Educating the Community and their Advocates about Public Benefits

The Center is widely considered to be a ‘go-to’ source of information and technical assistance for New Mexico’s advocacy community on issues around public benefits. Acting as an information hub and legal resource, we provide high-quality, accurate, and accessible materials and training to a wide audience, including advocates, community members, service providers, and even program administrators. We provide training and materials to help thousands of low-income families achieve better access to public benefits assistance.

To learn more about public benefits programs in New Mexico, visit our page How to Apply for Public Benefits. Click here to view our library of public benefits resources.

Advocates can apply to join the NM Public Benefits Network, a listserv moderated by the Center. The NM Benefits Network is a new online forum for advocates and direct service providers in New Mexico to exchange information, share technical assistance, and identify resources and strategies that will improve access to means-tested public benefits for low-income New Mexicans, including:

  1. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  2. Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  3. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  4. Medicaid
  5. Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  6. Child Care Assistance
  7. General Assistance (GA)
  8. Refugee Cash Assistance
  9. Tribal Benefit Programs (TANF, GA, LIHEAP, WIC)

Who should join the NM Public Benefits Network?
We welcome advocates, social workers, caseworkers, and direct service providers to join the NM Public Benefits Network. The NM Public Benefits Network does not include persons associated with the state and federal agencies responsible for administering public benefits programs in New Mexico.
Click here to join the NM Public Benefits Network.

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