Family Wellness

CAASNM Family Wellness programs work with families, home childcare providers and licensed childcare centers to improve access to healthy, nutritious meals for children and train providers on topics of nutrition, exercise, safety, and child development. The Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP) is a federally funded, State of New Mexico administered program that provides reimbursement services for nourishing food for individuals who operate daycare services in their homes for children and adults with disabilities. The Healthy Kids Healthy Preschool initiative is a statewide partnership to train licensed childcare centers and give them an action plan to promote healthy eating, physical activity, reduced screen time and breastfeeding resources.

The latest initiative under the Family Wellness banner is now the Thriving Kids Home Visiting program. This effort will provide critical life skills partnering for families of children ages 0-3 living in the rural area of Gadsden, NM, and it has now been funded through a major grant over four years from the State of New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department. Adopting a nationally recognized and evidence-based early childhood education model, Parents as Teachers, it brings CAASNM mentors into the home setting to assess, educate, and support young families.

The Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico announces sponsorship of the Child and Adult Food Care Program. All participants in attendance will be offered the same meals with no physical segregation of, or other discriminatory action against any person, Non-Discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly. “In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

STANDARDS FOR DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY
(EFFECTIVE FROM JULY 1, 2021 TO JUNE 30, 2022)

FREE FREE FREE FREE REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED
Household Size YEAR MONTH EVERY 2 WEEKS WEEK YEAR MONTH EVERY 2 WEEKS WEEK
1 16,744 1,396 644 322 23,828 1,986 917 459
2 22,646 1,888 871 436 32,227 2,686 1,240 620
3 28,548 2,379 1,098 549 40,626 3,386 1,563 782
4 34,450 2,871 1325 663 49,025 4,086 1,886 943
5 40,352 3,363 1,552 776 57,424 4,786 2,209 1,105
6 46,254 3,855 1,779 890 65,823 5,486 2,532 1,266
7 52,156 4,347 2,006 1,003 74,222 6,186 2,855 1,428
8 58.058 4,839 2,233 1,117 82,621 6,886 3,178 1,580
For each additional family member +5902 +492 +227 +114 +8,399 +700 +324 +162

Meals will be provided at:

Arcoiris Development Center, LLC – 2697 McNutt, Sunland Park, NM 88063 5380 McNutt, Santa Teresa NM 88008

Arcoiris Development Center LLC 2 – 201 Dale Scott Ave., Alamogordo NM 88310

Boys & Girls Club of Otero County – 1190 Foster Road, Las Cruces, NM 88001

Kidz Quest Academy -130 W. Madrid Ave. Las Cruces NM 88005

Little Amigos Child Development Center Little Angels Daycare Center  – 201 East A Street, Lordsburg, NM 88045

Little Friends Pre-School & Child Care Center – 121 Wyatt Dr., Las Cruces NM 88005

Tiny Station Learning Center – 102 Carver Rd. Las Cruces NM 88001

Children in Need of Services- Children’s House – 2598 Medical Drive, Alamogordo NM 88310

Children in Need of Services- Full House – 1815 N. Florida, Alamogordo NM 88310

Children in Need of Services- Full House Too – 211 N. Florida Ave., Alamogordo NM 88310

Children in Need of Services- The Launch Pad – 301 Texas Ave., Alamogordo NM 88310

Smart Start Learning Center – 2920 Maese Ln., Las Cruces NM 88007

Charlotte’s Place Preschool – 3100 Oak St. Las Cruces NM 88005

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