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YouthWorks is a non-profit, community-based organization that creates opportunities for disconnected youth and families in Northern New Mexico to become engaged and valued members of their communities. Through our programs; job training and placement, life skills, counseling, education, and leadership development, we inspire youth to realize their full potential.

UU Santa Fe's next week to host YouthWorks is March 27 - April 3. Please see Kristin Yankowski, amazonbrat@yahoo.com or Cynthia Kelley, okiemsw@gmail.com to volunteer and find out more information. We'll be in the foyer between services for the next couple of Sundays.  

See Plan for Future Visits and the Expectations of the Young Adults



UU Santa Fe's Week at the Interfaith Community Shelter ~ March 24 and April 9 -15, excluding April 10

We are beginning our 10th year of a week of service at the Interfaith Community Shelter. We will be recruiting volunteers for the week of April 9 -15. Come to our table in the foyer to volunteer and find out more information. We'll be there between services for the next several Sundays. All adults and supervised youth 12 years and up are encouraged to participate. 

To learn more, contact Kristin Yankowski, amazonbrat@yahoo.com or Melanie Moon at moonminor@gmail.com.

General Directions for All Volunteers

Directions for Evening Coordinators

Directions for Food Providers and Food Servers

Directions for Intake Volunteers


Interfaith Community Shelter: Donation Information

We are truly grateful for the generosity and spirit of giving from donors wanting to help homeless families and individuals who need shelter. The Interfaith Community Shelter (formerly “Pete’s Pets”) is located at 2801 Cerrillos Road. The Interfaith Community Shelter Program is funded by the City of Santa Fe, the Frost Foundation, other foundations, and members of religious/spiritual groups in Santa Fe.

Donations are encouraged at the following site:

Food: The Shelter opens for volunteers from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. One can bring prepared food and supplies to the Shelter at that time. The Shelter works closely with the FOOD DEPOT (1222 Siler Road, Phone: 471-1633), who also welcome funds, food and paper goods. The Food Depot supplies the IFC with milk, fruit, bread and butter, and dessert every week.

Food Most Needed:

    • Cereal at breakfast and soups/stews at dinner
    • Canned, bottled or small boxed juices -esp. apple juice- that don’t need refrigeration
    • Large cans of DECAFFEINATED (only) coffee
    • Sugar
    • Hot chocolate packets, tea bags

Kitchen supplies Needed:

    • Disposable serving plates, styrofoam bowls, plasticware (forks, knives, spoons), hot & cold cups
    • Rubber gloves for serving food (preferably non-latex)
    • 33-gallon size plastic garbage bags
    • 1-or 2-gallon size clear plastic bags with zippers for storing food
    • Paper towels, toilet paper, napkins
    • Masking tape, ballpoint and Sharpie pens for labelling food for storage

Clothing, etc. Gently-used men’s & women’s clothing:

    • Jackets/coats, sweaters, sweatshirts, trousers, jeans
    • Tube socks/new underwear (men’s/ladies’ - all sizes)
    • Hats, gloves, scarves, boots (mens’/ladies’ - all sizes)
    • Toothbrushes, tooth paste, razors, combs, shampoo/lotion, travel kits
    • Sleeping bags

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Today's events

Mon Mar 27, 2017 @ 6:45AM - 08:15AM
PUB/New Beginnings
Mon Mar 27, 2017 @10:30AM - 02:30PM
Mon Mar 27, 2017 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
New Moon Circle
Mon Mar 27, 2017 @ 8:00PM - 08:00AM
Shelter Now (formerly Youthworks)