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The Behavioral Health Initiative: What Is It?

The Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative represents a significant step forward in local efforts toward addressing and preventing the mental health, substance abuse, addiction, and homelessness crisis in Albuquerque/Bernalillo County and the middle Rio Grande region of New Mexico.

Open Space

Bernalillo County is the proud steward of open spaces and prescription trails and proud host of educational programs about wildlife, history and nature
Open Space

Parks and Recreation

Your place for community recreation, aquatics, park maintenance, open space, sports and fitness, youth programs and senior citizen centers
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  • Weekly crafts, outdoor activities, and experiments will be offered to deepen your discovery of the natural world. Each visitor can make a journal and crafts to take home. Activities are correlated to school science standards making this a great opportunity for homeschoolers to learn, explore and play! Contact (505) 314-0420.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

  • At the end of the Triassic period, about 200 million years ago, dinosaurs became the dominant animals in terrestrial ecosystems for the next 140 million years. In order to understand how this happened, we need to examine the ecosystems just before the turnover. The workshop is free but space is limited. Register below.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

  • Learn wood carving Mondays from 9- to 11 a.m. at Los Vecinos Community Center. Classes are for those ages 18 and up. Pay a $12 membership fee - seniors over 55 and veterans are free. Questions? Call the center at (505) 314-0240.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333 Tijeras

Housing

Housing Department
Bernalillo County’s Housing Department administers federal housing and economic development dollars to benefit low and moderate income individuals.

ABQ/BernCo Community Schools Partnership

Increasing parent involvement, student academic achievement and overall community quality of life, with schools as the hub

Community Centers

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Community hotspots for Before and After School programs for kids, dances and sports for teens and fitness and computer classes for adults.
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