Apr 4 2023

There’s No Place Like Home

By: Janie Rowe, Saranam Board Member I became involved with Saranam in 2008 when my daughter’s Girl Scout Troop was part of a team to decorate an apartment.  My daughter was 12 years old at the time and the stories we heard inspired us both.  After 2 years of helping her troop decorate an apartment, …

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Mar 3 2023

Saving for a Secure Future

As a 2-generation program, our goal is for families to learn how to budget and build enough savings and assets to achieve financial security and freedom. Through a partnership with Rio Grande Credit Union (RGCU) and Prosperity Works, members of our alumni program can establish savings accounts for themselves and their children with an amazing …

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Nov 3 2022

Belonging, together

Saranam is a place of belonging. As residents, our families know that they hold a valued place and that their voices inform and guide our work. As staff, we recognize that the unique contributions of our lived experiences and areas of expertise elevates our work to its highest effectiveness. And as a community, we believe …

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Jun 10 2022

Saranam Legacy Family Circle

By: Janice Honeycutt Hering   We all want to help as much as possible. We see the potential in our community, but with the daunting enormity of needs, it is important that our resources go as far as they can. Janice Honeycutt Hering, a longtime donor and former Board member, wanted to do more to …

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May 26 2022

Putting Mental Health First

By: Jennifer Mullen, Program Director Who? Everybody who walks through our doors has a story, a history, and their own struggles. Not only does the stress of experiencing homelessness take a toll, most of the people we serve have also experienced trauma or abuse, which can lead to other mental health issues that we help …

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Apr 29 2022

Building Community: The RoofAngel Program

New Mexico has a lot to recommend it, but we think you’ll agree that it is the great people and businesses working to help others that make our state so special. Saranam was recently the recipient of an amazing gift from one of these outstanding local businesses, RoofCare. Through their RoofAngel program, RoofCare recently completed …

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Apr 13 2022

My Life as a Garden

By: Catherine Bergen Spring has sprung! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and plants are blossoming. At Saranam we have the best curriculum that uses gardening to teach families important skills. We asked our phenomenal instructor, Catherine Bergen, to tell us about why this is such an important part of our work. Gardening is an …

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Mar 23 2022

Nourishing Change

By: Stephanie Johnston March is national nutrition month! Addressing hunger is so much more than just filling a belly; learning about and accessing healthy foods has huge implications for the stability of a person’s transition from homelessness. We are so lucky that our former Family Stability Advocate, Stephanie Johnston, is also a licensed nutritionist. We …

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Feb 20 2022

The Impact We Can Have

By: Brenda Cordova, President, ADC LTD NM No strangers here Most kids grow up being told not to talk to strangers, but our upbringing was different. When I was young our parents owned a general store in our hometown of Jarelas, New Mexico. Our whole world was the community. From the time we could see …

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Dec 29 2021

Lasting Stability: An Alumni Story

Shelby became a part of the Saranam family over 10 years ago. The lessons she learned have continued to change her life and her community. Her life before Saranam, Shelby says, was on a rough path. She was recovering from a drug addiction, had just left a volatile relationship, and recently completed a cross-country move. …

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