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Santa Fe & New Mexico COVID-19 Resource Guide
For assistance during the global COVID-19 health crisis, the following is a list of available resources to those in Santa Fe and across New Mexico.
BY
Meow Wolf
September 23, 2020

***Last Updated April 1, 2020***

Stay tuned as this Resource Guide will be frequently updated with new resources.

COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 19) is having an immense impact on communities around the world. Locally, we are seeing an increased demand for resources to support individuals in need, as well as businesses and nonprofit organizations struggling with the economic impacts of the pandemic.

Help is needed for a wide array of items and services, including: food insecurity, housing assistance, bill payment, unemployment, healthcare, childcare, business loans, and more. This is impacting people from all walks of life, no matter where they live.

Our national government has been busy working on relief packages and options for those affected. On March 18, 2020, the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” was signed into law, which put together a wide relief package for families, workers, and businesses. This includes provisions to expand access to food and nutrition services for low income families, emergency paid leave for employees, support for health care professionals, and also requires private health plans to cover costs associated with COVID-19 diagnostic testing. The federal government is also offering additional programmatic support.  The Small Business Administration's, Disaster Relief Loan program is available for affected small businesses. FEMA's Public Assistance program is available for eligible governments and non profits, and the IRS is introducing a number of measures to provide tax relief.  This is an evolving situation, and we expect programmatic offerings to increase.

Meow Wolf is currently assessing the best way we can partner with existing organizations to  support our local communities, artists, and humanity as a whole. We believe that if we work together, lift each other up, and share our resources with those who need it most, we can navigate these uncertain times. Let’s do this together!

Our company believes that partnerships are the best way to both strengthen ties with our neighbors and give back to our communities in need. To that end, we have put together a list of Santa Fe and New Mexico Resources below. 


The Office of the Governor and the State of New Mexico have established these hotlines related to COVID-19:

  • Health-related issues COVID-19 hotline: 1-855-600-3453
  • Childcare, schools, food insecurity, supplies, loss of income: 1-833-551-0518  
  • Seniors or disabled adults who cannot access groceries, contact the Aging and Long Term Services Department hotline: 1-800-432-2080
  • State of New Mexico - “I need assistance” Resources


SANTA FE RESOURCES

City of Santa Fe’s Emergency Proclamation included:

  • Prohibition on eviction of residential and commercial tenants
  • Water shut-off moratorium
  • Free Santa Fe Trails bus service for seniors and ADA individuals - sign up here
  • Delay of Lodger’s Tax collection from businesses
  • Free parking at meters and city owned parking lots

Enroll in Alert Santa Fe for most up to date alerts and information from the City

Santa Fe Mutual Aid Form

  • Set up by local non-profit Earthcare. Sign up for assistance, or offer to help!

PNM and NM Gas Company have halted shut-off for non payment and no late fees

Practice Social Distancing It’s still the best way you can support your local community


Donate

City of Santa Fe Culture Connects Artist Grant

  • Currently getting up and running for local artists to apply for up to $1,000 in assistance. More details soon. To donate, contact Pauline Kamiyama at pkkamiyama@santafenm.gov.

Santa Fe Community Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund

  • Funding will be donated to Santa Fe area non-profit organizations up to $5,000. Application to open next week.

        ***Apply here***

The Food Depot's Response Fund

  • Funding will go towards purchase of food/meals, and delivery for NM families

EarthCare’s COVID-19 Mutual Aid

  • Funding will be donated to individuals in Santa Fe who have been impacted

United Way of Santa Fe County Response Fund

  • Funding will go towards keeping the Kaune Early Learning Center open for free and reduced childcare in Santa Fe

Albuquerque Community Foundation’s Response Fund

  • Funding will be donated to central New Mexico non-profit organizations up to $5,000. Apply here.  

PNM’s Good Neighbor Fund

  • PNM has committed to no shut-offs for non-payment and halted all late fees, this fund is always helping families who need assistance


Volunteer

NM Aging and Long Term Services Department

  • Email: Buffie.Saavedra@state.nm.us with subject Line: READY TO HELP & identify city/town you reside in, and your phone number. They will then reach out!

The Food Depot

  • Drop off food: 1222 Siler Rd, STE A
  • Always Needed Items: Peanut butter, Canned fish & meats, Nuts and seeds, Canned & dried beans, Cereal, oatmeal, Rice, pasta, beans, Canned vegetables & fruits, Diapers, wipes, baby food, formula, Pet foods- dry & canned, Personal care items
  • To volunteer, contact Jennifer West jwest@thefooddepot.org

Kitchen Angels

  • Volunteer to cook and deliver meals, along with groceries 
  • Currently 60 volunteers are needed to cook and deliver these lifesaving supplies - not accepting anyone who has traveled in the past 20 days or has any cold/flu symptoms of any kind. 
  • To volunteer, contact Lauren Lavail llavail@kitchenangels.org


Santa Fe Food Assistance

  • The Food Depot has organized free community drive-thru food distribution, these will continue weekly until further notice:
  • Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Capital High School, 4851 Paseo del Sol (in collaboration with Santa Fe Public Schools)
  • Tuesday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to noon, St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail (in collaboration with Bag n Hand Food Pantry)
  • *Times are subject to change, and food distribution will close if the food runs out before the end time.
  • Santa Fe Public Schools are offering free daily “grab and go” breakfast and lunch to all school-aged children under 18. Pick up at 10:30am - 12:30pm daily unless otherwise noted, and the locations for pick up are:
  • Aspen Community School: 450 La Madera St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
  • Capital High School: 4851 Paseo del Sol, Santa Fe, NM 87507
  • Chaparral Elementary School: 2451 Avenida Chaparral, Santa Fe, NM 87505
  • Kearny Elementary School: 901 Avenida de las Campanas, Santa Fe, NM 87507
  • Ramirez Thomas Elementary School: 3200 Calle Po Ae Pi, Santa Fe, NM 87507
  • Santa Fe High School: 2100 Yucca St, Santa Fe, NM 87505
  • Sweeney Elementary School: 501 Airport Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507
  • Hope Unlimited Church: 6700 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507
  • Noon - 5:00 PM, (3/17 & 3/18 ONLY)
  • NM Aging and Long Term Services Department are helping seniors and disabled adults who cannot access groceries.
  • Seeking food assistance Contact: 1-800-432-2080
  • Also seeking volunteers to help! Email Buffie.Saavedra@state.nm.us with subject Line: READY TO HELP & identify city/town you reside in, and your phone number
  • Bienvenidos Food Pantry are offering free food and groceries to families in need starting at 9:00am daily. Bring own box, and call ahead recommended.
  • Located at 1511 Fifth Street, Santa Fe NM 87505
  • Feeding Santa Fe is also offering free food pickup with The Food Depot (see above).


New Mexico Business Assistance

  • Provides federal and state loan options
  • Provides contingency and planning resources
  • $5,000 grant for qualifying businesses in Albuquerque
  • CARES Act Provisions

  • PNM and NM Gas Company have put moratorium on non-payment disconnects and late fees through April 6th - Apply for assistance or donate through PNM’s Good Neighbor Fund
  • Santa Fe and Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Water Authority have suspended disconnects for non-payment
  • Check your Insurance Coverage - You may have business interruption insurance coverage. Contact your insurance agent to review your policy and understand what you are covered for. 


Resources for Artist Community

  • Creative Capital Artist resource guide with links to grants and funding
  • The City of Santa Fe is partnering with the NM Community Foundation to launch a Culture Connects Artist Fund - This fund will be launched in the next week or so, and distribute grants up to $1,000 to local artists in need.


Resources for Individuals and Families

Workers

  • USBG Bartender Emergency Assistance fund
  • United Way of Santa Fe County is hiring additional childcare providers for the Early Learning Center at Kaune School - To apply contact Marisol Baird at (505) 920-5939 or marisolb@uwsfc.org
  • Non-Citizens - Ineligible non-citizens who do not meet citizenship eligibility criteria may qualify for some limited Medicaid coverage. These applicants must meet all other eligibility requirements except for citizenship. Non-citizens are ineligible for all other benefits. 
  • For New Mexicans with DACA or any other immigration status who are being let go of their jobs and have questions about collecting unemployment, Santa Fe Dreamers Project is here to help. Call and leave a message 505-490-2789 or e-mail info@santafedreamersproject.org.

Childcare

  • New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department

      - Have made changes to childcare policies amid COVID-19

       - Childcare Resource and Referral Line: 

       - 1-833-551-0518 (COVID non-health related line)

       - 1-800-691-9067 (childcare resource line)

  • United Way of Santa Fe County’s Kaune School remains open as of 3/18 - Contact Marisol Baird at (505) 920-5939 or marisolb@uwsfc.org


Projects for Families

          https://earlybirdbooks.com/

          https://www.bookbub.com/welcome

          https://www.freebooksy.com/

          https://www.free-ebooks.net/


Technology

  • Free unlimited smartphone data
  • Not terminating service due to inability to pay
  • Waiving late fees
  • Wi-fi hotspots available to everyone
  • Internet access for low-income households, elderly and veterans


Mental Health & Wellness


Students

Wifi and internet

Resources for Undocumented Students


Albuquerque Resources

  • Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Water Authority - Have suspended disconnects for non-payment.
  • ABQ Care Packages (for those requesting assistance) - Families who need extra support during this time of need can fill out the form below to receive a small care package put together by local community organizations in Albuquerque. Fill out the Google Form.
  • Albuquerque Public Schools - Free meals and lunch pickup at 89 school sites to students under 18.
  • Hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Available to all school-age students under the age of 18 as of Monday, March 16, 2020. Students must be present to receive a meal.

Española Resources

  • If you feel sick:
  • Presbyterian Española Hospital is providing FREE online and video screenings to see if you need to be tested. phs.org/covid-19
  • Before going to the ER, please CALL AHEAD (505)753-7111
  • Las Clinicas Del Norte -- CALL FIRST
  • Abiquiu (505)685-4479
  • El Rito (575)581-4728
  • Ojo Caliente (505)583-2191
  • Utilities - Jemez Co-op, PNM & NM Gas have suspended disconnects for non-payment
  • Española Public Schools: The Student Nutrition Department is providing meals for all children ages 1-18 within the Española Public Schools service area.
  • Moving Arts Española: Moving Arts is closed from March 16 – April 4 but will be providing breakfast and lunch for children. During this time of quarantine Moving Arts will be partnering with the Española Public Schools to be a site to pick up breakfast and lunches for children starting Thursday, March 19. Breakfast can be picked up at 8:00 am and lunch by 12:00 pm, Monday- Friday. If you are in need of this service please click on this link and fill out our survey.
  • For Seniors - B.V.Q.A. Martinez Senior Center in Española: Senior Center meals will be available as carry-out only. Please call (505) 747-6028 or (505) 747-6027 to place meal orders.
  • San Martin de Porres Soup Kitchen: Serving lunch Monday-Friday at 11:30am. Located at 171 Jonathan, Española. Call (505)753-4956 for more information.
  • Rock Christian Fellowship: Food pantry pick up located at 919 Riverside. Call (505)753-2094 for hours and more information.
  • St. Vincent de Paul: Food pantry pickup located at 908 Calle Rosario. Call (505)753-4225 for hours and more information. 
  • Los Alamos Public Schools: Beginning March 16th and ending April 3rd, grab and go lunches will be provided for students who need them from 11 am – 1 pm at Aspen Elementary School.

Breath of My Heart (Española): Breath of My Heart continues to be open to serve clients and community but with some modifications to services. Please visit their website to learn more. info@breathofmyheart.com. Phone: 1-505-753-0505

For your convenience, we’ve also provided a list of Las Vegas & Nevada Community Resources, Denver & Colorado Community Resources, and Artist Resources. Please share these lists with anyone and everyone who might be in need.

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