Albuquerque's Common Bond New Mexico Foundation is devoted to building and strengthening the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in the city of Albuquerque. The foundation has three programs devoted to achieving this goal: the Emergency Project, SAGE, and U21.

Services & Advocacy for Elders

Under 21 Youth Group

For more than twenty years, Common Bond's U21 Project has provided one of the only places for Albuquerque's LGBT youth to socialize in a safe, welcoming, and affirming environment. Every Friday night, Albuquerque youth under the age of 21, come together to discuss issues and play games in an environment free of bullying or judgement, an environment where every student can express their true self without fear of being teased, mistreated, or physically harmed.

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Services & Advocacy for Elders

Services & Advocacy for Elders

SAGE Albuquerque is the primary provider of support, social and educational programs to enhance the lives of all older gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) individuals in the city of Albuquerque. Working with local government agencies, key providers and other LGBT organizations, we attempt to inform and educate both the general public and the LGBT community about relevant LGBT elder issues and obtain their support for elder LGBT individuals.

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HIV/AIDS Assistance

HIV/AIDS Assistance

For 26 years, the Emergency Project has helped prevent homelessness for low income New Mexicans living with HIV/AIDS. On a "last resort" basis, the program provides rent assistance or help in paying for a new housing situation when a client is forced to move from his/her home due to a hostile or dangerous environment. Funds from the Emergency Project also allow clients to maintain utility payments without interruption or prevent further complications from HIV I AIDS by making medical and prescription copayments for required medical regimens.

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