The Philanthropy Collaborative

Regional Case Studies

Mesilla Valley Community of Hope
Las Cruces, NM




The Mesilla Valley Community of Hope (MVCH) serves the area's homeless and unemployed population, providing them with the resources they need to better their lives and eventually transition out of homelessness. Looking at MVCH as a whole, we find the economic returns from human services programs indeed take time to realize. However, the returns are significant. Even though the MVCH has annual operating revenues of just $718,900, this balloons to almost $6.4 million in long-term transactions in the economy, and 66 jobs which receive over $2.2 million in compensation.

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