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Eddy County assistance programs

Salvation Army - The Carlsbad and Eddy County Salvation Army Family Store can be reached at (505) 628-3409. The center offers a limited amount of emergency assistance. However what they specialize in is providing information and counseling to low income individuals on programs, options, and resources that are available to them. Access an on site thrift store. They work with local food banks and pantries in Carlsbad New Mexico to provide free food. A very limited amount of money may be offered to well qualified applicants to help them pay rent, energy bills, or to be used in other emergencies.

Carlsbad Transitional Housing and Homeless Shelter provides programs and resources for the currently homeless, and people who may be on the verge of eviction. Stay at their on site shelter, or if you need other housing or rent assistance call them for advice. Call the United way to get more information. (575) 887-3504

United Way of Carlsbad and South Eddy County funds and partners with local non-profit organizations and charities. Some of the groups they work with include Calvary Assembly of God Mobile Food Pantry as well as the Carlsbad Battered Families Shelter. Dial (575) 887-3504

Jonah's Food Pantry, which can be reached at (575) 887-5904, is a place to turn to for free food and possibly other forms of non-financial aid and support.

Southeast New Mexico Community Action Corporation - This non-profit is part of the nationwide community action organization, which is thousands of locations across the United States. Resources available on site include.




Prescription medication assistance and vouchers - This health care type program will provide free or low cost prescription assistance if the client of the community action agency does not have government Medicaid, private health insurance, or access to some form of Worker Compensation. The Carlsbad Ministerial Alliance funds the program, however aid is issued directly through the Carlsbad Foundation. Prescription assistance is only provided for residents of Carlsbad New Mexico.

Housing - Some limited funding may be available for paying either your rent (to help avoid an eviction) or funds for a mortgage. However information for a housing crisis is always available, even if funding is not. For example, learn how New Mexico mortgage assistance and HUD counselors can provide foreclosure counseling, information on mortgage programs, and even advise renters.

Head Start - This is also administered for low income children under the age of 5.

Food and groceries - The Child and Adult Care Food Program can offer free food as well as information on improving the health and eating habits of local Eddy County residents.

The Carlsbad New Mexico Southeast New Mexico Community Action Corporation can be reached at (505) 887-3939.





By Jon McNamara

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