Doña Ana County

Outreach and Education

Outreach and Education

COMMUNITY OUTREACH OVERVIEW

The Community Outreach Division was formally institutionalized by the Doña Ana County Board of County Commissioners in 2003. The Community Outreach Division provides the mechanism to reach the residents of rural communities or “colonias” in Doña Ana County.

The Community Outreach Division works as a liaison among community residents, county programs, and other health or human service providers. In order to build relationships and de-centralize services, the department utilizes six Community Resource Centers (CRCs) located in rural communities. These CRCs are used by the county and other health and human service providers to deliver direct services.

The division is responsible for county-wide outreach activities through networking, planning and community organizing in neighborhoods and rural communities by forming community coalitions to identify and address unmet health and human service needs. The outreach process revolves around the monthly planning meeting, the “Convivio” from the word “Convivir” (to share); this session allows the communication between county staff and the community residents to request educational classes and services. The division performs outreach and facilitates program services for the other HHS divisions in addition to other Doña Ana County departments.  The Community Outreach Division coordinates the delivery of services by developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships with a variety of local providers. By offering a location at the centers, facilitation by County staff and/or AmeriCorps VISTA members the division is able to offer resources to the providers that offer the services. This is a true collaboration that benefits rural residents and accomplishes the mission of the department.
 

COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTERS CONTACT INFORMATION

BUTTERFIELD


9350 Berry Patch Lane, Las Cruces, NM 88011
(575) 382-5237
Calendar of Events  English  Spanish

Chaparral


BETTY MCKNIGHT
190 County Line Drive, Chaparral, NM 88081
(575) 824-2636

COLQUITT
625 Paseo Real, Chaparral, NM 88081
(575) 824-2636

DOLORES WRIGHT


400 E. Lisa Dr., Chaparral, NM 88081
(575) 824-4173
Calendar of Events    English     Spanish

 

Doña Ana


DE LA O VISITOR CENTER
Corner of Cristo Rey and Joe Gutierrez, Doña Ana, NM 88007
No phone

DOÑA ANA
5745 Ledesma Dr., Doña Ana, NM 88005
(575) 526-8807
Calendar of Events    English   Spanish

DOÑA ANA BOXING CLUB
5597 Elks Drive, Doña Ana, NM 88007
(575) 524-6760

PLACITAS
241 Monticello Drive, Hatch, NM 87937
(575) 267-4561

ORGAN


5580 Second St., Organ, NM 88052
(575) 373-1923
Calendar of Events    English     Spanish

 

LA MESA


744 San Jose, La Mesa, NM 88044
(575) 233-1021
Calendar of Events    English     Spanish

 

MESQUITE


129 Tawa Avenue, Mesquite, NM 88048
No phone

 

RINCON


220 Baker Drive, Rincon NM 87940
(575) 267-0035

RADIUM SPRINGS


12060 Lindbeck Rd., Radium Springs, NM 88054
(575) 523-8650
Calendar of Events    English     Spanish

SOUTH VALLEY

875 Anthony Drive, Anthony, NM 88021

(575) 882-1932

VADO/DEL CERRO
180 La Fe Ave., Del Cerro, NM 88048
(575) 233-0946
Calendar of Events   English    Spanish
 

 

 

EDUCATION OVERVIEW

Mental Health First Aid Classes 2020 English | Spanish)
Online Registration Form  (  English Form | Spanish Form for Classes Taught In Spanish Only )

 

What is naloxone/Narcan®?

Naloxone/Narcan® is a medication designed to rapidly reverse an opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist—meaning that it binds to opioid receptors and can reverse and block the effects of other opioids. It can very quickly restore normal respiration to a person whose breathing has slowed or stopped as a result of overdosing with heroin or prescription opioid pain medications.
Naloxone (also known as Narcan®) is a medication called an “opioid antagonist” used to counter the effects of opioid overdose, for example, morphine and heroin overdose.

Registration:
February 25th from 10-11:30 
March 4th from 10-11:30 | March 12th from 10-11:30 | March 19th from 10-11:30 | Marzo 26th de 10-11:30 (Clase española)
Flyer: February | March
National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2020, February 20). Opioid Overdose Reversal with Naloxone (Narcan, Evzio) | National Institute on Drug Abuse

 

The Health Promotion staff offers presentations on communication, the effects of alcohol on the brain and body, DWI laws, inhalants, marijuana, methamphetamines, cocaine, prescription drug abuse, social network safety, and cyberbullying. The staff has an abundance of resources such as information pamphlets and educational presentations for schools, parents, employers, and the community.  If there is a health topic you are interested in, the Health Promotion team will find the information or a provider that can offer the information.

If you are a parent, business, agency or an interested community member that would like information about prevention or a presentation, contact the Health Promotion Staff at (575) 525-5833.

Businesses and community members should not hesitate in contacting the Health Promotion Staff at HHS for issues regarding alcohol or drugs to assist in bringing staff up to date on the issues or problems that may be occurring at work or in the community.

One time school presentations are available

  • Drivers Ed (DWI) class presentations
  • Health fairs

Curriculum and training available to the schools/teachers are:

  • Elementary: "Protecting you, Protecting me"
  • Middle/High school Helping Our Youth (HOY) Alcohol and Other Drug Curriculum

Businesses can request these educational services to include alcohol awareness and its effects on employees and workplace.