McKinley County assistance programs.
The place to go to for help in Gallup and McKinley County New Mexico is Mid-West New Mexico Community Action Program or the Catholic Charities Family Services of Gallup.
Low income programs for bills, food, and other aid
The local non-profit community action agency offers some of the following assistance programs to senior citizens, low income, disabled, and others. Specifically some of the programs offered include.
- Utility and cooling bill assistance from the Good Neighbor Fund.
- Food assistance, panties, and aid. Receive groceries, vouchers, and more for free food.
- Information on local charities, non-profits, and government programs.
- Low income energy assistance program, formally known as LIHEAP, which provides low income and the elderly with cash grants to pay energy bills. Also certain people may be able to receive ongoing energy assistance with a bonus allocation if they use propane, wood, pellets, kerosene, or coal.
- Child care and food program.
- Legal aid and support. The non-profit has information and can refer residents to free legal assistance in New Mexico, which is offered by pro-bono law firms.
In addition to these options and services, there are various other services available to people who need help, depending on your location in McKinley County. Call the Mid-West New Mexico Community Action Program at (505) 866-0466.
Financial assistance, advice, and help for bills
The Catholic Charities Family Services helps people regardless of their religion or faith. The non-profit Catholic Charities organization will provide emergency food vouchers and other means for people to access food from the local grocery store. In addition, they provide access to the pantry for individuals and families who are working to secure food stamps in the area.
They do their best to help provide for any other unmet need, and they are often involved in sharing costs and expenses with other local charities and non-profit agencies willing to help with prescriptions, utility bills, baby formula, rent, eye glasses, and providing temporary shelter in cases of loss of home due to fire or some other disaster. Call the agency at (505)722-5272, or stop by 506 West Historic Highway 66 Gallup, New Mexico 87301 or learn more.
Navajo Nation Social Services Division provides support to residents. Some short term, financial aid or TANF type programs may be offered along with employment and self-sufficiency. Some of the solutions are as follows.
- Basic needs and funds for food, clothing, or expenses such as rent. A self-sufficiency type plan is required as well.
- School supplies for districts on the Navajo Nation.
- Energy bill programs from LIHEAP.
- A number of other programs are run. More on financial support from Navajo Nation.