Jardin de los Niños provides early childhood education, therapeutic intervention, and comprehensive services to homeless and near homeless children, from the ages of six weeks to 10 years, and their families. Their mission is to create new possibilities for homeless and near homeless children and their families through loving childcare, education, and the use of community resources.
At the end of 2016, the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico awarded a Wellness Fund grant to Jardin de los Niños in the amount of $6,000 for use in 2017; funding supports the development of Jardin de los Niños’s Childhood Wellness Clinic.
The grant that we got from the Community Foundation is allowing us to purchase some of the very necessary pieces of equipment that are used to run a clinic, shared Audrey Hartley, Jardin de los Niños Executive Director.
This clinic will allow a licensed medical practitioner to perform annual health screenings and be available to address daily needs of the children. The clinic will also supply children with immunizations while mothers can receive pap smears and mammograms.
This clinic is going to provide something to these children that they don’t otherwise have, which is access to regular medical care.
Jardin de los Niños’s new Childhood Wellness Clinic is scheduled to open and begin servicing children on September 1, 2017.
our long-term goal is to positively impact the health and wellbeing of our kids, period.
The Community Foundation is proud to support projects/programs that are positively impacting even a portion of the child population affected by homelessness.
By working with non-profit organizations like Jardin de los Niños, the Community Foundation looks forward to making a meaningful difference in the lives of children serviced through the Childhood Wellness Clinic.