Centro de la Familia: Medication Assisted Rehabilitation & Therapy

The purpose of Adult Protective Services is to alleviate the cases and conditions of adult abuse, neglect and exploitation, to prevent inappropriate or premature institutionalization and to assist institutionalized clients to return home or to less restrictive levels of care as appropriate.

Home Care is an array of service components that are designed to improve the health, well-being and quality of life for persons with special care needs. Services are provided in the home of the person served and offer assistance with the performance of activities of daily living and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living. The services components include: Personal Care, Home Management, Service Management, and Environmental Safety.

Siete del Norte Home Care has been providing services to individuals 18 years of age or older who have been referred by PSD/APS (Protective services Division/Adult Protective Services). Community referrals must be approved for service by the local PSD/APS.

As of March, 2014 Siete serves 40 clients in the following service areas: (1) Taos County: Arroyo Seco, Arroyo Hondo, Taos, Ranchos de Taos, El Prado, Questa, Talpa, Tres Piedras, Peñasco, Rodarte, Rio Lucio, El Valle; Llano Quemado, Pilar, San Cristobal, Chamisal, Llano Largo de San Juan; and (2) Rio Arriba County: Dixon, Apodaca, Canoncito, Rinconada, Espanola, Hernandez, Ojo Caliente, San Pedro, Ojo Sarco, Cordova, la Villita, Los Luceros, Velarde, Alcalde, Lyden, Fairview, Santa Cruz and Chimayo.

Rio Arriba and Taos counties are in the heart of Northern New Mexico. Both counties are plagued by high levels of poverty and unemployment. Some of the poorest communities in New Mexico, and for that matter in the country, are found in these two counties. When it comes to destructive social problems, Rio Arriba County is arguably worse off than most of  New Mexico’s 33 counties, having received national attention for a fatal overdose rate of 65 per 100,000 people, which is several times the national average and double the state average.   The County also leads the nation in alcohol-related deaths, alcohol-related illnesses and attempted youth suicide, according to the 2013 New Mexico Health Department Epidemiology Report. These conditions are accompanied by a gradual breakdown of traditional support systems, such as the extended family, church, and traditional language and culture. A large percentage of the work force, particularly in Rio Arriba County, travels outside of the county, primarily to Los Alamos and Santa Fe to work, leaving family members unattended at home. The gaming industry has had tremendous impact on adult residents of the two counties as well. Furthermore, in both counties the size of the elderly population is growing and both counties have a much higher than expected rate of death from accidents. All of the foregoing conditions create a catalyst for the abuse, neglect or exploitation of area residents and generally foster an unhealthy and unsafe environment.

Siete has been providing these types of services since 1999 in communities where services are much needed in these rural and geographically remote areas.   We have been very successful with fulfilling all of our client’s needs and our clients have indicated a high rate of satisfaction with all of the services that we provide. As an organization that has worked in the small, rural communities of northern New Mexico for more than forty (40) years, Siete is uniquely situated to understand the particular needs of these communities and to provide services in a culturally relevant and thereby more effective manner.

Siete del Norte Community Development Corporation’s is currently submitting a request for a three-year renewal of its contract in response to RFP# 15-624-1187 For the Provision of Statewide Home Care Services.