The Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico (CAASNM) is an adaptive organization that believes people want to thrive and can guide their own lives to escape poverty. Our mission is to partner with New Mexicans to overcome adversity by connecting our communities, encouraging family wellness, empowering families and bridging resources. Over the course of our 54-year history, CAASNM has served hundreds of thousands of people in an effort to create thriving, equitable communities across Southern New Mexico and indeed across the State.
At CAASNM, we pride ourselves on maintaining a holistic service model to address our clients’ needs. We organize our programs under the auspices of four service pillars: Family Wellness, Family Financial Empowerment, Bridging Resources, and Community Connections. Family Wellness features a variety of initiatives that promote the overall health of children and their families. The core emphasis of this pillar includes providing children with nutritious meals, training home daycare providers, and diminishing the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).