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Community Resources During COVID

Resources for Health, Utility, Worker, Business, Housing, Donations, Volunteers, Families, and Food Assistance.

Mortgage/Rental Assistance & Eviction Protection

Navajo Nation Tenant Based Rental Assistance

Enrolled Navajo Nation tribal members can apply for rental assistance. Learn more.

Additional Rental Assistance

If you need assistance with paying rent or accessing social services, contact one of our Health & Social Service Centers. View more housing & legal resources.

Eviction Protection

Evictions for inability to pay rent (including privately owned properties) have been temporarily halted statewide during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Learn more.

Last Updated: 11:28 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020

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Business Resources

COVID Info, Resources & Tips for Small Businesses & Organizations


Donations & Volunteer Opportunities

Blood Donations

  • The need for blood donations remain high amid the Coronavirus fears. UNM physicians want people to know that the need for blood donation for trauma victims and other seriously ill patients remains constant - you can help! Call 1-877-258-4825 or go to vitalant.org to become a donor today.

Donate to Help People Who Cannot Pay Rent

Donate to the City’s Health and Social Service Centers that will distribute funds to help people who cannot pay their rent. Checks can be made payable to: FCS Health and Social Services and mailed to these locations:

Volunteer Opportunities

Information about how you can get involved virtually in the City’s COVID-19 response efforts. Learn more.


Family Resources

Childcare

Visit newmexicokids.org to find childcare centers that are open and accepting children.

Opportunities for Kids & Families

  • The ABQ BioPark is bringing the Aquarium, Zoo, Tingley Beach and Botanic Garden right to your living room by continuing to share videos and photos of what's going on at our facilities each day. Learn more.
  • ABQtodo has a comprehensive guide of at-home activities for families and educators.
  • Families with a valid library card can access all the digital resources offered by the Albuquerque and Bernalillo County Public Library. This includes e-books, audiobooks, movies, music, magazines, and television shows. Learn more.
  • The Albuquerque Museum is providing podcasts, virtual tours, downloadable coloring pages, and more. Learn more.
  • The Family & Community Services Department is sharing regular DIY activities and educational experiences for children. Follow @fcsabq on Instagram to view their collection.

Free WiFi Hotspots

The City of Albuquerque has extended it's public access to free WiFi hotspots (wireless internet connections) by providing additional locations in areas where social distancing is possible. This will help provide internet access to as many folks as possible while allowing residents to maintain social distancing guidelines. Learn more.

Resources for Domestic Violence, Abuse or Crisis Situations

View a complete list domestic violence, abuse, and crisis resources.


Food Assistance

New Mexico Kids

For assistance with Childcare, food, diapers, clothing, etc.

Senior Meals

The following centers will temporarily serve as lunch distribution sites between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday to Friday, where individuals can pick up their meal outside the Center and take it home: Barelas Senior Center, Los Volcanes Senior Center, Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center, North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, North Valley Senior Center. Contact the Center you would like to visit to reserve a meal.

Home delivered meals will continue to operate as normal for seniors who have physical, emotional, or other limitations that do not allow them to leave their homes on their own. Seniors 60+ interested in receiving home-delivered meals from Senior Affairs should call (505) 764-6400.

Women, Infants, & Children Program (WIC)

Offers free healthy foods, nutrition education, nursing support, and community connections


Health & Medical Information

COVID-19 Health Information & FAQs

View our resources for staying safe, including information in ASL and other languages.

COVID-19 Testing

Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementia Illness Support

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is available with information, support and guidance. This is especially important because the outbreak is causing many people, particularly higher risk individuals such as senior citizens, to break from their normal routines and isolate. They are staffed entirely by licensed social workers who are trained in dementia care and able to assist callers with topics/questions about combating isolation, keeping engaged, washing tips, caregiver stress, whether family members should visit during this time, items to have in the home, etc. Families can connect with the AFA Helpline in any of the following ways:

  • Via Toll-Free Helpline by calling 866-232-8484 (open seven days a week)
  • Web chat by visiting www.alzfdn.org and clicking on the blue and white chat icon on the lower right hand corner of the page
  • Sending a text message to 646-586-5283

The web and text chat features are available in more than 90 languages.

Information About Face Coverings

Medicare Telehealth Benefits

Medicare has temporarily expanded its coverage of telehealth services to respond to COVID-19.

Mental Health Support

The New Mexico Crisis and Access Line is here to support individuals and communities during this time. Counselors are available and here to hear you 24/7 at 855-662-7474. Learn more.

New Mexico Department of Health Public Health Offices

Locations throughout the state are some of the primary ways in which the NMDOH supports the health of all New Mexicans. Each location has its own hours of operation, and a unique set of services. Please note that some locations require an appointment and do not accept walk-ins. Identify a location near you, call to learn more, and schedule an appointment today.


Stay at Home Information

State Public Health Instructions

For the most current instructions and policies from the N.M. Department of health visit: https://cv.nmhealth.org/.

How to Report Non-Compliance

Send an email with include the name and location of the business, and date and time the violation was noted to [email protected].


Unemployment & Social Security Resources

Social Security Services

The Social Security Administration Office in Albuquerque is closed, however, online and telephone services are still available. Learn more.

Unemployment Information

View information from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions.


Employment Help

Goodwill is a local nonprofit that helps New Mexicans find jobs in the community. Learn more about free programs for employment, including those specifically for veterans and seniors at goodwillnm.org.


WiFi

Free WiFi Hotspots

The City of Albuquerque has extended it's public access to free WiFi hotspots (wireless internet connections) by providing additional locations in areas where social distancing is possible. This will help provide internet access to as many folks as possible while allowing residents to maintain social distancing guidelines. Learn more.