New Mexico National Guard Photo by Tech. Sgt. Franchesca Pancham

New Mexico Association of Community Partners continues to observe federal and state guidelines for personal and public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. By sharing relevant and timely information, we hope to spread awareness, encourage engagement, and facilitate community support for the important work of our member agencies as they serve New Mexico’s most vulnerable citizens as safely and effectively as possible.

Additionally, we’ve been tracking the Black Lives Matter movement closely, listening to its leaders, our colleagues, and the experiences of our collective networks. We support our employees’ and member agencies’ individual activism and efforts within this movement. We are taking all necessary steps to ensure that our CAA network embodies a diverse, empowered, and inclusive culture among agency staff and with regards to the most New Mexicans we serve. We know it’s not enough to release a statement, so we are continuing to listen, educate ourselves, unlearn, and take action.

New Mexico Resources

Bilingual New Mexico Coronavirus Hub (Congresswoman Deb Haaland)

CSBG Immediate Guidance on COVID-19 Response

How To Report Non-Compliance Within A Business, A Violation Of The Mass Gatherings Ban, Or Other Violations

Information For Individuals Experiencing Financial Hardship

The Unequal Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Households’ Financial Stability

The State of New Mexico Official Website

Community Action Agency Partnership Guidance

National CAP Community Assessment Tools for Use by Local Community Action Agencies

Guidance & Resources for Managing Coronavirus Risks

Coronavirus Response Legislation Community Services Overview

Coronavirus Response Legislation Nonprofits as Employers Overview

Federal Agency Resources

Center for Disease Control COVID Data Tracker

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Guidance

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services COVID-19 Resources for Human Services Leaders

National Association For State Community Services Programs Coronavirus Resources

The Unequal Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Households’ Financial Stability

EEFA (Energy Efficiency For All) Pandemic Response Guidance

Medical Community and Experts Guidance

The Domino Effect of Quarantine and Responses to COVID-19: What We Know, What You Can Do

Community Action Agency Guidance

CAPLAW CARES Act Benefits for Nonprofit Community Action Agencies

CAPLAW Resource Page on Managing Coronavirus Risks

Families First Coronavirus Response Act What CAAs Need to Know

Legal Issues Arising from COVID-19: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

Mental Health Needs Guidance

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Community Services

Children, families, and social services staff may experience heightened stress, anxiety, and even trauma related to the consequences of this emergency situation. Responses may vary by the individual, and a short-term priority may be remotely delivered support for coping and adaptive functioning while simultaneously planning for additional services and supports. The following resources may be helpful:

Disaster Distress Helpline – Individuals experiencing distress may call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

One national telephone resource for linkage to crisis counseling services is the Disaster Distress Helpline, which is administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Additional information on the Disaster Distress Helpline is available here.

If You Or Any Person Are In A Crisis Or Need Immediate Help

Emergency: 911
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1- 800-799-7233
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)
Crisis Text Line: Text “DESERVE” TO 741-741
Lifeline Crisis Chat (Online live messaging): https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)
Planned Parenthood Hotline: 1-800-230-PLAN (7526)
American Association of Poison Control Centers: 1-800-222-1222
National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line: 1-800-622-2255
National Crisis Line – Anorexia and Bulimia: 1-800-233-4357
GLBT Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
TREVOR Crisis Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
AIDS Crisis Line: 1-800-221-7044
Veterans Crisis Line: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net
TransLifeline: https://www.translifeline.org – 877-565-8860
Suicide Prevention Wiki:
 http://suicideprevention.wikia.com