HELP New Mexico Programs
Head Start & Pre-K Program
The Help New Mexico Head Start and Pre-K program is an inclusive program that provides comprehensive services to children and families throughout New Mexico. The holistic approach not only provides quality early childhood education, it assists families with everything from speech and occupational therapy to housing assistance and mental health consultations.
Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
The Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides cash reimbursements to home child care providers and child care centers for the cost of providing nutritious meals and snacks to the children for whom they care.
Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) provides work readiness training along with supportive services with the goal of helping low income and farmworker families reach a higher level of self-sufficiency. CSBG funds are also utilized to help individuals and families who need emergency services. The goal of the program is to provide services to eligible low-income individuals and families to improve the communities in which they live.
Emergency Food & Shelter Program
The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) helps meet the needs of hungry and homeless people in Rio Arriba, Taos and Colfax counties for the provision of food and shelter.
Heat Stress Initiative
The Heat Stress Initiative provides support for the creation and dissemination of information for preventing heat stress in targeted occupations.
High School Equivalency (HEP) Program
High School Equivalency Program (HEP) provides supports to migrant and seasonal farmworker students to enroll and successfully complete their General Educational Development (GED) credential as well as offer resources for their enrollment in higher education, the military, or upgrade their employment.
Foster Grandparent/Senior Companion Program
The Foster Grandparent Program and Senior Companion (FGP and SCP) provides opportunities for low-income persons age 55 or over to provide supportive one-on-one community services to children who are at-risk or have special needs (physical, mental or emotional). The SCP program assists adults, especially older persons having exceptional needs, developmental disabilities or other special needs for companionship, in an effort to maintain their independent living.
National Farmworker Jobs Program
The National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) provides training and job development to farmworkers so that they can secure employment and attain higher wages. The purpose of this migrant seasonal farmworkers program is to strengthen the ability of eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families to achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Rio Arriba Youthbuild Program
The Rio Arriba Youthbuild provides a multifaceted approach to engage youth in construction training and GED preparation, NCCER certification and assist in placement through employment, post-secondary education and other ancillary services. The program will benefit 60 Youthbuild participants within three years who need additional educational assistance while building confidence and teamwork skills. The Youthbuild program places participants on an academic or occupational path while they study, and work together to build homes.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program provides year-round assistance to youth between the ages of 14 and 21 in training, education and work experience to prepare youth for the 21st century workforce. This program assists youth in finishing high school/obtain a GED, get started in a higher education program, attain employment, retain employment and/or assist in finding better employment.
Power of Women Program
The Power of Women is a program that will expand the educational opportunities for low income women and enable them to acquire basic skills necessary to function in society while allowing them to secure training to become more employable, productive and responsible citizens. HELP-NM will offer additional educational continuity and foster advocacy for women through equality. This program is focused on empowering low-income single mothers to increase their employability, broaden the scope of their search for educational and occupational opportunities and foster economic independence.