba, Los Alamos, and northern Santa Fe counties. Funding will strengthen Self Help’s referral network and support volunteer capacity to help more families access vital healthcare resources, such as substance abuse treatment, oxygen, and home medical equipment.

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