Parents Reaching Out is a statewide non-profit organization that works with parents, caregivers, educators and other professionals to promote healthy, positive and caring experiences for New Mexico families and children. Founded in 1981 by families who had children with special health and developmental needs, we expanded our scope to serve all families and children in 1998. Parents Reaching Out has served New Mexico families for over twenty five years.
Our wide and supportive circle of partners throughout New Mexico continues to enhance our outreach connections with families and the professionals who serve them. We have developed partnerships with state and community agencies including the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED), New Mexico Department of Health, Local Education Agencies (LEA), New Mexico PTA, hospitals, universities and family support agencies. Through these partnerships with funding from federal and state agencies, donations and the valuable time of our volunteers, we have been able to develop materials, programs, workshops to effect positive change for families in our state.
We invite you to give us a call (1-505-247-0192 or Toll Free in NM 1-800-524-5176). Use the links below to learn more about us. You will need Adobe Reader to view pdf files. For PowerPoint Presentations, you will need Microsoft PowerPoint or the Free Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer .
Our Shared Vision
Families making informed decisions, influencing family friendly systems while improving outcomes for ALL children.
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 networking opportunities for families to connect with and support each other.
This mission supports all families including those who have children with disabilities, and others who are disenfranchised.
Parents Reaching Out achieves this by:
- Developing family leadership
- Connecting families to each other
- Building collaborative partnerships
- Providing families knowledge and tools to enhance their power