Family Services / Am I Eligible?

We invite you to complete the Am I Eligible? survey and learn about the Family Services Programs for which you may be eligible. To apply for services or request a referral to one or more of the Family Services Programs, please click on the Apply For Services button.

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What is Am I Eligible?


The Am I Eligible? website is a resource for families to learn about all of the Family Services Programs that are available in New Mexico. We offer a short survey to help you determine which Family Services Programs you may be eligible for, and you may also apply for services and/or request a referral to Family Services Programs by registering for and completing the Online Application. For more information about each of the Family Services Programs, please click on the program icons below.

We invite you to complete the Am I Eligible? Survey, the survey typically takes about 2-4 minutes to complete.
If you are ready to apply for services or request a referral to one or more of the Family Services Programs, please click on the Apply For Services button to begin the Online Application. Please note that completing and submitting the application does not constitute a final determination of eligibility. Additional information will be requested by program staff in order to determine your eligibility.

Programs for Which You May be Eligible

Child Care Assistance

Did you know that you could qualify for Child Care Assistance if you are working, going to school or both and meet income qualifications? Child care assistance provides financial support to help you pay for the cost of child care. The Child Care Services Bureau pays some or all of your child care costs each month. Take the 2-4 minutes eligibility survey to help determine if you may be eligible.

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Home Visiting

Are you an expecting mother or the parent of a child age 3 and under? If so, you qualify for Home Visiting services that help connect families to helpers that make life a little easier. A home visitor can offer advice of all kinds, whether that’s breastfeeding tips, how to manage stress, or even getting clothes for back-to-school.

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Pre-Kindergarten (PreK)

Did you know your child could enroll in state-funded PreK with no income qualifications? New Mexico PreK is a voluntary, free program that gives children the opportunity to attend a high-quality, early childhood education program before entering kindergarten. Children who attend PreK programs do better starting on the first day of school. If your child is between the ages of 3 to 5, he or she qualifies for PreK based on availability in your area.

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Summer Food

Is your child 18 years old or younger? If so, he or she may be able to receive free and nutritious meals during the summer months. Click Here to find a meal site closest to you.

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Boys & Girls Club

Is your child between the ages of 5 and 18? If so, he or she may be able to attend Boys & Girls Club. Boys & Girls Club of America provides a safe place to learn and grow afterschool and during the summer months focusing on Education and Career, Character and Leadership Development and Healthy Lifestyles. Click Here to find a Club in your area.

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Head Start

Did you know that Head Start and Early Head Start provide free learning and development services to low-income families with children ages birth to five and expecting parents? Head Start Programs promote the school readiness of children and provides a learning environment that supports the child’s growth preparing them for kindergarten and life of learning.

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Family Infant Toddler (FIT)

Do you have developmental concerns regarding a child in your home between the ages of birth to age 3? If so, The FIT Program is a statewide program that provides home and community based early intervention services to infants and toddlers (birth to age 3) who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities and their families. Early intervention provides therapy and developmental services, that are family focused and teach families activities and strategies to promote their child’s development throughout the day at home and in other settings (child care / Early Head Start etc.). An individualized plan is developed with the family regarding the services they will receive. Early intervention offers great support to families and can make a lifetime of difference!

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