Resources

A list of resources to help you stay safe and healthy

Monkeypox Resources

New Mexico Department of Health
https://www.nmhealth.org/about/phd/idb/mpv/

Monkeypox: Get the Facts Handout PDF English Spanish

Local LGBTQ+ Resources

Equality New Mexico
https://eqnm.org/sageabq

Transgender Resource Center – Albuquerque, NM
https://tgrcnm.org/

Big Brothers/Big Sisters for LGBTQ+ Youth
https://www.bbbsmountainregion.org/

Common Bond New Mexico
http://www.commonbondnm.org/

National LGBTQ+ Resources

The Recovery Village
http://www.therecoveryvillage.com/resources/lgbtq/

Drug Addiction and Abuse in the LGBTQ Community https://americanaddictioncenters.org/lgbtqiapk-addiction/lgbtq-drug-addiction-substance-abuse discusses why so many LGBTQ individuals abuse drugs and gives a list of helpful resources.

Looking at the Landscape of LGBTQ and Gay-Friendly Rehabs
https://americanaddictioncenters.org/rehab-guide/lgbt provides statistics on LGBTQ populations & addiction, where to find an LGBTQ-friendly rehab center and a substance abuse self-assessment.

Your Guide to LGBTQIAPK Addiction Treatment
https://americanaddictioncenters.org/lgbtqiapk-addiction gives information on what LGBTQIAPK means, substance abuse & addiction statistics and LGBTQIAPK addiction treatment.

Addiction Center
https://www.addictioncenter.com/addiction/lgbtq/

No Matter What Recovery

https://nomatterwhatrecovery.com/cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-lgbt/ 

COVID-19 Resources

Coronavirus Updates in New Mexico
NMDOH – Coronavirus Updates

Updates/Information/Legal:

Employment Law Help 
Steps LGBTQ+ Workers Can Take if they are Experiencing Discrimination in the workplace
Workplace discrimination can make it very difficult to go to work. No one wants to spend all day every day in an environment where they’re afraid of getting bullied or worse. And you don’t have to. If you’re a member of the LGBTQ+ community and you’re being discriminated against at work you need to know that you have legal protections against discrimination and bullying.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act says that no employer can discriminate against their employees because of race, religion, sex, or national origin. But the Supreme Court has expanded that and ruled that the protections of Title VII also protect people from discrimination based on gender, identity, and orientation. Your employer cannot legally discriminate against you or harass you.
If you’re experiencing discrimination at work, you can file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC was formed to investigate claims of workplace discrimination. The EEOC also has an agreement with 44 states to share information with the state labor authorities. If you live in one of those 44 states and you file an EEOC complaint the state will also get a copy of that complaint and any supporting evidence you submit.

Examples Of Workplace Discrimination
Common types of discrimination that happen to LGBTQ+ at work are:

  • Not Getting Raises or Promotions
  • If your coworkers get regular raises and promotions but you are always passed over for a raise or promotion that’s discrimination.
  • Targeted Bullying or Harassment
  • “Jokes” about LGBTQ+ people, name calling, bullying, and harassment of kind are absolutely discrimination.
  • Getting Hours Cut
  • If your work hours keep getting cut or your schedule keeps getting changed but that isn’t happening to your straight colleagues that could be discrimination.
  • Misgendering you on purpose
  • If your coworkers refuse to call you by the current name or use your preferred pronouns that’s discrimination.
  • Filing A Workplace Discrimination Claim

Before you file a complaint with the EEOC you should take your concerns to your boss and HR on the off chance that they don’t know what you’re experiencing. Make a very detailed list of the harassment and discrimination that is happening to you. Write down the date of each event, who was involved, and what happened. If your boss and HR don’t take action to help you after seeing the list or if they don’t believe that you’re being discriminated against then go to the EEOC’s website and you can file a complaint directly through the website.

New Mexico Legal Aid
New Mexico Legal Aid provides free legal services to low-income clients and victims of violence regardless of income. We’re doing outreach to try to connect with individuals in need of our services. Also a part of our organization is Safe To Be You, which is an LGBTQ+ Legal Access Project. More info on the webpage.

NMLA is offering services on Domestic Violence issues (DV), non-DV, or DV adjacent legal matters. Non-DV issues we can assist with include housing, consumer, employment, benefits, tax, debt, and family law.

We are able to perform client intakes on an individual basis (by phone or online) or provide virtual​ office hours (via google meet) should you have several clients who may be in need of NMLA’s services. Please feel free to reach out and schedule an event as you see more of a need. 

For Some Diversion

Espanola Animal Shelter and the Santa Fe Humane Society
https://www.espanolahumane.org/urgent-need-for-foster-families/
https://sfhumanesociety.org/

HRA Santa Fe is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, EIN 85-0410708. All the contributions are tax-deductible. No goods or services will be provided in exchange for the contribution.