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Mission Story from Covenant House

Sara came to the Covenant House program after being incarcerated for three years. She had a history of domestic violence, drug abuse and was estranged from her family and children. Sara came to Covenant House after being found by Probation and Parole, absconded and overdosed. She would say often that [...]

2018-11-02T21:33:36+00:00December 5th, 2016|

Mission Story from Employment Services

Employment plays such a vital role in the lives of HopeWorks clients.  Those that want to work are given the opportunity to earn money in several ways through our Employment Services Department.  This story highlights how much of a difference just a little assistance can help someone in need. A [...]

2018-11-02T21:27:41+00:00November 30th, 2016|

Mission Story from There’s a Better Way

Mel had been homeless for almost 25 years, often sleeping in an arroyo and keeping to himself.  Ten years ago, Mel came to the HopeWorks Day Shelter to access services.  Eventually, he started volunteering to help with daily cleaning tasks and took advantage of the $10 daily stipend.  Back then, [...]

2018-11-02T21:17:22+00:00November 21st, 2016|

Mission Story from ACT

Sam is a young man who has been with the HopeWorks Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team for over three years.  Sam has a history of multiple psychiatric hospitalizations and incarcerations. When he first came to be an ACT client, he was resistant to meeting with the ACT Team and would [...]

2018-11-02T21:12:24+00:00November 11th, 2016|

Mission Story From The Coffee Shop (now Hope Cafe)

“Working at the Coffee Shop has been a huge part of my recovery and re-socialization.  I credit this work program and HopeWorks for my newly restored confidence. I had been avoiding looking for work because I don't felt confident in my skills.  The Coffee Shop’s internship program has been a [...]

2018-11-02T21:08:25+00:00October 24th, 2016|

Mission Story From Covenant House

A Second Chance Five years in prison, after many drug arrests, is what brought Jacey to The Covenant House. Jacey is only 24 years old but wants a new start at life so she chose Covenant House. The Covenant House is for women who want to successfully transition back into [...]

2018-11-02T20:44:58+00:00October 17th, 2016|

Mission Story From Casa de Pheonix

Paula came in to Casa de Phoenix, (CdP), in November of last year she has been through several recovery programs and would continuously relapse once she left the other programs. Paula struggled with severe anger and agitation; she has been diagnosed with PTSD and severe alcohol use disorder. Because of [...]

2016-10-12T10:38:38+00:00October 12th, 2016|

Mission Story From The Shelter

"Kyle" came to New Mexico in July. He had some severe mental conditions that kept him from understanding the procedures he had to go through to receive services at St. Martin's. However, after talking with our Client Advocate at the St. Martin's Day Shelter he got some help resolving issues [...]

2016-10-05T11:42:09+00:00October 5th, 2016|

Mission Story From Outreach

The St. Martin’s Outreach Team had contacted William on a couple of occasions this past spring/early summer of 2016.  We would see him in the area of Wyoming and Central, which is a hot bed location for drug activity and is a corridor for folks experiencing homelessness.  It was not [...]

2016-09-26T09:41:56+00:00September 26th, 2016|
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