CYFD and PullTogether are excited to share the Kinship Navigation website and toll free help line. New Mexico culture is deeply rooted in family and cultural traditions of supporting our own in order to grow as a people. CYFD and Pulltogether embraces the need to increase supportive services to kinship families and the need to partner with stakeholders to improve outcomes of safely keeping families together.
These resources are available to kinship caregivers to assist in maintaining placement of relatives within their kinship homes.
If you have questions about Kinship Navigation, please click here, or call the bilingual helpline 855-546-1212 (855-KIN-1212) for more information.
More information about guardianship, data, and community resources available below:
As we continue our efforts to support our relative and kinship providers, CYFD has partnered with agencies to increase opportunities for relative and kinship families to receive much needed resources so that they can continue to provide safe, stable homes for children. Listed below are available resources for your families. Please refer relative and kinship providers as needed. All listed agencies are ready to accept referrals.
LEGAL RESOURCES FOR RELATIVE AND KINSHIP FAMILIES
- CYFD has partnered with Pegasus, Advocacy Inc, New Mexico Legal Aid, and DNA to provide legal services to relative and kinship families.
- Click on this Kinship Legal Services flyer for services provided and contact information.
RELATIVE SUCCESS CENTERS FOR BERNALILLO, DONA ANA, AND RIO ARRIBA COUNTIES
- CYFD has partnered with South West Guidance Center to provide services to relative and kinship caregivers in the counties listed above.
- Click on this SWFG Families Fostering Family flyer for service and referral information.
Have a question about kinship care? You can send an email to Elisa Zarchary, Kinship Specialist, at Elisa.Zachary@state.nm.us.