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Resource Guide for New Mexico and the rest of the United States
For more resources and referrals you can call the 211 for the United Way of central New Mexico hotline
Food and Clothing
Road Runner Food Bank- 505-247-2052
Joy Junction- 505-877-6967
Project Share- 505-242-5677
St. Vincent de Paul Society - 505-346-1500
The Storehouse New Mexico - 505-842-6491
Center of Hope- 505-243-3310
Barratt House- 505243-4887
Steel bridge (formerly Albuquerque Rescue Mission) - 505-346-4673
Rescue Mission- 505-346-4619
Good Shepherd- 505-243-2527
Albuquerque Safe House- 505-247-4219
Haven House- 505-896-4869
Albuquerque SANE (505) 883-8720
New Mexico Coalition against Domestic Violence 505-246-9240
Joy Junction (24 Hour Intake) - 800-924-0569
Noonday Ministries- 505-246-8001
Health Care for the Homeless- 505-766-5197
La Familia INC.- 505-766-9361
New Mexico VA Healthcare System (VA Hospital) 505-265-1711
Poison Control- 800-222-1222
Haven Behavioral Hospital - 505-600-2718
Residential Substance Abuse Programs -
1. Desert Hills of New Mexico 505-715-6808
2. Santa Fe Recovery Center - 505-715-6808
3. MATS Detox Program - 505-468-1555
4. Turning Point Recovery - 505-600-1633
5. Turquoise Lodge Hospital (NM DOH) - 505-841-8978
Medicaid Centennial Care/ Molina
• English- 888-252-8750
• Spanish- 866-648-3537
BlueCross BlueShield- 877-213-2567
Presbyterian Health Plan- 505-923-5570
Manzanita Counseling- 505-277-7311
UNM Psychology Clinic- 505-277-5164
Albuquerque Family Advocacy Center (Domestic Abuse/ Sexual Assault)- 505-243-2333
Department of Senior Affairs/ Adult Protective Services- 505-764-6400
Child Protective Services- 505-841-6100
Rape Crisis- 505-266-7711
Immigrant Law Center- 505-247-1023
Catholic Charities Center for Immigration & Citizenship
Albuquerque/ Santa Fe- 505-424-9789
Rural Veterans Coordination Pilot- 800-672-7006
Women Veterans of New Mexico- 505-358-0839
National Call Center for the Homeless Veterans- 877-424-3838
Transportation for ALL Veterans
Albuquerque- 505-265-1711 ext 1053, 1052, or 3705
Santa Fe- 505-414-0421
Department of Senior Affairs- 505-764-6400
12 STEP Meetings
Celebrate Recovery - Copper Pointe Church 505-321-2993
Living Free- Sagebrush Church 505-922-9200
Smart Recovery - North Valley Library 505-890-1779
NA Meetings - New Life Group, First Christian Church 575-635-6193
NA Meeting - Options Group, University Heights Methodist Church - 505-266-2525
AA - Sunday Step-up group - 505-266-1900
AA - Foothills group - 505-292-1067
Help if You Are Homeless or You Have Low or No Income
These programs are for people who are homeless or who have low or no income. If you qualify for one program, you may also qualify for others. You must apply to the Department of Social Services (DSS) for most of these programs.
If you already get DSS benefits, check your account at https://www.connect.ct.gov to see what benefits you are getting now.
You can apply for DSS benefits online at http://www.ct.gov/dss or by calling 1-855-626-6632. Mail your completed application to DSS or drop it off at your local office.
1. Cash Assistance
If you cannot work and you don’t have children at home, you could get about $220 a month in SAGA cash. Ask DSS for an application form and also for the SAGA medical forms. You will need to ask your doctor or mental health professional to fill out the medical form.
If you cannot work and you have children at home, a family of three could get about $570 a month in TFA cash assistance.
To learn more about cash assistance for families, see Cash Assistance for Families.
If you are getting DSS emergency housing and cash assistance, ask DSS if you can get help with
expenses to store your things (in some situations),
money to pay a security deposit for heating,
money to pay a security deposit for a new apartment if you can afford the rent, and
fixing or replacing clothing or household items.
2. SNAP (Food Stamps)
SNAP helps pay for food. If you have no income, or if your income is less than your rent and utilities, you should qualify within seven days of applying. See above for information about how to apply for DSS benefits.
You will usually need a phone interview to qualify, so it is important to have a phone number where you can be reached. Call DSS at 855-626-6632 if you don’t hear from them in two weeks.
3. Health Insurance
You may qualify for free or low-cost health insurance with one of these programs:
HUSKY A and B are for children under 19, pregnant women, and some parents or other caregivers.
HUSKY D is for adults (19 to 64) with income below 138% of the federal poverty level. If you have SSI or Medicare, you won’t qualify.
HUSKY C is for people who are disabled and have low income.
Apply for one of these programs at www.ct.gov/dss or by calling 855-805-4325.
4. Energy Assistance
If you have low income, there are a few energy assistance programs that could help you, including
hardship protection from shutoffs,
energy assistance, and
arrearage (unpaid debt) forgiveness programs.
To find out where to apply, contact 2-1-1, your local community action agency, or the Connecticut Energy Assistance program (1-800-842-1132 or www.ct.gov/staywarm).
5. Basic Needs Program
If you are in treatment for a drug, alcohol, or mental health problem, this program can help pay for emergency needs such as food, transportation, and housing.
Ask your substance abuse or mental health treatment provider to apply for you by calling DMHAS at 800-658-4472.
Housing and Food
If you get cash assistance from DSS and become homeless, you can get up to 60 days of emergency housing once a year.
To apply, contact your DSS worker within 45 days of when you became homeless.
You can also call 2-1-1 to ask about
emergency housing and shelters,
subsidized housing for the elderly/disabled,
soup kitchens that serve free meals, and
food pantries that can give you free food.
DSS has a program that may help you pay your security deposit in limited situations. Ask your DSS worker how to apply.
Free Phone Service
If you have low income, you could get a free mobile phone with free minutes. To apply, visit www.safelinkwireless.com or call 1-800-SAFELINK (1-800-723-3465).