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Welcome to Life Quest

Life Quest, Inc. was founded in 1973 to meet the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in Southwest New Mexico. With offices in Silver City and Deming, we serve individuals and families living in Grant, Luna, Hidalgo and Catron Counties.

Our services include early childhood intervention, providing critical services to children from birth to age three, and adult services, with a spectrum of vocational and supported employment options, community integration, service coordination and respite for all the families we serve. 


Don’t forget to mark your calendars for May 6, 2014! For one day, every dollar donated through Give Grande New Mexico to local nonprofits will be magnified through local and national matching funds. Our organization is partnering up with the Community Foundation Coalition of New Mexico and other nonprofits to make New Mexico’s first Day of Giving memorable.

We’re asking every person in the community to get behind this effort. Large and small gifts will combine for big impact as we raise significant funds that will do good for a lifetime—right here, where you are located.

Help us make history: With participation from communities across America, Give Grande New Mexico promises to be the single biggest giving day in history. You can help us raise essential support by donating online ON MAY 6TH  at
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Our Mission

Life Quest is a community-based nonprofit organization.   We are dedicated to empowering individuals and families with or at risk for developmental disabilities, to maximizing their independence and fostering their integration within the community.


Our Vision

Life Quest is a viable part of and resource to the overall community. It is a bridge to resources and support for people with disabilities, their families and the agencies that serve them. Life Quest is recognized as a model program, a leader in the community of people with disabilities, and a premier provider of services. The people we serve are fully integrated and included into the broader community. They are independent, choosing their own path, fully participating in community life and acting as a resource to the community, while all their needs are met through natural and agency supports. The broader community welcomes and integrates people with disabilities and presents no barriers to full inclusion.



Our Philosophy


We believe in the inherent and full community membership of all persons with or at risk for disabilities. With community membership go the full rights and responsibilities of citizenship. We find no justification for any measure of prejudice or discrimination, and see our role as avocation for full citizenship for those we serve. It remains the responsibility of those we serve to achieve full integration and citizenship, and it is our role to empower and support those we serve. 

The community we work with includes families, friends, educators, and employers of those we serve. Each person we serve has a right to function at her/his fullest level of interest and ability. Our role is to support individuals and families in the process of self-determination. We strive for an organizational environment in which decisions are made to advance the interest of those we serve and not those of the organization. We honor staff as key to the organization’s success.

Your donations help Life Quest provide life skills training, employment opportunities and accesss to community activities for people with disabilities.