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Alta Mira Specialized Family Services Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was incorporated in 1985 following the consolidation of two predecessor agencies:  Albuquerque Special Preschool and Esperanza Para Nuestros Ninos. Both Albuquerque Special Preschool and Esperanza Para Nuestros were founded in 1968 by parents of children with developmental risks, delays and disabilities, to develop quality services within the community.

Alta Mira Specialized Family Services Inc. provides lifespan services that include Early Childhood Services, including Early Intervention (EI) for children ages birth to 3 years of age, Parenting programs including Parenting Classes, Family Support Services (FSS) including Family Living, and Respite Care including their Respite Home located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Katie Wylie and Dawn Bodenner of Alta Mira join us today.


Altamira NM | Supporting Families, Realizing Dreams

Marcy Patten of Joni and Friends New Mexico joins us to discuss the ministry’s upcoming “Respite Nights”.

Since 1979 Joni and Friends has committed to reaching and serving people with disabilities with practical help and the saving love of Jesus.

“Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame.… Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full” (Luke 14:21, 23, NIV).


New Mexico | Joni and Friends


Travis Yoakum is the Associate Vice President of the New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranch. He joins us to talk about the work he is doing to help at-risk children in our community. The Mission Statement for The Ranches is, “Rekindling Hope in At Risk Youth.” When combined with the purpose statement, “To provide services for young people and families in pursuit of a brighter tomorrow,” a truth emerges: the power of hope to transform lives. As a Christian organization they know the importance of good values, including hope. However, such values must be practiced in order to bring change in the lives of the young people who go to the ranch.

Brian Nixon from Calvary Preschool and Calvary College joins us for a ministry update.

Calvary Preschool strives to glorify God by providing an orderly, nurturing, and stimulating atmosphere as students explore the world around them. Each child who attends grows mentally, physically, socially, and spiritually as they interact with a loving, caring group of adults and peers. Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open.


Calvary Preschool – Calvary Church | Osuna (calvarynm.church)

Ray Mondragon joins us for his ongoing commentary on the book of Genesis. Ray serves as the President of the Creation Science Fellowship of New Mexico, which is a fellowship of Christian scientists and lay people dedicated to understanding and explaining origins as revealed by scientific discovery and Biblical truth.

Creation Science Fellowship of New Mexico (csfnm.org)

Manuel (Manny) Gonzales III served as Bernalillo County Sheriff from 2009-2022. He joins ABQ Connect to talk about how the people of New Mexico are dealing with crime, open borders, and politics. He feels God has called him to serve people, and he has had success working in a bi-partisan way to answer that call!

John Moore Associates provides financial consultation with the goal of walking alongside the families they serve, helping them become wise and generous stewards. They strive to be the sought-after wealth advisory firm among families that align with their values.

Brian Cochran of John Moore Associates joins us today for his weekly financial update.



Managing wealth using Biblical Principles – John Moore Associates