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DDC COVID-19 Resource Page

If you need any kind of assistance while we are all weathering the ongoing coronavirus public health emergency, please feel free to call the DDC at (505) 841-4519 and we will be happy to refer you to the appropriate resource(s).

For assistance with a specific area of need, below is a list of resources available in New Mexico.

Important Numbers

  • New Mexico Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline: (833) 551-0519
  • State of New Mexico Coronavirus non-medical issues and questions: (833) 551-0518
  • UNM Mental Health: (505) 272-2800
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: (505) 266-1900
  • AGORA NM Crisis Center: (505) 277-3013
  • Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 773-3645
  • Child Abuse Hotline: (505) 841-6100
  • Adult Protective Services: (866) 654-3219 or (505) 476-4912
  • City of Albuquerque Senior Information Line: (505) 764-6400
  • New Mexico Crisis and Access Line: (855) 662-7474
  • Report Child Abuse: (855) 333-SAFE (7233)
  • Economic Development Department for Small Business: (505) 827-0300
  • Food Assistance for School Age Children Route to Public Ed: (505) 827-6683
  • SNAP Benefits Route to HSD/Income Support: (800) 283-4465
  • WIC Questions on food or formula: (505) 819-7028
  • WIC Operations Manager: (505) 819-7028
  • WIC General Questions: (866) 867-3124
  • Health Insurance route to HSD/Medicaid: (800) 283-4465
  • If not eligible for Medicaid apply for affordable health insurance through NMHIX or call (855) 996-6449
  • Housing Assistance Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA) Emergency Hotline: (800) 444-6880
  • Childcare Needs: (800) 691-9067









See also: COVID-19 Disability, Access and functional needs resource guide: All Together Disability New Mexico

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General Information on COVID-19 and Disability

  1. What Do People in the Disabled Community Need to Know
  2. Forbes: Things To Know About Coronavirus And People With Disabilities
  3. Center for Disability Rights: Action Steps for Attendant Service Users in Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  4. World Institute on Disability: National Call to Action
  5. Center of Research Excellence in Disability and Health: An Important Message About People with Disabilities and the COVID-19 Response
  6. AAPD: How The Disability Community Can Respond to COVID-19 – AAPD
  7. University of New Mexico: Center for Developmental Disability: Resource Navigator 
  8. City of Albuquerque: Coronavirus FAQs

Services for Those with Disabilities

  1. Developmental Disabilities
    1. Green Mountain Self Advocate: Plain Language COVID-19
  2. Neuromuscular Disabilities
    1. NMD United:COVID-19 Plan and Preparation Guide for Adults Living with Neuromuscular Disabilities
  3. Diabetes
    1. Staying Health During COVID-19
  4. Muscular Dystrophy
    1. Muscular Dystrophy Association: Help Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus
  5. Multiple Sclerosis
    1. Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: MS and coronavirus – What do you need to know?
    2. Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: Emergency Assistance Grants
  6. Mental Health
    1. National Alliance on Mental Illness(NAMI): COVID-19 Resources and Information Guide
    2. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): COVID-19 Updates
    3. American Psychological Association Service Inc: COVID-19 and Psychology Services: How to Protect Your Patients and Your Practice 
    4. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: COVID-19
  7. Blind and Low Vision 
    1. New Mexico Commission for the Blind: Resource Guide
    2. National Federation of the Blind COVID-19: Concerns and Connections
    3. American Federation for the Blind: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources 
    4. Freedom Scientific: Free Jaws, ZoomText
  8. United Cerebral Palsy
    1. COVID-19 Response
  9. Kidney Disease
    1. American Kidney Fund: Coronavirus, COVID-19 and kidney patients: what you need to know
    2. American Kidney Fund: COVID-19 Updates
    3. Patient Resource Guide: COVID-19
    4. American Kidney Fund: 3 Reasons the Coronavirus is affecting kidney transplants
    5. National Kidney Foundation: Coronavirus
    6. Center for Medicare & Medicaid: Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in dialysis facilities
    7. CDC: Interim Guidance for Infections Prevention and Control for Patients: COVID-19 in Out Patient Hermosialysis Facilities
    8. Kidney Community Emergency Response
  10. Autism
    1. Autismsociety: COVID-19 Preparedness and Resources 
    2. National Autistic Society: Tips for Autistic People and Families
  11. HIV and Aids
    1. Aids Foundation of Chicago: Coronavirus, COVID-19 and People Living with Aids
  12. Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    1. New Mexico Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    2. VIDEO: What New Mexicans Need to Know About Coronavirus (ASL)
    3. VIDEO: Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham’s Stay at Home Order (ASL)
    4. VIDEO: Certification Commission for Healthcare interpreters: Tips COVID-19
    5. National Association of the Deaf: Coronavirus
    6. National Association of the Deaf: Best Practices and Information
    7. National Association of the Deaf: Communicating with Medical Personnel During Coronavirus
    8. National Deaf Center: COVID-19 (Important Information for community and agencies/schools)
    9. Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf- Community Resource Page
    10. Safe ‘n’ Clear: Cleat Surgical Mask
    11. Hearing Loss Association of America: Coronavirus and HLAA Events
    12. How Do I communicate with Doctors, Nurses, and Staff at Hospitals During COVID-19
    13. National Institute on Aging: Hearing Loss A Common Problem for Older Adults
  13. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    1. Unstuck An OCD Movie for Kids: Coronavirus and OCD
  14. Spinal Cord Injuries
    1. United Spinal Association: The Coronavirus Crisis and Its Impact on People with Disability
    2. New Mobility: Disability-Specific Recommendations for COVID-19
  15. Rehabilitation
    1. New Mexico Access VR: Media Release COVID-19
    2. National Rehabilitation Information Center: COVID-19 Stuck at Home Resources to Stay Active 
  16. Communication
    1. Supporting Communications with Patients who have COVID-19
    2. Communication First: COVID-19 Communication Rights Toolkit
    3. FEMA: Accessible Public Service Announcements Category B: Emergency Protective Measures and Accessible Communications
    4. World Health Organization: Guidelines for Communicating

Service Animals and Pets

    1. NYC Emergency Management: Service Animals and Pet 
    2. Human Society: Pets and COVID-19
    3. CDC: Interim Guidance for Public Health Professionals Managing People with COVID-19 in Home Care and Isolation Who Have Pets or Other Animals
    4. New York State Animal Protection: COVID-19 and Animal Shelters 
    5. Animal Sheltering: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Shelter Kit

New Mexico Independent Living Centers

    1. LILRU (Independent Living Research Utilization): COVID-19
    2. List of New Mexico Independent Living Centers
    3. Independent Living Centers COVID-19
    4. Funds and Guidance Available to CILs to Operate Food Pantries

ADA National Network

    1. ADA National Network: Coronavirus Disease
    2. Mid Atlantic ADA Center: Coronavirus Information and Resources
    3. South East ADA Center: Coronavirus COVID-19) Resources
    4. Pacific ADA Center: COVID-19