The Office of Economic Empowerment(OEE) supports HELP-New Mexico’s mission to create self-sufficiency and promote economic opportunities to strengthen families throughout New Mexico through our programs that provide job training, job placements, education, supportive and emergency services to unemployed and underemployed individuals, youth, seniors, the homeless and migrant and seasonal farmworkers throughout the State of New Mexico. The work readiness programs, along with the supportive services we provide, have the ultimate goal of helping low income New Mexicans achieve a higher level of self-sufficiency and aid in the development of a trained and skilled workforce.
- Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
- National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP)
- Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program
- High School Equivalency Program (HEP)
- Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
- Foster Grandparent/Senior Companion Program
- Heat Stress Initiative
- Supportive Housing
- Emergency Food & Shelter Program
About the Office of Economic Empowerment
Self-sufficiency is key to obtaining a better quality of life for yourself, your loved ones and your community. There’s no better feeling than providing for your family and meeting all of their needs. The Office of Economic Empowerment (OEE) understands this, and that’s why they support Help New Mexico’s mission to help New Mexicans help themselves on the lifelong journey to empowerment and betterment.
Families throughout the state have been supported by the OEE’s programs. These programs not only work to strengthen family and community relationships, they focus on the promotion of economic opportunities for people of all ages, experience and skill levels, and backgrounds.
Services provided include job trainings, job placement, and supportive and emergency services. Help New Mexico and the OEE also work to provide general support in the purchase of personal assets to unemployed and underemployed individuals, including the homeless and migrant and seasonal farmworkers.
The ultimate goal of these programs is to help low-income New Mexicans achieve a higher level of self-sufficiency and aid in the development of a trained and skilled workforce. We’ve found that when you’ve got marketable skills, it’s a whole lot easier to provide for the people you love.
We also want to make sure that when you need help, that it’s easy to access. That’s why services are provided through our six Regional offices. Located in Albuquerque, Espanola, Gallup, Las Cruces, and Las Vegas, as well as in statewide satellite offices, it’s simple to find a community resource near you.