Health & Human Services
Health & Human Services
In an effort to limit the spread of the virus and protect our employees as well as the community, while maintaining critical public services, the HHS Department staff is working remotely, as much as possible, and implementing the following changes:
The Doña Ana Board of County Commissioners created the Doña Ana County Health and Human Services (HHS) Department in 2001. Doña Ana County is unique in the state because it mandates a department of county government to address health and human service needs. The HHS Department employs over 45 staff, utilizes over 35 volunteers, and administers close to 40 service contracts.
Improve the quality of life in Doña Ana County by identifying and addressing unmet health and human service needs.
Establish an environment that promotes respect, preserves dignity, fosters trust, and creates caring for our residents and employees.
1. Reduce the rate of premature death or disability in high-risk categories and improve health status through prevention and early intervention programs.
2. Improve overall mental health and wellness through prevention and by ensuring access to appropriate, quality mental health services.
3. Improve the delivery and coordination of healthcare safety-net services in tandem with implementation of the Health Care Reform Act
4. Facilitate and support local programs that improve residential living conditions essential for health and safety
5. Throughout the county, people of all ages have opportunities for educational, social and recreational opportunities.
The divisions are supported by the administrative section and the HHS Alliance, which serves as the advisory body for the department. The administrative section includes the department director, department manager, alliance facilitator, administrative assistant, three secretaries, and one document technician.
The HHS Department is comprised of three divisions 1) Court Compliance, 2) Outreach and Education, and 3) Program Operations. Collectivity the divisions are responsible for programs aimed at addressing border-area health status indicators. Programs are offered county-wide through the six community resource centers operated by the department. Community centers are located in Rincon, Radium Springs, Doña Ana, Organ, Vado/Del Cerro, and Chaparral. To view the HHS organizational chart please click ORG CHART
PROJECT “H.O.M.E” HELPING OTHERS MAKE IT HOME EVERY TIME (SAFE RIDE PROGRAM)
The Project “H.O.M.E” program seeks to reduce the incidence of DWI in Doña Ana County by providing a “Safe Ride” home. Project H.O.M.E. will provide discounted cab rides to persons who have been drinking any amount of alcohol. Las Cruces Transportation will provide taxi services county wide for a cost of $5.00 for 1 or 2 persons and $10.00 for 3 or 4 persons. This service is to get people home safe and decrease the amount of DWI’s in the county. Project H.O.M.E. will only take persons from a bar to a residence or from one residence to a person’s residing residence.
COMMUNITY RESOURCE LINKS