Top Level Services
These are services within the county's borders reviewed by local community members. Please take a moment to rate and review services as you interact with the provider. To learn more about service barriers, strengthening services and the 100% directory project, please visit: About The Directory.
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- SPEECH THERAPY
- Articulation and Phonological disorders
- Language delays/disorders
- Social and pragmatic language/Autism
- Augmentative an Alternative Communication (AAC)
- PHYSICAL THERAPY
- Amplified Pain Syndromes
- Gross motor & developmental delays
- Muscle strains
- Neurological Disorders/Brain Injuries
- Scoliosis, Spinal Cord Injuries
- Toe Walking
- LACTATION COUNSELING
- Breastfeeding and milk supply concerns
- Positioning and latch techniques
- Pumping/expressing milk questions and concerrns
- Breastfeeding emotional support
- CERTIFIED INFANT MASSAGE INSTRUCTION
- Interaction (bonding and attachment)
- Relaxation (normalizing muscle tone, body regulation)
- Relief (gas and colic, constipation, gastrointestinal cramps)
- Stimulation (sensory integration, muscular development)
- SPEECH THERAPY
CHINS, a local non-profit organization, has provided services for children and families in Otero & Lincoln Counties for over 30 years. CHINS employs over 100 dedicated professionals providing a variety of services designed to support and strengthen families. This makes CHINS one of the larger employers in Otero County
Each center offers the NM Pre-K curriculum to assure school readiness. With the knowledge their children are well cared for, parents can then focus on producing quality work in Otero County!CHINS provides counseling for children from age 2 to 18 and their families, who are having problems at home or school, including problems associated with divorce, abuse, trauma, aggressive behavior, anxieties, fear or social problems. Through early intervention, CHINS counselors help families resolve conflicts, prevent further problems from developing and help re-establish good family relationships. CHINS counselors utilize Play Therapy in working with younger children, which is the preferred approach for children ages 2-8.
CHINS works with our most vulnerable children through our Infant Mental Health (IMH) Services. IMH works with families early to ensure children birth through five have the necessary supports to make sure they thrive mentally and emotionally.
When families work with an OMH Counselor, it can help prevent more serious issues later in a child’s life and even into adulthood.
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We are a seasonal market open every Saturday from the first Saturday in June through the end of October.
- LOCATION: Washington Park near the corner of Washington Ave and First St
- Saturday Market (10am-12pm or sellout): June through October (later if food is available)
- Come early for best selection.
Our Market, with vendors from Otero and Lincoln County, offers fresh, seasonal, local foods sold by the people who have grown, gathered, raised or caught them, and all crafts are made by those who sell them. Come meet your neighbors, farmers and crafters. We love to visit and welcome questions about how we grow and make our products.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth to age five, no matter their family’s income.
9am - Noon; Monday - Friday; By appointment only
- 1 load of laundry, once a week
5pm - 8am, Everyday
- Check in 5pm-8pm, First come, first served, Maximum 8 guests
- Once checked in, you may not leave and return
- Dinner served at 6pm for guests only
- Showers provided for overnight guests only from 5-8pm
- No nighttime laundry services
VISION: All New Mexico families and young children are thriving
MISSION: Optimize the health, development, education, and well-being of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers through a family-driven, equitable, community-based system of high-quality prenatal and early childhood programs and services.
Overview of ECECD Services
Child Care Services
The Child Care Services Bureau (CCSB) administers the Child Care Assistance and the Child Care Regulatory Oversight programs. The childcare assistance program helps parents/legal guardians who are working, going to school, or in a job training program with childcare expenses. The Regulatory Oversight Unit ensures that licensed childcare centers and homes and registered homes provide a quality, safe, and healthy environment for children.
New Mexico PreK
New Mexico PreK is a free program that equips three- and four-year-old children with the early literacy, math, and social-emotional skills they will need to enter Kindergarten ready to thrive. NM PreK is available in both school-based and community-based settings.
Family Infant Toddler (FIT)
All children grow and develop at their own pace. However, sometimes children have special developmental needs or health concerns that may put them at risk or cause a developmental delay. FIT provides early intervention services to children from birth to age three who have or are at risk of developmental delay—as well as their families.
Families FIRST case management services assists clients in gaining access to medical, social, and educational services that are necessary to foster positive pregnancy outcomes and promote healthy infants and children in New Mexico.
New Mexico’s free home visiting program connects parents and caregivers with a friendly expert for regular, planned visits in the comfort of your home. Babies don’t come with instructions, but home visitors guide you to the answers you need to be a happy and healthy family. You can trust them for guidance on a wide range of topics including safe sleep, injury prevention, nutrition, childcare, breast feeding, and more.
The Family Nutrition Bureau administers two USDA Child Nutrition Programs: the Child and Adult Care Food Program,
which provides free meals year-round in child and adult care settings, and the Summer Food Service Program, which
partners with community organizations throughout New Mexico to feed children during summer months when public school meal programs are not in operation.
Early Head Start Collaboration Office
ECECD maintains a strong partnership with federal Early Head Start/Tribal Head Start programs through its Head Start State
Collaboration Office (HSSCO) and engagement with the New Mexico Head Start Association. ECECD facilitates partnership
between Head Start programs and the other services addressing the needs of low-income pregnant women, children, and families ensuring that efforts to meet local needs are coordinated and that limited resources are deployed efficiently in communities.
How to Apply for Services
• Step 1: Take the Am I Eligible Survey, at eligibility.ececd.state.nm.us.
• Step 2: Complete the five-minute survey to determine which programs you may qualify for.
• Step 3: Apply for services and request a referral by completing the Online Application.
How to Find Child Care
ECECD's Child Care Finder website can help your family find care that meets your unique needs. The Child Care Finder
allows parents and caregivers to search for one of the 1000+ childcare programs statewide, filtering by proximity, age of
child, quality rating, tuition, language, program type, and more. Childcare.ececd.nm.gov
WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE LEARN AND PLAY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER LLC WILL BE COMING TO GRANADA SHOPPING BY OCTOBER. PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE AS WE WILL UPDATE OUR SITE THE CLOSER TO OUR GRAND OPENING!
WE WILL HAVE OPENINGS FOR ALL AGES 6 WEEKS TO 12 YEARS OLD. WE PROVIDE ALL MEALS AND WILL BE ACCEPTING CYFD AND STATE PRE-SCHOOL FUNDING.
24 HOUR CARE
CAMERAS IN ALL AREAS
PARENTS WELCOME TO JOIN US FOR MEALS OR JUST VISIT
DROP-IN CARE WHEN SPACE IS AVAILABLE FOR REGISTERED KIDS
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Applications for vision and eyeglass assistance can be picked up at Twice Blest Thrift Store.
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The Self Help Center was created to assist people in the community, who wish to represent themselves in court.
The role of staff in the Self-Help Center is to provide basic, procedural information. They can not advise you what to file or how to proceed in a case, and can not provide any form of legal advice. They can provide information on other resources in the community or throughout New Mexico. Please be courteous and patient to staff and respect the limits on what they are able to do for you.
- They CAN give you court-approved forms, some forms might not be available for all legal issues.
- They CAN answer questions about what is being requested on a form.
- They CAN tell you what certain legal words mean.
- They CAN give you information on a court case, unless it is not available by law.
- They CAN give you general information on court rules, procedures and practices.
- They CAN give you court calendars and information on how to schedule a hearing.
- They CAN give you information about how to act in the courtroom.
- They CANNOT recommend an attorney, but can give you a listing of all the practicing local attorneys.
- They CANNOT tell you what to say in court.
- They CANNOT give you an opinion about what will happen with your case or what the judge might do.
- They CANNOT give you advice about whether you should file a case or whether you should take any particular action in a case.
- They CANNOT talk to the judge for you or let you talk to the judge.
- They CANNOT create documents or fill in forms for you.
- They CANNOT give any legal advice.
Remember, court staff are only allowed to provide basic, procedural information. The information provided by court staff is not a substitute for legal advise. It is recommended that you consult with an attorney before representing yourself. If you choose to represent yourself in court, you will be held to the same standards as a lawyer and will be expected to know the law and legal procedures.
The Mission of the New Mexico Commission for the Blind is to enable persons who are blind to achieve vocational, economic and social equality by providing career preparation, training in the skills of blindness and above all, promoting and conveying the belief that blindness is not a barrier to successful employment, or to living an independent and meaningful life.
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Smiles Forever was created out of the mission to provide the best dental care for all patients. Utilizing the Doctors who have dedicated their lives to the craft of dentistry, Smiles Forever will educate patients on the benefits of oral care and aid in the overall health of the area's people. Smiles Forever will provide a fresh and innovative approach where people of all social and economic levels will have access to the highly skilled dental specialists that are dedicated to providing patients with optimum oral care. Our goal is to work with you to improve your overall dental health with particular attention to quality of care and aesthetic excellence in a warm, relaxing, and pain-free environment. We provide services to a wide-range of patients from families with small children to senior citizens. Our state-of-the-art office is conveniently located and accessible.
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Call and book your reservation with as little as 4 hours notice. We also schedule recurring rides for daily commuters.
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Juvenile Justice Services
Behavioral Health Services
Early Childhood Services
Day Care Subsidy
Information and Referral
: 12:00 pm - 7:30 pmMon8:00 am - 5:00 pmTue8:00 am - 5:00 pmWed8:00 am - 5:00 pmThu8:00 am - 12:00 pmFri12:00 pm - 7:30 pmSatClosedSunClosedAbout Otero County Advocates for Developmental DisabilitiesOur mission is to empower/elevate individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities and their families/care givers through monthly educational workshops in independent living, life skills, employment support, self-advocacy, and family support. A place to organize for strength in numbers.This group will help Educate parents who have children with special needs so we can share resources & education, while working together to advocate for our community members with diverse abilities and build awareness and compassion for all in Otero County. Otero County Advocates for Developmental Disabilities - OCADD - does not provide medical or legal advice or services. Rather, OCADD provides general information about autism as a service to the community. The information provided on our website is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal or educational professionals. OCADD has not validated and is not responsible for any information, events, or services provided by third parties.
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WHO/WHAT WE ARE
Vdex Diabetes is a group of medical providers focused on better control of blood sugar in people with diabetes and prediabetes. It is the failure to adequately control blood sugar that leads to the complications of the disease, and those complications are painful, expensive and ultimately, life-threatening.
A HIGHER STANDARD
As we, the Vdex Founders, surveyed the landscape of diabetes care in 2015, one point became clear: there were lots of treatments and surprisingly poor results. We set out to do better. We could see the obvious need for a higher standard of care if one were to truly “control” the disease and its effects.
A DIFFERENT MODEL
We also noticed flaws in the model through which care was delivered to patients. That model left patients uninformed, with inadequate control and unsatisfied. Doctors were overburdened dealing with a burgeoning patient population experiencing poor outcomes and increasing complications. Insurance companies were facing ever-increasing costs of care with decreased levels of patient satisfaction. It was a perfect storm of negativity. It had to change.
FRESH THINKING – PHYSICIANS AND NONPHYSICIANS
Vdex brought fresh thinking to the problem. The Founders included both physicians and as important, nonphysicians. Each started from scratch. Instead of asking, “How do we improve the current system?” we asked, “What is the best system to produce the best results for patients?” We then built that.
DIFFERENT THERAPEUTIC AGENTS
We looked at the many therapies available to control blood sugar and asked, “Which work best?” Surprisingly, many of the therapies being used were little more than bandaids on the problem. They really didn’t get the job done long term, and worse, may have created a false sense of security in patients.
EARLY RESULTS ENCOURAGING
From early 2016 we began rigorous testing of our thinking both in terms of the therapies used and the process of delivering care. The early results were better than we had dared to hope. We saw patients getting better control of their blood sugar, with less effort, with greater satisfaction, greater compliance, and greater safety. This spurred us to go further.
THE VDEX STANDARD – 6.2
The Vdex Standards for control of diabetes are higher than the industry standards. While the American Diabetes Association target for blood sugar control is an HbA1c of below 7, we at Vdex strive for a target of 6.2 and below. Why? At 6.2 and below, most patients will have minimal to no complications from the disease.
While the ADA encourages providers to “minimize” hypoglycemia, the most feared short-term complication of treatment, Vdex providers are guided to “eliminate” hypoglycemia.
THE DAWN OF A NEW ERA OF TREATMENT
At Vdex we believe we sit at the dawn of a new era in the control of diabetes. We believe, for many, if not most, patients, we can so control the disease that it can be reduced from being a killer to a mere nuisance. We believe diabetes care can go from being one of medicine’s great failures, to a resounding success.
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To provide Quality Care that stresses the importance of Dignity, Respect, Confidentiality, and helping the individual achieve an optimal level of functioning.
To offer the individual an opportunity to improve their quality of life by reducing their distress and maximizing their ability to function independently.
Why We Developed This Program
The Adult Inpatient and Outpatient program that provides individualized treatment for adults who suffer from emotional, behavioral or mental health disorders.
The inpatient unit offers acute inpatient treatment for individuals with a primary psychiatric diagnosis. The outpatient program provides an intensive outpatient treatment Monday through Friday in the least restrictive environment and patients are able to return to their homes each evening. Medication Management Services are also offered.
Who Should Come
Anyone 18 years or older whose quality of life has been diminished by physical or emotional stressors.
The person who has not progressed or benefited sufficiently in less intensive treatment settings.
The person whose mental health is declining.
What to Look For
- Low Self-Esteem
- Confused Thoughts
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Paranoia, Hallucinations, Delusions
- Lack of Energy
- Difficulty with Sleep
- Agitation, Combative Behavior
- Change in Eating, Sleep Patterns
- Disorientation, Failing Memory
- Social Isolation
- Unresolved Grief Issues
Who We Are
Treatment modalities are designed to meet the unique needs of adults by educating patients, families, and caregivers regarding mental health issues affecting daily living.
Treatment is supervised by a Psychiatrist and provided by a team that includes Masters level clinicians and mental health providers.
Caregivers, families and primary care physicians are encouraged to participate in the process by assisting with the identifications of problems and solutions.
- To restore optimum mental and physical health.
- To alleviate symptoms that interfere with the individual’s ability to function.
- To support the integrity of the family.
- To maximize independence.
What We Do
- Group – Family – Individual Therapy
- Coping – Positive Living Skills
- Grief and Loss Resolution
- Education as indicated:
- Medication Management
- Health and Wellness Training
- Communication Skills
- Conflict Resolution Skills
- Stress Management
- Assertiveness Training
How Do I Get Into The Program
Any concerned individual may refer themselves or someone else to the program. An initial clinical assessment is provided at no cost to determine the need for physician evaluation.
During regular business hours (Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) please contact (575) 446-5300 if you have any questions. After hours, please contact the Inpatient Unit at (575) 446-5310. If you or a family member feel overwhelmed, unable to cope, extremely anxious, or have thoughts of wanting to harm yourself or someone else, please come to the Emergency Department.
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A Community Health Worker is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served.
Community Health Workers become a part of the patient's care team by addressing any challenges they face with regard to their own health or that of their family.
All community members are served. They do not have to be a patient of GCRMC.
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Families FIRST is a case management program of the New Mexico Department of Health, Public Health Division, that provides perinatal case management to Medicaid eligible pregnant women and children 0-3 years old. See website for information about this program. Clients receive the following services:
-A case intake to ascertain the client’s eligibility and to gather information for the purposes of care coordination;
-Presumptive Eligibility and/or Medicaid On-Site Application Assistance;
-An assessment of the client’s medical/psychosocial strengths and risk factors;
-A plan of care that links clients with resources that address the problems/needs identified;
-Standardized health education and literature related to pregnancy, birth, newborn care and child development;
-Referrals to appropriate community resources;
-Monitoring and follow-up with clients to ensure that they receives the recommended services;
-A reassessment to evaluate the status of problems identified, and to identify additional areas of concern or risk.
For over 60 years, St. Frances Cabrini Catholic School has maintained a long-standing tradition of love, education, moral development, and spirituality. Our caring and dedicated staff, along with a well developed curriculum, continues to equip students in grades PreK-8th with the necessary tools to meet and exceed the challenges of secondary school and life.
Mission StatementTo develop and nurture the whole child through Gospel Teachings encompassing the family and to academically enrich children as scholars guided by Diocesan Standards.
Vision StatementAs a vibrant Catholic community comprised of diverse cultures united in friendship, we welcome and inspire all students to be faithful Disciples of Christ in their local communities and throughout the world.
Unified under the leadership of the Bishop of the Diocese of Las Cruces and guided by the local pastors and the diocesan superintendent.
Truly Catholic schools, recognizing Christ as the ever-present Teacher, spiritually forming parents, faculty and students.
Academically rigorous and innovative schools that set the standard for excellence.
Committed to the mission of the domestic church by partnering with and upholding parents and guardians in their role as the primary educators of their children.
EDUCATION OF THE WHOLE PERSON
Seeing students in their wholeness as social beings, family members as well as career persons; and providing them with a high quality education that empowers them to achieve their potential and use their gifts to serve God and others.
Forming our students to be culturally aware and empathetic to the social, economic and political situations of our brothers and sisters in our local community and around the world.
STEWARDSHIP OF GOD’S EDUCATIONAL MINISTRY
Ensuring a vibrant, sustainable future for our school through continually increasing enrollment, unified support from our surrounding Catholic community and faithful management of resources.
PHILOSOPHY OF LEARNING
Our school affirms Catholic identity and instills deep-rooted spiritual values for our entire community.
Education is geared toward the development of the whole child: spiritually, emotionally, physically, intellectually, and socially.
We foster a structured and safe environment that encourages acceptance of each individual.
We work in partnership with parents who are the primary educators of their children.
Educators address the diversity of learners through differentiated instruction.
Building on their fundamental knowledge, students are challenged to utilize higher order thinking skills.
Active learners are empowered to think for themselves and take ownership of their learning.
Our integrated curriculum challenges students to explore and apply concepts to become productive citizens in a global society.
STFC SCHOOL PLEDGE
As a caring faith community at STFC Catholic School, we agree to:
- Love one another
- Include everyone
- Respect the thoughts and feelings of others
- Admit our mistakes
- Forgive others
- Show compassion
- Play fairly
- Be problem-solvers
- Politely resolve our differences
- Treat everyone the way we want to be treated
- Try to do one kind act each day
- Try to follow Jesus in all we do
- Pray to our God for help
New Mexico Legal Aid provides high-quality advocacy and legal representation to eligible and low-income individuals and families to help them help themselves toward safer, more stable, and healthier futures
Multiple Housing Options
With multiple housing options based on the Veteran’s unique situation, the VIC has choices for Veterans and their families at risk of homelessness to end the cycle immediately.
RAPID RE-HOUSING & HOMELESS PREVENTION
DAV van resources work with county Veterans Affairs directors to provide transportation for Veterans to and from Veteran health care centers for scheduled medical appointments.
These vans transport Veterans throughout New Mexico and southwestern Colorado. Each month, between 1,500 and 1,700 Veterans receive DAV transportation.
Guidelines for using DAV vans
DAV van passengers are expected to follow certain guidelines, established by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the DAV National Headquarters. These guidelines include the following:
- All riders must be ambulatory (able to board and exit the van without the driver’s help).
- The DAV van driver is only allowed to stop the van for rest stops, emergencies, and to pick up and drop off passengers. Passengers should not ask the driver to make side trips to take care of their personal business.
- Passengers are not permitted to smoke, chew tobacco, drink alcohol, use foul language, or bring weapons, drugs, or any illegal substance on the van. Van drivers are not required to provide transportation to any Veteran who is intoxicated, abusive, or who poses a threat to the driver or other passengers.
- Passengers should not do anything to distract the driver.
- Passengers should wear seatbelts at all times. Any passenger who refuses to wear a seatbelt will be denied transportation.
- If a Veteran needs another individual (for example, a caregiver) to ride in the van with them, they need to get authorization from their VA attending physician or VA-certified nurse practitioner.
- Veterans being discharged or granted passes can ride on a DAV van during the van's trip back to its home county only if space is available. The Veteran must be ready to leave when the van leaves the VA medical center.
- Veterans should be dressed and ready to leave for the hospital at the time specified. Drivers can’t wait for Veterans who aren’t ready to leave at the appointed time.
- Veterans can only bring with them items that they can hold on their lap or store under the seat.
- The DAV van is not an emergency vehicle. The driver may refuse to transport any Veteran who appears to be too ill to ride the van.
- Veterans who use the DAV Transportation Network will not be eligible to receive reimbursement for travel expenses.
(M-1, Part 1, Chapter 25, July 8, 1991)
Otero County Economic Development Council, Inc. serves the citizens of Otero County by recruiting, promoting, and facilitating the creation of new industries and assisting in the retention and expansion of existing businesses within the county. The purpose of these efforts is to achieve diversified, industrial and civic growth in the area, thereby ensuring a stable job market for the citizens of Otero County. OCEDC strives to improve the quality of life for its citizens by facilitating job creation and encouraging economic diversity and stability.
Project SEARCH is an internship program for students with disabilities, ages 18-22. The program prepares them for integrated, competitively paid work. Students complete three 10-week internships where they gain practical employment skills. Through these internships, students gain the task-related skills and people skills to prepare them for competitive jobs in the community.
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The Small Business Development Center located at NMSU Alamogordo, maintains a full-service office serving emerging and existing businesses in Otero and Lincoln counties.
Consulting services and training are provided in Alamogordo
The New Mexico State University Alamogordo, Early Childhood Program is designed to prepare highly qualified students to become teachers, assistant teachers, or family day care providers.
Students in the Early Childhood Education program will gain a broad understanding of the specific needs of young children and develop strategies for meeting those needs.
Contact Dr. Joyce Hill at email@example.com or Greg Hillis at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Alamogordo High School (AHS) students have many dual-credit opportunities and can earn associate degrees and industry certifications while still in high school which allows them to join the workforce or continue college courses after graduation.
Internship and mentorship opportunities available through partnerships between AHS and out community stakeholders and businesses provide students with the work-based learning experiences necessary to succeed in a job or chosen field of study.
Career Technical Education programs provide our students with hands-on instruction and learning opportunities that are high wage, high demand, and high skill. Career Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) help students build necessary leadership and career-related skills.
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Emmanuel Christian Academy is an Alamogordo Private School that focuses on educating and partnering with families to disciple future community leaders of tomorrow.
We are a fully accredited, non-profit, Pre-K through 12th grade school. We provide an effective learning in a safe, Christ-centered environment and No PARCC testing.
Come check us out by scheduling an appt for a tour.
Alamogordo Public Schools (APS) has a long standing history in the Tularosa Basin. The school district is the second largest employer in Otero County, with nearly 800 employees. Alamogordo Public Schools is governed by a 5-member elected school board that sets policy and approves the annual budget. Operations of the district are overseen by the APS Superintendent.
There are more than 5,600 students in the district enrolled in two high schools, three middle schools, nine elementary schools, and two preschool programs. More than 1,000 of these students are dependents of active duty service members and an additional 10-12% are considered to be "military connected."
Students from Alamogordo, High Rolls, La Luz, and Holloman AFB are provided educational services via Alamogordo Public Schools.
- Buena Vista Elementary
- Desert Star Elementary
- High Rolls Mountain Park Elementary
- Holloman Elementary
- La Luz Elementary
- North Elementary
- Sierra Elementary
- Sunset Hills Elementary
- Yucca Elementary
Chaparral Middle School
- Holloman Middle School
- Mountain View Middle School
GCRMC has served Otero County and surrounding communities for over 67 years providing excellence in healthcare services. GCRMC is a 99 bed acute care medical center; with additional licenses for 12 inpatient rehab beds and 38 psychiatric beds. The medical center is accredited by DNV
MissionGCRMC's Mission is to be the organization where patients choose to come, physicians want to practice and people want work.
If you need assistance finding services please call the Main Switchboard at 575-439-6100.
Advanced Wound Care: 575-446-5550
Alamogordo Cardiology: 575-446-5600
Behavioral Medicine: 575-446-5300
Champion Cancer Center: 575-437-8126
Champion Medical Group: 575-446-5900
Champion Orthopaedics: 575-446-5700
Champion Pain Management: 575-437-0159
Champion Pharmacy: 575-446-5950
Champion Weight Management: 575-437-1900
Coumadin Clinic: 575-446-5100
Family Practice of Alamogordo: 575-443-6262
Fracture Liaison Service: 575-446-5700
General Surgery: 575-437-2244
Internal Medicine Associates of Alamogordo: 575-437-8411
Journey to Wellness: 575-434-5195
Pediatrics of Alamogordo: 575-446-5650
Pulmonary Services: 575-434-6000
Sleep Center: 575-434-6000
White Sands Women’s Health: 575-434-2229
Champion Urgent Care: 575-446-5801
Serving the Youth of New Mexico and Their Families since 1903
The New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired was founded in 1903 as a land grant school governed by a Board of Regents. Three years later, the school opened its doors in Alamogordo, New Mexico with 21 students, two teachers and a superintendent. It is a specialized school which provides residential, academic, support, and outreach services to the students who are blind and visually impaired in New Mexico. Today, the residential campus is still located on the original site in Alamogordo with a second campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico that houses an Early Childhood Program and as well as the school’s statewide services.
NMSBVI, an innovative leader and unifying entity in the field of educating students birth-high school who are blind or visually impaired, will identify and ensure quality education through collaborative relationships with students, families, and local/ state/national partners to provide outstanding advocacy, training, resources, and support services, thus ensuring that all students who are blind or visually impaired will become independent, productive members of their communities.
Birth to 3
The New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (NMSBVI) provides statewide direct services to families of young children who have a diagnosed visual impairment or who are considered to be at risk for receiving a VI diagnosis. Services are a partnership with NMSBVI, New Mexico’s Family, Infant, Toddler Program (FIT) and the Navajo Nation; all children are served by IFSP team decision. Services are delivered in the family home or in another community environment that supports the child and his/her family.
Who should be referred to NMSBVI?
- Any child between the ages of birth and three years old:
- Any child who has been diagnosed with a vision impairment
- Any child who has an established condition that places them at risk for vision impairment; Established conditions can include but are not limited to: prematurity, syndromes, a family history of visual impairment, or traumatic events such as oxygen deprivation, meningitis, or shaken baby syndrome
- Any child whose family or team is concerned about some aspect of the child’s vision
- Any child whose results on the New Mexico Vision Screening Tool indicate need for referral.
Who can make a referral to NMSBVI?
Anyone who has concerns about a child’s vision can, with the family’s permission, make a referral. Referrals can be made by calling 1-800-437-3505, extension 3066 or by calling the Developmental Vision Specialist responsible for an agency’s referrals. (Please see attached list of contacts by area of the state). List of specialists
What happens after a referral is made?
Within 48 hours of receiving a referral, a developmental vision specialist from NMSBVI will contact the family. An initial functional vision evaluation will be completed; eligibility will be determined and, in conjunction with the family and the child’s team, services will be outlined if recommended.
What services are available from NMSBVI for infants and toddlers?
- Consultation to the family and/or community service providers, therapists, etc.
- Direct services to the child and family;
- Functional Vision Evaluations;
- Developmental intervention strategies to support the development of visual/compensatory visual skills;
- Information about blindness/visual impairment;
- Referral and resource information for families;
- Consultation/participation in agency assessments;
- Participation in IFSP and other team meetings;
- Orientation and Mobility Evaluations;
- Orientation and Mobility Services for children and families;
- Orientation and Mobility Consultation and Training for Teams and Agencies;
- Transition support from birth to three to preschool programs;
- Parent support; and
- Training for child-specific teams as well as for organizations seeking additional knowledge about vision and its impact on development.
NMSBVI is committed to providing a comprehensive program of developmental, educational, training and support services to infants and toddlers who are blind or visually impaired or those who are at risk for visual impairment. NMSBVI’s developmental vision specialists are trained as teachers of the visually impaired and/or as orientation and mobility specialists. They have specialized skills in the field of early childhood that encompass the developmental domains of young children. NMSBVI’s services do not replace, but supplement other specialized services in the community. Services are available state-wide; each child is served in his/her natural environment.
Welcome to the Early Childhood Program (ECP)
The academic program for Preschool and Kindergarten consists of literacy (print and Braille), math, concept development, socialization and all aspects of the expanded core curriculum for blindness. Students are encouraged to explore and to become familiar with their immediate environment; then expand outward to travel successfully into new and unfamiliar areas. Guided exploration and self-discovery are used to support learning at every level. All children are placed in the preschool programs by IEP team decision because they require daily support from a teacher of the visually impaired
The Preschool and Kindergarten Program offers additional services to students who qualify. These services include:
Classroom instruction from Teachers of the Visually Impaired
Orientation and Mobility instruction
NMSBVI Residential Program
About the Program:
The New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (NMSBVI) provides intensive compensatory skill development related to blindness/visual impairment on its residential campus, located in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Services in this setting are part of the full continuum of services for blindness education. The services are a partnership between the student’s local education agency (LEA) and NMSBVI. Placement and services are developed in a joint IEP with participation by family, LEA and NMSBVI staff.
In addition to a placement on the residential campus, short-term programs are also available.
Who should be referred to NMSBVI?
NMSBVI’s residential services are available to New Mexico students who have an identified visual impairment that has been determined, through assessment, to impact their learning. Families and school districts should consider a placement when the student needs intensive instruction in skills related to visual impairment (ex: Braille, life skills, technology). In addition, a placement on the campus may be appropriate when a school district has been unsuccessful in hiring or replacing its teacher of the visually impaired; when a student is nearing the completion of their high school years and is not ready for their next life step; when a student is ready to move to their district’s middle or high school but the student’s team thinks the student could benefit from an ‘extra’ year to prepare for middle/high school. Often, districts contact NMSBVI when a high school student needs credit recovery.
NMSBVI will also accept students who need 3-year re-evaluations or who need a 45-day placement to help a district determine if intensive instruction specific to a student’s visual impairment can make a difference in the trajectory of a student’s learning.
Who can make a referral to NMSBVI?
Because all admissions to the residential program are a coordinated effort between school district and NMSBVI, a phone call from family member or school district will begin the process of exploring the appropriateness of a placement.
What happens after an inquiry is made?
NMSBVI will request an eye report and current IEP; a functional vision/learning media evaluation; any other assessments that are pertinent to the admission. NMSBVI staff will ask probing questions to help a family and LEA team determine the vision-specific focus areas for the placement. If needed, the team will travel to the student’s school district to observe the student prior to the meeting of the NMSBVI admissions team.
All placements must include discussion of the following:
• Specific vision-related goals and objectives to accomplish during their placement;
• Visual needs related to academic and expanded core curriculum; • The ability to be transported safely to and from NMSBVI’s residential campus in Alamogordo.
What services are available from NMSBVI’s residential campus staff?
The residential campus serves students from the local communities and throughout the state. Local students or very young students are day students only. Residential students have the benefit of a longer day: instruction begins when they wake and ends with lights out. Students have opportunities to learn household skills such as meal planning, laundry, housekeeping skills as well as the opportunity to experience a varied number of recreation and leisure activities such as swimming, skiing, goal ball, bike riding, camping, sewing, painting and pottery. Activities vary widely depending upon the interests of the students on campus.
- Academic, career and ability option programs (Common core and expanded grade band standards are used for all programming)
- Day programming and Residential programming
- Preschool (day program only) through high school
- Inclusion program: opportunity to take classes in local public schools
- Expanded Core Assessment and Instruction; orientation and mobility instruction; assistive technology; Braille instruction and all other components of blindness/VI education
- Physical, occupational, speech therapies
- Nursing and nutrition
- Assessment related to vision specific needs; 3-year re-evaluations
- Music instruction including private lessons
- Transportation to and from school each weekend and holiday so that students are able to spend the weekends with their families
- Special programs include:
- Jump Start: students who need an extra year to prepare for middle school. In this ungraded year, students work on reading, writing and math skills, life skills, organizational skills, spatial skills, social skills. It is designed to help students and their families feel more prepared for the rigors of middle school.
- Take Flight: this program is designed specifically for students with vision impairment and cognitive impairment. It provides functional academics and opportunities to develop independent skills.
- Post School Program: Students who have completed the alternative assessment, have finished their program of high school study and who need additional skill development in one or more of the areas of independent living skills, community based instruction or employability skills may qualify for this intensive program.
- Career Preparation Program: Students with an IEP who have completed their standards based education, graduated on the career option and who need job skill development or additional preparation before entering college can use the years between high school and age 22 to develop additional skills in this program.
- Short-term Stay: Many skills can be taught in a few days or weeks. Short-term programming is available throughout the year.
- Weekend Activities: NMSBVI offers a limited number of weekends of programming each year. These vary and may include weekends of music, sports, Braille competition, camping, etc.
- Summer camps: Programming varies. Due to construction summer camps are currently held in communities throughout the state. Contact residential campus for information about upcoming camps.
Why should I consider a placement for my child on a residential campus?
Most school-based programs have 6-hour days. Your child’s district has an obligation through the public education department (PED) to teach a set number of courses and content. There is no time in the school day to address the additional needs that are naturally associated with blindness/VI. Many of New Mexico’s students who are blind/visually impaired risk being unprepared for adult life because they have not yet received direct instruction related to all aspects of their development: social skills, life skills, employment skills, travel skills, recreation and leisure, self-advocacy.
Because NMSBVI works closely with families and with school districts, a transition plan back home is in place from the first day of attendance on the residential campus. Students will receive intensive instruction and the school district will receive support to be ready to receive the student back at the end of the placement.
Perhaps the most compelling reason to consider a placement on the residential campus can be found in the students who attend. They frequently report that for the first time in their lives they are regularly talking with other students who are just like themselves; who have the same struggles and the same successes. They appreciate the expert staff who help them understand their vision impairment and help them learn to ask for what they need to be successful. They report that they have a lot of fun, work hard, and are glad they decided to come to NMSBVI.
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Child Find supports a child aged 3-9 years who are eligible for services that support delays and disabilities. These services are typically provided in a public school setting, with learning or educational goals that are developed using an Individual Education Plan (IEP)
At Apple Tree, it is believed that children need the opportunity to explore, to experience, to play, to learn, and to succeed. This is accomplished through a variety of activities designed to engage children in decision making and expressing their thoughts and opinions. Children learn not only academically but also learn life's social skills. All curriculums are delivered in a dynamic, ever changing method of play in an effort to provide children with exposure to many sensory experiences.
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Heart and circulation
Our cardiology specialists offer advanced treatment and care for conditions affecting your heart and blood vessels, including heart disease, stroke, heart rhythm disorders and high blood pressure.We perform noninvasive and minimally invasive tests and procedures that check, support, and improve your heart health. We’ll work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan and treat you with the most effective medications. Our services include:
- Evaluating you for coronary heart disease, heart-valve disease, and heart defects
- Determining how well blood flows through your heart vessels or find the cause of your heart failure
- Treating your heart vessels with nonsurgical or minimally invasive operations that open and support them through balloon angioplasty or stent placement
- Noninvasively monitoring you for changes in heart rhythm, using electrocardiograms (EKGs or ECGs), portable Holt monitors, or ultrasound
- Performing surgical treatments like pacemaker implants or cardiac catheterization (inserting a long, thin tube into an artery or vein)
Blood draw and clinical testing
We offer blood tests and other advanced testing services to help you and your VA health care team monitor your health, find and understand any health problems and make informed treatment decisions.Our laboratories provide a full range of clinical and diagnostic testing services. Our laboratory and pathology services include:
- Study of blood, urine, and other bodily fluids for illness management
- Testing for infectious diseases
- Cytopathology (study of unusual cells) and surgical pathology (study of tissue removed during surgery)
- Autopsy services
Family and internal medicine
Your VA primary care provider will work closely with you to plan for all the care you need to stay healthy and well throughout your life, including immunizations and vaccinations. They will also work with family members or caregivers who support you.
A strong network of family and internal medicine specialists and services can offer you the best possible care. Internal medicine doctors (internists) prevent, diagnose, and treat adult diseases. Doctors who specialize in family medicine provide primary health care to the entire family. Your primary care team can coordinate the many services you receive such as:
- Labs and blood work
- Mental health care
- Women's health care
- Social services
Social workers are here to help Veterans, families and caregivers with almost any need, from help with finances or housing to questions about treatment to just feeling overwhelmed. We are here for you.
All Veterans who have a primary care provider have a social worker assigned to them. This is their Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) Social Worker. Veterans can call and request to speak to their PACT Social Worker or they can walk-in where they check-in to have their primary care visit and request to see their social worker. No referral is required. If you are part of a specialized program such as HUD-VASH or Military to VA, the PACT Social Worker will help you contact your assigned case manager.
Social work is integral to health care and in helping Veterans have additional support that can improve their quality of life. We can help you and your family manage stress related problems due to illness, injury, and challenges that life throws your way. Areas of assistance include but are not limited to:
- Access to care
- Financial stress
- Psychological stress
- Social support
- Limitations with your ability to physically function
- Concerns related to abuse, neglect, and exploitation
- Intimate Partner Violence
- Discharge Planning
- Transition from military life
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Welcome to Williams Counseling LLC
Need help with anxiety, depression, PTSD, or trauma? Just need someone to talk to?
At Williams Counseling, we make it our mission to provide the people in our community with the best service in the mental health space. We're here to support you on whatever journey you may be going through. Our licensed therapists have an array of experience in many different areas so you can rest assure we have someone here who can help you with anything you make be facing.
Comprehensive Community Support Services
This service is provided for Medicaid recipients here at Williams Counseling and is a variety of interventions, primarily face to face, and in community locations that address barriers that impede the development of skills necessary to independent functioning in the community. It provides assistance with identifying and coordinating services and supports; supporting an individual or family in crisis situations; and providing individual interventions to develop or enhance an individual’s ability to make informed and independent choices.
SANEs are RNs who have embraced the challenge to be technically skilled evidence collectors and who display sensitivity and acknowledge the patient's dignity during every step of the examination.
The SANE response may include a head-to-toe physical assessment (referrals will be made for serious injuries), a urine test for pregnancy, medications for emergency contraception and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (limited exam), documentation of injuries including photographs and collection of forensic evidence (full exam).
The SANE needs informed consent from the sexual assault patient. The patient must be able to understand, agree to, and sign for each part of the exam. The only exceptions to this are in the case of child abuse, mentally challenged patients, or elder abuse.
SANE nurses are on-call. They are not physically on-site. To dispatch a SANE nurse, call the SANE cell phone 575-430-9485, the Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center (GCRMC) Emergency Department 575-443-7901 in Alamogordo New Mexico, or a member of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART): Victim Advocate on call emergency line 575-430-4433, 24-Hour Rape Crisis Line 575-437-7404, Holloman SARC 24-hour line 575-572-6789.
An immediate sexual assault exam should be done within 5 days of the assault for a 13-year-old and older, or within 3 days of the assault for a 12-year-old or younger. Generally, the sooner the exam is done, the better.
An adult sexual assault patient does not need to file a police report to receive SANE services.
If you need to speak with the Program Coordinator, please call 575-430-9485.
Behavior Change Institute is a premier provider of Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) treatment. We are recognized for our compassionate approach to providing individuals and families with the necessary supports to reach their full potential.
It is our mission to inspire hope and improve the health and wellbeing of those we serve through an ongoing commitment to excellence in all that we do. We are committed to facilitating, providing and improving access to high-quality treatment options for individuals and families in rural and traditionally underserved communities.
To enhance under-served communities with limited resources by utilizing Technology to build capacity.
We Dedicate Our Resources To:
- Eliminating the barriers that prevent individuals and families in underserved, rural and impoverished areas from accessing the necessary support services
- Inspiring bountiful job creation within the communities we serve
- Leading in research and contribute to advancements in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis
- Producing optimal treatment outcomes through evidenced based practice
- Developing and maintaining authentic partnerships with multidisciplinary individuals who, through professional collaboration, can help us to fulfill our mission
Integrative mental health therapy and wellness coaching, consulting and educational services, and supervision services for mental health professionals.
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Animal-assisted therapy with canines, telehealth, LGBTQIA+ affirming therapy, bilingual English/Spanish services, integrative health and wellness coaching, supervision services for therapists, educational presentations, consultation, and advocacy work
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Offering individualized care. Address a number of mental health concerns and strive to provide balanced objective support. Experienced with military and their families.
Focus is to assist clients in healing and becoming aware of their inner strengths. Providing a neutral space, where your concerns are listened to, and a treatment plan is customized to your unique needs.
PATIENT PROMISEThe goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
We have options for:
We serve Alamogordo NM, Las Cruces NM and surrounding areas for in-person instruction.
We have interactive video call sessions for clients in any location or for those who prefer this format.
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This child care center helps with children in the age range of Infant, 1, 2, 3, 4 years old.
Located in Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center
APS Health Services provides quality care, education and advocacy by promoting health and wellness to APS students and offers support to their families for the future of our community. Also have a mobile nurse’s station, an access point for students and families when it comes to preventative care, setting up doctor appointments and connecting families with health resources including behavioral health services.
Who are we?
We are a collection of independent practitioners. Each Therapist is independently practicing under their own business name and entity. You may find each therapist under the drop down menu.
Our Treatment Focus
Our focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan to help you develop safe, secure, and vibrant attachments.
Our mission is to be there for you each step along your journey. Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, experience healing from your pain, and to experience powerful forward movement toward where you want to be in your life.
Depression & Anxiety
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Trauma & PTSD
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger beyond traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
Individual and Relationships
Relationship counseling can be beneficial to families who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection. Therapy sessions are held individually and families in a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationships.