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!”