Santa Fe Quota Lions Club Branch members are honored to have created ongoing relationships in the Santa Fe community so that the greatest number of individuals can be assisted. It is proof that when we work together, all thing are possible.

Big Brothers Big Sisters, New Mexico School for the Deaf and the Youth Shelters and Family Services are just a few of the organizations that have partnered with Quota International of Santa Fe members since its charter date in 1950.

bbbslogo_stackedBig Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been changing children’s lives by matching them with caring adults to guide them on a path to success.

New Mexico School for the DeafNew Mexico School for the Deaf
Santa Fe, New Mexico

The mission of the New Mexico School for the Deaf (NMSD), New Mexico’s first public school, is to provide for the unique needs of children and students who are deaf/hard of hearing, their families, and professional partners by providing a comprehensive array of school and statewide programs.

The New Mexico School for the Deaf provides comprehensive educational and support services to New Mexico’s deaf and hard of hearing children and youth between the ages of birth and 21. While most are enrolled at our Santa Fe campus, we also offer extensive Early Childhood services on our main campus in Santa Fe, through our satellite preschools located in Albuquerque, Farmington, Gallup, and Las Cruces. NMSD also supports students and their families across the state through its Early Intervention and Involvement Division, which includes the Parent-Infant-Child Program and Deaf Mentor Program and the Center for Educational Consultation and Training (CECT).

Any child from 18 months to 21 living in New Mexico and has a diagnosed hearing loss can be considered for school enrollment and attend free of charge. Children statewide age birth through 6 can access the Parent Infant Child Program and Deaf Mentor Program. Children and youth who are enrolled in public school programs, their families and their educational teams, are eligible for outreach services through CECT.

Youth Shelters and Family Services
Youth Shelters and Family Service
Santa Fe, New Mexico

“Youth and Family Services delivers a comprehensive continuum of services that delivers life-changing solutions to more than 1,000 youth and family members each year.

  – Shelly Felt, Executive Director -Youth Shelters & Family Service
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Programs & Initiative

Youth Emergency Shelter – 24-hour safe haven for youth in crisis, ages 10 – 17; provide a stable sleeping environment; 3 meals a day; obtain clothing; receive counseling and support

Transitional Living Program – supervised apartment setting for youth ages 17- 24 who are in school, job training, or working as they transition to independence

Street Outreach Program – provide food, clothing, hygiene supplies and support to youth up to age 21 through street-based services and Drop-In Center

Community Counseling Center – professional counseling for youth in every program, their families and community members

Pregnant & Parenting Youth Initiative – safety, stability & wellness for young families through pre- and post-natal care, well-baby care, education and other essential support