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Youth and Family Services

Youth and Family Services division

The Youth and Family Services (YFS) Division oversees the Children and Youth Commission, Human Services Commission and the Youth and Teen Afterschool Program and Summer Youth Programs located at the Monica Roybal Youth Center and the Carlos Ortega Teen Center.  The youth programs provide instructional and recreational activities for local youth.  Over 80% of the children and teens served come from families whose total annual household income falls within the low to very-low income range of the federal poverty guidelines.

 

Committees, Commissions and Boards the YFS Oversee:

Children and Youth Commission

The city, through the Children and Youth Commission, improves the lives of Santa Fe children by providing funding and support for local non-profit organizations and public school programs that work for kids.  The Commission celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2009-2010.They are one of tweny continuum sites state wide.  All of the sites are funded through the State of New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJPD).

Human Services Committee

The Human Services Section funding is designated to create a "safety net" of services to meet the essential health and human service needs of the residents of Santa Fe.  These needs include access to basic material goods and services such as primary health care, food and shelter, mental health counseling and crisis services, available financial resources, it is expected that agencies will receive ongoing funding as long as they contribute to the "safety net" as currently defined.

Mayors Youth Advisory Board

The role of the Mayor's Youth Advisory Board is to advise the Mayor and the member of the City Council on youth issues.  We serve to represent and convey the views of the youth of Santa Fe to the city government and organizations.  Current projects include community service, supporting events, and youth participatory budgeting for city captial dollars.

Immigration Committee

This committee is dedicated to addressing the human rights status of non-citizens in the city of Santa Fe.  The committee membership consists of 9 representatives residing in the county of Santa Fe and selected from the following areas: Human Rights, Social Services, Business Community, Health Care, Labor Organizations, Religious Community, Youth Service Providers, Women's Advocacy Groups, Educators and Legal Services.

Veterans Advisory Board

In recognition of the service of veterans and in an effort to meet the needs of veterans in this community, the Santa Fe City Council by unanimous vote approved resolution 2015-18 to create a Veterans’ Advisory Board to advise the Governing Body on veteran affairs and streamline Santa Fe’s veteran services.

Womens Commission

The Santa Fe Women’s Commission was established to identify opportunities to improve City of Santa Fe programs and policies and to strengthen the quality of life of women and girls in Santa Fe so that they can thrive, personally and professionally. This newly formed commission will be fully established in 2020.

 

Afterschool and Summer Programming:

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ALL AFTERSCHOOL YOUTH PROGRAMS ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Monica Roybal Youth Center

The Monica Roybal Youth Center serves over 140 children in the After School Program and over 150 in the Summer Youth Program.  The facility is located at 737 Agua Fria and serves youth ages 6-12.

Carlos Ortega Teen Center

The Carlos Ortega Teen Center serves over 50 teens in the After School Program and over 150 teens in the Summer Youth Program.  The facility is located at 737 Agua Fria and serves teen ages 12-18.

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC THE CITY SUMMER PROGRAM IS REMOTE PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Summer Youth Program

The 2020 City of Santa Fe Summer Youth and Teen Program as we know it has a new look this year. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we will not have a traditional in-person summer program to ensure the safety of the children, staff and community. Instead we are working with Libraries, the Parks and Recreation Department and the Community Educators Network to provide a fun, active and hands-on remote learning experience.

For more information please see: www.summersantafe.com

 

IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT CYFD ON A COURT CASE OR NEED TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE CLICK HERE FOR  INFORMATION

 

contact

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Division Director
Youth and Family Services Division
(505) 955-6678
[bot protected email address]

Julie Sanchez
Interim Division Director/Program Manager
Youth and Family Services Division
(505) 955-6678
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Michelle Gurule
Project Specialist
Youth and Family Services Division
(505) 955-6913
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Victor Vigil
Recreation Supervisor
Monica Roybal Youth Center
(505) 955-6860
[bot protected email address]

James Garduno
Recreation Supervisor
Carlos Ortega Teen Center
(505)955-6860
[bot protected email address]

Anna Cale
Project Adminstrator
Youth and Family Services Division
(505) 955-6236

George Carrasco
Project Adminstrator
Youth and Family Services Division
(505) 955-6728

 

 

 

 

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