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HELP-New Mexico

Regional NCLR Affiliate of the Year

The Affiliate of the Year Award, sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Fund, is the highest honor bestowed on an NCLR Affiliate in recognition of exemplary work in serving its community and supporting NCLR's policy and programmatic initiatives. Presented annually, the award provides NCLR with an opportunity to showcase the achievements of the winning Affiliate and spotlight the positive impact it has made on the lives of Latinos.

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How We Can Help YOU!

Job Training & Placement for Youth & Adults

Assistance with Utilities and Rent

Food Program for Day Care Providers

Supportive Housing for Individuals in Need

Childcare Services to Over 26,000 children since 1970

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Special Needs Housing 
Initiative Application:

Bernalillo County



Job Listings

For a list of currently available postions with HELP - New Mexico, Inc. 



Child and Adult Care Food Program

Public Release Statement 


Mission StatementHELP - New Mexico exists to create self-sufficiency and promote economic opportunities to strengthen families throughout New Mexico


Youthbuild is a program that offers out-of-school youth the opportunity to earn a high school diploma or GED and to receive training in the building construction industry.

The Rio Arriba YouthBuild Project will work with Habitat for Humanity and the Espanola Housing Authority to build affordable housing in our community.

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Rio Arriba County  

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Joomla Popin Window by DART CreationsThe Child and Adult Care Food Program pays cash reimbursements to in-home child care providers for the cost of nutritious meals and snacks for children under their care. HELP-NM is the largest and oldest sponsor Agency (we’re one of 13 throughout the state) that recruits, assesses, trains and supervises in-home child care providers and insures that State and national USDA regulations are being followed.


Read more: Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

A Brief History

HELP - New Mexico, Inc. (HELP-NM) was created and incorporated as Home Education Livelihood Program, Inc. in 1965 by the interdenominational New Mexico Council of Churches and its successor, the New Mexico Conference of Churches and Church Women United. The founders included pastors, ranchers, farmworkers, housewives, businessmen, and government workers. The HELP-NM organization is governed by 18 Board of Directors representing sectors including public, business, low income, native American, parents, and other community members.

Our Organization

Over the past 45 years, HELP-New Mexico, Inc. (HELP-NM), has provided services to over 816,000 individuals and families including migrant families, self-employed farmers and ranchers, low-income families, abused and neglected children, senior citizens, people with disabilities, and disadvantaged youth. These services have included adult education, job training, early childhood development and education, youth development and care, self-help housing construction, rural health clinics, land development, job placement, literacy training, affordable housing, nutritious meals, and family counseling.


Our Board of Directors


Roger Gonzales


Joey Herrera


John Chavez


Araceli Ortega Price

Past Chair

John Chavez


Marlene Waukazoo

Nelson Sandoval

Gilbert Ulibarri

Sean Martinez

Dora Batista

Benai Padilla

Joseph Griego

Kenny Lujan

Montez Lucero


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