Basic Needs

Basic Needs – Improving People’s Quality of Life

Basic needs such as health, impacts every aspect of a person’s daily life.  A child with food insecurity is unable to concentrate in school and succeed.  A family living in violence overwhelmed to the point of homelessness, bankruptcy, job loss, among other barriers due to instability in the home.  Seniors without prescription assistance must make frightening decision on which medicine they can afford and which ones they will go without. United Way of Southwest New Mexico is helping individuals live quality lives.

Safe Home and Community
Homes are free from violence and physical hazards; communities support people’s health, safety, and development.
Healthy Beginnings
Ensure women receive primary and preventative care that supports a healthy pregnancy, birth and early childhood development.
Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
Individuals have access to nutritious food options and regular physical activity.
Supporting Healthy Choices
Encourage psotive behaviors that nurture one's potential and provide them with skills to create a healthy lifestyle.
Access to Health Care
Promote individuals and familes to seek health bvenefits for which they are eligible.