Community Outreach

Through Community Impact the United Way of Eddy County will continue working towards creating lasting changes in community conditions that improve people's lives and fill gaps in services.

Thanks to your contributions of money, time and advocacy, United Way of Eddy County is able to change lives and shape communities!

What are we doing to help? 


* 2-1-1 Health and Human Services Resource Referral Line.  Anyone in South Eddy County can dial 2-1-1 from any phone and reach our office to receive referrals to hundreds of nonprofits in our community.

Referrals available in:

* Food, Housing & Utilities

* Prescription Drug discounts

* Child Care & Education Services

* Senior Services

* Volunteer Opportunities

* Much more

Partnering with Tax Help NM, United Way of Carlsbad & South Eddy County has professionally trained individuals processing income taxes for those community members making less than $53,000 and are under the age of 65; or those over 65 and making less than $75,000.  We do not complete tax returns in our office.  We will refer you to an organization that can help at no cost. 


We also joined forces with the Salvation Army to process Heat NM applications for low-income families needing assistance to pay their NM Gas bill.  


FREE discount FamilyWize prescription cards are available to all South Eddy County residents to receive discounts at our local pharmacies. To date local families have saved over $30,000.


United Way of  Eddy County  now employs a  Community Resource Manager to manage our 2-1-1 program and reach out to our community to identify needs and develop a plan on eliminating the need or finding resources available to assist.


Working alongside other health and human service organizations, the roll of the health council is to complete a community health profile, identify needs & resources, analyze issues and establish priorities. United Way of Eddy County serves as the fiscal agent for the Eddy County Health Council. 


Mayor Janway proclaimed 2-11-15 South Eddy County 2-1-1 Day.  Proclaimation presented by Councilwomen Janelle Whitlock to executive director, Linda Dodd.