amador health center

Incorporated on May 4, 1990, Amador Health Center (AHC) opened its doors as St. Luke’s Health Care Clinic on January 3, 1991 with Dr. Stanislaus Ting as the first volunteer medical director. Our birth led to bigger dreams that blossomed in 1998 into the Mesilla Valley Community of Hope (MVCH) campus on Amador Avenue in Las Cruces. Today, the campus is home to five non-profit agencies who provide services and programs to the homeless and indigent in Dona Ana County. The first phase of the campus featured three anchor agencies – El Caldito Soup Kitchen, St. Luke’s, and a family shelter.

In 2001, Phase 2 housed Jardín de los Niños – a day care center for children who are homeless. In 2005, Phase 3 built three adjoining buildings, which houses Casa de Peregrinos Emergency Food Bank and the MVCH outreach, day shelter, and housing services and programs. MVCH’s day shelter services offer showers, laundry facilities, lockers, and postal services as well as help with disability benefits applications and assistance with housing programs including Camp Hope, a nearby residential tent city.

Each day, hundreds of people use MVCH’s services; many of these people are in various states of homelessness such as living in cars, staying at the nearby mission, living in Camp Hope, on the streets, or in drainage ditches. Daily, the soup kitchen serves lunch to as many as 225 people, and hundreds of families pick up emergency food boxes each week at the emergency food bank. Jardín de los Niños has about 55 children between 6 weeks to 5 years of age on any given day.

AHC is a vital component of the campus, making healthcare easier to access in a holistic, caring environment. Recently, we took over the former family shelter and have renovated the 7,000 sq. feet space to include medical and behavioral health in a comprehensive setting. This is when we changed our name to reflect our new identity. Now we average about 200 visits per week for the six days we are open, which adds up to almost 5,000 visits per year for about 1,000 patients.

Our Mission

To provide access to vital integrated health and wellness services to our community and promote dignity, one life at a time

Our Vision 

Provide care and bridge gaps between social services and people in need to restore hope and break the cycle of poverty

Our Values






Board of Directors


Chairperson – Louise Tracey-Hosa

Vice Chairperson – Vacant

Secretary – Sara Zuniga

Treasurer – Patrick Leung



At Large Members:

Elizabeth Chavez

Lizbeth G. Ellis, J.D.

Elizabeth Hernandez-Ruelas

Maria Huerta

Gustavo Alanso Ochoa

Stanley Smith

Ricardo Trejo

Temporary Hours

We have implemented special hours during the COVID-19 declared emergency.
As always, please dial 9-1-1 if you are experiencing an emergency.

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Closed Saturdays and Sundays


Our office will be closed in observance of Federal holidays on the following dates in 2020:

January 1st, April 10th, May 25th, July 3rd, September 7th, November 26-27th and December 25th.

Notice to patients /

Aviso para Pacientes

This clinic serves all patients regardless of inability to pay. Sliding-scale fees are offered for essential services and are based on family size and income. For more information, ask the front desk. Thank you.

Esta clínica sirve a todos los pacientes, independientemente de la incapacidad de pago. Se ofrecen descuentos para los servicios básicos, dependiendo del tamaño de la familia y de los ingresos. Usted puede solicitar un descuento en recepción. Gracias.