Taking Pride In Our Communities
What we do for our communiuty
The Family Connection engages in quarterly community involvement projects that are chosen and organized by our staff to enrich the communities in which they live and work. We also engage in advocacy, education and policy work at the local and state level to live out our mission of changing the field of mental health for generations to come.
Promoting Community Welfare
The Family Connection believes in people and the importance of purpose. Our team members take pride in fostering strong community relationships with partners who also deeply invest in the community. In 2019, it was a great privilege to serve the Rio Rancho Police Department with 250 meals and support the Rio Rancho Fire Department during the death of a firefighter. Additionally, we support the health of local First Responders by honoring our commitment to develop and influence policy regarding their behavioral health. We are proud to be able to provide evidence-based treatment interventions that keep our First Responders healthy and able to serve our local communities.
Community Engagement Events
It is an honor to participate in events that provide us the opportunity to connect with community members and provide awareness for resources. Annually, we find joy in participating in Rio Rancho’s Sunday Is Funday event and Los Lunas’ National Night Out. We are eager to engage in Santa Fe’s community events. Each year, we attend the New Mexico’s National Association of Social Workers conference in order to support our current and upcoming mental health professionals. In December 2019, staff worked together alongside community partners to create 200 self-care kits for children and parents that were admitted to UNM’s Children’s Hospital in Albuquerque. In 2020, our team members have worked to create holistic first aid kits in order to support Barrios Unidos of Chimayo as they serve those living in the Espanola valley who have been affected by addiction and cultural trauma.
In times of need, we are there. Our Executive Clinicians offer a wealth of clinical experience in crisis prevention and intervention. Several team members are a part of the Medical Reserve Corp, which has supported workforces when death or tragedies occur and served during emergencies such as the Aztec and Cleveland High School shootings. First responders are front line workers who provide services in the community when and where they are most needed. We are committed to support them by helping to develop clear protocols and algorithms for the navigation of behavioral health related situations.