Deming Silver Linings
To serve the needs of homeless people in Luna County, NM, improving their lives and providing avenues to self-sufficiency;
To develop, update regularly, and disseminate a resource list of services currently available to the homeless in Luna County;
To regularly convene gatherings of service providers and others concerned about the homeless;
And to actively encourage collaboration with other organizations in the region to further the stated purposes of Deming Silver Linings.
Deming Silver Linings formed in November 2016 when a group of concerned citizens gathered to address the issues of homelessness in Deming and Luna County.
In May 2017 we gained our 501(c)3 status.
At the same time we began a twice weekly (Wed and Sat) distribution of non-perishable food and beverages, personal care items, and gently used clothing.
We have a 24 hour accessible port-a-john and a seasonal outdoor shower.
Beginning in May 2018 we will serve a hot mid-day meal on Tuesdays and Thursdays with plans to expand to daily hot meals.
The biggest need is still safe and sustainable housing.
We support the "Housing First" model which advocates providing a safe and personal space for homeless persons first, then providing needed services and counseling.