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. 


 Socorro County DWI Board and Advisory Council

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.


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