Community Services

Socorro County offers several community services under the form of five departments, each with their own department head and administrators.

DWI & Community Alternatives Program

The Socorro County DWI Program has become active in collaborating with area agencies in providing information and referral to organizations and the public, as well as encouraging involvement, developing and engaging a viable and active DWI Council. The SC DWI program has partnered with organizations throughout the county playing an active role with Socorro County’s Health Council; SCOPE (Socorro County Options; Prevention and Education), City of Socorro Mayor’s Drug Task Force, and the SW Regional Substance Abuse Collaborative (SAC).

The Socorro County DWI Program has an active Advisory Council that has been working together toward educating and providing positive programming in Socorro County to combat DWI issues. This board is representative of the County's ethnicity and concerned organizations with DWI and alcohol abuse; has continually reviewed and followed the bylaws for the council ratified by the Socorro County Commissioners. The SC DWI Advisory Council meets once a month.

Mission

  1. DWI and Distracted Awareness and Education

  2. DWI enforcement activities

  3. Public information activities aimed at the driving public

  4. Other activities and programs aimed at reducing DWI - related problems.

Socorro County DWI Board and Advisory Council

Senior Programs

The Socorro County Senior Services Program offers services to local seniors such as congregate meals, home-delivered meals, transportation, assisted transportation, homemaker services, chore services, senior recreation opportunities, and volunteering.

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Senior Centers

Socorro Center

1410 Ake Avenue
Socorro, NM 87801

7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Monday
-Friday

Veguita (Northern) Center

894 Hwy 304
Veguita, NM 87062

8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Monday-Friday

Magdalena Center

500 Ninth Street
Magdalena, NM 87825

8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Monday-Friday

Programs

Congregate Meals

Meals are served daily, Monday through Friday, at all three centers from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Meals are prepared primarily at the Socorro Center, with particular items prepared at the outlying centers. All three centers utilize the same menu which meets the Required Daily Allowance for persons 60 years of age and older.

Home Delivered Meals

Seniors who are home-bound may be eligible to receive home-delivered meals.

These meals are provided to frail, home-bound, and at-risk elderly individuals after an in-home assessment is completed by our staff. Individuals utilizing this service must not able to physically attend the senior center.

Volunteer Programs


There is so much that senior citizens have to offer, especially to those in need of positive and caring role models. Depending on your skills, life experience, and interests, there are multiple ways for seniors to get involved. The Socorro County Senior Volunteer program gives seniors ages 55+ the opportunity to utilize their skills in our community. The program is based at the Socorro County Senior Center. Those seniors that are eligible, could receive a stipend and travel reimbursement.

Senior Companion Program

The Senior Companion Program (SCP) allows volunteers to work with fellow seniors in an effort to assist them to maintain their independent living situation. This program’s main focus is on those members of our communities who have developmental disabilities and special needs. It is incredible what friendship with one's. Peers can do to foster independence and self-sufficiency.

Foster Grandparents Program

For senior citizens who are interested in working with children, the Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) provides an invaluable service to schools and families across New Mexico. Senior volunteers work to help children develop skills, confidence, and strength to succeed in life. These volunteers, under the guidance of teachers and administrators, pass on the skills they have learned as they mentor children of all ages.

Eslinda Anaya

Senior Volunteer Program Director

1410 AKE St/PO Box I

Socorro, NM 87801

575-838-4886

eanaya@co.socorro.nm.us


Transportation Services

Seniors, who have completed a proper assessment and have demonstrated a need, are eligible for transportation services. In order to utilize services, eligible seniors must contact the Socorro Senior Center for centralized scheduling at 575-835-4633.

Appointments

The Program maintains an appointment book, and we schedule calls for all appointments on a first-come, first-serve basis.

If a slot is booked, we won’t be able to accommodate a request. Users are asked to reschedule their appointment in order to book a ride with us or find other means of transportation.

Transportation for grocery shopping is provided on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 am to 11:30 am by appointment only.

Transportation to the Center

Seniors who are scheduled for transport to the Center will be picked-up and provided transportation to the center by 9:00 AM and from the Center after the congregate meal at 12:00 PM.