Signs of Child Abuse and Neglect

Urban Health Vulnerability Index

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There are several types of child abuse, including; physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect.  Abused children cannot predict how their parents/caregivers will act.  Their world is unpredictable and often frightening.  Physical abuse involves harm to the child; cases include evidence of skin bruising, bleeding, malnutrition, failure to thrive, burns, fracture of a bone, subdural hematoma, tissue swelling or death AND there is not a justifiable reason for the condition or death.  Emotional abuse involves constant belittling, shaming, humiliation, name calling, telling a child he or she is worthless, no good, bad or a mistake, frequent yelling, threatening or bullying, ignoring or rejecting a child, limited physical contact with the child and exposing a child to violence or abuse of others.  Sexual abuse includes criminal sexual contact, incest or criminal sexual penetration or exploitation.  Neglect includes abandonment of a child by a parent or caregiver, the failure of a parent or caregiver to provide a child with proper parental care, education, medical or other care or control necessary for the child's well being and when a child is physically, emotionally or sexually abused and the child's parent or caregiver knew or should have known of the abuse and failed to take reasonable steps to protect the child from further harm.

Everyone needs a little Help sometimes
Here are some #s for Assistance..

Albuquerque Rescue Mission - Women's Center Of Hope

Phone (505) 243-3310

Albuquerque Rescue Mission
525 Second St. SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102

 (505) 346-4673
The homeless and very low income can get assistance from the Albuquerque Rescue Mission. The non-profit distributes life essentials daily, such as clothing, shelter, coats, and basic needs. Personal hygiene kits, such as shampoo, may be passed out too. Other support includes blankets, meals, and similar crisis assistance.

Barrett House Foundation, Inc. - Barrett House Attic
4308 Lomas NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
(505) 246-9244
Clothing, basic needs, and more may be offered for women. This can include formula for newborns too.

City Of Albuquerque - Alamosa Multi-service Center
6900 Gonzales Road
Albuquerque, NM 87121
(505) 836-8800
Social services and family necessities are passed out. This can include free clothing, emergency food boxes, limited diaper assistance, seasonal toys and Coats for Kids, and more. Other assistance can include VITA income tax services, employment and utility bill assistance referral, and even a car seat program.

City Of Albuquerque - East Central Multi-service Center
Main address is 306 B San Pablo SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108
(505) 256-2070

John Marshall Multi-service Center
1500 Walter Street
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 848-1345
Programs can help the poor and less fortunate in Bernalillo County. Location of clothing closet.

Los Griegos Multi-service Center
Main address is 1231 Candelaria NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 761-4050

Family Advocacy Center - Asian Family Center
625 Silver SW Ste. 200
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 243-2333
Clothing, referrals, case management and supplies are offered for Asians and their families.

Enlace Communitario
625 Silver SW Ste. 200
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 246-8972

Family Advocacy Center
625 Silver SW Ste. 200
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
(505) 243-2333
Basic needs and support is for victims of domestic violence, including women and children.

Para Los Ninos
625 Silver SW Ste. 600
Albuquerque, NM 87102
 (505) 243-2333

From The Heart Foundation
300 San Mateo Blvd NE Ste. B-2
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108
(505) 256-7664
Numerous basic needs, such as school supplies, work clothes, and household goods may be offered. Also learn about regional Christmas and holiday assistance programs. Shoes, coats, notebooks, and more may be available from donations.

Haven Of Love Rescue Mission
Location is 4025 Isleta SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
(505) 873-3771
Some of what may be offered includes clothing, shelter, and food. Help is available for Bernalillo County residents that are trying to find a job or are looking for housing. A thrift store provides most of the items.

S.A.F.E. House
PO Box 25363
Albuquerque, NM 87125
Main number is (800) 773-3645

House Shelter For Victims Of Domestic Violence
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87125
 (800) 773-3645

St. Martin's Hospitality Center
1201 Third Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 843-9405
Very low income, indigent, and homeless can get support. Support that can be provided is extensive. This includes rest rooms, showers, toiletries, hair cuts, clothing exchange, access to telephones, nutritious meals, and case management. The non-profit also provides access to day labor employment and job referrals through the Alliance Job Services. Work uniforms, supplies for school, and more can be passed out by the non-profit.

The Act/on Society, Inc.
6314 Edith NE Ste B
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 344-4956

The Storehouse

106 Broadway SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
(505) 842-6491
Programs include free Christmas assistance and clothing. Toys may be offered to children during the holidays. Vouchers and other support may be provided too.

Urban Indian Advocacy Program

1410 San Pedro NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
(505) 232-8299

Young Women's Christian Association, Ywca Our Sister's Closet
5211 Lomas NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
(505) 266-0448
They partner with the career center to run the program known as Our Sister's Closet. It passes out free clothing, dresses, and similar goods to women in need of appropriate attire for job training sessions, interviews and career placement. The resource known as Our Sister's Closet (OSC) provides gently used but high quality clothing selected from donations by professional women throughout Bernalillo County and really all of New Mexico. They also partner with non-profit, community agencies and charities throughout the state.