February 2021 Newsletter
45th Anniversary!
In honor of our sapphire anniversary, we're excited to present our anniversary logo!

Esperanza has been the only domestic abuse agency serving victims and survivors of domestic violence in our region for forty-five years.

"Our service roots have grown throughout our history and we are thankful to the community for their support of our mission", said Anji Estrellas, Executive Director.

Please stay tuned for our year-long celebration to commemorate our milestone!
Best of Santa Fe Nominations
It’s that time of year, nominations for local businesses in the Best of Santa Fe have begun!

Please consider nominating Esperanza Shelter for best non-profit.

To nominate, please type our name in the category by clicking the link below.
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Supporting Teens by Teaching Healthy Relationship Skills
by: Molly Conway, Education and Outreach Coordinator
To honor and support our teens it is vital to teach and model healthy relationship skills. Like many individuals who grew up in abusive settings, some teens grow up believing that dating violence is acceptable, normal, and/or ok. The misconception that abuse is acceptable, normal, and/or ok can be challenged through education, outreach, and looking at where abusive patterns and behaviors have been learned.
 
Our youth deserve to learn about healthy relationships and what they consist of. Talking openly with teens about what respect, honesty, trust, boundaries, consent, and communication looks and feels like in a healthy relationship provides them with a cornerstone of important concepts that will help them build their own ‘healthy relationship’ if the time is right for them.
 
If a teenager finds themselves in an abusive relationship and comes to you for support, please listen to them without conditions or judgments on how they are feeling or the decisions they have made. You can help your teenaged friend, family member, or loved one by assisting them in finding and connecting with resources that can provide them with professional support. 

Esperanza Shelter can help you and our youth learn about healthy relationships. Please reach out to us to receive confidential, bi-lingual, free support services—we can help you.
Hope Stories
Join our team
We are growing and have the following positions open:




If you meet the qualifications and are interested in joining our team please click the link below.

Some other ways to support us!
Consider adding us to your rewards at Smith's grocery store.

Search for Esperanza Shelter Inc either by name or ML873 and then click Enroll. 
Select Esperanza as your non-profit to receive your Amazon Smile donation.

Search for Esperanza Shelter and for every purchase you make on Amazon, we'll benefit from eligible purchases!
Esperanza's mission:
"To shelter those threatened by domestic violence and to support healthy relationships."
24/7 Crisis Hotline Number: 505.473.5200 or 1.800.473.5220
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If you are interested in becoming an Investor In Hope or would like more information on how you can help, contact our Director of Development, Marcos Zubia at 505.309.1657 or Marcos@esperanzashelter.org.