Announcing the SFRC Extended Residential Treatment Program for Substance Use Disorders

Santa Fe Recovery Center
Extended Residential Treatment Program
is Now Open!
Announcing the SFRC Extended Residential Treatment Program
for Substance Use Disorders
SFRC opened its new Extended Recovery Program at the former St. Michael’s College campus last week. Beautifully furnished apartments and lovely landscaped grounds greeted all the new arrivals.
The program is for adults transitioning from 30-90 day residential treatment programs who still need structured support. Recovering mothers with babies and children are accepted.
In this program we are providing clinical and peer support, coaching, childcare and more. Job skills, nutrition, fitness training, financial management, computer and other skills are taught in a comfortable and respectful environment.
We expect this 90-day treatment program to greatly reduce relapse while strengthening the mind, body, and spirit of people in early recovery.
Thanks for your support of SFRC! Without YOU we wouldn’t have been able to create this new program and continue to serve our community.

OPRE Roundup – Jobs, CEU’s and more

Dear Peer Community,Here is this week’s round-up of job opportunities, upcoming CEUs events and announcements.

We hope you enjoy a restful and well deserved Labor Day Holiday. Thanks for all of the good work you are doing.

Mark Garnand
OPRE Program Director

Saturday / September 8th, 2018 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Sandia Resort Casino, 30 Rainbow Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113with Bobbie Anderson MS, LPCC, NCC
Albuquerque Behavioral Health CEU workshops presents a CEU seminar addressing Cultural Competence as it relates to the ability of providers and organizations to effectively deliver health care services that meet the social, cultural, and linguistic needs of patients. Sponsored by Sandia Resort Casino Responsible Gaming Program. This special Saturday workshop will offer participants an exciting weekend experience that is tailored for working professionals. This seminar credits 6 CEU’s / $45.00. All CEU’s approved by the New Mexico Counseling & Therapy Practice board. Includes continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments in an elegant location


9/8/18, 9/9/18, and 9/14/18.
Shifting Perspectives / Odyssey Counseling

5827 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107****There are scholarship funds available for CPSWs
with a final cost of $25 (save $120!)  for Module 1, Module 2,
and Module 3. ****
If a CPSW wants to complete all (3) Modules the cost would be
$50 for 12 CEUS. 
This scholarship is available to (5) CPSW attendees.
To secure your spot email contact:
Marianne Chaney Odyssey Counseling
505-615-9331 Call OR Text

Certified Peer Support Worker Full-Time

LCDF – La Clinica de Familia, Inc. Las Cruces, NM

Certified Peer Support Worker. And has received certification as a certified peer specialist in the state of New Mexico….
Desired Experience: Bilingual, Clean Driving Record, Certified Recovery Specialist, Driver’s License

Certified Peer Support Specialist 

Magellan Health, Las Cruces, NM
This position provides non-clinical, evidence-based peer support services, serves as a member advocate, shares coping skills, and provides recovery information for members. This position performs a wide range of tasks to assist with care coordination designed to assist members in regaining control over their own lives through individual recovery planning, wellness self-management, and strengthening resilience to improve personal health outcomes. This position will role model competency in recovery, resiliency, and wellness practices.-
Peer Support encompasses a range of activities and interactions between people who have shared similar experiences of being diagnosed with a mental health condition or a chemical addiction.Many in our community have been affected by the closing of Tri-County.  This group will be the place to share your feelings, your frustrations and your hopes for the future as we move forward. Anyone in the community, including family members, are invited to attend.Where:  The High Frequency Loft, 1335 Gustorf Rd. Suite Q, Taos NM

When:    Tuesdays and Thursdays – 11:00-12:00

Schedule at a glance:
2018 New Mexico Recovery Events

September 7th

    •    Albuquerque Celebrates Recovery Art Show – Mi Chante Casa de Cultura – This event will be running through the month of September

September 8th – NM State Fair Parade

September 10th – NM State Fair – Seniors Day Celebration – Healthy Living Day

September 14th

    •    Albuquerque Celebrates Recovery POW WOW, Tiquex Park 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm

September 15th

    •    Barrios Unidos – 7 John Hyson Drive, Chimayo – 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Lupe Salazar –

September 19th

    •    Inside Out Recovery Taos – Recovery Friendly Taos

Lawrence Medina

September 20th

    •    Hozho – Gallup – Raelynn Cachini

    •    Las Cruces – Recovery Night

Sandra White –

September 22nd

    •    Silver City – Grant County

Susie Trujillo and James Helgert –

    •    Recovery Santa Fe – Rally for Recovery – Railyard Park

Tom Starke, Chris Wendel –

    •    Socorro County Community Alternatives Program

Recovery Pow Wow – noon to midnight at Socorro Plaza

Teresa Rivera –

September 27th

    •    Albuquerque Celebrates Recovery III – Civic Plaza or

September 29th

    •    Northern NM /Celebrating a Culture of Healing

Pojoaque Pueblo is hosting/Poeh Cultural Center – 78 Cities of Gold Rd

Rafaela Sanchez –

Melissa Talachy –

Natalie Rivera –

Santa Fe Recovery is building a Playground – Donate and get Matched

We’re Building a Playground
and Everyone’s Talking!
We started our campaign last week to raise funds to match a generous $10,000 donation for our new Women and Children’s Residential Program Playground.
And we’re thrilled that the Santa Fe New Mexican is helping to spread the word. They wrote a great article about our new program and our fundraising efforts.
Thanks to everyone who has responded so far! But if you haven’t donated yet, we still need your help to finish the playground project for the children. Please donate now!
We have until September 17 to collect donations to meet the challenge and double your impact.
If you donate today, your gift will be matched. A $20 donation will be worth $40 and a $100 donation will become $200.
The children are going to have so much fun playing on all the new equipment! but it’s not all about fun and games. Play is essential to any child’s development. It’s also an ideal opportunity for parents to engage fully with their children.
Help us build a playground for the Women and Children’s Residential Program.
You can donate by clicking the button below, at our website, on our Facebook page using the Donate button, or by sending a check to: Santa Fe Recovery Center, 5312 Jaguar Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87507. You can also just call us at (505) 471-4985 to make a credit card donation.

CONDUENT: Provider Enrollment Updates Via the Web Portal and Training Webinar

August 20, 2018


Provider Enrollment Updates Via the Web Portal and Training Webinar – New

Conduent has implemented a more timely and efficient process for submitting provider enrollment updates. The new and improved Provider Update tool is now available. Providers with access to the New Mexico Medicaid Web Portal, will be able to send updates electronically. This new process will replace the need to mail or fax the MAD 304 form.

The submission through the web portal is secure and allows for a quicker update of pertinent information to the provider record such as license, address, or affiliations.

You are invited to the Conduent Online Provider Update webinar to learn more. This is a live session. Participation is highly encouraged at no cost.

Conduent Training:
NM Medicaid Providers
Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM MT
Where: Webinar
Topic: How to successfully submit a provider update request via the New Mexico Medicaid Web Portal.


Please click on the Register link below to register for this Webinar:


After your request to register has been approved, you will receive instructions for joining the meeting. Be sure to add the meeting to your calendar.

Need help? Go to


If you have any questions please call the New Mexico Medicaid Call Center at 1-800-299-7304, option 6 or email us at:


Thank you,


Provider Relations – NM MMIS

Government Healthcare Solutions



P.O. Box 26500

Albuquerque, NM 87125


P: 1-800-299-7304


United/PHP Transition Questions from NMBHA

Providers asked the following questions at the PHP Provider Forum on 8/23 and were answered by Amber Grewal, PHP Behavioral Health Network Director.   If providers have more questions, please send them to Maggie and Amber will work to get answers asap.

PA Communication Plan

I was informed that both members and provider will receive a letter for the PHP authorizations being completed as part of the United transition. In addition the PHP UM reviewers will be reaching  out to verbally confirm this information with providers once the auth is complete.

Membership Info

The new MCO (Presbyterian) will be on the eligibility files starting 9/1 so systems will be updated at that point

CareLink Transfer of Info

This question is out to PHP leadership for review.

2018 Jerry Lopez & Friends September 14 Concert Benefiting JTR Scholarship Recipients

National Latino Behavioral Health Association

Join Us For A Special Night With Friends
The National Latino Behavioral Health Association commemorates Recovery Month and Hispanic Heritage Month in September 2018. Join us to help raise scholarship funds for New Mexico students pursing a college degree in behavioral health at this year’s Jerry Lopez and Friends concert at the Lensic on Friday, September 14th @ 7pm.
Please go to and help us help our students help our families and communities.
The Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 W. San Francisco St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501


Albuquerque RFP due August 29: Crisis Counseling and Support Services for Victims of Sexual Assault.

Request for Proposals from Non-Profit or Governmental Agencies for Social Services and Behavioral Health Services for Fiscal Year 2019.

The City of Albuquerque, Department of Family and Community Services, hereby requests for proposals to provide Crisis Counseling and Support Services for Victims of Sexual Assault.

Complete copies of the Request for Proposals packets will be available beginning Monday, July 30, 2018 through Wednesday, August 29, 2018. between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., at the City of Albuquerque, Department of Family and Community Services, 5th floor, Room 504, Old City Hall, One Civic Plaza, Albuquerque, NM 87102.  The RFP can also be accessed on the Department’s website at

For agencies interested in submitting proposals in response to this solicitation, there will be a mandatory pre-proposal meeting on Monday, August 6, 2018 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the City Council Committee Room, 9th floor, New City Hall, One Civic Plaza, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

Respondents must submit their proposals no later than 4:00 p.m. local time, Wednesday, August 29, 2018.  Proposals may be hand delivered to Office of the City Clerk, Plaza Del Sol, 600 2nd Street NW, 7th Floor, Albuquerque, New Mexico; or they may be mailed to the Office of the City Clerk

P.O. Box 1293, Albuquerque, NM 87103.  The City will not consider proposals received after 4:00 p.m. local time, Wednesday, August 29, 2018.

Potential respondents may obtain further information on the Request for Proposals from the Department of Family and Community Services, 5th floor, Room 504, Old City Hall, One Civic Plaza, Albuquerque, NM.  Contact Sandra Archuleta, Division of Behavioral Health and Wellness at 505-768-2865 or email at  For individuals with disabilities who need assistance to benefit from this meeting, please call Sandra Archuleta at 505-768-2865 or (TTY) 1-800-659-8331.