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Bernalillo County Extending Behavioral Health Peer Drop-In Services to Southwest Albuquerque, Central Library

8:01 PM
Evan Gonzales - O ( 505) 468-1590, C (505) 508-8045 evgonzales@bernco.gov

Bernalillo County, NM - Today County Commissioner Quezada and City Councilor Peña hosted the grand opening of the newest; County Behavioral Health Initiative (BHI) funded Peer Drop-In Center. The partnership between Bernalillo County, the City of Albuquerque Public Libraries, and Albuquerque Center for Hope and Recovery (ACHR) is a milestone for the extension of services into Southwest Albuquerque. Starting today, the community will have access to many services offered at the Central & Unser library.

The services offered include: Peer Support, Group Peer Support, Journaling Group, Choice Recovery Path, Getting Ahead, Anxiety, Parenting, Pathways Navigation, and Job Development. These are just a handful of the services that ACHR is able to offer to the community. These programs are available to adults, in addition to young people ages 16-25.

“We are committed to providing these crucial social services to the Southwest community while working with other Behavioral Health Initiative Partners. I am amazed how we are continuing to expand services to different parts of Bernalillo County to ensure everybody has access to services,” said Commissioner Quezada.

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About the Behavioral Health Initiative

Together, Bernalillo County and the City of Albuquerque are strategically leveraging resources and making decisions with community member and stakeholder inputs through the Behavioral Health Initiative. This endeavor creates a model for improving behavioral health outcomes that could be replicated across the country. For more information about BHI click here

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