Outcomes, Inc.

Grandparents who find themselves in a parenting situation the second time around face a unique set of challenges and needs. These needs often include:

  • Navigating social service agencies and the school system
  • Disciplining a grandchild
  • Reducing stress
  • Relationship building
  • Financial and legal problems
  • Childcare needs
  • Social security and Medicare needs
  • Mental health challenges

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To meet individual family needs, our therapists are available on evenings and weekends. Our goals for the grandparent counseling program are to improve family functioning overall, with grandparents feeling supported and gaining new skills, and/or the grandchildren also gaining support and new skills for emotional and behavioral management.

 

If you are interested in counseling  for grandparents raising grandchildren, please contact us.

Beginning July 1, 2011 Outcomes, Inc. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program has transitioned to New Mexico Family Network, 505-265-0430 and All Faiths, 505-271-0329.

 

Community Resources

Information and Referral

Advocacy for parents/grandparents

Support groups for parents/grandparents

Parenting classes

Legal services re: guardianship, adoption

Information about foster care

Information/assistance with obtaining Medicaid

Information about Social Security benefits

Financial resources

Information on medical resources

Clothing and/or clothing vouchers

Food and/or food vouchers

Assistance working with CYFD

Information about financial benefits

Financial planning/budgeting — Services Not Currently Identified

Respite for parents/grandparents — Services Not Currently Identified

Counseling – Individual, family, & group

Head Start/Early Head Start Services for Children ages 6wks – 5yrs. Old

  • YDI (Year Round Services for Head Start Children & Early Head Start Services are provided for 9 months out of the calendar year), Ernestine Padilla – 212-7239– www.ydinm.org 

Grandparent Workshops

Case Management/Service Coordination

Toys for Christmas

  • Toys for Tots , Michelle Sena

Rent & Utility Assistance

  • City of Albuquerque, Michelle Sena