CLNKids (Cuidando los Ninos)

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NTEE Code: 
B- Education
L- Housing and Shelter
O- Youth Development
P- Human Services
R- Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Mission Statement: 

•Provide high quality early childhood development & therapeutic services that meet the special needs of children experiencing homelessness
•Support services that assist families to become rehoused & stronger
•Be a community leader & advocate for social change to break the cycle of homelessness


CLNkids (formerly Cuidando Los Niños) offers 2 primary programs that work collaboratively in order to achieve our goal of ending family homelessness in the Albuquerque area:

•Early Childhood Development Program
•Family Support Program

At CLNkids, the whole family is supported. By using an all-encompassing, strength-based approach to work with children and families experiencing homelessness, CLNkids provides an opportunity for families to grow, learn, and become self-sufficient and successful.

CLNkids delivers support for clients to address a variety of needs that are unique to each family, such as housing, education, and health needs.

Families are typically enrolled for one year, during which time the Family Support Specialists and parents develop a transition plan in preparation for transition out of CLNkids. In order to successfully address the causes of homelessness and affect positive change for the families that we serve, we use a “whole family” approach. By providing high-quality early childhood development and a range of family support services, CLNkids creates a setting that supports the development of individual and family strengths.

Populations Served: 
Children and Youth
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Year Founded: 
Annual Budget: 
$1,000,000 - $4,999,999
10 to 29 FTE
Executive Director: 
Angela Merkert
Board and Volunteer Positions: 
Accepts inquiries about volunteering
Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: 
Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS
Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico
Types of Services Offered: 
Direct Services

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Last Updated Date: 
Oct 21 2014

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