C.H.A.N.C.E.S. ~ Collaboration to Help Assure No Child is
Exposed to Substances

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Established in 2008, our mission is to see that all babies born in Luna Co., New Mexico are free of the devastating effects of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs through comprehensive screening, assessment, referral
and treatment.


C.H.A.N.C.E.S. provides education to our community about the dangers of women using drugs, alcohol and tobacco when they are pregnant or at risk for pregnancy. We work with Dr. Ira Chasnoff, an internationally known researcher in the area of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and drug exposed children.


C.H.A.N.C.E.S. provides training, screening and educational materials to all prenatal providers in Luna Co., New Mexico.
These instruments and materials are used to screen for substance abuse in women and girls who are pregnant or at risk for pregnancy.
C.H.A.N.C.E.S.provides for two substance abuse treatment groups in Luna County.
One is within our community and one is at the local detention center.


Your donations will help us succeed.
We are a 501c3 non-profit charity
EIN #27-1697248
Your donations are tax deductible to the
full extent of the law

If you are interested in volunteering or for more information, please call or email us:


Our Goal in Luna County, NM

C.H.A.N.C.E.S. believes a community learns best when they are actively engaged. Through education and events, Luna County is given opportunities to make sense of and develop an understanding of proper prenatal care.
Remember, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is 100% preventable.


Elizabeth Burr -  President
Rebecca Sanchez - Vice President
Desa Malina - Treasurer
Valerie Llewellyn - Secretary
Samantha Apodaca - Board Member
John Costilla-Gonzales - Board Member
Pauli Galin - Board Member

Edith Vazquez - Board Member

Tel. 575-546-5574
PO Box 652, Deming NM 88031



Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder- Refers to the range of effects that can occur in infants, children, youths or adults who were exposed to alcohol before birth. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral and/or learning disabilities.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is 100% preventable.

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