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New Mexico Men’s Shelter Now Open

Taos Men s Shelter

The Taos Men’s Shelter has finally reopened at its new location!  None too soon as Taos weather has taken a turn for the worse. The shelter will now be open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every night.

You can read the full story at Taos News

If you are in the Taos, NM area there will be a fundraiser at the Wilder Nightingale Gallery on Saturday February 7th.  More information about the Hearts & Stars Fundraiser for the Taos Men’s Shelter on their Facebook event page.






In New Mexico Tent City, a Glimmer of Hope

This link to a great article in The New York Times was sent to me by Signe Lindell, a Santa Fe city councilwoman whom I know. In New Mexico Tent City, a Glimmer of Hope GoFundMeImageAlso would like to invite you to participate in the Go Fund Me campaign for the Taos Men’s Shelter that I have written about in previous posts. http://www.gofundme.com/taos-mens-shelter  Please share these links with friends who might be interested. There are some handy buttons to do so below. You might also like:

A Bright Spot This New Year

10 Myths About Homelessness

A Bright Spot This New Year

A bright spot this new year is that the Taos Men’s Shelter has moved to its new location. The building was moved Dec. 26 in the snow and cold. “Now all we need is electricity, water, sewage and flooring,” reports Executive Director Jeff Sattler.

The new site was prepped and foundation poured in mid-December. The shelter will house about 20 men per night when it opens. Taos temperatures have been dipping down below zero at night lately but thanks to donations and kindly innkeepers, most homeless men and women have been able to stay in warm motel rooms.

Your donations to the shelter are much appreciated.  Visit their site for more info and an easy way to donate:  http://www.taosmensshelter.org/

Here are some photos that Jeff sent me of the construction.  Progress even in the dead of winter.  Something to celebrate!

10 Myths About Homelessness

New Mexico Press Women Award

cover jpgMy book Finding Home:  How American’s Prevail won 2nd place for General Non-fiction in this year’s New Mexico Press Women’s Annual Awards.  The NMPW contest is the broadest of any media competition and includes print (writing, editing, design), photography, radio, television, electronic communications, advertising, public relations, speech, and books.

I am a long-time member of New Mexico Press Women and the National Federation of Press Women.  I am also a member of the Northern New Mexico Press Women’s group headquartered in Santa Fe.  It includes journalists, editors, public relations people, publishers and authors. Author Anne Hillerman is currently the president of that group.  While I was unable to attend the convention in Las Cruces in April, I have been in contact with press women in the state.

“Wow, it is mind boggling to think of what it took to write these stories. The introductory paragraphs work well. Fun to read…”

-from the judge’s comments.