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Causes: Child Day Care, Children & Youth, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Housing Search Assistance, Human Services, Single Parent Agencies

Mission: To provide high quality trauma informed, strengths based early childhood education and therapeutic services to address the unique needs of children experiencing homelessness; to provide support services that assist families to become re-housed and more resilient; to be a community leader and advocate for social change to end child homelessness in our community.

Programs: Early childhood education services: clnkids provides early childhood education for children six weeks to five years of age whose families are experiencing homelessness at the time of enrollment. The program is rated five-star by the nm children youth and families department and is nationally accredited by the national association for the education of young children (naeyc). The agency is open from 7:00 a. M. To 5:30 p. M. Monday through friday. The curriculum is experience-based and structured to support physical, socio-emotional, intellectual and language development with ongoing screenings. Children are fed a nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack through the day. Immunizations are kept up to date with the assistance of a public health clinic once/month. Transportation is provided daily to approximately half the children whose parents do not have cars. 94 children were enrolled in the program through fy2017.

family support services: family case managers work with parents to develop, resource and track accomplishment of family goals. The areas of safe sustainable housing and income support receive immediate attention along with physical and behavioral health needs and education and training programs. Parents who are not enrolled in training or education programs and not working attend a weekly two-hour parent education class. The classes emphasize goals with the themes of parenting skills, wellness and nutrition and life skills. Further, a lsw therapist works regularly with staff, families and in play therapy with children. 58 families were served during the fiscal year. Of the families who completed the program, 82% achieved transitional or permanent housing by the time of the exit; the program length is one year from entry date.

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Rating: 5

I volunteered with this organization, and I would like to report that they truly care about their mission. They are passionate about helping families experiencing homelessness, and their services really make a difference. A+