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Ruth M Adams Health & Social Service Center

Information about the East Central Health and Social Service Center.
East Central Health and Social Service Center

Center Location

7525 Zuni SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

Center Hours

Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Food Pantry Hours

  • Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 10 a.m. to Noon
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

View on-site agencies with evening and weekend hours.

Contact Information

View East Central center contact information.


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City Social Services

The City of Albuquerque's Ruth Adams Center helps provide emergency food, utility assistance and rental assistance.

Other offerings include seasonal services and activities to residents of the Northeast (Montgomery to Central and Tramway to Carlisle) and Southeast (Gibson to Central and Tramway to Carlisle) areas of Albuquerque.


The Center is always seeking and accepting donations from our business and local community members as well as organizations, and collaborating agencies for the following services available at the Center.

Year-Round Services

Year-round services at the East Central center include:

  • TEFAP Food Boxes
  • Emergency Diapers
  • Utility and Rental Assistance (based upon available funds)
  • Information and Referrals to other Collaborating Agencies

*Please call for specific program and service eligibility requirements.

Seasonal Services

Seasonal and other services provided at the East Central center include:

  • Toys for Tots
  • Operation Christmas Cheer (Kirtland Air Force Base)

On-Site Social Services & Health Care Agencies

Agency Name Services Hours Contact Info
ECHO Commodities Commodities to Seniors and Children younger than 5 years old. Call for hours 505-242-6777
Public Health Division
  • Public Health Office
  • Immunization
  • Healthcare Insurance Programs
Call for hours 505-841-8928
Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)
  • Prenatal Care
  • Childbirth Preparation Classes
  • Nutrition Classes
Call for hours 505-841-8929
UNM Young Children's Health Center (YCHC)
  • Primary Care for Pediatrics
  • On-site Social Workers

Call for hours

  • 505-272-9242
  • 505-272-0411

USDA Notice

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: 202-690-7442; or (3) email: [email protected].

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.