Human Services Committee


human services committee

The Human Services Committee was formed by Resolution in 1987 and is charged by the City of Santa Fe Ordinance (2016) with advising and recommending health and human service policies, assessing and advocating for human service needs, coordinating resources to maximize cost-effectiveness, evaluating local human service programs, providing technical assistance to programs, and making funding recommendations to the City Council to support nonprofit organizations that provide and maintain a safety net of services to meet the essential health and human service needs of the adult residents ages 18+ of Santa Fe. 

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2017-2019 HSC Grant Recipient Kitchen Angels

(Left to Right) Fresh corn salad with jicama and cilantro ready for delievery to Kitchen Angels clients, Emily cooking fresh green beans at Kitchen Angels, Dave prepping fresh fruit for Kitchen Angels clients

The Committee receives two percent (2%) of the gross receipts tax and administers funding through the Human Services Fund to local nonprofits on a two-year funding cycle at approximately $800,000+ annually (funding amount varies due to GRT fluctuations).  The Committee works in partnership with the City liaison and the Youth and Family Services Division staff to provide advice on ways to effectively plan, coordinate and support health and human service efforts in the Santa Fe community, and present a plan to the governing body for approval. 

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2017-2019 HSC Grant Recipient St. Elizabeth Shelter

(Left to Right) Program Manager, Lawrence Sena, and Staff at Casa Familia Family Urgent Transition center displays a donation of Diapers, St. E's booth at Rally for Recovery 2017 at the Railyard Park, All volunteer Chefs making dinner at the Men's Shelter


HSC Strategic Plan

During the fall of 2016 the Human Service Committee conducted their strategic planning session in which after five (5) hours of presentations of local, state, and national data the Committee came together to enhance and prioritize their Indicators and Outcomes, which serves as the framework for funding priorities: Adult Health, Adult Behavioral Health, Community Safety, and Community Opportunites. 

More information coming soon!                                                                                                                     


 2017-2019 HSC Grant Recipient Feeding Santa Fe

(Left to Right) Feeding Santa Fe on Food Bag Distribution Day - A dozen eggs in every bag!, two lanes of vehicles - fresh produce and visible next to the loading dock is a cooler containing children's milk cartons and healthy snacks! (photos by

2017-2019 HSC Grant Recipient Solace Crisis Treatment Center

Front of Solace Crisis Center which responds to the needs of individuals who are in crisis or suffering from trauma


HSC Grants

In order to make the most impactful change in the community HSC has changed extended their grants to two full years.

The 2017-2019 RFP process is now CLOSED. The next grant cycle will open Feb/March 2019.                                                                                                                                                                                           

Organizations funded for 2017-2019 are listed in the Grantee List:

Forms for Grantees


Need Assistance?

 Click to view: 2016 RESOURCE DIRECTORY



Richard Demella, Division Director
Youth and Family Services Division
500 Market Station, Suite 200
Post Office Box 909
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-0909
(505) 955-6603
FAX (505) 955-6760

Julie Sanchez, Program Manager
Youth and Family Services Division
500 Market Station, Suite 200
Post Office Box 909
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-0909
(505) 955-6678 
FAX (505) 955-6760




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