Student Parent Initiative



Contact the Student Parent Intiative at: 


Stay tuned for upcoming Spring 2022

Workshops & Events 


Resources & Support for UNM Student Parents: 

Lobo Parenting Cubs 

Sabrina Single Mother's Scholarship

Chest/Breastfeeding Support Program & UNM Lactation Stations

SNAP Application Assistance (contact the WRC for one-on-one assistance)

New Mexico State Childcare Assistance



Chest/Breastfeeding Resources

La Leche LeagueProvides education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to
Lactation AssistantsLocated at the University of New Mexico hospital. (505) 272-4075
New Mexico Breastfeeding Task ForceA collaboration of doctors, families, hospitals, employers, and communities promoting breastfeeding as a cultural norm and increasing breastfeeding rates in New Mexico.

(505) 933-9163

UNM WRC Chest/Breastfeeding Support ProgramSupports those students, staff, faculty, and their partners/spouses who chose to continue breastfeeding their children after they return to school or work.(505) 277-3716
UNMH Breastfeeding ClinicTeaching, assessments, and appointments available. (505) 272-4080


Childcare & Support Resources

City of AlbuquerqueOnline resources and service links for parents.(505) 767-6500
Early Childhood Education & Care DepartmentInformation for child care programs and assistance
(505) 827-7499
UNM Children’s CampusEarly care and education for the children of UNM's student, staff and faculty.(505) 277-3365
The Neutral CornerSupervised visits(505) 255-0007
New Mexico Child Support Enforcement AgencyAssistance for collecting child support. 1 (800) 288-7207
Youth Development Inc.Early childhood education & family development division. (505) 352-3444


Counseling Resources

UNM Women's Resource Center

Free counseling for UNM Students and the UNM Community

(505) 277-3716 OR

Enlace Comunitario

Spanish-speaking immigrants and victims of domestic violence.

(505) 246-8972

Inspired Birth and Families

Postpartum depression support.

(505) 232-2772

New Day Youth and Family Services

Nurturing children and educating families.

(505) 260-9912

Outcomes Inc.

Counseling, adoption education, career and job services

(505) 243-2551

PB&J Family Services, Inc.

Parenting programs for child abuse and neglect prevention.

(505) 877-7060

Housing Resources

S.A.F.E. House New Mexico

Shelter for survivors of domestic violence

(505) 247-4219

Women's Housing Coalition

Affordable housing with a 2 year housing program.

(505) 884-8856


Health & Wellness Resources

ABQ Birth Network

Promote wellbeing of mothers and babies.

(505) 463-1694

New MexiKids

Provides no or low cost health coverage for kids.

1 (888) 997-2583

New Mexico State Coverage Insurance (SCI)

Affordable health care coverage to low-income working adults.

1 (866) 606-7737

New Mexico Midwives Association

Network of midwives and birth attendants. 

Planned Parenthood

Quality reproductive and complementary health care services that are affordable and accessible.

(505) 265-3722

Additional Information


Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Physicians from all over the world promoting, protecting, and supporting breastfeeding. 

Association for NonTraditional Students (ANTS) resources, information, and peer support networks for non traditional students attending UNM.

Catholic Charities provides services that strengthen and support individuals and families (you do not have to be Catholic). 247-9521 or 247-0442

Cord Blood Banking information on importance of storing cord blood and resources for how to store. 

Department of Housing and Urban Development provides resources and guides for finding a house or apartment. 

Displaced Homemakers The Displaced Homemakers/Women in Transition Program is dedicated to providing women in transition and displaced homemakers with the skills and confidence to help them achieve economic and emotional self-sufficiency for themselves and their families. (505) 841-8920.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) serves as the first line of defense against hunger. It enables low-income families to buy nutritious food with coupons and Electronic Benefits Transfer cards.

Healthy Mothers/ Healthy Babies Coalition Resource for maternal and child health care with local, state, and national levels of organizations. 

Hygeia Site to purchase breastfeeding materials.

Medela Site to purchase breastfeeding materials. 

MomsRising has a goal of bringing millions of people, who all share a common concern about the need to build a more family-friendly America, together as a non-partisan force for 2008 and beyond.

National Alliance of Breastfeeding Advocacy Advocacy for breastfeeding at the state and federal levels. 

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Professional network of pediatric nurse practitioners  improving health care for children. 

Parents Reaching Out The mission of Parents Reaching Out is to enhance positive outcomes for families and children in New Mexico through informed decision making, advocacy, education and resources. Parents Reaching Out provides the network opportunities for families to connect with and support each other. 

Women Infants and Children (WIC) is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy. 1(800) 280-1618 or 897-5700.

World Alliance of Breastfeeding Action Global network to promote and protect the right to breastfeed.