Micro Grant #1 - Awarded to CLN Kids
CLNkids (formerly known as “Cuidando Los Ninos”) has been serving the homeless community in Albuquerque since 1988. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, CLNkids helps lift children and families out of homelessness by combining high-quality early childhood education with proven support programs for parents. Utilizing trauma-informed practices, CLNkids continues to prove that, together, we can break the cycle of homelessness. To continue our mission, we rely on both public and private support through donations, advocacy and volunteerism. We do what we do because of your support. Your money goes toward the supplies, food and facilities we need to help families and children in need, including school supplies, meals and transportation.
Micro Grant #2 - Awarded to There's a Better Way
The There's a Better Way campaign gives panhandlers a chance at a change in life and provides caring members of our community with a better way to donate their money.
Begun in 2015, Albuquerque's innovative "There's a Better Way" program addresses four main needs:
Give people dignity in work
Connect individuals with services
Collective Impact to end panhandling
Help the Community to understand "There's a Better Way"
Microgrant #3 - Awarded to Centro Savila
Centro Sávila is a treatment program devoted to the recovery and healing of individuals, families, and communities suffering from emotional and psychological distress. Our comprehensive model of care works to decrease health disparities in Bernalillo County by providing: outpatient mental health services, case management, Free Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance for Medicaid and the NM Health Insurance Exchange, school-based restorative justice programs, food security support, drug and alcohol counseling and recovery support, and supervision, training and research opportunities for students and health professionals. Our treatment approach is based on the key principles of public health prevention, community building, and collaboration. Our staff and network of volunteers provide culturally competent care that enhances the natural resiliency of our clients. Our goal is to improve the mental health of our community through prevention and by ensuring access to linguistically and culturally appropriate, quality mental health services. Our services are offered in English and Spanish and accessable to community members regardless of their ability to pay.