About Us


Vision, Mission and History

Youth Heartline's Vision is: healthy families, healthy children.

Formed 1991, Youth Heartline's original mission was to make life better and safer for vulnerable children and families in our community.  In 2020, Youth Heartline updated its mission to family stability through trauma-informed services and systemic solutions.


First incorporated as Tri-County Children's Advocates, Youth Heartline is the first and only 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.



Colleen Shaughnessy, Interim Executive Director


Gerard Jones, Director of Operations


Yasmin Haque, CASA Director

Valerie Alderette, Raton Programs Manager

Jolene Archuleta Duran, Staff Advocate/YHDP Case Manager


Michelle Concha, Taos Pueblo Family Navigator


Feliz Medina, Community Programs Coordinator


Jamie Eastman, Taos Safe Exchange and Supervised Visitation Monitor


Aaron Sena-Stevens, Raton Safe Exchange and Supervised Visitation Monitor

Danielle Vanderpool, Colfax/Union Counties Street Outreach

Misty Gomez, Colfax/Union Counties Street Outreach

Contact us at info@youthheartline.org

Board of Directors

Alice Morillion, President

Dan Veirs, Treasurer

Mary Lou Kern, Director

Christine Autumn, Director

Terry Kamm, Director

Brandy Thompson, Director


224 Cruz Alta Rd, Ste F

Taos, NM 87571


Taos Pueblo

230 Rotten Tree Road

Taos, NM 87571


116 S. 3rd St

Raton, NM 87740



Youth Heartline Staff are available most weekdays during business hours or by appointment. If you call us ahead of time we can be sure to meet you and show you around!


Monday - Friday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm


We want to hear from you! Send us a message on Facebook, or use the form above to get in touch. Thank you for your interest in supporting Youth Heartline. It takes a village.