Services and Programs
Contact Info

The Social Services Division supports residents with a range of programs and services across the lifespan by contracting with local non-profit agencies including:

  • Parent education and family development

  • Early intervention for at-risk elementary aged youth and families

  • School-based drug and alcohol prevention activities

  • After-school activities for grades 3-12

  • Juvenile justice programs and services

  • Operation of two senior centers

  • Home-based services for older and frail adults

Quarterly and annual reports are provided in PDF format below; for more information and agency website links, please click below.

Contact Info

505-662-8068

1505 15th Street, Suite A

Tuesday - Friday (other times by appointment)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Senior Center QuiltersSenior Center Teen Tech SupportTeen Center YCCTeen Center Council Meeting

Early Intervention Services for At-Risk Elementary School Youth and Families

Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) was selected through Request for Proposal (RFP) process to early intervention services for at-risk elementary school youth and families. These services include providing mental health professionals to identify, advocate, implement, coordinate, administrate, and evaluate services for elementary school-aged at-risk youth and their families on an ongoing basis. These professionals will provide a broad spectrum of support services for these youth and parents and will be expected to work with local organizations already involved or ought to be involved with these youth and families.

Quarterly Reports 

FY17 Q4 JJAB Resource Advocacy
FY17 Q3 JJAB Resource Advocacy
FY17 Q2 JJAB Resource Advocacy
FY17 Q1 JJAB Resource Advocacy

Home Based Services for Older and Frail Adults

Los Alamos Senior and Retired Organization (LARSO) was selected through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to provide home-based services for older and frail adults. LARSO will coordinate home-based care services to older and frail adults residing in Los Alamos, and who are without other means for receiving such care. LARSO also identifies participants, evaluates care services provided, and works with local organizations also serving older and frail adults to provide support services including, but not limited to, transportation, meals, access to social events, counseling, legal advocacy, access to medical programs, coordination with agencies also serving older and frail adults, other community services.

Quarterly Reports

FY17 Q4 LARSO Home Based
FY17 Q3 LARSO Home Based
FY17 Q2 LARSO Home Based
FY17 Q1 LARSO Home Based

Juvenile Justice Programs

The Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) provides ongoing coordination, development, administration, and evaluation of juvenile services and programs, including education, assessment, prevention, and early intervention for Los Alamos County. The areas of focus for programs administered by JJAB include:

  • Alcohol and/or substance abuse assessment, prevention, deterrence, and treatment.
  • Delinquency prevention.
  • Leadership development and mentoring.
  • Parent and juvenile education and support.
  • Gender specific programming to improve self-esteem and decision making.
  • Multi-generational engagement in the community.
  • Restorative justice.
  • Healthy living and productive life skills.

Quarterly Reports

FY17 Q4 JJAB
FY17 Q3 JJAB
FY17 Q2 JJAB
FY17 Q1 JJAB

Parent Education/Family Development

Family Strengths Network (FSN) is currently under contract to provide a broad spectrum of parent education and family development programs, including support services for parents and youth. FSN also works with local organizations already involved with parents and families to identify and provide services, activities, workshops, classes and events through the use of clearly identified best practices and family development models.

Quarterly Reports

FY17 Q4 Family Strengths Network
FY17 Q3 Family Strengths Network
FY17 Q2 Family Strengths Network
FY17 Q1 Family Strengths Network

School Prevention Specialist

A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) currently exists between the County and the Los Alamos Public Schools for the purpose of funding or defraying some or all of the costs of providing school-based prevention services. Under this MOA, a prevention specialist was hired and is in place at the high school and middle school. The School Prevention Specialist works directly with school staff, school-aged youth and their families to decrease instances of substance abuse, child abuse, violence, suicide, truancy and other at-risk behaviors.

Quarterly Reports

FY17 Q4 Los Alamos Public Schools
FY17 Q3 Los Alamos Public Schools
FY17 Q2 Los Alamos Public Schools
FY17 Q1 Los Alamos Public Schools

Senior Services

The Senior Centers are operated for the County under contract with a local non-profit organization, Los Alamos Senior and Retired Organization (LARSO). Two centers are available to seniors. The Los Alamos Senior Center is located at 1101 Bathtub Row (next to Mesa Public Library) while the White Rock Center is located at 133 Longview Drive in the Municipal Complex. LARSO provides congregate and home delivered meals, transportation services, educational and social programs, entertainment, and volunteer opportunities to the Los Alamos senior citizen population. An Adult Day Care (Day Out) program is also funded to give caregivers respite. The program provides a variety of supervised activities in cheerful safe surroundings. Adults of all ages who may be lonely or homebound due to short-term or long-term physical problems can benefit from some time away from home with new friends.

Quarterly Reports

FY17 Q4 LARSO Senior Centers
FY17 Q3 LARSO Senior Centers
FY17 Q2 LARSO Senior Centers
FY17 Q1 LARSO Senior Centers

YMCA Teen Center

The Los Alamos Teen Center provides a safe place for teenagers to gather, study, and have fun. Los Alamos County funds the contract that is administered by The Family YMCA. The Teen Center is free for all teenagers in Los Alamos County.  For more specific program information, please visit the Teen Center's Facebook page.

Quarterly Reports

FY17 Q4 YMCA Teen Center
FY17 Q3 YMCA Teen Center
FY17 Q2 YMCA Teen Center
FY17 Q1 YMCA Teen Center

Youth Activity Centers

The Los Alamos Family Council supports after-school and school holiday closure programs for grades 3-8. There are Youth Activity Centers located in both Los Alamos and White Rock.

Quarterly Reports

FY17 Q4 Youth Activity Centers
FY17 Q3 Youth Activity Centers
FY17 Q2 Youth Activity Centers
FY17 Q1 Youth Activity Centers

Hours of Operation

Social Services Division
(505) 662-8068

Location
1505 15th Street, Suite A
Los Alamos, NM 87544

Public Walk-In Hours:
Tuesday - Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

All other times by appointment