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Bernalillo County Social Services provides health and quality of life initiatives for Bernalillo County residents to improve economic well-being, education, health, and family & community development.

  • Bernalillo County, the City of Albuquerque and Albuquerque Public Schools founded the ABC Community Schools program, which aims to make schools the hubs of their communities by providing  training, technical assistance, and tools to assist in the coordination and integration of family supports, extended learning, community engagement and health services at selected school sites within Bernalillo County.
  • Bernalillo County’s Summer Lunch Program feeds hundreds of children every summer.
  • Bernalillo County’s Health Promotion team implements research-led policies and programs designed to reduce obesity and smoking, as well as maintaining anti-bullying and anti-teen suicide programs in Bernalillo County.  
     Through a competitive solitication process, Bernalillo County Office of Health and Social Services solicits Requests for Proposal (RFP) to non profits for Social Service Program awards and Community Event Sponsorships that provide health and quality of life initiatives for Bernalillo County residents to improve economic well-being, education, health, and family and community development. Social Service Program awards fund non-profit organizations to provide social services to county residents who are most vulnerable. Terms of awards are established based on community needs and availability of funds and may span multiple years. Community Event Sponsorships fund community events that are free to the public. Awarded events shall support activities that ensure access to cultural, health and quality of life initiatives.
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  • Join us October 22 from 5-6:30 p.m. for "Bats: The Many Shapes, Sizes, and Colors Found Around the World" with presenter - Dr. Ernie Valdez, U.S. Geological Survey Discover the different shapes, sizes and colors of bats that occur around the world, as well as learn about their unique behaviors that reflect their amazing morphology. Presented by the Museum of Southwestern Biology. Free, but participants must register at bernco.gov/openspace.
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

  • FREE! Each month will focus on a different theme and each week will feature new activities for families that include an experiment for older explorers and a craft that will challenge your mind and your hands. Come answer a challenge question to receive a prize! Bring your friends and join a game, or come each week and build your own nature experiences.
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Boulevard NW

  • Open Fitness Center hours at Westside Community Center. Come see us and get a great workout!
    Westside Community Center
    1250 Isleta Blvd. SW
    Albuquerque, NM

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