If you have questions about your child’s development or health history and would like to find out more information about ways in which you can support and promote your child’s development, contact our Early Intervention Program to set up a free developmental evaluation at 865-4651.
There’s now a convenient and easy way for you to help donate to La Vida Felicidad, Inc. … while simply shopping online at Amazon.com! The “Amazon Smile” program allows you to donates 0.5% of the price of your purchases to the charitable organization of your choice (most products are eligible, and you will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile Donation” on the product details pages.)
La Vida Felicidad is proud to accept the Business of the Year award from the Valencia County Hispano Chamber of Commerce. The award was given at the VCHCC luncheon at Teofilo’s Restaurant on August 8, 2012. Thank you VCHCC for your ongoing support of La Vida’s programs and services and for recognizing La Vida Felicidad!
BlueCross BlueShield of New Mexico values giving and strong community involvement by supporting local nonprofit organizations with a similar focus. In November 2011 La Vida Felicidad was honored with a generous donation from BCBSNM for its service to children, adults, and seniors with developmental disabilities or delays.
The mission of La Vida, for over 28 years, has been life quality for children and families, adults and seniors, through advocacy and individualized services in collaboration with community partnerships.
“We are just delighted to be recognized and honored by BCBSNM in this fashion; it is our vision to be the provider of choice for people with disabilities,” said Beverly Bien, CEO of La Vida.
The majority of La Vida’s services are provided in Valencia and Socorro Counties, but the organization also offers targeted services in Bernalillo, Cibola, McKinley, and San Juan Counties.
“In everything we do, we seek to help all individuals, regardless of their age, physical capabilities, cultural background, or income level, to live full and productive lives,” said Ms. Bien, “and it is through the gracious support of individuals, businesses, and organizations like BCBSNM that we are able to accomplish these goals.”
Beginning October 1, 2011 La Vida will begin providing early intervention services to infants and children and their families in Cibola County. La Vida will also begin providing respite services to children and adults in both Cibola and McKinley Counties.
La Vida has been providing early intervention services – family-centered services for infants and children with developmental disabilities or delays, or those who are at risk for developmental disability or delay, and their families – since 1983. Last fiscal year we provided early intervention services to 400 children and families in Valencia County.
La Vida would like to warmly welcome our newest employees and most especially, the children and families receiving services in Cibola and McKinley Counties.
For more information on early intervention services in Cibola County, please contact Susie Rhoderick at 505-287-5118.
For more information on respite services, please contact Cheryl Rogge at 505-565-1614.
US Bank, formerly First Community Bank, named La Vida Felicidad Client of the Month for June 2011. For the entire month the Los Lunas branch displayed La Vida’s presentation board and brochures in their lobby. US Bank employees also wore a button each Friday that read “I love La Vida Felicidad”. Thank you US Bank!
La Vida Felicidad is grateful to our donors for providing much needed support to our programs and services this year. With their help, we’re able to reach more people and make a greater difference in their lives.
We would particularly like to thank the following donors for their support:
- Daniels Fund awarded La Vida with funding for our Early Intervention program. The overall goal of Early Intervention is to reduce the impact of developmental disability or delay on young children and their families. Bill Daniels, a pioneer in cable television known for his kindness and generosity to those in need, established the Daniels Fund to provide grants and scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. For more information, please visit www.danielsfund.org.
- The United Way of Central New Mexico also awarded La Vida with funding for our Early Intervention program to provide family-centered services to a most vulnerable population: infants and toddlers who have or are at risk for developmental disability or delay.
- The BNSF Foundation recently awarded La Vida’s Early Intervention program with funding to provide services to infants and toddlers with or at risk for developmental disability or delay.
- The Carl C. Anderson Sr. and Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation awarded La Vida with funding for our Homecare/Personal Care program. The purpose of this program is to assist in preventing abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elderly and/or disabled adults and to meet their needs in aging well at home thereby preventing or postponing nursing home placement.
- We would also like to recognize our local Los Lunas Wal-Mart Distribution Center #6084 for donating to our Homecare/Personal Care program through the Local Community Contribution/Hunger Outreach Grant Program. This will provide additional homemaker/personal care services to frail, elderly, or disabled persons who currently receive minimal home care services.
- Thank you to the PNM Fund, a division of the PNM Resources Foundation for awarding La Vida Felicidad with a PNM Reduce Your Use grant. Funds from this grant will be used to replace our old appliances and printers with Energy Star rated appliances and printers. We are committed to taking steps to become more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. This funding will help us save money which will go towards services for the vulnerable population we serve, and we can help do our part in protecting our environment. For more energy saving tips for homes or businesses, visit www.energysavers.gov
Quality Assurance is important to La Vida Felicidad. We want to be sure that we’re providing the best quality services to our clients, our employees, and the community.
Each quarter we review where we’re at with regard to several key indicators, and then La Vida’s Quality Assurance Team summarizes the results of our reviews into a quarterly report.
This report is also summarized into a One-Page Summary to give an overview of what the Team has looked at. This quarter’s report (3rd Quarter Report FY2011) includes:
- File audits
- Critical incident management
- Grievances and complaints
- Health and safety committee activities
- Agency suggestion box
- Staff training and development
- Workers compensation claims
- Contract utilization
- A review of all external audits and reviews
The purpose of La Vida’s Quality Assurance Program is to implement an effective and efficient system for ongoing monitoring, evaluation and continuous improvement of services.