New Mexico Asian Family Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 2006 that provides comprehensive and integrated social services to the immigrant Asian population and can assist you, or someone you know, to access educational, legal, and social programs. The center emphasizes family strength and unity as well as an understanding of American society and its culture. It is a clearinghouse of information and referrals and collaborates with government, private and other non-profit agencies in the areas of program development, public policy, education, and training.
The Center is partially funded by the New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission, with funds from the Office of Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice and United Way of Central New Mexico.
The primary goal of NMAFC is to help Asians and their families become more self-sufficient, empowered, and aware of their legal rights by utilizing multilingual and multicultural staff members, licensed counselors, and interpreters. NMAFC is the lead and only social service agency in the entire state of New Mexico that tailors its services to the Asian population. Following are some of the issues NMAFC addresses:
- Immigration issues & immigrant rights
- Cultural integration
- Language barriers
- Domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes
- Human trafficking
- Family conflicts
- Problem gambling
- Tobacco and healthy behaviors
NMAFC respects individual and cultural differences and does not discriminate based on race, ethnic background, religion, beliefs, or sexual orientation.