Youth Shelters is the primary agency in the Santa Fe/northern New Mexico area serving homeless, runaway, and street youth and their families, as well as young people who are at risk of being homeless.
Youth Shelters provides unique, life-changing services to homeless, runaway, and in-crisis youth and their families. YS partners with families to find positive, non-institutional solutions and builds on existing strengths within a framework of dignity, mutual respect, and personal responsibility. The agency’s goals are to:
- Prevent runaway behavior, out-of-home placement, and involvement by at-risk young people in the social services, juvenile justice, or correctional systems, and enable homeless young people who cannot live with their families to develop the necessary skills and resources to live independently.
- Provide education, counseling, crisis intervention, and case management services to children, youth and their families who are in crisis or at risk.
- Strengthen and preserve the family unit and enhance the ability of families to solve problems and to build on their strengths.