Barrios Unidos is a nonprofit community organization that addresses cultural and psychological issues related to addiction, recovery, and cultural trauma in Santa Fe and Rio Arriba counties. They bring together community volunteers and professionals from the sciences, the humanities, and the healing arts to explore and address the root causes of cultural crises and multigenerational trauma, in the spirit of “Querencia,” reverence for a nurturing place with profound spiritual meeaning.
“The pandemic affected Barrios in a very intimate way. We were not going to suffer silently again, so we rolled up our sleeves and went to work,” said Lupe Salazar, Executive Director of Barrios Unidos. “We have remained connected and collaborations have allowed many other projects to come forth, ensuring support for all in need. We are stronger together!”
Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity
Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity looks forward to tackling its goal of building eight houses in 2023. The organization's award-winning homes have provided safe, stable, and affordable housing for 133 local families since 1987.
Las Cumbres Community Services
Las Cumbres Community Services, Inc. began in 1970 with a structured program of day habilitation services for developmentally disabled adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities (IDD) in Los Alamos. We added a therapeutic preschool – Conjunto - in the Española Valley in 1979. Since then, it has expanded its services for children, adults, and families in order to meet our state’s changing needs, with more than twenty programs in place today.
Santa Fe Recovery Center
The Santa Fe Recovery Center filled the gap in available substance use disorder treatments tailored to women with children by establishing the Women and Children’s Residential Treatment Program in Santa Fe.