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Assistance Program

Do you know someone that needs help with their electric bill? :Here are some Here are some assistance programs in our area:

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

LIHEAP assists eligible persons and families with their heating and cooling costs. Applications can be filed at your local Human Services Department Office.

  • Rio Arriba and Los Alamos Counties
    Española Area: (505) 753-2271 or (505) 753-7181
  • Tierra Amarilla Area: (575) 588-7103
  • Sandoval County: (800) 283-4465
  • Santa Fe County: (888) 523-0051 of (505) 989-9003   
  • McKinley County
    Gallup Area: (505) 726-7600 or (800) 825-7422
  • San Juan County
    Farmington Area: (505) 566-9600 or (800) 231-6667
  • Jemez Pueblo: (575) 834-9168 
  • Navajo Nations:  (505) 368-1458  
  • Jemez Helping Hands: Karen Knoll (575) 829-4386

HELP - New Mexico

HELP - NM exists to create self-sufficiency and provide economic opportunities to strengthen families throughout New Mexico.

  • Espanola: (505) 753-7181 or (866) 665-4905
  • Santa Fe: (505) 986-9003
  • Albuquerque (for Sandoval County): (505) 404-8449
  • Farmington: (505) 327-1155
  • Gallup: (505) 722-7835

Southwest Indian Foundation

SWIFSWIF assistance is strictly limited to Native Americans - with priority given to the elderly, handicapped, and families with dependent children. Along with the Navajo people, theyalso serve the Zuni, Hopi, Laguna, Acoma, White Mountain Apache, and Jicarilla Apache tribes of the area. The Southwest Indian Foundation is located in Gallup, New Mexico. For more information please call (505) 863-9568.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

  • Santa Fe, NM (505) 988-8054, Contact: Gladis Marroquin
  • Farmington, NM (505) 327-5117, Contact: Lt. Bill & Kathy Simon
  • Albuquerque, NM (505) 872-1171 (for Family Services - assistance)

Self-Help, Inc.

Self Help offers Consultation and Advocacy Services:Individualized assessment of clients seeking assistance with crisis intervention, case management and referral to the appropriate financial, legal, and human services entities. Staff members help clients to develop skills and resources for managing crisisand may direct them to additional agencies that directly assist with employment/employability. Serves Los Alamos, northern Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Taos counties. Clients are the working poor, or they are on a fixed income such as Social Security Disability, unemployment compensation, or assistance through the New Mexico Income Support Division.

  • Rio Arriba County: (505) 662-4666 or (855) 662-6211

Nacimiento Medical Foundation

  • Sandoval County Only: (575) 289-3326
  • Cuba Public Health:  (575) 289-3718

211 Northern NM

2-1-1 is to non-emergency assistance what 911 is to emergency response: a quick andeasy way for people to access needed help by phone. 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember freedialing code. Like 911, 2-1-1 is answered by people trained to assess callers' needs quickly and refer them to the most appropriate assistance. 2-1-1 uses a comprehensive computerized database of more than 200 services from over 400 public and non-profit health and human service organizations in northern New Mexico(Rio ArribaTaos, and Los Alamos Counties). Most frequent requests are for rent, mortgage and utilities, food, health care,and transitional housing for families.

Life Link

Helping individuals and families who are homeless and displaced achieve self-sufficiency through emergency assistance, housing and other supportive programs, including advanced addiction and behavioral health treatment services. For more information pleasecall (505) 438-0010.

Other Resources

Contact your local Churches for assistance.


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