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About Life Quest

Life Quest, Inc. is based in Silver City, in Southwest New Mexico, surrounded by the Gila National Forest.  We are a community-based private non-profit organization that provides services to individuals (and their families) with or at risk for developmental disabilities.  

Life Quest has served families in Southwest New Mexico for over 35 years with two major service programs – adult services and early childhood services.  Our services cover Grant, Luna, Hidalgo and Catron Counties.

In 2008, Life Quest Early Childhood Intervention received a certificate of recognition from the New Mexico Department of Health for scoring 95% compliance in all annual performance indicators; and in 2007 we were the recipients of a capacity building Compassion Capital Fund Grant.

Funding for services primarily comes from the New Mexico Department of Health Developmental Disability Waiver, and from New Mexico State General Funds.

  • A Message from the Executive Director
  • Strategic Plan
  • Board of Directors
  • 2006 Annual Report


Current Events

At right, Ray Carrillo, an individual served by Life Quest, presents Silver City Mayor James Marshall with a personal check for $500 to be used to rebuild the portion of Penny Park that was destroyed by a fire a few months earlier.  Penny Park is a community built park and playground, constructed entirely with contributions of money, material and labor from the community.  Carrillo, who offered the check out of his own funding, offered to be part of the rebuilding crew.

Photo by Dustin Edwards, Silver City Daily Press
June 29, 2009


2008 and 2009 PNM "Reduce your Use" Grants





Two grants were awarded to Life Quest by the PNM Resources Foundation,
in the amounts of 2,500 (in 2008) and $5,000 (in 20009) to help Life Quest become more energy efficient and reduce it's carbon footprint by replacing old appliances and old exterior doors with new energy saving replacements.  

The photo shows Belinda Castillo, PNM Project Manager (right), presenting a check for the
grant award to Evangeline Zamora (left).  THANK YOU PNM!






Front Door of the Life Quest Building on Pope Street in Silver City,
showing the original mosaic tile artwork, created by the people
served by Life Quest.