YNMG Hub For COVID Resources And Volunteers
As we go through each episode, we're talking about emerging resources in our community, and we'll continue posting them here.
- cabq.gov/scams — Find out if the person you're talking to is trying to use fears about the virus to scam people. Albuquerque's Consumer Financial Protection Initiative is keeping track.
- If you think you got scammed, report it to the Federal Trade Commission
- bit.ly/covidhelpforseniors — Want to help make sure the state's seniors get food? You can volunteer
- Read the state's emergency order issued Monday, March 23. Is your business or workplace on the state's list of essential services? And what does it mean when the governor says "stay home"
- Apply for unemployment
- Department of Workforce Solutions' COVID info page for workers or businesses
- The New Mexico Restaurant Association has financial info and updates for business owners and workers
- The U.S. Bartenders' Guild has options and advice for folks
- Need help with an eviction? N.M. Legal Aid: (505) 633-6694 or Senior Citizens Law Office: (505) 265-2300
- And if you're healthy and you want to help, your local food bank is looking for volunteers, says Secretary McCamley.
- Looking for lessons for your kids? Head to this instructional content platform: Newsela
- Free science lessons from Mystery Science (K-5)
- And here's a list of places offering free educational resources
- Albuquerque Public Schools free meal pickup sites
- Hope & Navajo Families COVID-19 Relief Fund
- Mutual Aid in Albuquerque: ffol.org
- Rent relief & utility assistance from the city of Albuquerque. Dial 311 for help.
- Donate to the rental assistance program. Mail donations to any of these four centers around the city. Make checks payable to: FCS Health and Social Services.
- The tip sheet NM Craft Responders are using to make masks. Reach out to them via firstname.lastname@example.org
- Counseling services for students at unm: shac.unm.edu
- VIDEO: A breakdown of the $2 trillion relief package (Politico)
- FAQ on Stimulus Checks, Unemployment and the Coronavirus Plan (NY Times)
- Calculate how much you'll get from coronavirus checks (Washington Post)
- Barron Jones from the ACLU: email@example.com
- People in prison or jail—or their families—can reach out to Millions For Prisoners New Mexico through Facebook or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mesilla Valley Community Of Hope
- Albuquerque Health Care For The Homeless
- Watch Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's full news conference
- Here's a list from CYFD of shelters for young people experiencing homelessness or survivors of domestic violence in the state. They're still open. And if you have resources to share, they could use some donations.
- The National Indian Health Board launched its COVID 19 resource center for tribes. It's here: www.nihb.org/covid-19
- Here's the Navajo Nation website: www.navajo-nsn.gov
- Look into the Notah Begay Foundation
- Northern Dine COVID-19 relief effort
- The CDC is saying people should wear masks when out of the house now. Find a pattern and get some tips to make your own or help make them for people who are providing essential services by emailing the network of folks working on this: CraftResponders@gmail.com.
- Trying to figure out if you should get tested for COVID, or if you should go to the hospital because your symptoms are getting worse? Call the Department of Health Hotline: 1-855-600-3453
- Albuquerque Mutual Aid put out the call today asking for food or monetary donations, saying their backstock was almost depleted.
April 3: What's Changing In What You Care About?
- The state has guaranteed free testing for coronavirus and free treatment. So if you don’t have health insurance, don’t let that stop you from seeking care. It also covers illnesses related to COVID, like flu or pneumonia.
- If you get billed for it, and you think it’s unfair, call the OSI Managed Health Care Bureau at 1-855-427-5674
April 6: The Roof And The Lights
- Donate to the One Albuquerque fund to help support people trying to pay rent or save their businesses.
- And here's info on how to get assistance with rent: www.cabq.gov/help/rental-assistance
- For help with your PNM utility bill: PNM.com/billhelp
- Las Vegas NM Beautiful Small Business- Emergency Fundraiser! 2020
April 7: Environmental Protection Rollbacks
EPA says regulated industries can regulate themselves when it comes to air and water and other environmental concerns right now. NMED says the state's compliance checks are limited too, because folks who work there are social distancing. You're not supposed to be going out looking for polluters. But if you happen to see something, here's who to call:
- New Mexico Environment Department: 505-827-2855 • 1-800-219-6157
- Environmental emergencies (24/7): 505-827-9329
- NMED District Field Offices
And if you have concerns about pollution in your community, reach out to longtime environment reporter Laura Paskus on Twitter @LauraPaskus or email her.
- If you're in New Mexico and looking for a loan to stay afloat, the state will act as a guarantor through the COVID-19 Loan Guarantee Program
- Manufacturers and retailers in communities that are smaller than 10,000 can access the state's LEDA funds right now, too.
- The state's Economic Development Department has all kinds of other resources, too.
- Support the state's local businesses by purchasing gift cards to help them stay afloat through buyNMlocal.com
- Small businesses in Albuquerque with less than five employees can also look for the city's micro-grant fund. Those are $5,000 grants—not loans—so you don't have to pay them back. Mayor Tim Keller told YNMG that they're trying to find more cash for that fund.
April 9: ICE Detention, Migrants And Refugees
- Find info about coronavirus in many languages on the city's Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Facebook page.
- El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos offers up a fact sheet in Spanish about understanding unemployment benefits right now.
- Donate to a relief fund for local families who are undocumented at NMdreamteam.org
- Nationally, the Detention Watch Network is pushing for people to be released from ICE detention
- A quick search on GoFundMe reveals many local campaigns with specific aims helping refugees and immigrants who live in our community.
- $300,000 is going to arts and cultural nonprofits in Albuquerque.
- $100,000 dollars is going to local artists to create digital media.
- $50,000 dollars is going to local artists to create educational programming that engages young people
- 516 Arts is giving 60 artists $1,000 each from the Fulcrum Fund
- The Santa Fe Reporter's got the hookup on virtual concerts.
- The N.M. Tourism Department is offering virtual tours of arts and culture hubs, and the state’s natural wonders. You can even check them out in virtual reality.
- Journalists, find funds to keep the newsroom open or money for bills and food: SPJriogrande.org
- Check out the stories from Richard Reyes and his crew: GallupIndependent.com
- Help keep the Santa Fe Reporter afloat: SantaFeReporter.com/friends
- Donate to the Islamic Center of New Mexico
- Here's the Archdiocese of Santa Fe's emergency fund
- Hit up the American Friends Service Committee of New Mexico to find out how to help with the Farm to Food Bank program
- Connect with Hillel House at UNM
- Volunteer to help with COVID-19 efforts through Legacy Church
April 15: Essential, Just Not Paid Like It
- Have you experienced a short check? Wage theft? You can call the federal Department of Labor: dol.gov, 1-866-487-2365, the state’s Department of Workforce Solutions: dws.state.nm.us, or Albuquerque’s Legal Department: cabq.gov/legal, (505) 768-4500).
- If you're experiencing discrimination or harassment, you can report it to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: eeoc.gov, 1-800-669-4000, the state's Human Rights Bureau: 1-800-566-9471, or Albuquerque's Office of Equity and Inclusion: (505) 768-3307.
- For occupational health and safety violations, look to OSHA: osha.gov, 1-800-321-6742. Or if you were injured on the job, the New Mexico Workers Compensation Administration: workerscomp.nm.gov, 505-827-3600.
- Or if you experience retaliation for speaking out, the National Labor Relations Board: nlrb.gov, 1-844-762-NLRB.
- The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty can also hear your claims about unsafe conditions and wage theft: nmpovertylaw.org, 505-255-2840
- Workers rights advocates at Somos un Pueblo Unido are ready to help, too: somosunpueblounido.org. They have offices in Santa Fe, Roswell and Hobbs.
- And of course, El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos also helps workers facing exploitation, wage theft, injury ... all of it: elcentronm.org, 505-246-1627
- And don't forget: Here's where you can register to get your mail-in absentee ballot in New Mexico for the next 49 days.
April 16: The Systems Aren't Colorblind, But Coronavirus Is
- For the New Mexico Asian Family Center, head to their website: nmafc.org or find them on Facebook
- For more info on mistreatment in medical care situations, the Department of Health has the info.
- To see how you can offer help to the Navajo Nation go to: navajo-nsn.gov.
- Go to nmcovid19.org for information on emergency supply sourcing and manufacturing
- Want to pitch in with AFRL Maker Hub on the Kirtland Air Force Base? Head to afrlmakerhub.com or find them on social media
- FUSEmakerspace.org is an off-base hub powered by CNM Ingenuity
- Head to fivetonmonkey.com to see how you can help their great efforts
- Look up marpacmedical.com for more info on these Medical Equipment Manufactures in Albuquerque
- Do you want to help out from home? Well, look up Open Source COVID19 Medical Supplies New Mexico for info from Craft Responders and other local makers about what they need. Plus, there are mask-making tips is you’re trying to sew one at home.
April 21: Checking For Those Checks
- If you are in need of help or information from the Small Business Administration, find local assistance here.
- For information on SNAP benefits, here's the link, or call 800-283-4465
- To get enrolled for unemployment in New Mexico, here's where to start.
April 22: Walking The COVID Beat
- Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless has coronavirus resources. For information on how you can volunteer or donate head to abqhch.org
- Here's the N.M. Coalition to End Homelessness, which works statewide. And here's their page devoted to coronavirus updates.
- The City of Albuquerque has set up 18 new portable restrooms stocked with hand sanitizer. Here's where those are located:
- HopeWorks, 4th and Mountain
- The Rock at Noonday
- Good Shepherd, 2nd and Iron
- 1st and Central
- Coronado Park
- I-40 and 12th Street trail
- First Nations Community HealthSource, Zuni and California
- God's Warehouse
- Mesa Verde Park
- Wilson Park
- Central and Eubank
- Eubank Tunnels
- Central and Juan Tabo
- Central and Tramway
- Central and Sunset
- Phil Chacon Park
- Central and Coors
April 23: To Be Heard And Counted
- 2020census.gov has the census questionnaire. It's quick and easy.
- Be entertained while you go about your civic duty by heading to TinyCensusConcert.com
- Request your absentee ballot so you can vote by mail here at the SOS website.
- And if you need a grocery card, check out the New Mexico - Asian and Pacific Islander Supplemental Aid Project
April 24: Sports Sports Sports
- Learn more about Affirmative Athletics here: AffirmativeAthletics.org
- Are you a high school athlete who still has dreams of playing college sports? KRQE has an article with tips on how to get recruited in the time of COVID.
- Check out Athletes For Relief to see how sports stars from around the country are helping out: AthletesRelief.org
- Volunteer with the Department of Aging and Long Term Services by heading to nmaging.state.nm.us or call 1-800-432-2080.
- Get info on community gardens and seed exchanges over at head HomeGrownnNewMexico.wordpress.com
- Discover the good work being done at the SouthWest Organizing Project by heading to SWOP.net
- To help out at the International District Urban Agriculture Project, scope bccUrbanAg.com
- To donate your time, money, or goods at Roadrunner Food Bank, go to rrfb.org
- For more info on Food Is Free Albuquerque, head to fifabq.org
- Stay up-to-date with the Agri-Cultura Network here: agri-cultura.org
April 28: Hail The Hospital Workers!
- If you're a health care worker who wants more info on the union, head to NMHospitalWorkersUnion.com
- If you're a hospital worker and need help with child care or other basics, head to CoronaCareNM.com
- Learn more about UCSF's HEAL Initiative
- Online recovery meetings: Recovery Dharma, AA, NA, In The Rooms ... there are so many.
- You can also call into many online meetings with your phone, and your local AA can point you in the right direction.
- Find Crossroads for Women at crossroadsabq.org or call 505-242-1010.
- Or, check in with Maya's Place: 505-266-0110
- CARE Detox center in Albuquerque is still taking folks: (505) 468-1555
- Find Health and Human Services in Rio Arriba County through rio-arriba.org or call (505) 753-3143
- New Mexico Crisis and Access Line can hook you up with mental health or substance abuse resources: 1-855-nm-crisis.
- If you are not having an emergency but want to connect with someone, check out the Peer-To-Peer Warmline: 1-855-4nm-7100. They’re ready to take your call between 3:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. daily, or you can text someone there between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
April 30: The People Beyond The Numbers
- Anyone who is feeling alone or down or who just needs to talk to someone, check in with New Mexico’s Peer-to-Peer Warmline: 1-855-4NM-7100. They’re open between 3:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. every day. They also can do text conversations with you between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
- If you’re in crisis, the number there is 1-855-NMcrisis. That one is open around the clock, every day of the year.
- If you’re a hospital worker or a first responder and you want to talk to someone, that’s a phone call away, too. That number is: 1-855-507-5509.
- The state offers a whole bunch of free resources for people who are grieving through the Grief Services Program with the Office of the Medical Investigator. They offer counseling and therapy, crisis intervention, referrals, group facilitation and advocacy. Reach out there by calling 1-800-432-5239.
May 4: Reopening At A Spring Fever Pitch
- Head to CABQ.gov for the latest info on the status of city services and resources.
- For info on the state's response and next moves, head to CV.nmhealth.org.
- Do you have a COVID-related health insurance question? The state's Insurance Office launched a hotline, open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. If you have a grievance about premium payments, your coverage ending, benefits being denied or surprise bills, call 1-833-415-0566. It's also good for info about how to get health insurance coverage if you don't have any.
- Check out Anna Willoughby and her team's Coronavirus tracker
May 5: When Home Isn't A Safe Place to Shelter
- If you’re experiencing violence at home or in a relationship, you can reach the Domestic Violence Resource Center at 505-248-3165 or at dvrcnm.org
- If you’re a UNM student, you can contact the Lobo Respect Advocacy Center 24 hours a day at 505-277-2911
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-safe (7233)
- UNM mental health: 505-272-2800
- Alcoholics Anonymous: 505-266-1900
- Agora New Mexico Crisis Center: 505-277-3013
- Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-773-3645
- Child Abuse Hotline: 505-841-6100
- Adult Protective Services: 1-866-654-3219 or 1-505-476-4912
- City of Albuquerque Senior Information Line: 505-764-6400
- New Mexico Crisis and Access Line: 855-662-7474
May 7: Still Behind the Walls
- People in prison or jail—or their families—can reach out to Millions For Prisoners New Mexico through Facebook or by emailing: email@example.com
- Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons
May 13: A Test You Can't Study For
To get in info on the American Association for Clinical Chemistry head to: www.aacc.org.
They have videos that explain coronavirus and antibody testing:
To learn more about Tricore head to http://www.tricore.org/
Read Julia Goldberg's article "Model Citizens" at the Santa Fe Reporter https://www.sfreporter.com/news/coverstories/2020/05/06/model-citizens/
Head to https://nmhealth.org/ to learn more about the testing offered to everyone in the state.
May 14: Get Covered
- If you are in the need of health insurance here are some avenues for you:
- Check out the insurance portal for the state at https://www.bewellnm.com/ or call 1-(833) 862-3935
- The New Mexico medicaid portal is https://nmmedicaid.portal.conduent.com/
- For more info on the office of the superintendent of insurance https://pd.osi.state.nm.us, their hotline is 833-415-0566
- No-cost medicaid coverage is available for low-income new mexicans at yes.state.nm.us or 1-(855) 637-6574.
- You can sign up for coverage through the nm medicaid insurance pool at nmmip.org or 1 (844) 728-7896
- You can find help at the new mexico center for law and poverty at http://nmpovertylaw.org/
- Health action new mexico has a blog that can help walk you through your insurance questions. Head to https://www.healthactionnm.org/blog
May 22: Race, Privilege and Reopening
- If you want to hear more from Tim Wise or check out one of his books head to http://www.timwise.org/about/
- Showing Up For Racial Justice, a multi-racial network of people organizing white folks for racial and social justice. Check out what the local chapter is doing at the Facebook page "SURJ ABQ." https://www.facebook.com/groups/1180007298784667/
- The Albuquerque Friends Meeting, the local Quaker organization, has a Whiteness Study Group, and they've got resources on building anti-racist, multicultural faith communities. https://abqfriends.org/examining-whiteness
- The Santa Fe Community Foundation has a whole course on unlearning racism and understanding privilege. https://www.santafecf.org/2012---what-we-do/2020-exploring-whiteness
- There's a great podcast series called "Seeing White" that takes a deep dive into the history of whiteness in America and its violent legacy through to today. Find a link to that podcast on the show page, and an interview Hannah Colton had with its producer, John Biewen this week. https://www.sceneonradio.org/seeing-white/
- And check out the national network mobilizing white men to learn, grow and take action against white supremacy and patriarchy, Organizing White Men for Collective Liberation https://www.owmcl.org/
May 29: Faith in the System
- Read more from Tim Wise by heading to http://www.timwise.org/ or head to https://www.speakoutnow.org/
- Hit up the Santa Fe Reporter to read the work from Julia Goldberg and Katherine Lewin
- Reveal news has a story about which states got ppp money just head to https://www.revealnews.org/article/bailout-money-bypasses-hard-hit-new-york-california-for-north-dakota-nebraska/
- You can catch Gene Grant on air at New Mexico PBS. If you want to watch past episodes of New Mexico in focus just head to https://www.newmexicopbs.org/productions/newmexicoinfocus/
- THE PRIMARY IS ON TUESDAY! to read the league of women voters online voter guide head to https://www.lwv.org/tag/voter-guides?page=4
- Take the implicit bias test created by Harvard researchers: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/
- Educate yourself with the book Blindspot: The Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald
- Check out the Party for Socialism and Liberation
- Check out Bryan Stevenson's work with the Equal Justice Initiative, focusing on criminal justice reform, racial justice and education.
June 10: Men With Rifles
- Read Daily Lobo's Joe Rull's report on New Mexico State Police snipers atop UNM buildings during Black Lives Matter protests.
June 11: Defund De-Militarize Dismantle
Learn more about Positive Policing at their website www.positivepolicing.solutions or email Darryl Deloach directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Read the text of Albuquerque City Councilor Lan Sena’s bill to prevent APD from getting military surplus equipment.
Do you know about Juneteenth? It’s a worldwide celebration of the end of slavery in the U.S. Follow our link to Facebook to find out about Albuquerque’s celebration coming up June 20th.
June 12: Keeping An Eye On You
Learn more about David Carroll’s work, including a link to his Twitter.
If you want to find out more about race in artificial intelligence and technology check out Mutale Nkonde’s site.
Get more details on Dr. Kathleen Carley’s study of internet bots, good and bad.
Want to become “digitally intelligent” when it comes to managing your online data? Check out Own Your Data.
Want ten tips to manage your online privacy? That's not enough? Find more tips for online privacy here, here, here, and here.
June 17: Criminal Justice Reform
Check out Jeff Proctor’s article “It Makes No Sense” covering the rise of COVID-19 cases in New Mexico’s prisons and the Governor’s response.
Read Rolling Stone magazine’s article on Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s tactics for fighting coronavirus, including the fight for federal resources.
- Discover more about Black Voices ABQ
- Learn more about Juneteenth history
June 22: The Special Universe of this Legislative Session
Watch New Mexico in focus on New Mexico PBS. Check out past episodes and other content by heading to https://www.newmexicopbs.org/
Plus, New Mexico PBS has been live-streaming so you can see the legislative session for yourself. Scope the New Mexico in Focus page on Facebook.
Check out Common Cause New Mexico chapter head to https://www.commoncause.org/new-mexico/
Read great articles from Matt Reichbach and other journalists by heading to https://nmpoliticalreport.com/ to catch up on all the legal happenings in the state
If you need a refresher on the legislature, find any of the episodes of this shows pre-covid to hear our daily updates during the last legislative session. They’re over at https://www.kunm.org/, or find them in your podcasts
June 24: The Balls That Dropped
Learn all about the ABC Community Partnership
Take a look at the Las Cruces Sun-News, including stories from Algernon D’Ammassa
June 25: The One That Got Away
Learn more about the PPE supply efforts of Marpac Medical
Read articles by Carol Wight for the New Mexico Restaurant Association
Watch the TED-X ABQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8rPKQA9Fso" target="_blank">talk given by Deborah Kuidis
Check out the reporting from Yasmin Khan