For all public relations and media requests, please contact

Marcos Zubia, Director of Development — or 505.309.1657.

Esperanza Shelter, awaiting federal aid, shows facilities to congresswoman

  Like many other shelters for domestic abuse victims, Esperanza Shelter in Santa Fe faced it share of challenges when the pandemic hit. Chief among them: Many victims were forced to stay home with their abusers and could not find a safe place to make a call for help, said Anji Estrellas, executive director of … Continued

Learn More

Pandemic Barriers

Domestic violence cases, survivors in shelters have decreased but advocates say the data hides a wave of violence To read the full article Click Here

Learn More

Esperanza Elects New Board Member – Robin Hammond

  December 7, 2020 Robin Hammond was elected to Esperanza Shelter’s board of directors in October. Robin is the Director of Risk Management at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Hospital. She graduated with her BSN from the University of Texas School of Nursing at Arlington in 2000.  Her nursing experience encompasses a variety of acute patient care … Continued

Learn More

Esperanza Elects New President

  Jo Ann Dewing Ward,  was unanimously elected president of Esperanza Shelter’s board of directors in June. Ward moved to Santa Fe after retiring from MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston where she served as Associate Vice President for Public Affairs. Ward has extensive experience in public health communications, call center management, strategic planning, marketing, grant … Continued

Learn More

Isolation, stress spur concerns domestic violence will increase.

Anji Estrellas, executive director, shares her concerns about the rise in abuse during the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to read the Santa Fe New Mexican article.

Learn More