NMCAN’s Physical Office is Open

As of April 4, 2022, our physical office is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. On these days, we will allow vaccinated guests to drop by the office. Until further notice, unvaccinated guests are only allowed in the office by... Learn More

Our op-ed in today’s Albuquerque Journal

To our valued community, As you know, the Governor signed into law the creation of the Office of Family Representation and Advocacy (OFRA) earlier this year. We believe the creation of this office will improve legal representation for children and... Learn More

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Text Messaging Update for Young People

As of today, the NMCAN text messaging number is no longer 25827. Anyone signed up to receive NMCAN updates via text will receive messages from a new 505 number. We apologize for any confusion this causes, and we are happy... Learn More

Join us for Breakfast with Youth Leaders

We kindly ask that all attendees have completed a vaccine series or have a negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours prior to the event. Children 5 and under are exempt from vaccine requirements. We also kindly ask that all... Learn More

Big TANF policy win ensures more resources for families

NMCAN and young parents have been collaborating with the New Mexico Center for Law and Poverty (NMCLP) and Crossroads for Women, to bring light to the issues families face in accessing benefits from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)... Learn More

Family Representation and Advocacy Act

March 9, 2022 Update: Yesterday the Governor signed HB 46, The Family Representation and Advocacy Act, a law that will establish an independent office to provide legal representation to children, youth, and parents in cases involving allegations of abuse and... Learn More

Message From Executive Director Ezra Spitzer

Dear NMCAN Community, I am writing to let you know that I have made the hard decision to temporarily step away from my duties as Executive Director. As we all know, the last two years have been a truly exhausting... Learn More

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Covid-19 Vaccine & Testing Information

You can help keep your community safe. NMCAN wants to make sure you stay healthy! That's why we want to ensure you have factual information about the COVID-19 vaccine and testing. By getting vaccinated and boosted, you will be able... Learn More

Policy and Advocacy Winter Update

The 2022 New Mexico Legislative Session begins today, and this 30-day session will include critical legislation that can improve the lives of young people and families across New Mexico.  In recent years, young people have been hard at work garnering... Learn More

Winter Holiday Closure

NMCAN’s physical office is closed and our entire team is offline from December 23-31 to rest and reset before the new year. We know that giving folks time to take care of themselves is an important part of building a... Learn More

2020-2021 Annual Report

Thank you for your commitment to New Mexico’s young people. NMCAN’s 2020-2021 annual report is ready, and we are pleased to share our impact from the past year. NMCAN continues to partner with young people who are impacted by foster... Learn More

Join us for Breakfast with Youth Leaders

Hear from young people and NMCAN staff about our 2022 legislative priorities and learn about the history of the child welfare system. Light breakfast will be served. Tuesday, October 19, 2021 9:00 - 10:00 am Explora*, Rotary Atrium 1701 Mountain... Learn More

Our Response to CYFD’s New Leadership

To our valued community, As you know, last week the Governor appointed retired Justice Barbara Vigil as Cabinet Secretary for the Children, Youth and Families Department. We are excited to see someone with a demonstrated commitment to improving the lives... Learn More

NMCAN’s Physical Office is Currently Closed

Updated August 2021 To our valued community, We hope you continue to stay healthy and safe. NMCAN’s physical office remains closed, and our staff is still partly working from home. We are implementing a phased approach to reopening the office... Learn More

An update from NMCAN

Since 2010, NMCAN has been partnering with young people impacted by systems to improve their transition to adulthood. We achieve this by supporting them to increase their social capital, connecting them to the resources that all youth need to be... Learn More

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2021 Legislative Update

The 2021 legislative session has officially ended. Thanks again for showing up for New Mexico's young people this year. A remote, online session had its challenges, but we are grateful to you, our valued community, for advocating for positive change in... Learn More

Support Young People and Their Families at the 2021 Legislative Session

Image credit: West Mesa Photography Check out the results for this year's session! New Mexico's 2021 Legislative Session is taking place from January 19–March 20, 2021 and will occur online due to the global pandemic. In spite of the challenges... Learn More

2019-2020 Annual Report is Available

This year has been a challenge and a struggle for all of us. The inability to connect with our community in person has made the past several months very difficult, but we thank you for your incredible ongoing support. Young... Learn More

Join us for a Virtual Lunch with Youth Leaders on 11/10/2020!

Please join us to celebrate the release of the 2020-2024 Young Parent Blueprint. Created in partnership with young parents, the blueprint identifies areas of support that are the greatest priorities and potential solutions. Youth Leaders will lead this virtual session... Learn More

Black Lives Matter

Like many of you, we at NMCAN have taken the past couple of weeks to reflect on our role in addressing systemic racism and how to best stand with Black communities that are leading change against oppressive policing and violence.... Learn More