Make a Referral

First Born® is home visitation for women pregnant for the first time, families parenting for the first time and families adopting their first baby. Services may begin any time during pregnancy, at the birth of the baby, and until the baby is two months of age. Services include support, education, assessment, service coordination and advocacy. All services are free and may continue until the baby is three years of age.


To make a referral to a First Born Program, download the Referral Form Here and e-mail or telephone the program with the following information to your county’s office that listed below the form:


First Born Program Referral Form

    Your Name

    Your Email

    Mother's Name

    Mother's Address

    Mother's Email

    Mother's Phone Number

    Mother's Date of Birth

    Language Spoken in Home:


    Estimated due date or Baby's DOB

    Other Informations

    NM Counties Served by FIRST BORN®

    FIRST BORN® started in Silver City, New Mexico in 1997. It is now a statewide home visiting model housed at the Early Childhood Center for Excellence at the Santa Fe Community College. In 2019, the program offered free home visiting services to families in 19 counties across the state, serving families during pregnancy and during the first three years of life.


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

    Santa Fe Community College
    First Born Director: Tekla Johnson [email protected]
    (O) 505-428-1344

    Contractor: Andrea Slatopolsky – [email protected]
    (C) 505-470-0966

    Contractor: Molly McBranch – [email protected]
    (C) 505-670-1178

    Grant County / Silver City
    Beginning Years – Gila Regional Medical Center
    1313 E 32nd Street, Silver City, NM 88061
    Dianna Perea – [email protected]
    575-388-9708 (o)

    Los Alamos County
    First Born Program – Los Alamos
    190 Central Park Sq, Ste. 216, Los Alamos, NM 87544
    Ellen Ben Naim [email protected]
    (O) 505-661-4810 or (C) 505-670-4810

    Rio Arriba County / Espanola
    First Born Program- PHS Espanola Hospital
    1010 Spruce Street, Espanola NM, 87532
    Theresa Lopez [email protected]
    (O) 505-747-2050 or (C) 505-507-6534

    San Juan & McKinley
    First Born Program – Northwest NM
    122 South Boardman Ave., Gallup, NM, 87302

    Mary Gaul [email protected]
    (o) 505-863-8850 or (c) 301-525-4033

    Eduvijes “Vicki” Lopez[email protected]
    (O) 505-863-8850 (c) 505-860-4021

    Crystal Kasuse[email protected]
    (O) 505-863-8850 or (C) 505-879-9822

    Santa Fe County
    First Born Program- United Way of Santa Fe
    Admin: 440 Cerrillos Road, Ste A, Santa Fe, NM 87501
    First Born Office: 3164 Agua Fria, 87505
    Jessica Apodaca [email protected]
    Lakersha Montaño [email protected]

    First Born Program – PHS Socorro General Hospital
    SGH Community Based Programs
    1202 Hwy 60, Bldg.B, Socorro, NM 87801
    Beth Beers[email protected]
    (O) 575-835-8791 or (C) 575-418-1219
    Brittney Martinez[email protected]

    San Miguel, Mora, Harding
    First Born Program- Las Vegas Kiwanis Club
    Mailing: PO Box 623, Las Vegas, NM 87701
    Physical: 901 6th Street, Las Vegas NM87701
    Louise E. Hoogerhuis[email protected]
    (O) 505-454-1343 or (C) 505-507-8561

    Quay, Roosevelt, Curry
    Meca Therapies
    201.E Llano Estacado, Clovis, NM 88101
    Alisia Johnson[email protected]
    (O) 575-763-9517or (C) 575-693-7316
    Rebecca Fevrier[email protected]
    Edna De La Rosa–  [email protected]
    Jill Generotzky[email protected]
    Maira Chairez [email protected]