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NEW MEXICO EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER RESPONSE

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PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU CALL US:

DISCLAIMER

Homeless To Independence Inc. is an All-Volunteer, Faith-Based, 501©3 non-profit organization. We do NOT receive any grant funding what-so-ever to pay bills for anyone in any situation. We do not give away money. We do not give out loans against any items for money.

This ministry is supported with generous financial donations that are used to help keep us functioning. Our purpose is to help supply individuals and families with personal needs such as food, toiletries, clothing, household items, furniture and baby/adult diapers/wipes both locally and to areas effected by disasters . At this time, we do not offer any shelter or transitional housing services. Again, we DO NOT pay any bills. We DO NOT pay any rents or mortgages.

If you are actually homeless, or about to be homeless or need emergency assistance of any kind, you can:

1. DIAL “211” from a:

a. Land line telephone. Tell the receiver your situation and what you need. They will give you information specific for the physical location you are currently at plus any referrals you may need. They have the most up to the minute information for your specific area. Dialing “211” will get you help and much more info than this office can provide. Homeless to Independence wants you to have all the information you need to get through the situation you are in.

b. Cell Telephone – This will ONLY bring you to the correct information center in the area code within the very same City/Town in the County & State you purchased/acquired your cell telephone in!

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have a land-line telephone or cell telephone, go to your local police department, library, or house of worship and ask to use their land-line telephone. They may even make the call on your behalf.

2. Use the internet and go to: http://www.211.org/

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For those of you looking for employment through-out the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, simply send me an email to:
HTI EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE 05-14

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Homeless To Independence Inc. is not responsible for misprints or cancellations of events by the event holders, landlord and/or their agent, or ourselves. Homeless to Independence Inc. also reserves the right to “NOT” offer services to people and/or persons that are rude, unpleasant, and untruthful in any way shape or form, belligerent and the like.

OCCASIONALLY, THERE WILL BE ARTICLES BY OTHER WRITERS. HOMELESS TO INDEPENDENCE MAY NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THEIR VIEWPOINTS, BUT WE DO RESPECT THEM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

OFFICE CONTACT INFO:

THE VERY BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME IS TO SEND ME AN EMAIL: ANN@HOMELESSTOINDEPENDENCE.ORG

OFFICE NUMBER IS: 1-732-264-7500

Please note that our office does have very limited volunteer staff and if we are one telephone line we cannot answer the other line. There is simply not enough time in the day to answer and/or return each and every telephone call.

IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, NO ONE WILL CONTACT YOU BACK.

THANK YOU!!!

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL DISASTER RELATED MATERIALS ARE NOW LOCATED ON OUR “NEW MEXICO EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER RESPONSE” PAGE!

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August 5th, 2016
NM 08-05-16

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NEW MEXICO FESTIVALS AND FUN TIMES:

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New Mexico School Breakfast and Lunch Program
Managing Agency New Mexico http://www.state.nm.us

Program Description
The School Breakfast Program (SBP) provides cash assistance to States to operate nonprofit breakfast programs in schools and residential childcare institutions. The School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a Federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential childcare institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of New Mexico and a parent or primary caregiver responsible for a child(ren) who attends school (high school or under).

In order to qualify, you also must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $21,257
2 $28,694
3 $36,131
4 $43,568
5 $51,005
6 $58,442
7 $65,879
8 $73,316
*For households with more than eight people, add $7,437 per additional person.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply for free or reduced price meals, contact your child’s school. A listing of your state’s schools can be found here:
http://www.ped.state.nm.us/resources/personneldirectory…

Program Contact Information
For information on the New Mexico School Breakfast program please visit: http://www.ped.state.nm.us/nutrition/dl08/food%20production%20handbooks/Tradl%20Brkfast%20FPR-08-09.pdf
For School Lunch information, visit: http://www.ped.state.nm.us/nutrition/dl08/food%20production%20handbooks/Tradl%20Lunch%20FPR-08-09.pdf
For additional information, please call the New Mexico Student Nutrition Unit at: 505-827-1821

Updated 10-08-13

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New Mexico Seamless Summer Food Service
Managing Agency New Mexico http://www.state.nm.us

Program Description
The Seamless Summer Food Service Program was established to ensure that, during summer school vacation, children would be able to receive the same high quality meals provided during the school year by the National School Lunch and the School Breakfast Programs. The program is primarily directed toward children in needy areas in New Mexico. Sponsors include public or private nonprofit school food authorities, residential camps, and governmental agencies.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of New Mexico.

In order to qualify, you also must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $21,257
2 $28,694
3 $36,131
4 $43,568
5 $51,005
6 $58,442
7 $65,879
8 $73,316
*For households with more than eight people, add $7,437 per additional person.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply for your state’s child nutrition program, please visit:
http://www.ped.state.nm.us/nutrition/applicationAgreements.html

Program Contact Information
To find out more about the New Mexico Seamless Summer Food Service, please contact the Student Nutrition Program Unit at: 505-827-1821

Updated 08-20-13

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New Mexico Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Managing Agency New Mexico http://www.state.nm.us

Program Description
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists eligible New Mexico residents and families with their heating and cooling costs. LIHEAP is Federally funded through the Department of Health and Human Services. The Federal government establishes funding levels annually.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of New Mexico and you must need financial assistance for home energy costs.

In order to qualify, you also must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $16,755
2 $22,695
3 $28,635
4 $34,575
5 $40,515
6 $46,455
7 $52,395
8 $58,335
*For households with more than eight people, add $5,940 per additional person.

A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply for this program, please contact the local administering agency near you:
http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/isd/fieldoffices.html

Program Contact Information
Please visit the New Mexico Human Services Department-Income Support Division web site for more information on LIHEAP: http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/isd/liheap.html
Public inquires can be made toll-free at: 800-283-4465
You can also download a LIHEAP application directly from the Web at:
http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/pdf…

Updated 03-11-13

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New Mexico Medical Assistance Programs

Medicaid is a state/federal program that pays for medical and long-term care services for people with lower incomes, seniors, people with disabilities and some families and children. Services covered include laboratory and X-ray services, inpatient and outpatient hospital services, health screenings for children, and long-term care services and supports.

GO TO: http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/mad/CMedAssisPrograms.html

Updated 02-25-13

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The Arc of San Juan County

Find advocacy services and support for New Mexicans with a developmental disability.

http://www.arcsanjuancounty.org/

Posted 12-29-12

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New Mexico Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Managing Agency Department of Health (NM) http://www.state.nm.us

Program Description
WIC is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy. WIC’s mission is to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care. New Mexico WIC is administered by the New Mexico Department of Health, Family Health Bureau.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of New Mexico; a pregnant, breastfeeding and/or postpartum woman; an infant or child up to 5 years of age; and individually determined by a health professional to be at nutrition risk.

In order to qualify, you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $20,665
2 $27,991
3 $35,317
4 $42,643
5 $49,969
6 $57,295
7 $64,621
8 $71,947
*For households with more than eight people, add $7,326 per additional person.

A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply, set up an appointment at the WIC clinic closest to you:
http://www.health.state.nm.us/phd/wicsite/locations.php

Program Contact Information
For more information on NM WIC, please visit the New Mexico Department of Health website at: http://www.health.state.nm.us/phd/wicsite/index.php
Please see the following website for the income standard or maximum income limit for WIC eligibility:
http://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/index.php

You can also call the NM Department of Health toll-free at: 800-280-1618

Updated 10-17-12

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New Mexico Weatherization Assistance Program
Managing Agency New Mexico http://www.state.nm.us

Program Description

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides limited assistance to low income homeowners to improve the energy efficiency of their homes thus reducing their utility costs. Due to the scarcity of resources, priority is given to the lowest income households. WAP may be used for the following: Leakage reduction including repair or replacement of broken glass or thresholds, packing cracks, caulking or weather-stripping, installation of door sweeps, fireplace dampers, water heater insulation blankets, thermostat controls, exterior doors, exterior windows; incidental repairs including lumber to frame or repair windows and doors, roofing materials to patch or repair leaks, protective materials (paint), or repair materials; health and safety including stove pipes, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, space heaters, furnace repair/replacement, moisture related problems, wiring problems; ceiling, wall and floor insulation; measures for mobile homes; and electric base load measures like new refrigerators. The amount of assistance cannot exceed an average of $2,672 per household with a maximum per house of $3,663.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of New Mexico.

In order to qualify, you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $22,340
2 $30,260
3 $38,180
4 $46,100
5 $54,020
6 $61,940
7 $69,860
8 $77,780
*For households with more than eight people, add $7,920 per additional person.

If you receive Supplemental Security Income or Aid to Families with Dependent Children, you are automatically eligible to receive weatherization services.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply for this program, please contact your local administering agency at the following location:
http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/isd/fieldoffices.html

Program Contact Information
To find out more about the New Mexico Weatherization Assistance Program, please visit: http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/isd/liheap.html
TTY users can call at: 800-659-8331
To ask about the program, you can also call the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority toll-free at: 800-444-6880

Updated 06-12-12

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The Santa Fe, New Mexico Division of Senior Services offers in-home support programs for seniors, their families and their caregivers. Services include respite care, non-medical personal care, home management services and a family caregiver support program.

For more information visit this link: http://www.disability.gov/state/new_mexico/community_life

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Program Description
The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote
school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and social
services. Parents play a large role in the programs, both as primary educators of their children and as participants in administering
the programs locally. Both programs provide pre-literacy and literacy experiences in a multi-cultural environment. Parents are also
provided social services, including assistance with childcare. Services are also available to migrant and seasonal farm worker
families.
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of New Mexico, you must be a parent or primary
caregiver responsible for a child who is too young for public school and your household’s annual income before taxes must not
exceed $10,830 if one person lives in the household; $14,570 if two people live in the household; $18,310 if three people live in the
household; $22,050 if four people live in the household; $25,790 if five people live in the household; $29,530 if six people live in the
household; $33,270 if seven people live in the household; $37,010 if eight people live in the household; and $40,750 if more than eight
people live in the household. For larger households, add $3,740 for each additional person in the home.

If you do not meet these criteria, you may still qualify if you are a U.S. national, citizen or permanent resident whose financial status
is low income or very low income, who is under-employed, unemployed or about to become unemployed, facing pregnancy, less
than 19 years of age yourself, or the parent or primary caregiver for children under the age of 19 years. Other qualifications may
apply.

Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application Process
The Head Start Locator provides a searchable database of Head Start programs. To apply for this program please visit the following
website, which will direct you to the Head Start office nearest to you:
http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/HeadStartOffices

Program Contact Information
You may also contact the New Mexico Department of Children, Youth and Families by calling 1-505-827-8400 or visit:
http://www.cyfd.org/

Managing Agency
Children, Youth, and Families Department (NM)
http://www.state.nm.us

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Program Description
The Food Stamp Program serves as the first line of defense against hunger for New Mexico Residents. It enables low-income
families to buy nutritious food with coupons and Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards. Food stamp recipients spend their
benefits to buy eligible food in authorized retail food stores.
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of New Mexico and fall into one of two groups: (1)
those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001, or (2) those with a current bank balance (savings
and checking combined) under $3,001 who share their household with a person or persons age 60 and over, or with a person with a
disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself). For either group, you must also have an annual household income of less than
$13,284 if one person lives in the household; $17,808 if two people live in the household; $22,332 if three people live in the
household; $26,856 if four people live in the household; $31,380 if five people live in the household; $35,904 if six people live in the
household; $40,428 if seven people live in the household; or $44,952 if more than seven people live in the household.

Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application Process
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information
For more information on the New Mexico Food Stamp program and instructions on how to apply, please visit:
http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/isd/fs.html

Please call the New Mexico Human Services Department to speak with a client service representative:
888-473-3676

You can also identify and contact your local county Income Support Division office by checking:
http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/isd/fieldoffices.html

Managing Agency
New Mexico
http://www.state.nm.us

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Program Description
The Special Milk Program (SMP) provides milk to children in schools and childcare institutions who do not participate in other
Federal meal service programs. The program reimburses schools for the milk they serve. Schools in the National School Lunch or
School Breakfast Programs may also participate in SMP to provide milk to children in half-day pre-kindergarten and kindergarten
programs where children do not have access to the school meal programs.
General Program Requirements
Any child in a school or institution that participates in the Special Milk Program can get milk. Schools may elect to offer free milk to
low-income children. In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of New Mexico, your
household’s annual income before taxes must not exceed $20,036 if one person lives in the household; $26,955 if two people live in
the household; $33,874 if three people live in the household; $40,793 if four people live in the household; $47,712 if five people live in
the household; $54,631 if six people live in the household; $61,550 if seven people live in the household; and $68,469 if eight people
live in the household. For larger households, add $6,919 for each additional person in the home.

Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application Process
To apply for the Special Milk program, directly contact your child’s school, camp, or child care institution to find out if it participates
in the Special Milk Program.

The Federal agency Child Nutrition Programs manages this program and provides state contact information here:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Contacts/StateDirectory.htm

Additionally, your state education agency can also provide you with more information about the program.
http://www.ped.state.nm.us/nutrition/index.html

Program Contact Information
Please contact your local school district if you have other inquiries regarding the program.

You can also call the New Mexico Student Nutrition Programs Units at:
505-827-1821

Managing Agency
New Mexico
http://www.state.nm.us

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