AIC provides substance abuse, domestic violence (including batterers), family and couples’ therapy, and mental health assessment. Individual and Group therapy is available in the evenings by appointment only. AIC has two therapists on staff, a LADAC (substance abuse) and an LDCC (mental health). Medicaid, Western Sky Community Care and Presbyterian insurances are welcome.
Call: 505-268-1751 for appointments and additional information.
AIC serves breakfast Monday – Friday, 9:00 am -10:00 am and Lunch 12:00 pm–1:00 pm. Meals are available to anyone who is hungry, those experiencing poverty, and the homeless. No documentation is required to eat at the AIC. It is, however, recommended that clients register and have a file in place. Meals are prepared daily at the AIC’s commercial kitchen and are healthy and nutritious.
AIC has a Tobacco Prevention Specialist and a Prevention Assistant that work with pueblos to promote tobacco prevention cessation. The Prevention Specialist promote cultural awareness of
the Native traditional and ceremonial use of tobacco to strengthen cultural identity and resistance to commercial tobacco. Native youth are actively involved in tobacco prevention activities which include secondhand smoke. Native youth have designed native doll dresses and pouches to carry the 1-800 card. The focus is sacred vs. commercial tobacco. In addition, Native elders promote and help in Native storytelling that includes the history of different Native peoples.
AIC has community outreach events throughout the year. The youth backpack event in July, sponsored by Western Sky Community Care, supplies 300-400 youth with backpacks filled with school supplies. Each year the Quarters Restaurant prepares turkeys for a Thanksgiving meal that feeds 400-500 community members. At Christmas, we partner with Native Ministry for a toy
giveaway. 520 – 600 youth get toys every year. Community meals can happen any time for any special occasion. All community meals are announced on Facebook and the web. AIC also participates in the city sponsored summer breakfast and lunch programs.
In collaboration with the University of New Mexico’s Southwest Indian Law clinic, basic legal services are provided to AIC clients on Mondays 9:00 am to 10:15, and on Wednesdays 12:00
pm to 1:15 pm. No appointment is necessary, just sign in at the AIC office.
AIC provides mailboxes to the community where they can pick up their mail. Currently, AIC has over 475 clients that receive mail at the AIC. Clients must be registered, have a file, and pay a co-pay of $2.00 per month for services. AIC provides free telephones (local and long distance), copying, faxing, referrals for clothes, jobs, housing, and food. AIC has computers available for use, and basic computer assistance.
AIC has drop in 12-step Alcoholics Anonymous meetings Wednesday through Friday. The meetings are anonymous and open to anyone and court referred clients are welcome. AIC
provides acupuncture on Wednesdays all day and is open to anyone interested. Veteran service representatives are available on Tuesdays to assist veterans with their needs. Presbyterian Healthcare representatives are available for consultation one day per week and Western Sky Community Care has representations available to answer health questions.
AIC staff prepares and distributes hygiene packages with toothbrushes, toothpaste, washcloths, deodorant, sanitizer, mouth wash, shampoo, and conditioner. AIC provides small bags of dog food and treats for our furry friends.