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Community Resources


"Brainfuse" is a free online service provided by the NM State Library for all residents of NM:

DIAL 2-1-1

Dial 2-1-1 for free help finding resources for your family.

The United Way 2-1-1 line provides free information & referral to health and human services, government agencies, and community-based organizations covering the following areas:

  • Basic Human Needs Resources
  • Physical & Mental Health Resources
  • Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
  • Seniors & Persons with Disabilities
  • Children, Youth and Family Support


Friendly and free Homework Help services are offered in English and in Spanish.

  • Call: 344-3571 (Albuquerque) or 1-800-947-8839 (Statewide)
  • Email:

Free Meals For Children At Presbyterian

Children ages 1 – 18 can receive a free healthy meal

  • at Presbyterian Hospital's cafeteria between
  • 1 pm – 7 pm
  • seven days a week.

No identification or voucher is necessary to receive a meal. The meal must be eaten at the hospital.

Presbyterian Hospital:

Location: 1100 Central Avenue SE — Cafeteria located on level S-2 on the north side of the hospital

  • Meals: 1 pm – 7 pm Daily
  • Snacks: 11 am – 1 pm Daily

Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital:

Location: 8300 Constitution Avenue NE — Cafeteria located on the south side of the hospital

  • Meals: 11 am – 1:30 pm, Monday – Friday
  • Snacks: 1:30 pm – 4 pm, Monday – Friday

First Choice Community Center

Proud Community School Partner with Ernie Pyle Middle School


Westside Community Center

Westside community center provides life-enhancing services to meet the diverse and changing needs of our south valley community.

In 1959, Westside Community Center was the first community center built by Bernalillo County Parks and Recreation. We are very proud to still be serving the community. There is also a 1/3 mile paved walking trail that circles the center and the front park.

Center Information

Monthly Food Distributions

  • Distributions occur every 2nd Saturday of the month during the school year.
  • All food distributions will be drive through and located in the bus-loop at the end of Valdora SW.
  • Please stay in your vehicle and unlock your trunk. Volunteers will place food box in your car.
  • Schedule: Distribution starts at 9:30 am until all boxes are distributed