2019 Community Investments

United Way of Carlsbad & South Eddy County's Community Impact Grant helps ensure that all individuals and families in South Eddy County:

  • Achieve their potential through education

  • Are healthy and safe

  • Are financially stable

  • Live life with dignity

Community Impact Grants

Our Community Impact Grants improve the lives of the most vulnerable by providing program grants to excellent nonprofit programs that help support the citizens of South Eddy County through an annual, competitive application. These grants are made in alignment with research and community input to determine ideal community conditions and the strategies used to achieve them.

Community Impact grants are currently supporting 18 projects and programs, totaling almost $400,000

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EDUCATION

The Boys & Girls Club of Carlsbad (BGCC) will provide multiple opportunities for quality programming in a safe and engaging environment for the youth of Southeastern Eddy County. Currently, BGCC is the only entity offering affordable, intentional programming for children of all ages, during non-school days/hours in our community. All programs will be taught and implemented by trained Youth Development Specialists and volunteers who possess the skills and knowledge necessary to educate, guide, and support youth at minimal or no cost (with scholarship funds) to families. Research-based, programs will meet the diverse needs of developing youth and are aligned with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's and state/local content and curriculum standards. All programming is intended to focus on developing, improving, and supporting scholastic achievement, character development, community involvement, and overall personal and globally competitive graduates.

Program of: CARLSBAD BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

Education | Afterschool Learning

Grant Amount: $55,791

Donor Designation:  $13,797.20

TOTAL FUNDING:  $69,588.20

 

 

 

 

FINANCIALLY STABILITY

Food Distribution: Calvary Assembly gives away over 25,000 pounds of food on the third Saturday of every month. This averages out to a cost of approximately $5.00 per family.                                                                                                                                                             Hot Meals:  Calvary Assembly provides free hot meals every Monday night at 6:00 pm to anyone in need in the community. Plans are underway to add an additional hot meal on Thursday evenings.

Program of: Calvary Assembly of God

Basic Need| Food

Grant Amount: $12,500

Donor Designation:  $82

TOTAL FUNDING:  $12,582

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Early Intervention is available to any child, ages birth to three years, with an identified delay/disability, or at risk for a delay, at no cost to the family.  All children birth to age three are eligible to be screened to see if they quality for services provided through CARC's Child Development Services (CDS) program. This program is designed to identify children that need assistance with meeting developmental milestones, and provide services to those children and their families, based on the child’s level of need. Services include a variety of supports (depending on identified needs), including: therapy services (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy), dietary consultations, and referrals to other agencies that can support the child and family.  This program is designed to increase skills at an early age in order to decrease the need for accommodations as the child get older. 

Program of: CARC, INC - CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

Education | Early Intervention Program

Grant Amount: $7,500

Donor Designation:  $6,266.16

TOTAL FUNDING:  $13,766.16

 

 

 

 

HEALTH

The Batterers Intervention Program (BIP) is a program designed to help Domestic Violence Offenders. Whether they are court ordered, referred through probation and parole, the Children, Youth and Families Department, or self referred, the program is a 52 week long course where the perpetrators are taught different ways to handle their  anger and abuse. 

Program of: CARLSBAD BATTERED FAMILIES SHELTER

Health| BIP Program

Grant Amount: $33,250

Donor Designation:  $3,050.26

TOTAL FUNDING:  $36,300.26

 

 

 

 

EDUCTION

Teen Court is an innovative program that introduces middle and high school students to a real-life courtroom environment, with the primary participants being the teens themselves. Teens serve as the jury, as well as prosecuting and defense attorneys during each hearing.  Local judges and attorneys, all of whom volunteer their time, preside over the court proceedings and mentor the youth. It is not the responsibility of Teen Court to determine innocence or guilt of a defendant, but rather to hold the offenders accountable for their actions by imposing sentences of community service hours, jury terms and life skills classes. To ensure fair sentences, the jury utilizes a sentencing grid that specifies consequences of gradual severity corresponding to the offense. Admission of guilt is a pre-requisite to be eligible for Teen Court by all defendants. Teen Court participation is an alternative sentencing program that is strictly voluntary; once the defendant enters Teen Court, the process must be completed successfully by the defendant or the case is returned to the referring agency, in which case, the defendant receives any deferment pending on their case from that referring agency. All referrals come from Municipal Court, Magistrate Court, Juvenile Probation Office, and Carlsbad Municipal School District.

Program of: CARLSBAD ANTI-DRUG/GANG COALITION

 

 

Basic Need| South Eddy County

Grant Amount: $15,625

Donor Designation:  $0

TOTAL FUNDING:  $15,625

 

 

 

 

HEALTH/FINANCIAL STABILITY

 

Carlsbad Community of Hope Center is currently comprised of a tent city, which is aimed at addressing the pressing needs of homeless people, namely shelter to protect themselves from bad weather or cold nights. It is a place to empower them and help them integrate back into society with resources such as assistance applying for Medicaid and food stamps, access to doctors, clothes, hot meals, showers, barbers, jobs, and education. Veterans can also receive assistance from a VA Specialist. A caseworker helps them find affordable housing to meet their needs. The goal is to work with each individual on their specific needs, to help them acheive independence, and to end a life of homelessness.

Program of: CARLSBAD COMMUNITY OF HOPE

Basic Need| South Eddy County

Grant Amount: $35,000

Donor Designation:  $2,846.44

TOTAL FUNDING:  $37,846.44

 

 

 

 

HEALTH

Lifehouse operates sober living facilities to help individuals transitioning from substance abuse treatment or incarceration to sustainably sober, abundant life. Lifehouse provides a safe environment with accountability and quality housing. Lifehouse also provides training in
life and practical skills, as well as facilitating opportunities for healthy relationships with God and others through mentoring and bible study. Lifehouse partners with existing resources in the community to provide mental health, 12 step recovery, education, and other
assistance to our residents.

Program of: CARLSBAD LIFEHOUSE, INC

Basic Need| South Eddy County

Grant Amount: $18,750

Donor Designation:  $1,397.96

TOTAL FUNDING:  $20,147.96

 

 

 

 

HEALTH/FINANCIAL STABILITY

To place clients into safe and secure housing in one of our 4 owned houses and 1 housethat is  provided by Carlsbad First Assembly of God. Also provide nightly shelter in our 8 bedroom facility.

Program of: CARLSBAD TRANSITIONAL HOUSING & HOMELESS SHELTER

Basic Need| South Eddy County

Grant Amount: $35,000

Donor Designation:  $3,874.35

TOTAL FUNDING:  $38,874.35

 

 

 

 

HEALTH

The Community Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Education Programs consist of many components, including: Child Abuse Prevention Programs for educators & students in grades PD-12 - all public and private schools in Carlsbad and Loving, adult prevention and awareness education, reporting training, awareness programs to local community and civic groups, CAC service brochures are distributed to other service agencies, and quarterly community and MDT trainings are facilitated.The Court Preparedness & Empowerment Program is a coordinated project between the Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s Office Victim Advocates and the Child Advocacy Center. The Court School component is modeled after the Kids and Teens in Court Program, developed by The Chadwick Center in San Diego. The program offers services to children and teens and their caregivers through referrals from the district attorney’s office, public defender’s office, therapists, advocacy center, or other related organizations. The Empowerment component offers services to adult victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their families. Participants in this program will be invited by their DA, CAC, DV or another victim advocate.

Program of: CAVERN CITY CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER

PROGRAM # 1:  Prevention & Awareness Education Program

PROGRAM # 2:  Court Preparedness & Empowerment

Grant Amount: $5,000

Grant Amount: $6,250

Donor Designation:  $1,292.58

TOTAL FUNDING:  $12,542.58

 

 

 

 

HEALTH

Advocacy for abused and neglected children.

Program of: EDDY COUNTY CASA

Basic Need| South Eddy County

Grant Amount: $30,000

Donor Designation:  $5,212.50

TOTAL FUNDING:  $35,212.50

 

 

 

 

HEALTH/FINANCIAL STABILITY

Our Lodging Program sustains families and keeps them close to their ill children, which has significant long-term positive outcomes as they access the healthcare their children need. If our doors were not open, families would be faced with emotional stresses including exhaustion and uncertainty of how to handle the next steps. Staying at a hotel is not financially possible for most, and also causes families to feel isolated while navigating medical care on their own. Funding from United Way of Carlsbad and South Eddy County supports our on-going expenses associated with lodging and assists RMHC-NM in transforming the lives of the children and families who desperately need lodging, support and access to resources during their medical crisis.

Program of: RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF NM

Basic Need| South Eddy County

Grant Amount: $6,975

Donor Designation:  $1,060

TOTAL FUNDING:  $8,035

 

 

 

 

HEALTH

SOUTHEAST NM VETERANS TRANSPORTATION NETWORK

Our organization provides no cost transportation to military veterans which allows them to go to any medical appointments at any facility located in SE New Mexico and West Texas.

Program of: SOUTHEAST NM VETERANS TRANSPORTATION NETWORK

Basic Need| South Eddy County

Grant Amount: $6,250

Donor Designation:  $2,200

TOTAL FUNDING:  $8,450

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEALTH

The purpose of the Southeast New Mexico Community Action Corporation Senior Citizens Program is to aid senior citizens in maintaining a high quality of life, by avoiding malnutrition and assisting them to remain independent and healthy within their home.
Primarily funding is sought to supplement our nutrition program budget. Southeast New Mexico Community Action Corporation Senior Citizens Program provides eligible citizens nutritious meals that meet the 1/3 of their daily nutritional requirements in a congregate setting which allows for socialization. Meals are also provided via home-delivery to individuals who are at high nutritional risk, frail and cannot prepare the meals themselves and/or who have limited support and/or have the greatest economic need.

Program of: SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO COMMUNITY ACTION CORP

Basic Need| South Eddy County

Grant Amount: $62,500

Donor Designation:  $ 488.05

TOTAL FUNDING:  $62,988.05