New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty

Contact Information
Mailing Address: 
924 Park Avenue SW, Suite C
City: 
Albuquerque
State: 
New Mexico
Zip: 
87102
Counties of Location: 
Bernalillo
Phone: 
(505) 255-2840
Program Information
NTEE Code: 
I- Crime, Legal Related
P- Human Services
R- Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
W- Public, Society Benefit
Mission Statement: 

The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty is a nonprofit law firm and advocacy organization dedicated to advancing economic and social justice through education, advocacy, and litigation. We work with low-income New Mexicans to improve living conditions.

Programs: 

1)    Improving health outcomes for low-income New Mexican children and families: We have focused on expanding access to healthcare and protecting Medicaid in the state legislature. We have led successful efforts in the state to remove administrative barriers to enrollment in and utilization of Medicaid, at one point forcing the state to reverse cost-cutting measures that had caused the biggest disruption of healthcare for low-income families in our state’s history. The Center has also achieved important success in improving access to hospital care by uninsured, indigent New Mexicans.  Working with community groups, we moved the state’s major hospitals to increase their provision of charity care, increase their outreach and service to urban Indians, and improve the language services they provide to people who are not proficient in English.  Additionally, we are deeply engaged in seeking to ensure that healthcare reform is implemented in our state in a way that serves low-income people well.2)    Expanding low-income New Mexicans’ access to food and cash assistance:  One of the best ways to alleviate temporary poverty and fend off the worst aspects of chronic poverty is through public benefits programs. The Center is working to ensure that the state administers the public benefits programs well and in ways that help eligible people meet their basic needs.  We have, for example, pushed the state to follow federal law by making food assistance available to pregnant women throughout their pregnancy and to increase availability of food assistance in areas with high unemployment. 

Populations Served: 
All Populations
Low Income
Counties Served: 
Statewide
Year Founded: 
1995
Annual Budget: 
$750,000 - $999,999
Personnel: 
6 to 9 FTE
Executive Director: 
Kim Posich
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

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Last Updated Date: 
Jul 13 2012

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