Los Alamos Family Council executive director Jordan Redmond speaks at December 14 Kiwanis meeting. Photo by Brooke Davis. Photo by Brooke Davis
BY BROOKE DAVIS
Jordan Redmond, executive director of the Los Alamos Family Council, spoke at the December 13 Kiwanis meeting, bringing the club up to date on their work.
Redmond said that in the three years he has been at the council, notable changes have been made. The council has been relocated to the space once occupied by the Otowi Station Bookstore. Their budget has more than doubled and they have found ways to accomplish more with each dollar, their client list has grown, and so have their programs that help people escape addiction and that attend to kids in trouble.
He said the council has a new psychiatric practitioner on staff as well as spaces for two interns starting in the spring. They also make use of eight clinicians, seven of whom serve teens as well as adults. The United Way of Northern New Mexico provides about one-third of the council’s funding, and Enterprise Bank and Del Norte Credit Union are also contributors.
The council provides activities and entertainment for young people at the Activities Center and provides counseling built around the specific needs of their clients. Redmond’s job involves many meetings, preparation of press releases, writing fund-raising letters, and efforts to attract major donors. He is proud of their programs and said that “it’s really exciting how it is working out”.