MISSION AND HISTORY
Since 1991, Youth Heartline's mission is to make life better and safer for vulnerable children and families in our community.
Incorporated in 1991 as Tri-County Children's Advocates, Youth Heartline first operated the Court Appointed Special Advocates program for the Eighth Judicial District of New Mexico.
Since that time, the organization rebranded to Youth Heartline, in recognition of an expanding array of services.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) - local chapter of a national program that recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers to advocate for foster children. CASAs ensure that the immediate medical, developmental, and educational needs of foster children and youth are met, and that they, too, have access to enriching pursuits such as art, music, or sports.
Taos Pueblo Family Navigator – a joint program with Taos Pueblo that helps Native families who are victims of crime fully recover by providing case management and assistance in accessing all available resources.
Family Empowerment – a program that provides families with group and individual therapy (art, support, play, and psychodrama) and assistance navigating complex legal and social services systems.
Trails to Trees - a subprogram of Family Empowerment that takes groups of children on outdoor activities to experience the healing power of nature and build friendships under the guidance of a wilderness therapist.
SmArt House – an educational enrichment program located in a low-income neighborhood that feeds hungry kids nutritious food and provides them with a chance to develop art, literacy, numeracy, and technology skills.
Supervised Visitation – offering a safe place for the children of separated, high-conflict parents to bond with both parents in a beautiful playroom designed to encourage positive parent-child interactions.
Girls’ Circle, Council for Men – evidence-based programs that help delinquent teens develop healthy life skills and better decisionmaking.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS