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Thank you to the PNM Fund for awarding HELP-NM a Reduce Your Use Grant! The funds have been used to replace our exterior doors to help reduce our energy consumption year-round.

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Headquartered in Albuquerque , HELP-NM has over 200 staff in 35 offices including Head Start Centers located throughout the State of New Mexico .



Executive Director

John Martinez


Board of Directors


John Chavez



Michael Gutierrez



Kenny Lujan



Dora Batista


Past Chair

Michael Gutierrez



Marlene Waukazoo

Joey Herrera

Nelson Sandoval

Gilbert Ulibarri

Sean Martinez

Jon Paul Romero

Araceli Ortega







HELP-New Mexico Offices & Services Locator Map


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A Brief History

The 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.



Independent Organizations Created and Spun-Off from

HELP - New Mexico, Inc.

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Siete del Norte Community Development Corporation - Founded 1970
El Centro Family Health Centers - Founded 1972
Tierra del Sol Housing Corporation - Founded 1973
La Clinica de Familia Community Health Centers - Founded 1976
Rural Housing, Inc. - Founded 1976
New Mexico Community Foundation - Founded 1983
Great Albuquerque Housing Partnership - Founded 1974
Futuro, LLC - Founded 2006
Deming Cesar Chavez Charter School - Founded 2007
Gordon Bernell Charter School - Founded 2008
Anthony Charter School - Founded 2010


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.



HELP - New Mexico

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



Luna Community College Awarded YouthBuild Grant

Luna Community College was awarded a $1,136,196 YouthBuild Grant, the majority from the U.S, Department of Labor.......
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HELP-NM Opens a New Community Service Center in Bernalillo

The town of Bernalillo has become the latest rural community in New Mexico to open a HELP-New Mexico community service center.
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