Santuario del Corazón
Las Cumbres started the Santuario del Corazón Program in January of 2019 to meet the critical human rights and social/emotional needs of migrant children who have experienced traumatic separation from a caregiver due to arriving unaccompanied in the United States, family separation at the border, and/or deportation. The program supports immigrant families in Northern New Mexico (Santa Fe, Bernalillo, Rio Arriba, Taos, and Los Alamos Counties) via trauma-informed family navigation and mental health services.
Bilingual/bicultural therapists and family navigators provide trauma-focused evidence-based therapies including Art Therapy, and work to strengthen the system of care for immigrant families by providing connection to resources such as transportation, access to housing, translation/interpretation, food assistance, legal assistance, and childcare. The program additionally seeks to provide specialized, preventative care through a growing network of partners. Most recently, a key collaboration has been established with the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center (NMILC) to provide free legal services to clients. NMILC specializes in working on immigrant cases and they will provide legal consultations and direct representation to Santuario participants who require assistance with immigration matters.
To be eligible for Santuario’s services, families must have a child between the ages of 0 and 18 living in their household. Those interested in learning more can contact Jose Gonzales at (575) 779-9119, or fill out the program referral form at https://www.lascumbres-nm.org/rio-arriba-los-alamos-referral.
JJAB’s Resource Specialists are available to help families apply for these and other services. Please visit https://losalamosjjab.com/resource-specialist/ to learn more.