In 1990 Dr. Stanislas Ting, Walt and Betty Ann Murfin, Georgia Guy, Nelson and Jo Holden, Katherine Peterson and Evelyn Chapman met with the directors of La Clinica de Familia, Memorial Medical Center, and the New Mexico Department of Health to develop a system of providing health care services to be maintained by mutual cooperation and support. Together they created and implemented a plan to provide services to the homeless and working poor of Doña Ana County. St. Luke’s Health Care Clinic opened its doors on January 3, 1991 in a house next door to St Andrew’s Episcopal Church (a principle donor in the early years).
In January, 1998 the clinic moved into its current location at 999 West Amador Avenue, the Mesilla Valley Community of Hope campus. The campus is also home to Casa de Peregrinos, Community of Hope (Camp Hope), Jardin de los Niños, and El Caldito Soup Kitchen. All services and organizations are in one location so that all services can be accessed easily by those needing help. All services provided are unduplicated, individualized services to the homeless and working poor of our community.