Seeking Applicants for the Task Force on Mental Health

City, County, State, and UNMH Partner in Addressing Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Homelessness in Albuquerque.

May 27, 2014

Albuquerque, NM

Update as of 6/10/2014: The application period has closed. Updates on this process will be provided on the following project page:

A Collaborative Effort

A bipartisan group of elected officials representing the City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, and the State of New Mexico announced today a collaborative effort to address the issues of:

  • homelessness
  • mental health
  • substance abuse in Albuquerque

Working Group & Task Force on Mental Health

A Working Group and a Task Force will be formed to make recommendations to policy makers about coordination, resource needs, and programs.

The Working Group will consist of a representative from:

  • the City
  • County
  • State
  • UNMH
  • District Court
  • Metro Court

Funding for a paid coordinator was included in the budget recently passed by City Council for the upcoming fiscal year beginning in July. This group will take input from the Task Force.

The Task Force will include a variety of stakeholder representatives, including:

  • elected officials
  • consumers
  • service providers
  • funders
  • insurers
  • advocates
  • crises response
  • corrections


View the Official Press Release.