Where To Find Us Jul07

Where To Find Us

Santa Fe Need and Deed meets every Monday at 2 PM at Westminster Presbyterian located at 841 W. Manhattan Avenue (at the corner of W. Manhattan and St. Francis – see map below.) During the summer months look for our booth at The Flea, located at The Downs horse racing track just South of Santa Fe. Click here for directions to The Flea. In the winter, The Flea moves indoors to the building across the train tracks from the Farmer’s Market just off Paseo de Peralta. We have a collection of treasures donated to us by Santa Fe locals, and we’d love to add your donations to our stock. We accept everything (except upholstered furniture)!  We have everything, including some amazing costume and turquoise jewelry. The items that don’t sell at The Flea are given to our client/friends at our Monday meeting. Donations can be delivered to The Flea on Saturdays or Sundays. You can also bring your treasures to our Monday meeting at Westminster Presbyterian. Questions? You may call Santa Fe Need and Deed at (505) 920-2227 or click here to email us. Here is a map to our weekly meetings at Westminster Presbyterian in Santa...

Upcoming Workshop Press Release Jan04

Upcoming Workshop Press Release...

For Immediate Release: Don’t miss this opportunity!  Santa Fe Need and Deed, is a grass roots, non-profit organization that helps and advocates for those experiencing homelessness, or at risk for experiencing homelessness. It is proud to invite the public to its speaker programs. Santa Fe Need and Deed is strictly a volunteer organization that has no political or religious affiliation. The weekly Santa Fe Need and Deed meetings begin each Monday with a free lunch at 2:00 pm, open to anyone who needs it. Lunch is followed at 3:00 pm with a program which provides direction and mentoring for navigating unique problems in the life of those experiencing homelessness and the complexities of the social welfare system. On Monday, January 11, 2016 Sandi Gilley, Supervising Attorney at Law Access New Mexico and Adjunct Law Professor at UNM Law School, will speak about Law Access and then present a workshop on Public Benefits and Unemployment Compensation Benefits. This is a much needed topic in this climate of financial cutbacks among increasing need.You will gain valuable information and assistance on this topic. The vision of Law Access is to make justice simple, easy and accessible for all New Mexicans. The mission of Law Access is to provide respectful, efficient, high quality legal advice, brief services and referrals to low-income New Mexico residents and help remove barriers to the justice system. Please attend this 3PM program, presented by Sandi Gilley,  on Monday, Jan 11, 2016.  It is held at the Westminster Presbyterian Church: 841 West Manhatten Avenue, Santa Fe (located on corner of West Manhatten & St Francis Drive-with the entrance on West Manhatten...

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Police officers, advocates of mentally ill join in walk to help ‘shatter that stigma’ Oct15

Police officers, advocates of mentally ill join in walk to help ‘shatter that stigma’...

By Daniel J. Chacón The New Mexican Before her 33-year-old son died of an accidental drug overdose eight years ago, Leticia Rutledge said, he had frequent run-ins with police. Her son, Erin, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and suffered from addiction, had received no sympathy from officers. They treated him like a common criminal, she said… Read Article...

Santa Fe gets Mobile Crisis Response Team Oct10

Santa Fe gets Mobile Crisis Response Team...

The Santa Fe police department receives many calls a week from people in the community who are concerned about someone in a behavioral health crisis. With the commotion of responding emergency teams, often these situations become only more aggravated when police and EMT arrive on site. This is where Santa Fe’s new Mobile Crisis Response Team comes in. This past Summer, Santa Fe’s police department began a partnership with Presbyterian Medical Services with a contract of $350,000 per year for 4 years to help aid individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis. This team is comprised of about twenty licensed professional councilors who are on-call throughout the week both during the day and night. An on-call counselor is contacted after the police have determined that the situation is safe and that a counselor would be appropriate. During a meeting with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) New Mexico, Laurel, one of the day-time counselors, recounted many situations where the individual needed someone safe to talk through a tough situation, or just needed someone to be with them, particularly when they had intent to harm themselves. When describing behavioral health, Laurel talks about how many of us compensate during the day in order to handle stress. When we can’t compensate anymore, we “de-compensate”; for some people this becomes a behavioral health crisis situation. Presbyterian Medical Services doesn’t just stop with an on-site response either; they also follow up with the patient to provide long term help, decreasing the recurrences of crisis situations in the future. Although police officers are required to complete training on how to handle people who are “de-compensating”, the experience and expense of emergency respondents makes the new Mobile Crisis Response Team a promising option. Already the Mobile Crisis Response Team has...

Tesuque Flea Market + Santa Fe Need and Deed Aug05

Tesuque Flea Market + Santa Fe Need and Deed...

We are looking for donations from YOU! Santa Fe Need and Deed is in full swing with our Tesuque Flea Market booth. To set up a time to bring gently used items by, email Help@SantaFeNeedAndDeed.com Click Here to find the Tesuque Flea...

Financial Literacy Course Notes Week 1 Aug05

Financial Literacy Course Notes Week 1...

These notes are from the first week of our Financial Literacy class lead by Adena Whitman from Guadalupe Credit Union. Visit us each Monday at Westminster Presbyterian Church through August to get in depth, non-judgmental understanding on how to handle your money. All financial situations are welcome.   Week 1: Budgeting When you start working or receiving money it’s a good idea to think about how to use the money you earn. Where do you start? Begin by opening an account where you can house your money. At GCU, you need 1-2 forms of ID, Proof of address, Minimum Opening deposit of $5. Keep track of your money. How much comes in to your account, and how much is going out? The key to getting rich is that you don’t spend more than what you make. ALWAYS pay yourself first. Adena recommends taking 10% of your check and putting it into savings. Separate your spending money into needs and wants. Learn to hold off on things you want so that you have money for the things that you need. To begin building a budget, write down everything you spend for 1 month. Find cheaper ways to be able to buy the things you want, for example, instead of buying coffee at a cafe every day, invest in a coffee pot at home. If you like snacks, buy them in bulk at the grocery store instead of at the gas station. You can then take any left over change that you would have spent and put it in a savings account or invest...

Financial Literacy Course...

    We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a financial literary class each “first Monday of the month” beginning August 3, 2015 . Adena Whitman from Guadalupe Credit Union will begin the class by presenting “First Steps: What Do You Need to Start Managing Your Finances”. This class will start 3:00pm, right after the usual 2:00pm lunch at Westminster Presbyterian (click HERE for directions). Send us an email for any further questions.   See you...