Our Work

United Way of Eastern New Mexico unites neighbors and changes lives in Curry and Roosevelt Counties by seeking partners who will give, advocate and volunteer to benefit our local community--especially through work that promotes childwell-being and youth success.

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What do we do? 

We give grants to local agencies that provide vital services for residents of Curry & Roosevelt Counties. These grants help our community fight hunger, stop child abuse and domestic violence, empower youth, help senior citizens remain independent, provide decent housing, and help local military families. Click here for the list of grants in place this year.

What else do we do?

We work to connect our community. We provide two core services to the community: 2-1-1 Info Helpline and Volunteer Action Center.

Through these in-house programs we connect our residents to local agencies, organizations, and services--whether they NEED HELP (through 2-1-1) or WANT TO HELP (through Volunteer Action Center).

What other ways does UWENM help local residents?

Over almost sixty years of working in eastern New Mexico we have realized how important it is for people to have a little help at the right time. Help in overcoming obstacles to housing and jobs. Help in surviving a "rough patch" so that eviction and homelessness doesn't become the reality.

That's why UWENM has two funds available to help people in need: Game Changers and Winter Warmth. These two assistance funds allow us to help a handful of people each month. Scroll down to see a report of all that we accomplished last year.

What about Child Well-Being and Youth Success?

In June 2016, the UWENM Board of Directors decided to start shifting our focus toward improving Child Well-Being and Youth Success. This decision allowed us to build on our well known child centered community projects: Diaper Drive, Summer Activity Guide, and Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive. The first addition to our work was Reality Check Day--a financial literacy and career exploration program for 9th graders.

The next step in shifting toward Child Well-Being and Youth Success is listening to our communities. In January 2018, we began holding "Community Conversations." These small focus groups are talking about what is important to them in regards to Child Well-Being and Youth Success and their aspirations for our communities. By summertime we hope to have held 30 conversations. We promise to share all that we heard from our listening and we'll express what we've learned and how that learning will guide our next steps.