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Marcos Zubia, Director of Development — marcos@esperanzashelter.org 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

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Esperanza Shelter Board of Directors adds two new board members

October 19, 2021 Esperanza Shelter’s Board of Directors announces the addition of two new board members: Kassandra Roybal and John Littrell. Kassandra has been a volunteer with Esperanza for the past three years, actively serving on our Development and Stewardship Committee. Kassandra is an Albuquerque resident where she works with the American Red Cross, now … Continued

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Esperanza Shelter Celebrates 45 years of tackling domestic violence, helping victims

  Snow was falling in the early morning hours Feb. 17 when Amy Windels made the decision to leave an abusive relationship. Instead of waiting for things to turn violent — again — she called police around 3 a.m. “I was very scared,” she said. “I was a little fearful of making that decision in … Continued

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