Total Benefits Services

Program Description

Total Benefits Service (TBS) has developed and implemented a combination of resources, counseling and education to help families move from economic crisis to stability, establish self- sufficiency and move out of poverty. The TBS program helps with government benefits, referrals and income tax preparation. The TBS links and educates clients to understand which benefits they may qualify for. Also TBS offers a vast list of community resources available to clients.

Eligibility Requirements

Client qualifications are based on information the clients provides regarding household monthly income, household expenses and household size composition. Once the client qualifies for TBS screening*, eligibility is determined by the federal, local or state programs the client is potentially eligible to receive. TBS does not determine client’s approval or denial of government benefits or other nongovernmental benefits. • *Documentation such as proof of income, household size, ect is not required for a TBS screening unless a direct service such as bus tokens or emergency financial assistance is received.

Areas Served:

        • Doña Ana County
        • Hidalgo County
        • Luna County
        • Sierra County
        • Grant County

Annie is a participant in CAASNM’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) from Truth or Consequences.  She is a grandmother helping raise grandchildren and she also cares for her sick mother. Annie is very thankful for this program because it allows her to care for her mom and grandchildren. She has three grandchildren who live with her and she takes care of four grandchildren that don’t. The program reimburses her for nutritious food for all seven children in addition to her disabled mom.

Annie is a very special lady and has gone through a lot. She has been doing childcare for a long time. She cared for her sick father and then her husband before they passed away and now she is caring for her mom. She took a part time job at night with Walmart in-order to buy Christmas presents for of all her grandchildren, her brother and 18 year old grandson who stays to look after the children and Annie’s mom while she is working. She is a true success because she perseveres with all of her hardships, but with a little help from CAASNM.

Annie’s Story, Nutritious food for the family