Outcomes, Inc.


Thanks to a generous funding from Warren Akerson and the Akerson Family Foundation we have a new Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program!

The GRG Program provides:

  • Monthly grandparent support groups in several locations, with childcare.
  • Quarterly “Grandparent University” workshops which will provide important information to help grandparents navigate the many challenges of raising grandchildren.
  • Referrals to resources in the community that can help with a variety of issues, including legal assistance, medical insurance, income support and more.

We have on-going Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Groups! Please contact our GRG Program Manager Simone Ali at 243-2551 or sali@outcomesnm.org for more information.


Counseling Services for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparents who find themselves in a parenting situation the second time around face a unique set of challenges and needs. These needs often include:

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  • Disciplining a grandchild
  • Reducing stress
  • Relationship building
  • Financial and legal problems
  • Childcare needs
  • Social security and Medicare needs
  • Mental health challenges


To meet individual family needs, our therapists are available on evenings and weekends. Our goals for the grandparent counseling program are to improve family functioning overall, with grandparents feeling supported and gaining new skills, and/or the grandchildren also gaining support and new skills for emotional and behavioral management.

If you are interested in counseling  for grandparents raising grandchildren, please contact us.


Community Resources for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Case Management

  • MCH Family Outreach, Alicia Carter – 255-8740

Information and Referral

Advocacy for parents/grandparents

Support groups for parents/grandparents

  • Attachment Healing Center, Div of Inner Guidance, Michele Coleman – 237-0061— michele@nrguid.com

Parenting classes

Legal services re: guardianship, adoption

Information about foster care

Information/assistance with obtaining Medicaid

Information about Social Security benefits

Financial resources

  • Area Agency on Aging, Michelle Werley –  924-3693 –mwerley@cabq.gov
  • Methodist Children’s Home, Becky James – 340-5270

Information on medical resources

Clothing and/or clothing vouchers

  • Methodist Children’s Home , Becky James – 340-5270

Food and/or food vouchers

  • Methodist Children’s Home, Becky James – 340-5270
  • City of Albuquerque – Food Boxes, Michelle Sena

Assistance working with CYFD

  • Methodist Children’s Home, Becky James – 340-5270
  • UNM/CDD/Focus Program, Harrie Freedman – 272-0325 – hfreedman@salud.unm.edu
  • Pegasus Legal Services for Children, Larry Kronen – 244-1101 – lkronen@pegasuslaw.org

Information about financial benefits

Financial planning/budgeting — Services Not Currently Identified

Respite for parents/grandparents — Services Not Currently Identified

Counseling – Individual, family, & group

Head Start/Early Head Start Services for Children ages 6wks – 5yrs. Old

  • YDI (Year Round Services for Head Start Children & Early Head Start Services are provided for 9 months out of the calendar year), Ernestine Padilla – 212-7239– www.ydinm.org 

Case Management/Service Coordination

Toys for Christmas

  • Toys for Tots , Michelle Sena

Rent & Utility Assistance

  • City of Albuquerque, Michelle Sena