Taos Winter Street Outreach Program
If you wish to donate or purchase winter wear, tents, sleeping bags, bottled water, protein bars etc please call our Resource Center at 575-776-4245 and we can tell you what is needed.
Hope | Empowerment | Advocacy | Respect | Transitional housing
Pet-friendly transitional housing, emergency assistance, and support services for
Taos, New Mexico women facing homelessness
Together WE are the solution!
Help homeless women of Taos TODAY by joining Team HEART, an amazing and compassionate group of monthly donors who make it possible for us to continue to provide critical support services and emergency/transitional housing to Taos women experiencing
Your Team HEART membership makes it possible for women, children and their beloved animals to recover from the devastating trauma of homelessness and re-stabilize their lives.
HEART of Taos announces their
SECOND annual TeamHEART Membership Drive and RAFFLE!
Win a TRIP for 2 to HAWAII
ENTER the SECOND annual HEART of Taos RAFFLE to support the homeless women of Taos and you may find yourself relaxing in beach chairs with a view like this!
GRAND PRIZE is a 6-night trip for 2 to Hawaii (resort accommodations plus airfare, valued at $10,000).
SECOND PRIZE is a Surprise Basket of Taos gift certificates, goods and services, valued at $1,000.
Thanks to generous community support
Taos County Women and Children have been helped since January, 2016
H.E.A.R.T. of Taos
is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is funded by generous private and community support.
Born out of the question, “What about the Women?” and co-founded by Maia’ma (Ama) Khan and Kathy Herman, H.E.A.R.T. of Taos – run by women, for women – empowers amazing transformations in the lives of courageous and beautiful women overcoming homelessness and raises the bar on how Taos cares for its most vulnerable members.
Our mission? To assist Taos County women and children to transition out of homelessness.
A NEW PARADIGM ~ Serving Homeless Women, their children and their pets
HEART of Taos is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower women experiencing (or at imminent risk of experiencing) homelessness. HEART stands for Hope, Empowerment, Advocacy, Respect and Transitional housing.
We use a one-on-one approach to provide pet-friendly emergency and transitional housing, to ensure each woman’s basic needs are being met, and to provide support services including individual and group counseling, peer and program advocates, and a step-by-step action plan that assists women to secure eligible government benefits, community services, employment, and a permanent affordable place to live.
Our goal is to provide an array of supports that assist women (and their children and pets) to rebound and achieve comprehensive stability so they may move forward with their lives.
JOIN TEAMH.E.A.R.T., our AMAZING group of monthly donors who help us make a sustainable difference in the lives of the homeless women of Taos, their families, and their pets.
Your monthly tax-deductible membership donation, starting at $10/month, can help to end homelessness for the women of Taos County.
Select any amount for your recurring monthly gift. Cancel or change it anytime.
On behalf of the homeless women of Taos, we thank you!
By Dena Miller
Sometimes, during the winter months, the “haves” forget how lucky they are. The cold bites at them as they make their way to their cars after work, which quickly heat up. A house full of warmth, light, a good meal on the stove and cozy pajamas then await them at the end of their day. The forgetfulness is not intentional. It’s human nature to be complacent.
The “have-nots” can’t escape how unlucky they are. They face desperation every day. The homeless – women, children, families and pets – look into the windows of the “haves” and silently, sadly retreat to cars without heat or food …
By Tamra Testerman
In the competitive world of art galleries that need patrons to keep the lights on and nonprofits that need community support for their altruistic goals, there is a breath of fresh air and a long-standing tradition in Taos of women helping each other.
On Saturday (Oct. 7), from 3-6 p.m. in the John Dunn Shops, 120-G Bent St., Las Comadres Gallery, a cooperative for women artists, and HEART, a nonprofit offering transition assistance for women, continue this tradition and join forces to raise money and community consciousness about homelessness …
During the winter, where it can become life-threatening to live outdoors, HEART of Taos expands who we serve through our Street Outreach Program to men and women living on the street. This service is made possibly thanks to HEART of Taos Community donors and TeamHEART members, county funding for the indigent, community-donated items, and volunteer assistance.
HEART of Taos announces their SECOND annual TeamHEART Membership Drive and RAFFLE! Win a TRIP for 2 to HAWAII ENTER the SECOND annual HEART of Taos RAFFLE to support the homeless women of Taos and you may find yourself relaxing in beach chairs with a view like this!...
See this week's Taos News article on homelessness featuring Ama Khan, HEART of Taos Co-Founder and Executive Director speaking about the growing economic reality of homelessness... "Economically precipitated homelessness could literally happen to any of us and it is...
Did you know that ONLY 25% of the Taos women we serve (homeless and near homeless) have reliably-working vehicles? Thanks to a generous sponsorship, HEART of Taos has just secured this 7-seat 2005 GMC Yukon Denali to provide emergency transportation and general...