ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – The city of Albuquerque has partnered with local nonprofits to help community members cope with the financial impact of COVID-19. The project aims to connect people to social services and other resources by referral.
Eduardo Esquivel of the New Mexico Dream Team, an immigrant rights organization, is leading the project. They provide bilingual English and Spanish “navigators” to help callers seeking immediate financial assistance and connect them with the resources they need. Those interested in using the program can call 311 or fill out an online form to put them in touch with someone who can help them.
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They are also inviting organizations across town that have resources for Albuquerque residents to connect with the project and be added to their list. “We understand that it can be very disheartening to have this list of all the things that are wrong and trying to find the things that they need. It’s much easier, they can just contact our browsers and let them know what areas they need and help them find those resources, ”Esquivel said.
Browsers can connect callers to rent and mortgage payment assistance, eviction prevention, utility payment assistance, food stamps (SNAP), insurance payments -unemployment, Medicaid or ACA (beWellNM) health insurance, child care, and child care assistance payments. This program is specifically …
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