Help Hotlines

Emergency Housing | 1-800-444-6880 – Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA) Emergency Housing

Help with Utility Bills | 1-888-523-0051

Coronavirus Health Hotline | 1-855-600-3453 – Health related questions about the Coronavirus.

Crisis and Access Hotline | 1-855-662-7474 – Emotional Crisis, Mental Health, or Substance Abuse

Crisis Text Line | Text HOME to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline | 988 or 1-800-273-8255

Help with Childcare | 1-800-691-9067

Trans Lifeline | 1-877-565-8860 (for the transgender community)

The Trevor Project | 1-866-488-7386 (for LGBTQ youth)

Veterans Crisis Line | 988, Press 1 or 1-800-273-8255, Press 1

Resources for Veterans

VA homeless programs | 1-877-424-3838

Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness—and their family members, friends and supporters—can make the call to or chat online with the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans, where trained counselors are ready to talk confidentially 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans | 202-546-1969

The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) is the leading authority on homeless veterans’ issues and the only national organization solely focused on ending veteran homelessness. We work to achieve our mission by promoting collaboration, shaping policy, building service capacity, ensuring accountability, and managing a referral helpline for veterans experiencing and at-risk of homelessness.

HUD-VASH | 1-800-698-2411

HUD-VASH is a collaborative program which pairs HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance with VA case management and supportive services for homeless Veterans. These services are designed to help homeless Veterans and their families find and sustain permanent housing and access the health care, mental health treatment, substance use counseling, and other supports necessary to help them in their recovery process and with their ability to maintain housing in the community.

Supportive services for veteran families | 505-881-6401

The Supportive Services for Veteran Families program helps stabilize housing for very low-income veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. ​Program components include help with:

  • Move-in costs

  • Rent and past due rent

  • Security deposits

  • Moving/storage

  • Utilities and past due utilities

  • Utility deposits

  • Child care

  • Emergency supplies

  • Case management

  • Community referrals

  • Assistance with VA and other public benefits

Legal Resources

NM Legal Aid / Law Help New Mexico | 1-866-416-1922

Helps low income families secure and maintain public benefits, affordable housing, safety for domestic violence victims and their children and protection from consumer fraud. Services include a statewide legal helpline, outreach, education and pro se clinics.

NM Center on Law and Poverty | 505-255-2840

Legal services to improve living conditions. increase opportunities, and protect the rights of low-income New Mexicans. The Center provides advocacy, education and litigation across a broad range of issues including healthcare, public benefits. housing, fair lending, workers’ rights and public education.

Pegasus Legal Services for Children | 505-244-1101

Services to at-risk children and youth including guardianship, homelessness, education, and teen parents.

Disability Rights NM | 505-256-3100

Individual and systemic advocacy for persons with disabilities to resolve disability rights and problems; advocacy and training to promote, protect and expand the rights of persons with disabilities.

United South Broadway Fair Lending Center | 505-764-8867

Direct legal representation and educational workshops for homeowners at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure. Consumer education and advocacy on fair housing and fair lending issues.

Catholic Charities Center for Immigration and Citizenship Legal Assistance | 505-724-4600

Low-cost immigration legal services, including family-based petitions, DACA and citizenship.

Catholic Charities Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivor Immigration Services | 505-724-4649

Free representation for immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse in the Albuquerque Metro area.

Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico | 575-527-0500

Full service bilingual provider of immigration legal services including asylum cases, defense of deportation. family based petitions, DACA and citizenship. NMJLC charges modest fees for legal services and many clients qualify for pro-bono assistance. Provides services in IO southern counties.

NM Immigrant Law Center | 505-247-1023

Legal assistance to asylum seekers. unaccompanied minors, and low-income immigrants facing separation due to deportation.

Government Benefits

Income Support Division at NM Human Services Department
145 Roy Rd, Taos, NM 87571

Taos Emergency Shelters

Men’s Shelter – 220 Albright St, Taos, NM 87571
  • Emergency overnight shelter for men 18 years of age or older.

  • Winter Hours: 5:00pm to 8:00am | Summer Hours: 6:00pm to 8:00am

DreamTree Project – 128 La Posta Rd, Taos, NM 87571
  • Emergency Youth Shelter accepting youth ages 12 to 17 who are homeless, runaways, or fleeing domestic violence.

  • Open 24/7

H.E.A.R.T. of Taos – (575) 776-4245
  • Offering hotel vouchers for families and individuals with children under the age of 18.

Taos Food Pantries

St. James food Pantry – 208 Camino de Santiago, Taos, NM 87571
  • Thursdays 12:30-3:45pm

Shared Table – 1309 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, El Prado, NM 87529
  • 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 11am-1pm at Pueblito United Methodist Church