Community Services


Are you a community member affected by the COVID-19 crisis? Are you looking for food, housing, transportation, or other help? ¿Eres un miembro de la comunidad afectado por la crisis COVID-19? ¿Estás buscando comida, vivienda, transporte u otra ayuda?

CONNECT navigators can help you find services and resources in the community. Navegadores/Promotores del programa CONNECT, pueden ayudarte a encontrar servicios y recursos dentro de la comunidad.



Department Mission

The Community Services Department holds the vision that all people in Santa Fe be connected to the resources they need to thrive. Our mission is to provide a broad spectrum of activities and supports to engage the community as a whole, especially those most in need, creating programs and policies to improve quality of life. 

While each division can stand alone in the services and programs it offers, all divisions align to adopt an underlying strategy of addressing the social determinants of health—access to health and behavioral health care, housing, food, transportation, personal safety, education, childcare, physical activity, social supports and employment—that make up the foundation of health and wellbeing. The Department enacts its strategy via direct services, impact funding of non-profit partners in the community, and recommendations for policy change put forth by committees and task forces. As a team, our core values are compassion, effectiveness, trust, fairness, service and innovation.

Description of Services

The Community Services Department is comprised of three divisions—Libraries, Senior Services, and Youth and Family Services—and the Office of the Public Defender. Administration consists of the Director, Office Manager, and Administrative Assistant. We provide an array of direct and indirect services and supporting community engagement by staffing community boards, committees, and task forces.

One hundred forty three year-round employees and 93 summer employees provide services to residents of Santa Fe and surrounding areas, including out-of-state visitors to our libraries. Additionally, through our partnerships with community-based organizations, we indirectly serve pregnant women, young children and families, and adults of all ages with behavioral health, educational, and safety net services. We staff 5 committees, 3 boards, and task forces as needed, engaging over 50 volunteer-appointed members in impacting services and policies that impact our population, including youth, immigrants, veterans, and seniors.



Connect is a network of navigators at clinics, city and county programs and community organizations that link people to services and resources in our community.  Based on an Accountable Health Community model, Connect addresses the unmet, non-medical social needs of City and County residents by forging a stronger link between clinical care and community services. We aim to improve community health, increase quality of care for individuals, and reduce health care costs to the system overall.

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CONNECT navigators can help you find services and resources in the community. Navegadores/Promotores del programa CONNECT, pueden ayudarte a encontrar servicios y recursos dentro de la comunidad.

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Children and Youth Commission

Human Services Committee

Immigration Committee 

Mayor's Youth Advisory Board

Nutrition and Transportation Committee

RSVP Committee

Santa Fe Public Library Board

Division of Senior Services Senior Advisory Board of Directors

Veteran's Advisory Board

Women's Commission

Location, Phone numbers and Hours

Physical Address
500 Market Street, Suite 200
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Mailing Address
Post Office Box 909
Santa Fe, NM 87504-0909

Phone Numbers
Ph: (505) 955-6913
Fx: (505) 955-6760

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(closed 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.)



Kyra Ochoa
Department Director
(505) 955-6568

[bot protected email address] 

Kent DeYoung
Administrative Manager
(505) 955-6568

[bot protected email address] 



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