MVCH Services

Community of Hope Services

While Mesilla Valley Community of Hope is the umbrella name for the alliance of agencies, as an independent agency it offers distinct programs and other client services that include

  • Housing and Homeless Prevention Services
  • Our housing programs include:
    • Shelter Plus Care (3 programs): Individual apartments for homeless people with disabilities and their families
    • Abode Permanent Housing: A group home for the chronically homeless
    • Rapid Rehousing (HUD): Subsidized rent to help families stabilize after becoming homeless
    • Sue’s House: A group residence for up to four chronically homeless women
    • Veterans Housing: Ongoing rental assistance for Veterans at a 22-unit complex with classes and activities five days a week; One-time assistance available to homeless vets for security deposit, first month’s rent, homeless prevention, and utility assistance.
    • MFA RAP Rapid Rehousing
      • The Rental Assistance Program (RAP) provides rapid re-housing assistance to individuals or families who are experiencing homelessness.
    • MFA RAP Homeless Prevention
      • RAP also provides assistance to families who are at risk of becoming homeless.
    • Vets SSVF Rapid Rehousing
      • The SSVF Program helps veteran households (single veterans or veterans and their families) that are currently homeless or at risk of losing their housing. It provides temporary financial assistance and many other services that create stability.
    • Vets SSVF Homeless Prevention
      • Eligibility and prioritization criteria are based on local and, when relevant, national data to target households at the highest risk of homelessness.  Eligibility criteria include the absence of other housing options, financial resources, and supports sufficient to prevent or end literal homelessness (i.e., criteria to screen‐in applicants who “but for” the program’s assistance would become or remain literally homeless).
  • As available, New Home Set-ups for those in housing programs
    • Furniture
    • Household goods
    • Miscellaneous supplies

Camp Hope (a tent city for the homeless) Is now fully approved by the City of Las Cruces.  In February of 2013 the City of Las Cruces approved the zoning of Camp Hope as a permanent facility on the ‘The Community of Hope’ campus.

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MVCH works with the City to help populate the Oak Street Veterans Apts. where we maintain a Resource/Meeting Room and Case Manager.

Day shelter services include:

  • Intensive Case Management
  • Individual Action Plans (goal setting, budget creation)
  • Assistance and Referrals to other social service agencies
    • Medical and mental health care
    • Child day care
  • Laundry – 1 load/week
  • Shower Program – M/W/F, 8am-1:30
  • Internet Services
  • Mail Services
  • Legal Clinic

New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty: Local attorneys provide limited pro bono services on Wednesdays from 12:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. as availability allows.

  • Income Support
  • SSI/SSDI Application Assistance
  • Employment Referrals
  • Emergency Transportation (as funds allow)
  • One time acquisition of Personal Identification
    • Birth certificates
    • Social security cards
    • Picture IDs
  • Resource Room Programs  –  Classes Include:English as a second language, Spanish, Computer skills, Meditation, Dog Training, Art, Hygiene, Employment Preparation, HIV/AIDS Awareness Prevention, Arts and Crafts, Sewing, Defusing Arguments, Money Management, Budgeting, Nutrition, Cooking, Public etiquette, Renter’s Rights, Health Screenings, Dental Care, Foot Care, Emotional Freedom Training, Journal Writing, Anger Management, Yoga, Creative Writing, Resume Writing, Songwriting, Basic Carpentry, Computer basics, Microsoft Office – Word & Excel.






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