Elderly & Family Support

Important Phone Numbers/Links:

New Mexico Aging & Long-Term Services Department

Phone: 1-800-432-2080

Please use the number above if you are a senior or disabled adult and cannot access groceries. Leave your name, telephone number, and the city/town you reside in. The Department will reach out within 2 hours to assist.

Children, Youth, and Families Department / Early Childhood Education and Care Department

Phone: 1-833-551-0518

Please use the number above if you need help with child care or loss of income.

Social Security Administration

Phone: 800-772-1213

Please find COVID-19 related FAQs here and most recent updates here.

Additional Resources:

Meal Sites for Children

See hours and locations through April 16th here.

Education Affected by COVID-19

Early Childhood Services Affected by COVID-19

USDA Food and Nutrition Service Response to COVID-19

Social Security

The Social Security Administration closed all local Social Security offices for in-person services and will shift to all online or phone services. Find phone numbers for local offices here.

More on Elderly & Family Support

April 2, 2020 Blog Post

Santa Fe - On Tuesday, New Mexico state agencies - including the Public Education Department (PED), Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD), Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD), Indian Affairs Department (IAD), and Higher Education Department (HED) - announced expanded plans for coordination during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The goal of these collaborative efforts is to ensure that children in New Mexico are protected, fed, and educated, and that families are supported, during this crisis. 

March 31, 2020 Blog Post


COVID-19 and Anti-Hunger Programs: Frequently Asked Questions

Created March 27, 2020

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How do I apply for SNAP? 

March 31, 2020 Blog Post


Recovery Rebates: Most Frequently Asked Questions

Updated April 3, 2020

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Why is Congress proposing to pay rebates to individuals?

March 27, 2020 Press Release

Las Cruces, N.M. – Today, Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02) expressed support for the bipartisan passage of the Families and Workers-First legislation, the third COVID-19 related package or commonly referred to as the COVID-19 economic stimulus, which President Trump signed into law on the afternoon of March 27, 2020:

March 27, 2020 Blog Post

SANTA FE – New Mexico public education will shift to a learn-at-home model as schools remain closed for the rest of the academic year, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state education and child care officials announced Friday.​ 

The decision is part of a two-pronged plan to protect New Mexicans from COVID-19 and ensure that children are protected, fed and educated and that families are supported through this crisis.

March 26, 2020 Blog Post

On Thursday, March 26th, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division published additional implementation guidance regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. 

Employee Rights

March 18, 2020 Blog Post

March 12, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. ­– Yesterday, Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02) co-introduced legislation to provide emergency paid leave for a range of workers affected by the coronavirus. 

March 12, 2020 Blog Post

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the New Mexico Public Education Department and the New Mexico Department of Health on Thursday announced that New Mexico K-12 public schools will close for three weeks beginning Monday, March 16, in response to the ongoing international novel coronavirus pandemic. The closure will begin at the end of the school day tomorrow, Friday, March 13.

Gov. Lujan Grisham and state officials will be holding a news conference at 10 a.m. on Friday morning to announce additional details.