This Year is a "Wrap"!
As the year draws to a close, we can't help but look back and feel proud. With your help our families averted disaster and found more success than they ever dreamed. 

  • We have now served 152 families, including 174 adults and 319 children.
  • Volunteers gave nearly 3,000 hours to Saranam in 2021.
  • Our 2020 cohort achieved an 86% success rate, despite the challenges of the pandemic.

Thank you for making this happen. We want to continue this work and change the story for the hundreds of families in our state who need hope for a different future.  

There is still time to make a year-end gift! 

“As many of us were fortunate to spend time with loved ones in the comfort of our homes, I encourage each of you to deliberately think about how you can make a difference in the lives of families putting in the hard work to make generational change. ” 
- Rob Lasater, Saranam Board member
Thank you for giving your time, belief and resources to help families find a path home.  
The Best Gift of All

We received the best gift of all this year, learning that Shelby, an alumni who successfully completed our program nearly 10 years ago, is still stable, healthy and happy.
When she came to Saranam, Shelby had just left a volatile relationship and was left alone in a new city with a two-month old baby in her arms. During her time with us she took steps forward in her education and learned essential tools that have enabled her to remain self-sufficient to this day.

"I feel so much more empowered now. I can take life by the horns." -Shelby
In the decade since she finished the program, she has advanced up the career ladder in a booming industry and has been able to offer her daughter a stable home and a life-changing head-start.
Spreading Holiday Cheer
There are a few moments that stand out every year - seeing families open the doors to their new homes for the first time, looking on with pride as they graduate- and watching parents' eyes light up as their arms are filled with gifts to make their holiday special. 

As we distributed presents donated by our loving community, one mother shared how unbelievable it is to have been unhoused just months ago and now able to give her kids the holidays they deserve.

Thank you to the many donors who made our families'
holiday wishes come true!
  • What's Important Now (WIN)
  • Albuquerque Woodworkers Association
  • GForce Gymnastics
  • Alvarado Management
  • Albuquerque Academy CONNECT Club
  • Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors (in collaboration with APS Title 1 Homelessness Project)
  • Sister Bling Boutique
  • Pursonalities
  • Covenant United Methodist Church
  • United Methodist Women
  • Rio Elite All Star Cheer and Tumbling
  • HB Construction
  • Alpha Delta Kappa Lambda Educational Society
Leadership and Service
We extend our deepest gratitude to three members of our Board of Directors who finish their terms this year: Kathy Waldman, Diana Weber, and Rob Lasater.

Like many of our Board and staff, they all first came to Saranam as volunteers. As their involvement deepened, they committed their many talents to our mission as Board members. During their time we have benefitted immensely from their wisdom and advocacy. Their leadership has enabled us to weather the pandemic, undertake a longitudinal study of our program, poised us to double our capacity, and much more.

We are so thankful for the time, talents, and service they have given. We look forward to our continued work together creating a new future for New Mexican families.

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