Bridging Resources

The Bridging Resources staff connects families to community resources and benefits which can increase financial stability.

Total Benefits Services connects clients to services by pre-screening them for benefits, including: SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), access to health insurance through Medicaid, utility assistance and cash assistance. Without this vital service, clients might not know that they qualify for one or more of these programs. Our highly trained and dedicated benefits counselors have been briefed on the new policies under the Affordable Care Act and are well prepared to assist new and existing clients. Access to these programs can make the difference for families in their daily struggles to make ends meet. Clients can make an appointment to come into the office,  apply online,  or apply via phone.  Our one-on-one TBS counseling is confidential and our staff can assist you with any questions you may have throughout the application process and waiting period.

Covering Kids program assists individuals, families, and children who cannot afford private insurance in obtaining free or low cost Health Insurance.  Through Covering Kids, we advocate for families with the State Income Support Division so that they can obtain State Medicaid.  How do we help? We assist in the application process, advocate for you during the process, conduct follow-up calls, remind you of recertification, help you choose a Salud or Doctor, answer healthcare insurance questions, and link you to other needed community resources.

iReach is a software that was developed by Infocom System Services, Inc. It provides uniform screening criteria of patients and streamlines the process for helping clients find health insurance through programs such as State Medicaid, the County Indigent Program, and other social programs offered through Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico.

For more information about our Bridging Resources programs, please contact John Johnson at johnsonj@caasnm.org or 575.527.8799 xt. 114