CURRENT PROGRAMS

1. Native American Agricultural Empowerment Program 2020-2021
A grant from the Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) to Healthy Futures will assist Native American farmers in the Dine checkerboard areas of New Mexico to become more productive and successful, and assist their families in achieving healthier lifestyles, through innovative education and community training programs. NAAF is the largest philanthropic organization devoted solely to serving the Native American farming and ranching community.

PARTNERS
COPE Program
Hasbidito Farmers Market
Ojo-Encino Chapter House
Torreon Chapter House

2. Empowering Formerly Homeless Persons Program 2019/2020
Collaborating with SAFE House and CLN Kids to build parenting skills, and provide meaningful farm related and technical job training.

A subsequent grant from New Mexico Gas currently permits Healthy Futures to continue collaboration with staff at SAFE House and with CLNKids to offer parenting skills, provide job coaching, employment guidance and mentoring to parents eligible for free day care for their pre-k children. This collaborative partnership has began by meeting with under served parents and guardians, as they learn to transition from unemployment to part- or full-time employment. Our objectives are to increase resiliency and self-sufficiency, and improve job skills and parental self-esteem. Healthy Futures has developed other collaborations with human resource departments of the City of Albuquerque/Parks and Recreation, UNM Hospital, as well as UNM, facilitating job interviews so that program participants may secure employment. Additionally, coupled with this innovative Healthy Futures effort, and in concert with Andele Tutors we encourage and empower under served parents to become "academic champions" to prepare their children for kindergarten and long term student success. 

PARTNERS
Andele Tutors
CLNKids
City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation
RivenRock Staffing
SAFE House
UNM Hospital 
University of New Mexico

3. NMSU Specialty Crops Block Grant Program 2018-2020
This New Mexico State University 3-year grant is a Collaborative partnership to address the food deserts in Native American rural communities. Program duration: October 2017 – September 2020.Summary: Over 160 families in Ojo-Encino and Torreon chapter house locations will receive delivery of fresh fruits and vegetables grown by local farmers from Cuba NM, and supplemented by additional supplies of fresh fruits and vegetables, delivered four times per month, via a mobile farmers market, during an extended five month growing and harvest cycle. At the same time program staff will interact with families to showcase healthy nutritional meal planning. The collaboration between Healthy Futures, Inc. and Hasbidto will create pathways to remedy Native American food deserts at two Navajo chapter houses, by employing a mobile farmers market network, delivering fresh fruits and vegetables to these residents. In addition, our partnership will provide target populations with nutritional education to reduce the incidence of obesity, and offer academic horticultural knowledge and guidance about relevant farm management resources, so that rural farmers may increase the variety of crops they grow as well as extend their growing seasons, during the three year grant cycle. 

PARTNERS
COPE New Mexico
Hasbidito Farmers Market
Ojo-Encino Chapter House
Torreon Chapter House