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Jardin de los Niños gets grant to help families impacted by Covid


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) is contributing $100,000 as part of its Covid-19 Community Collaborative Grant Fund to address the immediate needs of New Mexicans impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, including $10,000 to Las Cruces-based Jardin de los Niños program for children and families struggling with homelessness.

The BCBSNM fund is releasing 10 rapid-response grants of $10,000 each to Jardin and nine other nonprofits focused on access to health care, behavioral health, housing and shelter, child and senior care and Covid health literacy and vaccine outreach, BCBSNM said in a news release.

The grant to Jardin will “supply basic needs items and monetary support for families experiencing homelessness, near homelessness and/or job loss through the Jardin de los Niños Covid-19 Homeless Prevention Program,” the news release said.

BCBSNM is one of the state’s largest commercial health insurers with 680,000 members. It is a division of Health Care Service Corporation.

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