About Us

The employees of the Department of Family and Community Services welcome you. It is our privilege to assist individuals and families in meeting their housing, educational, recreational, health care and other needs.

caption:Family & Community Services Director Carol Pierce

Department Director Carol Pierce

We hope you find helpful in answering your questions about the services we provide to the citizens of the Albuquerque metropolitan area.

Please let us know if we are accomplishing our goal. We are always interested in hearing how we can better serve you.

Carol Pierce, Director

Mission Statement

The Department of Family and Community Services provides quality health and social services, housing, recreation and education to improve the quality of life for the entire Albuquerque Community.



Provides administrative services for the department.

(505) 768-2860

Carol Pierce, Director

City of Albuquerque & Bernalillo County Area Agency on Aging

Administers contracts for senior services for the Bernalillo County area.

Michelle Briscoe, Manager - (505) 768-2745
Email: [email protected]

View Area Agency on Aging Information

Health & Social Service Centers

Provide, as a community focal point, services to meet the health, education, and social service needs of the community.

Alamosa Health & Social Service Center

Eleanor Benavidez, Social Services Center Manager - (505) 836-8800
Email: [email protected]

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John Marshall Health & Social Services Center

Jeannette Otero, Social Services Center Manager - (505) 848-1345
Email: [email protected]

View John Marshall Health & Social Services Center Information

East Central Health & Social Services Center

Michelle Sena, Social Services Center Manager - (505) 767-5700
Email: [email protected]

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Los Griegos Health & Social Services Center

Mayan Armijo, Community Services Operations Coordinator - (505) 761-4050
Email: [email protected]

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Behavioral Health & Wellness

Administers contracts for mental health and substance abuse treatment.

Ellen Braden, Division Manager - (505) 768-2788
Email: [email protected]

Child Development

Partners with Albuquerque Public Schools and community agencies to offer comprehensive child and family development programs.

Dr. Dawnita Blackmon-Mosely PhD, MBA, Division Manager - (505) 767-6500
Email: [email protected]

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Community Development

Provides grant assistance for programs and services that serve persons of low and moderate income through federal, state and local funds.

Monica Montoya, Division Manager (505) 768-2734
Email: [email protected]

Community Recreation & Educational Initiatives

Provides a variety of recreational, educational and growth producing activities and services for individuals of all ages.

Cristin Chavez-Smith, Division Manager - (505) 767-5813
Email: [email protected]

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Provides accounting and grants administration for the department.

Anna Marie Lujan, Division Manager - (505) 768-2909
Email: [email protected]


Provides maintenance services to FCS facilities.

Eric Gonzalez, Building Maintenance Coordinator - (505) 768-2830
Email: [email protected]