BRAIN INJURY

TRAUMATIC & NON-TRAUMATIC

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Alcohol and Substance Abuse

New Mexico Rehabilitation Center

31 Gail Harris, Roswell, NM 88203 | (505) 347-3400 (Voice)

This rehabilitation hospital offers services to individuals with a combination of brain injury and alcohol or other drug addiction. These services are available to individuals with brain injury who are cognitively able to participate in the program. The center has nursing staff that have specialized training in chemical addiction and brain injury.

Assistive Technology and Products

The Challenge! Magazine
A very helpful quarterly magazine for brain injured person’s and their families published by the Brain Injury Association of America.

biausa.org/brain-injury-publication

Independent Living Aids, Inc.
PO Box 9022, Hicksville, NY 11802-9022
(800) 537-2118 (Toll-Free, Voice)

independentliving.com

This organization offers a wide variety of assistive technology items for sale. A magazine can be ordered that lists items for sale with pictures and descriptions. For more information, contact the company directly.

Assistive Apps
Please click here to go to our page listing Assistive Apps for iOS and Android.

New Mexico Technical Assistance Programs (NMTAP)

435 St. Michael’s Dr, Bldg D,
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 954-8511 (Voice)
(505) 954-8510 (Voice/TTY)
(800) 224-7005 (Toll-Free, Voice)

nmtap.com

This organization assists individuals to identify local assistive technology service providers, potential funding sources and help to determine the types of benefits for which individuals may qualify. In addition, the agency has an assistive bank of loanable equipment as well as low cost financial loans to qualified individuals as part of an agreement with a local bank. This organization offers services statewide.

 

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Childrens’ Services

Carrie Tingley Hospital

1127 University Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 272-5200 (Voice)
(800) 472-3235 (Toll Free, In-State)

hospitals.unm.edu/children

This hospital provides post-acute, specialized care for children and young adults with physical and/ or cognitive disabilities or chronic medical problems. There is a specialized brain injury program for children from adolescents up to age 21. The program includes, but may not be limited to rehabilitation, day hospital programs and outpatient programs. The treatment process involves an interdisciplinary team of professionals, family members and community liaisons. There may be low cost lodging available for family members who reside outside of the Albuquerque area. In addition, the hospital has many clinics throughout the state that can continue working with children on an outpatient basis upon their return home.

Center for Development and Disability (CDD)

2300 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 272-3000 (Voice)

cdd.unm.edu

The mission of the CDD is the full inclusion of people with disabilities and their families in their community by: engaging individuals in making life choices; partnering with communities to build resources; and improving systems of care. This organization has a variety of resources for all ages and disability types.

Children, Youth and Families Dept. (CYFD)

RC Drawer 5160, Santa Fe, NM 87502
(505) 827-7610 (Voice)
(800) 827-7610 (Toll-Free, Voice)

This state agency offers several different programs for children and young adults up to age 21 who are in need of specialized services but who do not have medical coverage. These services may include residential treatment, treatment foster care, day treatment and behavior management. CYFD has specific program descriptions, eligibility criteria and service providers in the local area. Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Programs. These programs are designed to meet the needs of individuals under the age of 21 who require special services. Some of these services may include behavior, speech, occupational or physical therapy, psychological or other evaluations, residential treatment, group homes, treatment foster care and day programs. Children in need of these services must be insured under one of the three Medicaid programs (Presbyterian, Molina or Lovelace Salud). Call the Medicaid provider to find out about specific programs available and the provider agencies in the area.

Education for Parents of Indian Children Special Needs (EPICS)

412 Camino Don Tomas
Bernalillo, NM 87004
(505) 867-3396 (Voice/TTY)

This organization provides information and referral services and training for parents of children with disabilities on disability related topics such as law, dispute mediation, communication and advocacy skills and other topics. The organization also assists individuals and families in learning how to access and apply for a wide variety of state and tribal services and programs. In addition, the organization serves to educate other professionals on cross-cultural work with native communities. The agency primarily serves the Pueblo and Reservation communities in New Mexico as well as the Navajo Nation.

Family Infant Toddler Program (FIT)

1190 St. Francis Dr, Suite 3063
P.O. Box 26110, Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110
(505) 827-2578

This program provides services and support to families of children ages birth to three years old who have, or who are at risk for, developmental delays, including brain injury. The program also serves adults with brain injury who have children ages birth to three years of age. For local provider agency contact information contact the main state number listed above.

Family Voices

2340 Alamo SE, Suite 102
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 872-4774 (Voice)
(888) 835-5669 (Toll-Free, Voice)

familyvoices.org

This organization is a national clearinghouse for information and education concerning the health care of children with special needs. The service is used by parents, family members, professionals and others in trying to gain resource information.

New Mexico Brain Injury Alliance

3234 Candelaria NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107
(505) 292-7414 (Voice)
(888) 292-7415 (Toll-free)

braininjurynm.org

New Mexico State Department of Special Education
300 Don Gaspar Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 827-6541 (Voice)

ped.state.nm.us/SEB

This office can provide contact information regarding special education programs in communities throughout the state.

Parents Out (PRO)

1920B Columbia Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 247-0192 (Voice)
(800) 524-5176 (Toll Free, Voice)

parentsreachingout.org

This statewide organization focuses on working with children who have special needs and teaches parents, caregivers, educators and other professionals the skills, resources and tools they need to promote healthy, positive and caring experiences for families and children. The agency assists family members in navigating the special education programs within the school system, options outside of special education programs and preparing for adult services such as Medicaid and waiver services.

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Community Agencies

Sandoval County Economic Opportunity Corporation

PO Box 757
130 Calle Malinche, Bernalillo, NM 87004
(505) 867-3374 (Voice)


Community Development and Commodities Bureau, NM Human Services Department
(505) 841-2687 (Voice)
(800) 648-7167 (Toll–Free, Voice)

This agency acts as a link between the consumer and approximately 19 agencies statewide that provide food distribution for low-income, New Mexico residents. Contact this agency for the nearest food distribution center and times.

Continuum of Care
2350 Alamo Ave SE, Suite 160
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 925-2350 (Voice)

som.unm.edu/coc

The main focus of this University of New Mexico School of Medicine organization is to educate and assist with meeting the medical and health needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and other related chronic conditions statewide. The office has doctors and a pediatrician on staff available for consultation. The organization also provides training to service provider staff as it relates to the health field. In addition, the organization offers information and referral services statewide on a variety of resource needs.

First Nations Community HealthSource
5608 Zuni Rd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 262-2481 (Voice)

This organization offers a variety of services such as primary care, behavioral health, crisis intervention, psychological testing, family therapy and many other services. In addition, the agency has a Navajo Way emergency assistance project. This project assists residents of the Navajo Nation who are in need of food, shelter, and transportation. This assistance may only be given to an individual, or family members of an individual, who need to temporarily stay in the Albuquerque area due to a family member’s medical condition. A referral from a surrounding hospital is required to qualify.

Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos, Inc.

1043 Highway 313, Bernalillo, NM 87004
(505) 867-3351 (Voice)

This agency handles referrals to community health representatives, job training and placement, substance abuse, and food distribution for all Sandoval county residents. Energy assistance and elderly programs are available to tribal members of any of the five Sandoval pueblos.

Information Center For New Mexicans with Disabilities/Babynet

2300 Menaul NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
(800) 552-8195 (Toll-Free, Voice)

cdd.unm.edu

This organization provides information and referral services statewide for persons with disabilities as well as prenatal services. Some of these services include accessibility information, assistive technology resources, physician referral, referrals for prescription payments and many other referral services.

 

State of New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability

491 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 476-0412 (Voice/TTY)
(877) 696-1470 (Toll-Free, In-State)

gcd.state.nm.us

The mission of the New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability is to ensure that all people, regardless of disability, can participate fully in mainstream society. This mission is accomplished by addressing barriers — physical, programmatic and attitudinal — that may keep a person with a disability from enjoying what society has to offer. This state agency assists individuals and groups with advocacy problems, works with individuals and groups to locate statewide resources, conducts workshops and assists with many other areas of support.

The Center for Development and Disability (CDD)

2300 Menaul NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 272-3000 (Voice)

cdd.unm.edu

The mission of the organization is to promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities and their families in their community. The CDD performs research, provides education and assists in linking individuals to a variety of services throughout the state. Some of the core areas of focus include Native American programs, children and youth programs, elderly programs, assistive technology, early childhood programs and many others. They also maintain a large resource library and online information systems.

Native American Network Assistance

2300 Menaul NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 272-3029 (Voice)

This agency provides information and links to resources to meet the needs of Native Americans of all ages.

S.H.A.R.E. New Mexico
(888) 875-1156

This agency provides food boxes and items for a small fee each month. This may include meat, vegetables and food staple items. An individual receiving food through this program must also volunteer two hours per month in the community. This requirement may occasionally be waived. Contact the agency for specific program guidelines and site locations throughout the state.

 

Following are nine community action agencies throughout the state serving different counties.

All of these agencies provide crisis intervention assistance to income eligible individuals and families. This assistance includes food, housing, medicine, work and education. These agencies also have another separate food emergency program that includes commodity distribution such as fruits and vegetables, juice, canned meat, frozen meat, rice, beans and other food items. In addition, each agency has its own specialty services, which may include programs such as home weatherization, food expense reimbursements for qualified child care providers, transportation, adult day services, utility assistance and home modifications among other possible services.

Check with the agency serving the county of residence for specialty service specific information. The Traumatic Brain Injury Services Service Coordinator can also offer further assistance.

Chaves County Community Action Program, Inc.
PO Box 2246
209 East Hendricks, Roswell, NM 88202
(505) 623-0014 (Voice)

Counties: Chaves, Lea, Lincoln

Eastern Plains Community Action Agency
PO Box 1244
210 West Center, Tucumcari, NM 88401
(505) 461-1914 (Voice)

Counties: Curry, DeBaca, Guadalupe, Harding,
Quay, Roosevelt, Union

Home Education Livelihood Program (HELP) 
5101 Copper NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 265- 3717 (Voice)

Counties: Bernalillo, Colfax, Los Alamos, Mora,
Rio Arriba, San Miguel

Open Hands
2976 Rodeo Park Dr East, Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 428-2320 (Voice)

Counties: Santa Fe, Taos, Torrance

Southeast NM Community Action Corporation
1915 San ]ose Blvd, Carlsbad, NM 88220
(505) 887-3939 (Voice)
Counties: Eddy, Otero

Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico
320 E Wyatt Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88001-0130
(505) 527-8799 (Voice)

caasnm.org

Counties: Doña Ana, Grant, Hidalgo, Luna, Sierra

Economic Council Helping Others, Inc. (ECHO)
304 S Lake, Suite D, Farmington, NM 87401
(505) 325-7466 (Voice)

Counties: San ]uan

Mid-West Community Action Program
P.O. Box 1418
#6 Don Pasqual, Los Lunas, NM 87031
(505) 866-0466 (Voice)

Counties: Catron, Cibola, McKinley, Socorro, Valencia

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Driving Education and Training

Healthsouth Driving Evaluation 4

7000 Jefferson NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 | (505) 344-9478 (Voice)

This rehabilitation hospital offers a clinical assessment, which is the first part of the process to determine if an individual is able to return to driving. This assessment involves visual, perceptual, cognitive and physical acuity screening.

 

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Services for the Elderly

City of Albuquerque 
Department of Senior Affairs
714 Seventh St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 
(505) 764-6400 (Voice)

cabq.gov/seniors

This agency offers several services for senior citizens. Some of these include minor home repair for senior citizen homeowners (age 60 and older), home delivered meals, respite, mental health counseling and home modifications such as ramp installation among other services.

Disabled and Elderly Waiver Program
For more information on this program, please contact ALTSD Resource Center. See information located under Long-Term Care.

ECHO Inc. CSFP
1301 Broadway NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 242-6777 (Voice)

This organization provides one food box per month to qualified seniors age 60 and older. Individuals must meet financial criteria. There is a 6-12 month waiting list. Food is distributed in the Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Española and Peñasco areas only.

New Mexico Brain Injury Alliance
3234 Candelaria NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107
(505) 292-7414 (Voice)
(888) 292-7415 (Toll-free)

braininjurynm.org

National Indian Council on Aging
10501 Montgomery Blvd NE, Suite 210
Albuquerque, NM 87111-3846
(505) 292-2001 (Voice)

nicoa.org

This national organization works with American Indian and Alaska Native Elders. The organization strives to better the lives of the nation’s indigenous seniors through advocacy, employment training, dissemination of information and data support. Contact the office for specific program and service information in your area.

 

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Veterans’ Programs

Department Military Affairs (DMA)
National Guard

47 Bataan Blvd, Santa Fe, NM 87508
(505) 474-1200 (Voice) 
(866) 460-4100 (Toll Free Family Support Line)

This is a state entity that supports the New Mexico National Guard vision. The Department of Military Affairs (DMA) will provide the necessary infrastructure required to support the Army and Air National Guard, State Defense Force and Civil Air Patrol missions. Contact this department directly for further program information.

Department of Veterans Services
407 Galisteo, Santa Fe, NM 87504
(505) 827-6300

dvs.state.nm.us

The mission of the Department of Veterans Services is to assist veterans, widows and children of veterans in establishing the privileges to which they are entitled. Contact this organization for specific programs and services available as well as field office contact information.

Department of Workforce Solutions — Main State Administrative Office
401 Broadway NE, Albuquerque NM 87102
or
PO Box 1928, Albuquerque NM 87103
(505) 841-2000 (Voice)

dws.state.nm.us

The mission of this government entity is to enhance productivity and competitiveness of New Mexico business and industry by improving the quality and availability of the New Mexico workforce. This organization provides job training, employment search, career fairs and many related employment activities. There are specific veteran services that ensure that job and training services are offered to veterans on a priority basis. Veterans have priority over non-veterans regarding job placement, counseling, testing, referral to supportive services, job development and job training. Contact this office for specific veteran program information, to find a local office and to locate a veteran outreach program representative.

New Mexico Brain Injury Alliance
3234 Candelaria NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107
(505) 292-7414 (Voice)
(888) 292-7415 (Toll-free)

braininjurynm.org 

Rehabilitation Services and Veterans Programs (RS and VP)
406 San Mateo NE, #122
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 255-8440 (Voice)

This agency offers an assistance program to homeless veterans. The agency owns and operates a motel where homeless veterans can stay for up to two years. They also have an employment services program where individuals can receive work training and other employment related assistance.

Veterans Administration (VA) Regional Office
500 Gold Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
(800) 827-1000 (Toll-Free, Voice)

This office provides information on eligibility and benefits available to veterans, widows and dependents. Some of the specific information that can be provided includes compensation, pension, health benefits, death benefits, educational benefits, burial benefits, guardianship and many other areas.

Veterans Administration Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
500 Gold Ave SW, 3rd Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(800) 827-1000 (Toll-Free, Voice)

vba.va.gov/bln/vre

This program assists veterans with service-connected disabilities by offering services to prepare for finding and keeping suitable employment.

VA Medical Center
2100 Ridgecrest SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 265-1711 (Voice)

This hospital offers acute, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation as well as other medical services.

Veteran and Families Support Services
Presbyterian Medical Services
184 Unser Blvd NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 994-2772 (Voice)
(877) 929-9797 (Toll-Free, Voice)

This is currently a pilot program primarily serving Sandoval County that provides direct assessment, on-going case management, and referral services to veterans, active duty military and their families. There are also family therapists, psychiatrists and a psychologist service available. Contact the program for specific service information.

 

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Please note: The information on this website is not meant to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should consult your health care provider regarding specific medical concerns or treatment.