The Bernalillo County Office of Senior and Social Services, ABC Community School Partnerships, City of Albuquerque, Pegasus Legal Services for Children.
UNM School of Law and Albuquerque Housing Authority are sponsoring a guardian/grandparents resource and legal fair. This free event, to assist guardians/grandparents who are caring for children not their own, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Valley Multi-Purpose Center, 2008 Larrazolo Rd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105.
There will be vendors offering benefit information such as food and utility assistance, health/mental health/counseling, support groups, education and much more. Vendors will also offer assistance for applying for benefits such as Medicaid, food stamps, cash assistance, housing and Social Security for children under guardian/grandparents care. Find out about kinship guardianship.
Attorneys will be on-site and there will be a pro se legal clinic to offer help with filing for guardianship at a later date.
Attendees are asked to bring needed documents for themselves and family members: picture ID, proof of citizenship, 30 days proof of household income, proof of residence, utility bills (current or past due). Find out more about which documents to bring at www.facebook.com/BernCoOSSS. Childcare will be provided by Learning Together Childcare Center.