Your choice of any Starwood Preferred Resort – British Columbia, Patagonia, Hawaii or Alaska!

Drawing will be Dec. 7, 2018, at the “HEART for the Holidays” gala

  • Please help us meet our goal 78.6%

A transitional residence for Taos County women – Coming soon! Please call for information.

HEART of Taos Resource Center

Visit us Tues-Fri, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

1353 Paseo del Pueblo Sur
Taos, NM 87571

Hope | Empowerment | Advocacy | Respect | Transitional housing

Pet-friendly transitional housing, short-term 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.

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!

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September 2017

Dancing for H.E.A.R.T. with the Averill Lovely Band

September 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Martina’s Hall, 4140 NM-68
Ranchos De Taos, NM 87557 United States
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TO BENEFIT THE HOMELESS WOMEN OF TAOS Ranchos de Taos, NM – Come kick up your heels, join the fun. There will be a dance contest and a raffle. $10 at the door. 100% of the money collected goes to H.E.A.R.T. of Taos, the local nonprofit that serves our community’s homeless and near homeless women and children. This is the second DANCING for H.E.A.R.T. benefit concert with the Averill Lovely band. Averill states “The first time I volunteered for an NGO…

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October 2017

The Long and the Short of It: A Return to Taos

October 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Taos Center for the Arts, 133 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte
Taos, NM 87571 United States
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2 award-winning live performances by
Vivian Nesbitt & Lisanne Cole

A Benefit for H.E.A.R.T. of Taos to raise funds for Taos Mothers and Children Experiencing Homelessness

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December 2017

H.E.A.R.T. for the Holidays

December 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Old Martina’s Hall, 4140 NM-68
Ranchos De Taos, NM 87557 United States
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Dinner, Dance, Live Auction, and Concert featuring Michael Hearne with South by Southwest PLUS The Rifters! For more info, please email

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March 2018


March 8 @ 7:00 pm
Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte
Taos, NM 87571 United States
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Grand Opening & Open House – New Location

March 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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May 2018

First Mother's Day Radiothon

First Mother’s Day Radiothon

May 12 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
KNCE Radio, 20 ABC Mesa Rd
El Prado, NM 87529 United States
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HEART of Taos and KNCE True Taos Radio are proud to present the first “Mother’s Day Radiothon” to raise critical funds to support Taos women and children facing homelessness. Tune in live to KNCE 93.5 FM or online at

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HERstory – Teresa

Imagine a brilliant woman who doesn’t “fit” into the ordinary world. I empathize greatly with the unique and bright minds of individuals who are misfits in our community and who are extremely vulnerable to experiencing homelessness. How many stories have we heard...

HERstory – Anjelica

Where I was living before, it was bad. There was a lot of drugs and alcohol. I didn’t have anywhere else to go, and I have a little boy. I don’t want him in that kind of place. I started living in my car, parking in different places all over town. I was scared. I...

HERstory – Lydia

Lydia arrived in the office on a Thursday.  She had a young son, Tyler, a Siamese cat, and all her earthly belongings in her older model hatchback.  Faint hints of chlorine hung to their clothes and hair belying a $2.00 shower at the local swimming pool. She wanted to...


First Mother’s Day Radiothon

H.E.A.R.T. of Taos and KNCE radio announce the first “Mother’s Day Radiothon” to benefit Taos County women (and their children and pets) facing homelessness. The fundraiser will be Saturday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. KNCE DJ Susan Dilger will be...

Imagine Being In “Her” Shoes

We invite you to take a moment to imagine a series of events that could occur in YOUR LIFE that might bring you to a day in the future where… YOU FACE HOMELESSNESS WITH NOWHERE or NO ONE TO TURN TO There are many painful losses and traumas on the journey towards...

Jennifer Peterson to perform at LUNAFEST VIP Reception

Singer/songwriter Jennifer Peterson will be performing live at LUNAFEST® Taos 2018's VIP Pre-Screening Reception! Jennifer offers a captivating performance with powerful vocals and contagious melodies with influences of Americana, blues, pop and country....

Where do you turn?

HERstory Taos women – our neighbors, sisters, co-workers, mothers, daughters and grandmothers – face homelessness every day. One trigger event often starts a daunting spiral into homelessness. HEART of Taos provides vital short-term assistance, support services and...


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