GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION
NEW MEXICANS TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE
New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence (NMPGV) is a 501(c)3 non-partisan organization whose mission is to reduce firearm injury and death through public health, education, advocacy, and public awareness, in order to protect the safety of our families and communities.
New Mexicans To Prevent Gun Violence offers the following programs:
Public Education – NMPGV regularly works with cities and school boards to pass gun violence prevention resolutions to help make our communities safer.
Student Pledge – The Student Pledge Against Gun Violence is a national program that encourages young people to abstain from gun violence.
Murals to End Gun Violence – Through the mural projects, children impacted by gun violence have an opportunity to join a national movement that strives to end gun violence in our country.
Guns to Gardens – Guns to Gardens is a grassroots gun buyback program that gets unwanted guns off the streets and out of homes, before transforming them into gardening tools and art.
Legislation – As part of our overarching mission, NMPGV is committed to pursuing legislative action to end gun violence in New Mexico.
The National Gun Violence Memorial is a website memorial that shares photos of victims of gun violence. Real people, not just statistics.
Gerard’s House provides grief support services for children and teenagers who have lost a loved one.
Gerard’s House offers the following services:
Nuestra Jornada (Our Journey) – Weekly immigrant support groups for Latino immigrant students in Santa Fe schools who are grieving the death of—or separation from—a parent or family member.
Grief Connections – Weekly peer bereavement support groups at Gerard’s House and in Santa Fe schools for children and youth who have experienced the death of a parent or other loved one. Concurrent support is also provided at Gerard’s House for parents and adult family members.
Adult Grief Support Group – Offered year round for all adults grieving the death of a loved one.
Stepping Stones – Mobile grief support unit goes to the homes of children, teens, and families coping with a life-threatening illness.
Crisis Response services – Responds when a youth suicide or other death affects students.
Suicide-prevention – Addressing youth attempted suicide and those who have contemplated suicide, this weekly peer-support group collaborates with Gerard’s House, Semicolon group, and the Sky Center/New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project.
Grief support groups for homeless youth – provided on-site at two Youth Shelters and Family Services locations for those experiencing youth homelessness, including young adults experiencing homelessness.
The Young Parents/Teen Mom Nuestra Jornada Group – Programs to help Latino pregnant teens and Latino teen parents and their children. Gerard’s House meets their basic needs and helps young parents connect, share their stories, and receive nurturing support and essential resources.
VIOLENCE INTERVENTION PROGRAM: City of Albuquerque
Angel Garcia or Renee Chavez-Maes at 505-573-6410
The Violence Intervention Program offers assistance to victims of gun violence and their families.
The VIP Program offers the following services:
Rent, housing resources, utility HELP applications
EBT/Medicaid application help and food boxes
Peer support mentoring and recovery coaching
Treatment services referrals: Methadone / Suboxone
Grief counseling referrals
Transitional living and rehabilitation resources
Job training and placement referrals
Relocation services / Crime Victims Funds eligibility screening
THE GRIEF CENTER
The Grief Center offers free support groups for those who have lost a loved one.
The Grief Center offers the following services:
Peer support for ages 5-25
Support groups for adults
Grief resource library
THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS: Supporting Family After a Child Dies
The Compassionate Friends offers a support group at their Albuquerque Chapter for people who are mourning the loss of a child.
The Compassionate Friends offers the following services:
Support group for those who have lost a child
When: 3rd Thursday of each month, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Where: Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 114 Carlisle Boulevard SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
MUTUAL AID NETWORKS
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Call or text 988 or chat 988Lifeline.org for yourself or if you are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24/7 in the United States.
New Mexico Crisis Line
1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474) offers help 24/7 if you are experiencing any kind of emotional, mental health, or substance use concern.
Text to Talk Crisis Line
Text HOME to 741741 for support 24/7.
Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) is a free 24/7 confidential suicide hotline that provides free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Español Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (8255). Ayuda En Español. Lifeline ofrece 24/7, gratuito servicios en español, no es necesario hablar ingles si usted necesita ayuda.
1-877-565-8860, is a support hotline run by and for trans people in need of any type of support or resources. 7 a.m.-1 a.m. PST / 9 a.m.-3 a.m. CST / 10 a.m.-4 a.m. EST.
Agora Crisis Line
1-855-505-4505, is a free and confidential 24/7 crisis line at University of New Mexico. In Albuquerque area, call 505-277-3013.
1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678-678. Open 24/7 with trained counselors that support LGBTQ+ youth who are in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk.
Teens Helping Teens
1-800-TLC-TEEN is open from 6-10 p.m. PST, toll-free.