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REMINDER: Bernalillo County Neighborhood Outreach Grant Program Deadline Extended to October 9

The Bernalillo County Neighborhood Outreach Grant Program is accepting applications through Friday, Oct. 9., from local and county residents and neighborhood associations. $25,000 is available for grants to recognized neighborhood coalitions and associations within the city and county. Projects must provide a public benefit, be free and open to all neighborhood residents and implemented by community members to qualify for funding. To apply, visit: bernco.gov/planning/neighborhood-associations.aspx

Electronic Copies of your Insurance Card & Registration Are Acceptable

The Albuquerque Police Department (APD) wants you to be aware that you are not required to carry paper copies of your insurance card and registration in your vehicles. Your insurance card and registration can be secured on your smart phone either within the provider’s app or as a picture on your phone. As always, the electronic versions must be with you while driving, legible, signed, current, and showing the correct information. APD encourages you to maintain these documents electronically on your phone for crime prevention purposes. Questions? Contact your nearest substation and ask for a member of your Police and Community Together (PACT) Team.

 

Resources Available for Landlord-Tenant Disputes

If you or someone you know is having landlord-tenant disputes, there is free legal advice available online through Law Access New Mexico. This telephone legal service provides free legal advice, in both English and Spanish. You can call 1-800-340-9771 or visit: www.lawaccess.org to learn more.

 

Community Resources for Youth

There are so many great resources available for youth in our community, among them, before and after school programs, food services, free computer and fitness classes, homework help, help with drug abuse and gang intervention, and GED classes. Visit: https://cabq.gov/family/public-classes-education-recreation/youth-programs to learn more about these programs and how you can help youth in our city.

 

Neighborhood Association Meetings Around Town

  • Raynolds Addition Neighborhood Association, Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 7:00 p.m., Washington Middle School Library. E-mail: tilleyra@hotmail.com for more information.
  • West Old Town Neighborhood Association, Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 6:00 p.m., Los Duranes Community Center. E-mail: bengpl150@comcast.netfor more information.
  • Victory Hills Neighborhood Association, Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m., Loma Linda Community Center. E-mail: eebrecht@yahoo.com for more information.
  • Downtown Neighborhood Association, Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 6:45 p.m., Lew Wallace Elementary School. E-mail: holly.siebert@gmail.com for more information.
  • Westside Coalition of Neighborhood Associations, Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 7:00 p.m., Don Newton Taylor Ranch Community Center. E-mail:jfworrall@comcast.net for more information.
  • District 7 Coalition of Neighborhood Associations, Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 7:00 p.m., YMCA, 4901 Indian School NE. E-mail: davidh.d7@comcast.netfor more information.
  • Silver Platinum Neighborhood Association, Thursday, Sept. 7 at 5:30 p.m., Imperial Building Community Room. E-mail:rc@silverplatinumdowntown.org for more information.

 

Volunteer Fair at Cherry Hills Library on Saturday, Oct. 7

Are you interested in one of the many volunteer opportunities here in Albuquerque? Attend the Volunteer Fair at the Cherry Hills Library on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 10:30 a.m, and learn how you can give back to your community. Over a dozen non-profit agencies will be in attendance. Visit:http://libevents.abqlibrary.org/event/3286856?hs=a to learn more.

 

Rebates Available For EPA-Approved Showerheads and Toilets through ABCWUA

The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA) offers rebates for installation of EPA-approved showerheads, and low-flow toilets and urinals. If you would like to earn some money back by upgrading your water-using household appliances, visit: http://www.abcwua.org/Showerheads_and_Toilets.aspx

 

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence is suffered by millions of people each year, from all walks of life, ages, cultures, and backgrounds, and is often kept a secret. By bringing attention to this ongoing problem, it makes victims feel safe to go to the authorities and protect themselves. There are many things you can do to honor victims of domestic violence now in October:

  • Donate or volunteer with organizations that help victims of domestic violence.
  • Wear purple, the color of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
  • Speak out. Talking with family and friends helps erase stigma and shows support to survivors.
  • Read a book. GoodReads has a book group “Reader with a Cause,” that raises awareness of domestic violence. https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/114966-reader-with-a-cause
  • Learn about resources available for victims, and share this information with your family, friends and community.
  • Call the APD Victim Assistance Unit at (505) 243-2333 if you know a victim of domestic violence.

To learn more about domestic violence awareness, visit: https://www.cabq.gov/police/crime-prevention-safety/personal-safety/domestic-violence

 

Sara Mancini

Manager, Office of Neighborhood Coordination

Phone: 505-768-3105

Email: saramancini@cabq.gov

Website: www.cabq.gov/neighborhoods