Thriving Families

Program Description

Thriving Families is a comprehensive mentorship program developed to support families in eliminating barriers and supporting families in identifying skills, experiences, trainings, and education and employment opportunities. Families participating in the program become informed and educated self-advocates through mentorship and coaching in life skills, parenting, early education, economic and employment counseling, substance abuse and mental health counseling, and health prevention. Families move from economic crisis to stability and self- sufficiency, giving back to their community through peer mentorship and community involvement thus providing for a thriving community.

Eligibility Requirements

Single parent, head of household, with a child under the age of 8 yrs; seeking employment and/or education opportunities in STEM field.
Applicants must meet the HHS Poverty 2019 Guidelines of 125%.

Areas Served:

        • Doña Ana County

Annie is a participant in CAASNM’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) from Truth or Consequences.  She is a grandmother helping raise grandchildren and she also cares for her sick mother. Annie is very thankful for this program because it allows her to care for her mom and grandchildren. She has three grandchildren who live with her and she takes care of four grandchildren that don’t. The program reimburses her for nutritious food for all seven children in addition to her disabled mom.

Annie is a very special lady and has gone through a lot. She has been doing childcare for a long time. She cared for her sick father and then her husband before they passed away and now she is caring for her mom. She took a part time job at night with Walmart in-order to buy Christmas presents for of all her grandchildren, her brother and 18 year old grandson who stays to look after the children and Annie’s mom while she is working. She is a true success because she perseveres with all of her hardships, but with a little help from CAASNM.

Annie’s Story, Nutritious food for the family