Mailing Address: 625 Silver Avenue SW, Suite 345, Albuquerque, NM 87102
County of Location: Bernalillo
Phone: (505) 217-0220
NTEE Code: I- Crime, Legal Related, O- Youth Development, P- Human Services, R- Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Mission Statement:

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.

Primary Programs:

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.

Populations Served: Children and Youth
Counties Served: Statewide
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $1,000,000 - $4,999,999
Personnel: 10 to 29 FTE
Executive Director:

Ezra Spitzer

Accepts inquiries: 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: Advocacy, Direct Services


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