Hardship Relief Project 

Aimed at New Mexico families and their children, this program (formerly know as "Local Children") serves children primarily in the Albuquerque area, but occassionally in other areas of the state.  

The program meets health emergency or burden-of-care non-urgent needs as follows: medical treatment, medically related support (prosthetics, specialized equipment including glasses, vision exams, co-pay, deposits), dental treatment and prevention as requested by parents through their health care providers.   The organizations that collaborate with HTC have regular contact with and knowledge of their patients, and therefore recognize financial hardship. 

A one time “gift of hope” is made available to those families who are working hard to help themselves, but whose social circumstances require extra financial assistance.  Caregivers (parents or guardians) eligible for the funds are limited to those seen as having the potential to ‘make things work’, rather than being in a constant state of crisis.  The Hardship Relief Project does not provide ongoing support for any one individual or family. Gifts generally range from $25 to $300.

    Co-operating Partners

Young Childrens Health Clinic

First Choice Community Health and Dental Clinics

Albuquerque Public School Nurses

Albuquerque Public School - Title I - Homeless Project

New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Inpaired

UNMH Developmental Care Program - Department of Pediatrics/Neonatology

 UNMH Nurse Family Partnership

 New Mexico Cleft Palate Center 

To Families in Albuquerque and other areas of New Mexico:

If your child's primary health care provider is not on this list, please ask your doctor, nurse, or social worker to contact Healing the Children at 505 228-1404, or send an email to htc_sw@hotmail.com.