Human Services Department

About the Department

The New Mexico Human Services Departments works to transform lives. Working with our partners, we design and deliver innovative, high quality health and human services that improve the security and promote independence for New Mexicans in their communities.

The department provides services and benefits to more than 1 million New Mexicans through several programs including: the Medicaid Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Child Support Program, and several Behavioral Health Services.

The New Mexico Human Services Departments works to transform lives. Working with our partners, we design and deliver innovative, high quality health and human services that improve the security and promote independence for New Mexicans in their communities.

The department manages a budget of approximately $7 billion dollars of state and federal funds and administers services to more than 800,000 low-income New Mexicans through programs such as:

  • Behavioral Health Services (mental illness, substance abuse and compulsive gambling)
  • Child Support Establishment and Enforcement
  • Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) 
  • General Assistance for low-income individuals with disabilities
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Meals for Homeless People
  • Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Refugee Resettlement Program (RRS) 
  • School Commodity Foods Program
  • SNAP Education Program (SNAP-Ed) 
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

The programs are administered through four Program Divisions:

  1. Medical Assistance Division (MAD)
  2. Income Support Division (ISD)
  3. Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED)
  4. Behavioral Health Services Division (BHSD)

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