Where To Find Us Jul07

Where To Find Us

Santa Fe Need and Deed meets every Monday at 2 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) 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 Church (PCUSA) in Santa...

Upcoming Workshop Press Release Jul27

Upcoming Workshop Press Release...

On Friday, September 9, 2016 please join our community discussion, “Why I am Homeless, Why I Panhandle” Hear firsthand accounts from your homeless neighbors and from those who stand on corners and “fly signs” in Santa Fe.  Why can’t those people just get a job?  Should I give them money?  We talk openly about this community concern. Please participate in this open forum 1PM, on Friday, September 9, 2016. It is held at the Christ Church Santa Fe:  1213 Don Gaspar Avenue, Santa Fe (Corner of Cordova and Don Gaspar) THIS PUBLIC FORUM IS GENEROUSLY  FUNDED BY THE OFFICE OF PEER RECOVERY AND ENGAGEMENT A DIVISION OF THE STATE OF NEW...

Upcoming Workshop Press Release Jul27

Upcoming Workshop Press Release...

On Friday, August 19, 2016,  Participants that attend a Mental Health First Aid  8 hour course will learn: Potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including:  depression , anxiety,  trauma, suicidal behaviors,  non – suicidal self injury, psychosis, eating disorders, and substance use disorders.  An understanding of the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the United States and why we should all work together to reduce stigma on mental health concerns in our communities Mental Health First Aid is designed to fight stigma associated with mental illness, and to address the real desire to help someone who is struggling. Please participate in this forum 8am – 5pm, on Friday, August 19, 2016. Cost to you: Free, Sponsored Community Training Valued at $100 per person Provided: Free Lunch, Training, Book, Supplemental Materials and 8 Social Work CEUs It is held at the Christ Church Santa Fe:  1213 Don Gaspar Avenue, Santa Fe (Corner of Cordova and Don Gaspar) Register with: http://wendy.linebrink-allison@nmcrisisline.com  (505) 263-9140 THIS PUBLIC FORUM IS GENEROUSLY  FUNDED BY: New Mexico Crisis and Access Line Office of Peer Recovery and Engagement, a
division of the State of New Mexico 
Behavioral Health Services Division New Mexico Suicide Prevention on Coalition Waking Up Alive Santa Fe Need and Deed  ...

Upcoming Workshop Press Release Jul27

Upcoming Workshop Press Release...

On Friday, July 29, 2016 Patrick Loyd, Certified Peer Support Trainer for the State of New Mexico and the Volunteer Coordinator with the Peer Bridger Program at the University of New Mexico Psychiatric Center, will speak about “Why Peer Support and Mentors are so effective for those with mental illness or substance abuse” Peers, mentors and caring friends provide some of the best medicine for those with mental illness or substance abuse issues.  If you have a heart for helping others come hear the heartfelt experiences of a veteran Peer Support Worker: Please attend this 1PM program, presented by Patrick Loyd, on Friday, July 29, 2016. It is held at the Christ Church Santa Fe:  1213 Don Gaspar Avenue, Santa Fe (Corner of Cordova and Don Gaspar) THIS PUBLIC FORUM IS GENEROUSLY  FUNDED BY THE OFFICE OF PEER RECOVERY AND ENGAGEMENT A DIVISION OF THE STATE OF NEW...

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...