Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


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New Mexico Assistance Programs and Services


  • New Mexico Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)  – Monthly food stamp benefits to help low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health, (+++)  Call: 800-432-6217
  • New Mexico General Assistance for Disabled Adults and Unrelated Children (GA)   Helps eligible persons who are aged, blind, or disabled and who need money, Call: HSD Field Office
  • New Mexico Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)  – Provides a monthly cash benefit to be used to meet basic family needs such as housing, utilities, and clothing costs of eligible New Mexico residentsCall: 800-432-6217
  • New Mexico Telephone Assistance Program (Lifeline)  – Offers discounts on basic monthly service for qualified telephone customers, Call: Local telephone company
  • New Mexico Refugee Resettlement Program  – Designed to assists refugees in becoming self-sufficient as quickly as possible by providing financial and medical assistance as well as other support servicesCall: 888-997-2583
  • New Mexico Centennial Care (Medicaid)  – A health insurance program that provides medical and health-related services to eligible New Mexico residents, Call: 888-997-2583
  • New Mexico Presumptive Eligibility (PE) Program  – Offers immediate, temporary coverage for outpatient health services of pregnant and children up to age 19 women who meet requirements, Call: 888-997-2583
  • New MexiKids Program  – Offers no cost or low-cost health care coverage program for eligible New Mexico children, Call: 888-997-2583
  • New MexiTeens Program  – Offers no cost or low-cost health care coverage program for eligible young New Mexico adults under 19 years of age, Call: 888-997-2583
  • New Mexico Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)  – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals, Call: 866-867-3124
  • New Mexico National School Lunch Program (NSLP)  – Provides low-cost or free lunches to school children, Call: 505-827-1821
  • New Mexico Special Milk Program  – Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps, Call: 505-827-1821
  • New Mexico School Breakfast Program (SBP)  – Provides low-cost or free meals to school children, Call: 505-827-1821
  • New Mexico Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)  – Provides free meals and snacks to help low-income children in the summer months, Call505-827-1821
  • New Mexico Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)  – Provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day care, Call: 505-827-1821
  • New Mexico Head Start  – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: 505-827-7946
  • New Mexico Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)  – Designed to assists eligible persons and families with their heating and cooling costs, Call: 800-283-4465
  • New Mexico NM Energy$mart Program  – Assists households reduce energy bills by improving the energy efficiency of their homes, Call: 855-345-4949
  • New Mexico Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)  – Designed to aid individuals  60 years of age or over known to be at risk of malnutrition due to low income and poor health conditions, Call: 505-326-3770
  • New Mexico Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)  – Provides low-income seniors with special checks to buy fresh, nutritious fruits, vegetables, and herbs from authorized farmers’ markets, Call: 505-242-6777
  • New Mexico Housing Choice Voucher Program  – Helps eligible low-income households lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: Local PHA
  • New Mexico Public Housing  – Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for eligible low-income residents., Call: Local PHA