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ABS helps Americans in need

Membership dues are tax deductible

"For the Embassy and Consulate there is no higher priority than protecting the citizens. The American Benevolent Society is an important partner in our efforts to support our citizens."

The Embassy of the United States in Mexico

Looking out for our community

The ABS offers direct and indirect services and referrals.

 

Economic Assistance

  • Emergency assistance for basic needs, including food, housing, transportation.

  • Assistance to buy medicines, prosthesis and similar devices.

  • Pensions

  • Scholarships

  • Funerary services

  • Doctors fees

  • Laboratory and imaging costs

  • Wheel chairs, crutches, hospital beds and other physical disability needs

  • Caretakers

  • Transportation

  • U. S. Embassy liaison for federal benefits and citizens services

  • Financial management for people with mental impairments or homebound

  • Administration of social security benefits for the impaired

Health Care

  • Annual Health Fair offering vaccinations and checkups

  • Hospitals and other institutions

  • Nursing Homes

  • Medical Care (Doctors, nurses, nurse's aides)

  • Discount pharmacies, health care programs (VRIM)

  • Wills and advanced directives

  • Transportation to and from medical appointments

  • Psychological support (Provided by a licensed Social Worker)

    • Advice and consultation on a wide variety of issues and problems

  • Home Visits

    • Physical Therapy

    • Doctor and nurse welfare visits

    • Shopping assistance

    • Caretaker

Voting Assistance

Social Events

  • Cherry Pie Festival at the U. S. Ambassador's Residence on Washington's Birthday Feb. 22

  • Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas luncheons

Reading Room

  • Copies of The Economist and The Sunday New York Times are available to read. Thanks to Marc Chassinat at Todolaprensa.

For more information, read about our history and view photographs from past years.

"The American Benevolent Society represents the hope of those who lead by example not because they have to but because it is the right thing to do."

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US Ambassador Ken Salazar at the 2023 Cherry Pie Festival

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