Parents Reaching Out

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NTEE Code: 
B- Education
E- Health Care
R- Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Mission Statement: 

The mission of Parents Reaching Out is to enhance positive outcomes for families and children in New Mexico through informed decision making, advocacy, education, and resources. Parents Reaching Out provides the networking opportunities for families to connect with and support each other.


As the NM PIRC (New Mexico Parent Information and Resource Center), we help parents get the information and gain the skills they may need in order to support their children's learning and growth. We share information about No Child Left Behind and offer tools for building meaningful partnerships that improve academic achievement.

As the NM PTI (New Mexico Parent Training and Information Center), we serve families of infants, children and youth with all types of disabilities as well as related professionals. We help families understand the special education system and the Individual Educational Program (IEP) process so that they can make informed decisions, understand IDEA 2004 and effectively advocate for their child.

DreamCatchers work with the Early Intervention system to support the families of infants and toddlers who are at risk for or have developmental delays, disabilities or medical conditions. We help families navigate systems and connect with other parents. We promote the importance of advocacy, record keeping, family perspective and partnerships with those who provide services to our children.

NM F2FHIC (New Mexico Family to Family Health Information Center) serves communities through a grant from federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Our resources build family capacity to understand the health care system and make informed choices to access quality health care services that best meet their needs.

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Populations Served: 
All Populations
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Year Founded: 
Annual Budget: 
$1,000,000 - $4,999,999
10 to 29 FTE
Executive Director: 
Naomi Sandweiss
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

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Last Updated Date: 
Oct 7 2014

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