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Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative

Behavioral Health Initiative
Bernalillo County, the City of Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico have committed themselves to improving residents’ lives and the public’s safety by strategically evaluating and enhancing resources for mental health and substance abuse treatment.

BernCo's Future Animal Care and Resource Center

Animal Shelter Rendering
Bernalillo County is building a new Animal Care and Resource Center to better serve the public with animal rescue and adoptions, educational and training classes for people and animals, spay and neuter programs, and support services.

County Spotlight

district 3 art show
Please join Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins at an Artist’s Reception for the new District 3 Art Exhibit, FINDING FOCUS, Friday, May 25, 5-6:30 p.m., on the 10th Floor of One Civic Plaza NW, Suite 10111. This show is the 45th in a series of exhibits showcasing the talent and creativity of Bernalillo County artists.
Four New Mexico companies are excited about their recent participation at the 2018 Food and Hotel Asia Expo in Singapore. The trade mission, led by Bernalillo County Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins, was a partnership between the New Mexico Trade Alliance and the State of New Mexico’s Office of International Trade.
south valley splash pad public meeting
Learn more about the future of the Bernalillo County South Valley pool and splash pad and other local county facilities at a community meeting on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Parks and Recreation Department leaders will update the community on the construction of the splash pad and bath house and take input from the public about the pool, Rio Bravo Senior Meal Site, South Valley Park, South Valley Little League, and more.
early voting opens may 19
Bernalillo County Clerk Linda Stover wants to remind voters that Early Voting for the June 5, 2018 Primary Election will begin at Early Voting locations on Saturday, May 19, 2018, and will be open Monday-Saturday from 8 am to 8 pm through June 2, 2018.
clerk linda stover
County Clerk Linda Stover reminds voters that Absentee Voting for the 2018 Primary Election has started, and will continue through June 2, 2018. Voters can request an absentee ballot by mail, or appear in person at our County Clerk’s Annex located at 1500 Lomas Blvd NW 8 am to 8 pm, Monday through Saturday, through June 2, 2018.
new anti-youth homelessness program
In a well-timed news conference coinciding with National Children’s Mental Health Day, on Thursday, May 10, Bernalillo County announced the Behavioral Health Initiative’s [BHI] latest program- Youth Transitional Living Services [YTLS]. Bernalillo County presented New Day, YDI, Casa Q, and Serenity Mesa with a ‘big check’ for $800,000 to incorporate the program into their operations.
opioid counsel
The County Commission approved an agreement to engage special counsel to investigate and initiate possible litigation against opioid drug manufacturing companies throughout the United States.
open burning ban
The fire danger across Bernalillo County is expected to be very high due to extreme drought with the fire season starting earlier than normal. So the BernCo Commission voted on April 10, 2018, to ban the use of open fires, campfires, and smoking in the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County for the next 180 days.
national corrections officer week
The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners recognized May 6–12, 2018, as National Correctional Officers Employee Week at its administrative meeting on Tuesday, May 8. National Correctional Officers and Employees Week is an appreciation of correctional officers and all personnel who work in jails, prisons and community corrections nationwide
national public works week
The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners recognized May 20-26, 2018, as National Public Works Week at its administrative meeting on Tuesday, May 8. This year’s national theme, “The Power of Public Works,” gives voice to the impact that the many facets of public works have on modern civilization.
mental health awareness month
The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners does hereby recognize May 2018 as Mental Health Awareness Month. Bernalillo County recognizes that mental health support and services are essential to the community’s overall health and well-being.

County Video

Bernalillo County Open Space is celebrating its 20th anniversary! Check out all the properties and activities BernCo Open Space has to offer.
Bernalillo County Treasurer Nancy Bearce expains the different ways property owners can pay the second half of their property tax, which is due by April 10.
Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III wants you to know that it is against the law for telemarketers to call you and ask for payment by money transfer services, pre-paid debit card or cash re-load cards or by electronic checks. Please watch this video to learn about a common telemarketing scam.
Bernalillo County has expanded its 12-year-old methadone program to include enrolling detainees not currently enrolled in the program and create a continuum of care when they are released to help save lives, reduce recidivism and reduce the revolving door syndrome affecting the facility and the community.
District 4 Commissioner Lonnie Talbert cuts the ribbon on the new Skyview Park on Nov. 2 in NW Bernalillo County.
The "Reels & Wheels: The Making of a Public Art Project" documentary follows the Reels and Wheels commission by the Arts Board and the design/build process by artist Howard Meehan and culminates with the dedication of the piece in front of the Hiland Theater on Central Avenue on historic Route 66.
Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins interviews Katrina Hotrum-Lopez, BernCo's Behavioral Health director, and Dr. Andrew Hsi, Director of the Institute for Resilience, Health and Justice, about the behavioral health programs currently in place and where we are headed in the near future.
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  • Pickleball offered Monday through Friday at the Los Vecinos Community Center. For more information, call (505) 314-0240.
    Location:
    478 NM-333, Tijeras
    Time:
    5/21/2018 9:00 AM - 5/21/2018 12:00 PM

  • Enjoy Pickleball for those ages 50 +. Free on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Call (505) 468-7341 for more info.
    Location:
    South Valley Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 2008 Larrazolo SW
    Time:
    5/21/2018 12:00 PM - 5/21/2018 4:30 PM

  • Please be advised that the Addiction Treatment Advisory Board will meet on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. The meeting will be held 5901 Zuni Rd. SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108, Conference Room C. See attached agenda.
    Location:
    5901 Zuni Rd. SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108, Conference Room C
    Time:
    5/21/2018 4:30 PM

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