Services Offered at Interfaith Community Shelter

WORKING TOGETHER TO HELP ANYONE WHETHER HE OR SHE IS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS OR NOT

Interfaith Community Shelter, also known as Pete’s Place, offers hope and a safe place for anyone who is homeless or vulnerable as they overcome adversity. ICS is more than an overnight shelter for those who do not have a place to sleep. It offers a range of services available during the day all year long for any low or no-income individual whether he or she is experiencing homelessness or not.

ICS is the only “come as you are” shelter in Northern New Mexico with minimal barriers to entry. Overnight shelter available all year long for women and children. DURING THE WINTER SEASON FROM MID-OCTOBER TO MAY, MEN ARE SHELTERED TOO.

You can receive the services listed below at the Interfaith Community Shelter located at 2801 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe. The services are available to anyone whether experiencing homelessness or not. ICS and its collaborators work together to provide the needed assistance at a convenient, welcoming place.

Signing up for some of the requested service occurs on the day that service is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please also check the Services Calendar for days and times that services are offered.

If you have any questions, please call the shelter at 505-795-7494 or email interfaithsheltersf@gmail.com

Services Provided

Do You Need a Place to Sleep?

Women’s Summer Safe Haven: A Shelter for Women and Children

  • Overnight stay is on a first-come, first-serve basis for women and children during the summer season. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Individuals who are inebriated are admitted after 9:00 pm. There is no ID requirement, but check-in procedures include taking a photograph with your name and other information. Clean sleeping bags are provided with a bunk bed assigned. Dinner is offered from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm. Secure storage for luggage and limited kennel space are provided. A light breakfast is offered from 5:45 am to 8:00 am. Check-out time is 8:00 am.
  • Daily from May 7 through October 14, 2017
  • Doors open at 7:30 pm

Winter Overnight Shelter for Men, Women and Families

Staying overnight at ICS is on a first-come, first-serve basis during the winter season. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Individuals who are inebriated are admitted after 9:00 pm.

There is no ID requirement, but check-in procedures include taking a photograph and requesting your name and other information. A clean sleeping bag is provided with either a bunk bed or floor space assigned in a men-only dorm or a women-only dorm. A room is available for families. Dinner is served from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Secure storage for luggage and limited kennel space are provided. A light breakfast is served from 5:45 am to 7:00 am. The check-out time for men is 7:00 am and for women, the check-out time is 7:30 am.

  • Daily beginning October 15, 2017
  • Doors open at 6:00 pm
Do You Need Lunch or Help with SNAP Enrollment?

A simple and nutritious lunch is served by staff and volunteers at ICS three days a week. There is no lunch served at ICS on Mondays or Thursdays.

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
  • 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

On Saturday and Sunday, a simple and nutritious lunch is served at ICS by Feed the Hungry, a local Santa Fe organization.

  • Saturdays and Sundays
  • 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

You can get help with enrollment for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) with the New Mexico Human Services Department. The Food Depot, Northern New Mexico’s Food Bank comes twice a month to help with the applications. SNAP provides financial assistance for purchasing food to eligible people with low incomes.

  • 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month
  • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Do you Need Clothes? A Shower? A Haircut? A Place to Create?

Three times a week at ICS’s Community Closet, you can choose gently used men’s and women’s clothing at no cost. Toiletries may also be available, but no household or bedding items.

  • Tuesday, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Showers are available in a private room at ICS on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Toiletries and towels are also available.

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays
  • 9:00 am to 11:15 am

If you need a haircut or a trim, a stylist will come to ICS. The schedule varies, so please check the Services Calendar.

During Open Art Studio, a quiet, communal space, you can use the art supplies to create your painting.

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Do You Need Help with Health Care?

Primary health care and dental care on an outpatient basis is offered by Healthcare for the Homeless two mornings a week. Referrals, additional case management and assistance with Medicaid enrollment is also available.

  • Tuesdays and Fridays
  • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Every weekday, Santa Fe Community Services manages the syringe exchange program for the safe disposal of used needles for diabetics and intravenous users. Clean needles are provided. Acu-Detox, an acupuncture detoxification option, and case management are also offered.

  • Monday through Friday
  • 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Southwest CARE Center will provide you with confidential testing for Hepatitis C and HIV at ICS; For those individuals testing positive, SCC also provides treatment, case management and support.

  • 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month
  • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Do You Need Counseling for Substance Abuse or Mental Health Issues?

If you need help for substance abuse or mental health issues, counselors and outreach specialists from Life Link offer counseling with current mental health and substance abuse treatments. Life Link also offers housing counseling.

  • Monday through Friday
  • 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

A Women’s Support Group meets weekly with a counselor from Life Link for group support.

  • Thursdays
  • 8:15 am to 9:15 am
Do You Need Help Looking for a Job?

Looking for work can be overwhelming. Staff and volunteers at ICS can assist you with the job search, application and resume writing.

  • Fridays
  • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

An employment counselor from Goodwill Industries is also available to assist with resume writing, application assistance, and job search.

Do You Have a Citation? Or a Legal Problem?

Municipal Court for the City of Santa Fe offers Homeless Court at ICS for actions brought against homeless, low or no-income individuals.

At the Homeless Legal Clinic, volunteer lawyers from the State Bar of New Mexico assist with legal issues pertaining to birth certificates, child support, divorce, custody, wills, powers of attorney (general, healthcare, child care), name change, landlord tenant relationships, small claims and warrants. Volunteer lawyers do not take all cases, but may draft legal documents, write letters, make referrals and often just explain to clients their legal documents and problems.

  • Thursdays
  • 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Do You Need Help Obtaining a State ID or Federal Benefits?

Interfaith Community Shelter staff is available to answer questions and assist with obtaining State IDs, employment questions, general and legal assistance.

  • Monday through Friday
  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

The Office of Congressman Ben Lujan, Constituent Liaison offers assistance with applying for federal benefits.

  • By appointment only; schedule varies
  • Please check with ICS staff or the Services Calendar

If you need help with obtaining a state ID, St. Elizabeth’s Shelter and Supportive Housing Programs will help on Friday mornings.

  • Fridays
  • 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
If You Are a Native American

Joe Rosetta, Traditional Support Worker from the Santo Domingo Pueblo will answer your questions regarding your benefits and offer support.

  • Fridays
  • 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
If You Are a Veteran

A representative from the Veterans Administration offers case management and housing counseling for veterans of the armed services.

  • Monday through Friday, by appointment
  • 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
If You Are Under 22 Years of Age

Youth Shelters and Family Services, a Santa Fe agency working with young people who are experiencing homelessness, comes to ICS on Wednesday mornings.

  • Wednesdays
  • 9:00 am – 11:30 am

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IMPORTANT FACTS

From July 2016 through June 2017:

  • ICS provided over 20,000 “bed nights” (a bed night is one person for one night)
  • Because of ICS and its Partner Providers, 146 individuals who had previously been homeless were housed or moving forward in the continuum of care in Santa Fe
  • Day Service programs:
    • Distributed over 36,695 items of clothing
    • Served lunch to 15,375 individuals
    • Provided showers to 4,638 individuals
  • Volunteers provided over 16,000 hours of service to ICS
  • Over 215 individuals had nearly 400 counseling appointments with Life Link for mental health, substance abuse or housing
  • Over 1,850 volunteers in the day or evening at ICS
  • Core Team volunteers assist with guest registration each evening during the Winter Shelter. The value of their volunteerism is estimated at over $78,000 using the state’s value of volunteer time of $19.91 per hour.