News Release
Posted by The Molina Cares Accord

Molina Healthcare of New Mexico Offers Free Traditional Healing, Counseling and Support Services Following Gallup Parade Incident


Media Contacts: Caroline Zubieta, Caroline.Zubieta@MolinaHealthcare.com, 562-951-1588

Gallup, N.M., Aug. 8, 2022 — Molina Healthcare of New Mexico (“Molina”) is offering free support services for community residents impacted by the recent incident in which an SUV drove through the route at the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial Parade. Traditional counseling and healing services will be provided in partnership with the Diné Hataałii Association, a Navajo Nation nonprofit dedicated to protecting and preserving traditional Navajo ceremonies.

“This was a terrible assault on the people of the Navajo Nation and the many tribes participating in the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial,” said Carolyn Ingram, plan president of Molina Healthcare of New Mexico. “At Molina, we are committed to providing critical resources to the communities we serve, especially during such trying times. We’re proud to partner with the Diné Hataałii Association to offer the traditional behavioral health support needed for those affected by this senseless act in our community.”  

Directly following the incident, Molina provided support by offering free access to traditional counseling, healing services and ceremonies to both Molina members and non-members. To inquire about available services, community members are encouraged to contact Buffie Saavedra, director of member and community engagement, at 505-269-8904. In addition, Molina members can access the Molina Behavioral Health Crisis Line at 855-597-1427.

The state of New Mexico also offers a 24/7 lifeline for emotional, mental or substance use distress by dialing 988 on your phone or by visiting 988nm.org.

About Molina Healthcare of New Mexico:  

Molina Healthcare of New Mexico has been providing government-funded, quality health care since 1998. The Company serves members through Medicare and Health Insurance Marketplace programs throughout New Mexico. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, served approximately 5.1 million members as of June 30, 2022. For more information about Molina Healthcare of New Mexico, visit MolinaHealthcare.com

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