About Youth Heartline

More Than Boys Will Be Boys

I wear a few hats at Youth Heartline, which shouldn't be too surprising, given the nature of small non-profits. One of the hats I wear is as the facilitator for a curriculum for young men called Council for Boys and Young Men. It's a group-based program that really tries to unpack all the things we tell boys what it means to be a man, what being "strong" looks like, and to really foster reflection, self-awareness, and change within a group of young men. If you boil it right down, the program wants to address toxic masculinity. I've been doing these groups in Taos for over a year now. I've worked with two groups of young men, all of whom who have been referred to me through the Juvenile Pr


I'm the assigned CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for a young man in foster care who is currently living at the Ranches for Boys and Girls south of Belen, NM. He's been in foster care since 2010, and he's going to graduate from the system in November of this year. His childhood leukemia is in remission. What I'm trying to say is that he's had a hard go of it. And yet he is a bright, mature young man who's had a real bumpy road to become the person that he is. I was assigned to this case in early 2017. "Martin", let's call him, had only been at the Boys Ranch for a couple months and he was adjusting. He was cautious and closed off. I get it. You don't get shuffled around 13 times

Youth Heartline is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1991 with offices in Taos and Raton, NM.  YHL provides essential child services to over 250 children and youth each year, including foster kids.

Our mission is to make life safer and better for vulnerable children and families in our community.

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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


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