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An Expert Perspective on the Homeless Crisis and Community Response
Some people who find themselves homeless already have the life skills to live independently. But there will always be others who will need ongoing support to remain successfully housed. That is where the watchful eye of consistent and ongoing case management is so important: To thwart the...
Last Wednesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom of California used his State of the State address to highlight the homelessness crisis. "Let’s call it what it is: a disgrace, that the richest state in the richest nation — succeeding across so many sectors — is failing to properly house, heal and humanely treat...
Once a person becomes homeless, climbing out can be a monumental chore. All the stars need to align: the appropriate counseling or treatment; the availability of affordable housing; a case manager or agency to offer support; and the person’s willingness and ability to take on the heavy lifting to...
At ICS, we are committed not only to serving our guests, but also to employing them. I am a firm believer that if we are going to encourage other employers to hire our guests, the shelter should be the number one employer on the list. Currently, we have seven former guests employed with us. They...
Runaway and homeless youth make up the third leg of the three-legged stool I've been describing. In the late 1960s and early ‘70s, young people who were part of the hippie generation started crisscrossing the country -- often in protest of their parents’ lifestyle, which they saw as staid and...
Deinstitutionalizing the mentally ill added to the crisis.
This is the first of a series of blog posts I am writing as the Executive Director of Interfaith Community Shelter. My hope is these posts will be beneficial if you’re concerned about homelessness in our country and our community. We all need better understanding of what brought us to where we...
Vulnerable Adults Part 1: A Documentary Series on Homelessness in Santa Fe
Vulnerable Adults Part 2: Housing Santa Fe's Homeless
Vulnerable Adults Part 3: Traditional Healing for Veterans
Vulnerable Adults Part 4: Alice's Story
October 19, 2019
We can do better by Joseph Jordan-Berenis
February 28, 2019
The Changing Face of Homelessness
December 28, 2018
Service remembers Santa Fe homeless who died in 2018
December 19, 2018
Leading in homelessness means it’s time to act
December 18, 2018
New Mexico’s homeless rate rose the last two years
November 21, 2018-
Man aims to feed homeless on days other than Thanksgiving
October 26, 2018
Homelessness: A growing issue impacting Santa Fe
September 12, 2018
Advocate for Santa Fe’s homeless population dies
August 11, 2018
Santa Fe Desert Chorale welcomes audiences and contributors
August 4, 2018
Dangerous ‘walk of shame’ to Santa Fe
Homeless shelter sees surge in guests
December 20, 2017
Remembering the homeless who have passed
October 27, 2017
Homeless seeking shelter leads to post office’s reduced hours
April 28, 2017
Late snow, freezing temps hit Santa Fe
New home for Santa Fe’s homeless shelter?
NEWSLETTERS PRODUCED BY INTERFAITH COMMUNITY SHELTER
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- Only one death from exposure has occurred for the homeless since ICS began providing shelter during the winter months
- Resource Days available for any person needing access to services necessary to stabilize his/her life.
- ICS is the only “come as you are” or “minimal barrier” shelter in Northern New Mexico