Dear Friends,


Esperanza Shelter reverts the agency to remote services due to the highly transmissible variant omicron—beginning December 21, 2021, through January 31, 2022. 


The decision comes after news reports that omicron has exponential transmissibility moved from 3% infection rate two weeks ago to 70% infection rate today. Our priority is to keep staff and participants as safe as possible during this surge and what scientists have suggested is to be expected after the holiday season. 


What does this mean for Esperanza’s services? 


Without interruption, all services continue via HIPAA-compliant zoom, text, and phone conferencing. Emergency shelter services are available via safe transitional housing locations with contactless deliveries to participants who need essential items. 


Our 24/7 Crisis Hotline remains open and is available for those in need at 505.473.5200 or 1.800.473.5220. 


How can I donate to Esperanza? 


As a reminder, in-kind clothing donations are not accepted but can be donated on our behalf to our partners at Savers and Kitchenality, where clients can shop for the items they need the most. Please identify Esperanza Shelter when dropping off at Savers so that our account can be credited.


The need for gift cards from Wal-Mart, Target, Ross, TJ Maxx, VISA cards, and gas cards are our primary request at this time and can be sent through e-gift card methods to  


Our development team will continue to meet with donors remotely during this time and can be contacted directly at 505.309.1657.  


For any additional donation inquiries, please contact our development team at 505.309.1657.


I will provide an update in late January to our operations with any changes made. If you have any questions regarding our services, please do not hesitate to contact me or Marcos Zubia, Director of Development, at 505.474.5536.


We wish you continued good health and a safe holiday season. 




Anji Estrellas, M.A.

Executive Director

For more information about COVD-19 and what you can do to keep healthy and safe, visit the Centers for Disease Control at or your local health department's website.

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