About Us

Providing resources for houseless residents of Luna County.

Our Mission

To Serve the needs of homeless people in Luna County, NM, improving their lives and providing avenues to self-sufficiency;

To develope, update regularly, and disseminate a resource list of services currently availalbe 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.

Notebook and Pen

Our Story

Some of the highlights of our journey to building a resource center for our houseless community in Deming.

  • 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.

  • We now 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.

Meet Our Board of Directors

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Lee Pattison, Secretary

I am retired after 39 years with The Boeing Co. in Seattle. I have been a Deming resident since early 2019. I enjoy hiking, camping, backpacking and long walks with my partner of 40 years. I volunteer with RoadRunner Food Bank, providing food for around 300 Luna County families and I joined Deming Silver Linings in the spring of 2021. I like that there's a convenient resource for the homeless and less fortunate citizens in our community. 

Jeff Johnson, Treasurer

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Carol Felsing, member

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Cristal Cruz, member

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Sherry McDaniel, member

I have lived in Deming since 1991, leaving only temporarily to continue my education. I work for Deming Public Schools as a librarian at Red Mountain Middle School. I joined Deming Silver Linings because I believe as a community kindness and helping one another no matter who we are or what challenges we are facing in life is what creates a stronger-happier community. 

Kellye Stimpson, member

Margaret Fairmen, President