Welcome to
the First Born® Program
A program for families who are expecting or have a child under 3
First Born Program - Mother & Baby Image High-quality home visiting to support parent joy and confidence Supporting
healthy development
through relationships
and learning
A program for
first-time parents
and families

Welcome to the First Born Program

First Born® supports strong family relationships.

First Born is for first-time parents. In many communities, the program is offered as First Born and More and is available to any family who is expecting or has a child under 3.

The program, founded on the belief that supported families create healthy communities, focuses on strong relationships and health in the early years.

Interested in becoming a First Born Program?

What we offer parents

Services include support, education, assessment, service coordination and are available until a child turns three.

Photography by Don J. Usner - First Born Program - Mother & Child Image

Support

Regular home visits with a supportive home visitor

First Born Program - Mother & Baby Image

Education

Research-based curriculum shared by trained home visitors

First Born Program: Grandpa holding his grandchild baby image

Service Coordination

Knowledge about and connection to community services

Connect with your local home visiting program.

NM Counties Served by FIRST BORN®

First Born started in Silver City, New Mexico in 1997. It is now in 15 of New Mexico’s 33 counties. In 2018 the model office moved from Silver City to the Early Childhood Center of Excellence at the Santa Fe Community College.

NEW MEXICO

Click your county on the map to contact your county office.

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Contact your county office.

Statewide Contact

Santa Fe Community College

First Born Director: Tekla Johnson – [email protected]   505-428-1344

Curry County

Meca Therapies

Edna De La Rosa, Home Visiting Manager – 575-763-9517

Chaves County

Meca Therapies

Maira Chairez, Home Visiting Manager – 575-623-2615

Doña Ana County

Meca Therapies

Rebecca Fevrier, Home Visiting Manager – 575-522-9505

Harding County

Northern New Mexico First Born Program

Louise E. Hoogerhuis, Program Manager[email protected]  505-454-1343

Lea County

Meca Therapies

Jillian Generotzky, Home Visiting Manager[email protected] 575-964-2253

Los Alamos County

First Born Program – Los Alamos

Ellen Ben Naim, Program Manager – [email protected]   505-661-4810

McKinley County

Northwest New Mexico First Born Program

Crystal Kasuse, Program Manager– [email protected]  505-863-8850

Mora County

Northern New Mexico First Born Program

Louise E. Hoogerhuis, Program Manager[email protected]  505-454-1343

Quay County

Meca Therapies

Edna De La Rosa, Home Visiting Manager[email protected] 575-763-9517

Rio Arriba County / Española

First Born Program Espanola

Theresa Lopez, Program Manager– [email protected]   505-747-2050

Roosevelt County

Meca Therapies

Edna De La Rosa, Home Visiting Manager[email protected]575-763-9517

San Juan County

Northern New Mexico First Born Program

Eduvijes “Vicki” Lopez, Program Manager– [email protected]   505-863-8850

San Miguel County

Northern New Mexico First Born Program

Louise E. Hoogerhuis, Program Manager[email protected]  505-454-1343

Santa Fe County

First Born Program- United Way of Santa Fe

Lakersha Montaño, Program Manager – [email protected]  505-819-7266

Socorro County

The First Born Program at Presbyterian Health Services Socorro

Beth Beers, Program Manager – [email protected]  575-835-8791

First Born offers creative and innovative ways to train as a home visitor while earning higher education credits.

Testimonials

1397

Families who received FIRST BORN® services in 2019

23508

Visits families received in 2019

1997

FIRST BORN® started in Silver City, New Mexico in 1997

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The program offered free home visiting services to families in 15 counties in New Mexico

First Born Program