New Mexico Child Advocacy Networks (NMCAN) is a visionary champion for New Mexico’s most vulnerable children and youth by providing innovative programming and effective advocacy.
NMCAN leverages community partnerships and volunteerism to ensure children and youth who experience foster care have a respected voice in the development of programs and policies designed to serve and support them. Authentic youth engagement is the cornerstone of our work, and we offer the following two initiatives.
NEW MEXICO CASA provides a unified voice for 15 local CASA programs in 21 communities across the state. Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers speak up for the best interests of children that have been abused or neglected.
BUILDING FUTURES & FOUNDATIONS (BFF) improves the path for young people transitioning from foster care to adulthood. We work directly with young people in order to learn how to manage daily responsibilities, build positive peer networks, and access tools to help them achieve goals related to education, employment, health, housing, and personal finance as well as strengthen their sense of belonging.