HEART House Funding

A Co-Living Opportunity

for Single Women of Taos County Facing Homelessness
(with or without children)

We have created beautiful commemorative donation options:

  • Beautiful commemorative wooden benches placed throughout the 5 beautiful acres with donor plaques to memorialize your generosity. ($2,500 – $7,500)
  • HEART House Room/Wing Naming Rights. Each room and wing in HEART House will be named. (For example, the “Martinez Room”) ($3,000 – $10,000)
  • A beautiful brick labyrinth in the shape of a heart will be constructed with pavers named with all our generous donors. ($500+)
  • Funding goal for the first year of HEART House 71%

What it takes

Renovations plus Year 1 operation

What we have raised so far

THANK YOU for your generous support!

What we need

We are ALMOST THERE!

Your tax-deductible donation today will bring our community closer to the dream of housing and support for ALL women and children in Taos County who face the uncertainty, fear, disillusionment, struggle, and the instability of homelessness.
HEART of Taos is completing renovations and preparing to open HEART House, the first ever shared transitional living residence in Taos County.

As a transitional “extended family” shared residence for women, children and eventually their pets, HEART House will provide loving shelter for up to 15 residents who will share daily responsibilities and a determination to regain self-sufficiency, with the support of our trained in-house staff and proven step-by-step support program.

Pre-Opening TOURS OF HEART House available starting late June.

Make a Difference

We are Community Funded!

In order to provide emergency assistance, housing and support services for some of the most vulnerable members of our community — homeless women, their children and pets — we rely entirely on community support. JOIN TEAMHEART to provide critical monthly support of any amount or use the DONATE button to make a one-time or recurring donation today.​ Transitioning out of homelessness is a process that can take months or even years. During this time, each woman requires various types of assistance, Even when she has secured employment and is ready to rent a home of her own, she struggles not only to locate an affordable home but also must compete against stronger applicants. ​ H.E.A.R.T.of Taos accompanies each woman every step of the way from emergency shelter and basic needs to transitional housing and rental assistance. If you would like your donation to go specifically to homelessness prevention services, please email us (support@heartoftaos.org) after you make your online donation and let us know! Otherwise, donations will be applied where need is greatest.

TEAM H.E.A.R.T. Circle of Hope

OR MAKE A ONE-TIME DONATION

Support the Homeless Women of Taos…While you SHOP!

By selecting HEART of Taos as your “Charity of Choice” when making purchases on Amazon, 0.5% of your purchase will be donated to support the homeless women of our community. ​

OUR MOST URGENT CURRENT NEEDS:​

​Can you imagine starting a household from scratch after the trauma of losing everything? Please think of the courageous women we serve – perhaps you have things you aren’t using or would like to donate? Here are our current most pressing needs:

  • Blankets
  • Sleeping bags
  • Dressers
  • Shelving units

Please donate season-appropriate clothing only as our storage space is limited.

Please call our office at 575-776-4245 to arrange delivery to our storage unit or our office. We are not able to pick up donations at this time. THANK YOU!

THANK YOU!

To​ Community Businesses & Partners Who Support HEART of Taos

  • Angel Fire Rotary Club
  • AuraFitness
  • Coldwell Banker Lota Realty
  • Community Against Violence
  • ​Daniels Fund
  • Digerati Designs
  • DreamTree Project
  • El Pueblito / Shared Table
  • Friday Motors
  • First Presbyterian Church of Taos
  • Five Star Burgers
  • The Frost Foundation
  • Michael Hearne
  • Jim Cox Photography
  • KNCE True Taos Radio
  • Las Cumbres Community Services
  • The Living Center
  • Moore Charitable Foundation
  • Old Martina’s Hall
  • Peoples Bank
  • Pieces and More Pieces
  • PPC Solar
  • Richard B. Siegel Foundation
  • The Rifters
  • Rio Grande Alcohol Treatment Program
  • St. James Episcopal Church
  • Southern Exposure / Carl Brown
  • Steppin’ Out
  • Stray Hearts Animal Shelter
  • Taos Community Foundation
  • Taos Homes Real Estate / Diane Enright
  • Taos Milagro Rotary Club
  • Taos Motel
  • The Taos News
  • Taos Ski Valley Foundation
  • Town of Taos
  • Tri-County Community Services
  • Unitarian Congregation of Taos
  • United Church of Angel Fire
  • Unity of Taos
  • Walking Rain Productions
  • Wanda Lucero Insurance
  • Youth Heartline

AND all our community donors and TeamHEART members!

We HEART Volunteers

Would you like to become part of the solution for Taos women, children and their pets facing homelessness? Consider volunteering at HEART.

We need GREETERS!

HEART of Taos is seeking kind, gentle, accepting, and friendly female volunteers for our new Welcome Orientation/ Greeter Program starting in March.

Volunteer Greeters will answer the doorbell, welcome guests, help them fill out paperwork, conduct a short “Welcome to HEART” orientation, offer coffee/tea/protein bars and may assist women in selecting clothes from our free boutique and/or help them at our computer station and generally make our guests seeking assistance feel supported, cared for and no longer alone.

Full training will be provided.

Other volunteer opportunities:

  • Interview for a HEART of Taos Board of Directors and Advisory Board position – contribute your professional experience, leadership expertise and be involved in our various fundraising efforts
  • Join our phone tree for periodic assistance: direct mail campaigns, handyperson gigs and help with heavier lifting, picking up furniture donations or helping clients move
  • Provide childcare during our Empowerment Circles/Support Groups (early evenings) or short-term child care gigs for women transitioning out of homelessness.

For more information and to receive our volunteer packet, please call Lisa: 575-776-4245.

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