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Centro Sávila is a treatment program devoted to the recovery and healing of individuals, families, and communities suffering from emotional and psychological distress. Our comprehensive model of care works to decrease health disparities in Bernalillo County by providing: outpatient mental health services, case management, Free Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance for Medicaid and the NM Health Insurance Exchange, school-based restorative justice programs, food security support, drug and alcohol counseling and recovery support, and supervision, training and research opportunities for students and health professionals. Our treatment approach is based on the key principles of public health prevention, community building, and collaboration. Our staff and network of volunteers provide culturally competent care that enhances the natural resiliency of our clients. Our goal is to improve the mental health of our community through prevention and by ensuring access to linguistically and culturally appropriate, quality mental health services. Our services are offered in English and Spanish and accessable to community members regardless of their ability to pay.
About Centro Sávila
Centro Sávila could not have opened its doors in Albuquerque’s South Valley without the help of local builders and community volunteers who renovated a 70-year-old building. New windows, doors and insulation transformed the structure into a highly efficient, green building. By providing affordable, culturally and linguistically competent professional services, we have created a calm, safe and nurturing space for healing.
About Behavioral Health and the South Valley
The South Valley has one of the highest Emergency Room utilization rates in Bernalillo County and one of the lowest concentrations of behavioral health care providers. At Centro Sávila, we don’t believe this is a coincidence. There are many reasons that people use Emergency Rooms for health concerns that could be treated earlier and less expensively in outpatient settings. Some include: few or no local health care providers, hurtful or unproductive experiences at health care offices, transportation obstacles, language barriers and high costs. Centro Sávila is working to improve health outcomes by providing accessible, affordable and dignified behavioral health services to the public. As a member of the EleValle, the South Valley Healthy Communities Collaborative, Centro Sávila is working towards creating a healthier, more livable community for all.