Local Resources

Public Assistance

Food Sources


Food insecurity is defined as "the disruption of food intake or eating patterns because of lack of money and other resources." -  Nord M, Andrews M, Carlson S. Household food security in the United States, 2005 [Internet]. Washington: USDA Economic Research Service; 2005 [cited 2017 Nov 27]. Report No.: ERR-29. 

If you are in need of food,  click on the resources provided below for your benefit. 

Socorro Food Pantries

Socorro Farmer's Market

Midwest NM Community Action Plan - Socorro

Presbyterian Hospital Cafeteria


Legal Resources in NM

Modest Means helpline: The Modest Means Helpline can be reached at 505-797-6013 or 888-857-9935. Phone lines are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MT. The Modest Means Helpline (MMH) is a civil legal telephone helpline and pro bono referral service for New Mexico residents of modest means. The Modest Means Helpline was created through the efforts of the Access to Justice Commission, the State Bar of New Mexico, and the New Mexico State Bar Foundation

Legal Resources for the Elderly Program can be reached at 505-797-6005 or 1-800-876-6657. Phone lines are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT.


Medicaid and Food Stamps 

If you need any assistance with applying or need general information for medicaid and food stamps, check out the packet we have prepared below.

Medicaid/Food Stamps Packet



Bus Station

The county of Socorro does provide transportation on a curb to curb basis, as well as to the Belen Rail Runner Train Station. Click the link below for more information.

 Socorro Transportation


Need Family and Parent Peer Support?


Parenting a child with emotional, mental, and/or behavioral health concerns can be tough. A struggling child can actually disrupt the whole family. This is why New Mexico Crisis and Access Line has put some resources together just for you!

"Family and parent peer supporters offer other parents and caregivers with children experiencing challenges and/or disabilities: assistance, a listening ear, hints on how to navigate the complex system of care, an advocate, and practical tools and information from the lens of someone that has also been there and found ways to help their children thrive."

Family and parent peer supportcan assist parents and caregivers with coping tools, improving school encounters, engaging individualized education plans (IEPs), advocating during medical and mental health appointments, and navigating court ordered programs to work more effectively.

You can find:

There is always someone here to listen to you. You are never alone, no matter what you're going through. Call the NM Peer-to-Peer Warmline now for help today!


Houselessness and Hunger

Houselessness and hunger are not directly correlated. A person can experience hunger without being houseless and vice versa. People generally believe that hunger is due to houseless, but this is not necessarily true. In most cases, hunger can proceed houselessness because people have to choose between buying adequate food or paying housing. About "forty two million Americans are food insecure – which means they don’t have access to an adequate supply of nutritious, affordable food. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, nearly 580,466 Americans were experiencing houselessness on a single night in 2018" (New Mexico Crisis and Access Line).

What causes Hunger?

Anyone can experience hunger. However, it is seen more often than not that hunger affects communities or people of color, children, and seniors at much higher rates. Hunger also affects neighbors who experience poverty. Check out the hunger facts provided by the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line below:

Hunger Facts

 Causes of Hunger

What Causes Houselessness?

The National Alliance to End Homelessness states that approximately "580,466 people experience houselessness on any given night in the United States." The majority of these people where individuals (70%) and the second highest were  families with children. Check out the houselessness facts provided by the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line below:


Houselessness Facts


Causes of Houseleness

If you or someone you know is experiencing hunger or houselessness, check out these local New Mexico resources below:

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health or behavioral concerns because of houselessness or hunger, feel free to reach out to the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line, the Healthcare Worker and First Responder Support Line, or Peer-to-Peer Warmline. They are always there to talk to you!