New Day Youth & Family Services

New Day Youth & Family Services Our mission is critical: to authentically connect young people to safety, community and themselves. Our History - In 1976, the founders of New Day Inc.
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discovered that homeless and runaway youth in Albuquerque had no safe home or shelter facility to turn to for help. The only option available was the Juvenile Justice system, which was set up to deal with delinquent offenders, not homeless youth. Sending homeless children, whose only “crime” was being unwanted, to the Juvenile Detention Center was unacceptable. New Day was thus founded in 1976 as a non-profit, community-based agency that was Albuquerque’s first and only runaway house. The objective of the program was to protect runaway and homeless youth, ranging from 11 to 17 years of age, in a residential setting with the ultimate goal of reuniting youth to their families, or locating a safe alternative. In the years to follow, New Day Youth & Family Services developed many additional services at the request of our community to fulfill the needs of struggling, at-risk youth and families. Today, we continue to be here as responsive and responsible neighbors to do what is best for our youth and our community.

discovered that homeless and runaway youth in Albuquerque had no safe home or shelter facility to turn to for help. The only option available was the Juvenile Justice system, which was set up to deal with delinquent offenders, not homeless youth. Sending homeless children, whose only “crime” was being unwanted, to the Juvenile Detention Center was unacceptable. New Day was thus founded in 1976 as a non-profit, community-based agency that was Albuquerque’s first and only runaway house. The objective of the program was to protect runaway and homeless youth, ranging from 11 to 17 years of age, in a residential setting with the ultimate goal of reuniting youth to their families, or locating a safe alternative. In the years to follow, New Day Youth & Family Services developed many additional services at the request of our community to fulfill the needs of struggling, at-risk youth and families. Today, we continue to be here as responsive and responsible neighbors to do what is best for our youth and our community.

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We all love to be squeaky clean! Help give others that feeling by donating full size shampoo, conditioner, and body wash...
05/03/2021

We all love to be squeaky clean! Help give others that feeling by donating full size shampoo, conditioner, and body wash to New Day. You can donate by bringing the bottles to our admin office at 2305 Renard Place SE, Suite 200, Albuquerque, NM 87106.

We all love to be squeaky clean! Help give others that feeling by donating full size shampoo, conditioner, and body wash to New Day. You can donate by bringing the bottles to our admin office at 2305 Renard Place SE, Suite 200, Albuquerque, NM 87106.

As we round out April and Volunteer Appreciation Month, we want to thank everybody who has ever volunteered their time, ...
04/29/2021

As we round out April and Volunteer Appreciation Month, we want to thank everybody who has ever volunteered their time, donated, or contributed to this organization in any of their own unique ways. Thank you for being a part of New Day Nation!

As we round out April and Volunteer Appreciation Month, we want to thank everybody who has ever volunteered their time, donated, or contributed to this organization in any of their own unique ways. Thank you for being a part of New Day Nation!

"Till this day my greatest accomplishments are owed to all the wonderful people I met during my time with the New Day tr...
04/27/2021

"Till this day my greatest accomplishments are owed to all the wonderful people I met during my time with the New Day transitional living program."
New Day prides itself on providing life changing experiences to youth who participate in our programs. To read stories of some of these youth, check out our Success Stories at https://www.ndnm.org/about-us/success-stories/.

"Till this day my greatest accomplishments are owed to all the wonderful people I met during my time with the New Day transitional living program."
New Day prides itself on providing life changing experiences to youth who participate in our programs. To read stories of some of these youth, check out our Success Stories at https://www.ndnm.org/about-us/success-stories/.

It is a bittersweet day as New Day is announcing the retirement of longtime CEO, Steve Johnson effective this fall. We a...
03/24/2021

It is a bittersweet day as New Day is announcing the retirement of longtime CEO, Steve Johnson effective this fall. We are happy to announce that Chief Operations Officer, Brooke Tafoya, will take over as CEO.

Steve has been a lifelong advocate for children and youth in our community. Prior to joining New Day 11 years ago, he spent 22 years with All Faiths Receiving Home, an organization dedicated to providing services for abused, neglected, and traumatized children. Under Steve's leadership, New Day has grown to serve over 1,000 young people each year experiencing homelessness, disconnection, and marginalization.

As a team, Steve and Brooke have been singularly focused on expanding our continuum of care to now include a Safe Home shelter, Life Skills Academy, Transitional Living Program, Detention Diversion, High Fidelity Wraparound program, jobs training program, and most recently, a Resource Family foster program and a low-barrier Drop-In Center and Street Outreach team.

Steve’s leadership and commitment to the young people who rely on New Day will not be forgotten. We are excited to work with Brooke to continue the important work to encourage and engage young people so that they can make meaningful decisions about their lives and their futures.

We will miss Steve very much and we know that the next chapter of his life will be full of new, exciting adventures.

It is a bittersweet day as New Day is announcing the retirement of longtime CEO, Steve Johnson effective this fall. We are happy to announce that Chief Operations Officer, Brooke Tafoya, will take over as CEO.

Steve has been a lifelong advocate for children and youth in our community. Prior to joining New Day 11 years ago, he spent 22 years with All Faiths Receiving Home, an organization dedicated to providing services for abused, neglected, and traumatized children. Under Steve's leadership, New Day has grown to serve over 1,000 young people each year experiencing homelessness, disconnection, and marginalization.

As a team, Steve and Brooke have been singularly focused on expanding our continuum of care to now include a Safe Home shelter, Life Skills Academy, Transitional Living Program, Detention Diversion, High Fidelity Wraparound program, jobs training program, and most recently, a Resource Family foster program and a low-barrier Drop-In Center and Street Outreach team.

Steve’s leadership and commitment to the young people who rely on New Day will not be forgotten. We are excited to work with Brooke to continue the important work to encourage and engage young people so that they can make meaningful decisions about their lives and their futures.

We will miss Steve very much and we know that the next chapter of his life will be full of new, exciting adventures.

Thank you so much to Houng and Linda for donating hand-knitted scarves and hats to New Day this winter! It means so much...
03/04/2021
Former educators hobby helps keep homeless youth warm

Thank you so much to Houng and Linda for donating hand-knitted scarves and hats to New Day this winter! It means so much to the young people at New Day to have the support of members of the community.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Two former educators have been working to keep those affected by homelessness warm this winter, one stitch at a time. Huong McDoniel and Linda Clay were honored…

02/25/2021

Tonight is the final show!! All proceeds benefit NM youth who have experienced homelessness. Get your tickets now! $17 each. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Tomorrow night, the 10th Annual Benefit Concert series continues from Austin, TX! There's still time to grab your ticket...
02/10/2021

Tomorrow night, the 10th Annual Benefit Concert series continues from Austin, TX!

There's still time to grab your tickets here:
https://www.stellartickets.com/o/5-cent-productions-llc-craft-for-causes/events/on-the-road-with-aretha-10th-annual-new-day-benefit-4-part-series

TOMORROW NIGHT is the 2nd night of “On The Road With Aretha!” We are so excited! (Who can spy a little paw somewhere in this photo?!) The incredible Ephraim Owens and Sean Giddings are today’s highlighted players- and MAN, can they PLAY! Ephraim is one of the coolest cats in town, and plays the trumpet like nobody’s business. Sean accompanies on the keys, and creates a lush soundscape with his playing.

Don’t forget to snag tickets via the link below. And, there’s plenty of awesome merch available too:

https://www.stellartickets.com/o/5-cent-productions-llc-craft-for-causes/events/on-the-road-with-aretha-10th-annual-new-day-benefit-4-part-series

Thanks again to our amazing partners YETI Antone's Night Club, New Day Youth & Family Services, Animal Humane New Mexico, DJ Kurupt, Jimmie Vaughan, Gary Clark Jr, and more! See you tomorrow!

Today is the day! Support youth experiencing homelessness and rock out to local musicians tonight at the 10th Annual New...
02/04/2021

Today is the day!

Support youth experiencing homelessness and rock out to local musicians tonight at the 10th Annual New Day Benefit Concert! Stream the show live tonight starting at 7:00 pm.

The first night of On the Road with Aretha kicks off with music from Chris Dracup, Munirah, Prism B tch, Isaac Aragon & The Healing, Kevin Cummings Jr., Ryan Montano, Vicente Griego, and more!

Get your tickets here: https://www.stellartickets.com/o/5-cent-productions-llc-craft-for-causes/events/on-the-road-with-aretha-10th-annual-new-day-benefit-4-part-series

Today is the day!

Support youth experiencing homelessness and rock out to local musicians tonight at the 10th Annual New Day Benefit Concert! Stream the show live tonight starting at 7:00 pm.

The first night of On the Road with Aretha kicks off with music from Chris Dracup, Munirah, Prism B tch, Isaac Aragon & The Healing, Kevin Cummings Jr., Ryan Montano, Vicente Griego, and more!

Get your tickets here: https://www.stellartickets.com/o/5-cent-productions-llc-craft-for-causes/events/on-the-road-with-aretha-10th-annual-new-day-benefit-4-part-series

Do you love music and want to help support youth experiencing homelessness in our community? Join us for the the 10th An...
01/26/2021

Do you love music and want to help support youth experiencing homelessness in our community? Join us for the the 10th Annual New Day Benefit Concert!

Get your tickets online here: https://www.stellartickets.com/o/5-cent-productions-llc-craft-for-causes/events/on-the-road-with-aretha-10th-annual-new-day-benefit-4-part-series?aff=newday

Livestream concerts air every Thursday in February starting with Albuquerque and Tucson on February 4. Tickets are $17 per show. Support a New Day and local artists and get your tickets now!

Do you love music and want to help support youth experiencing homelessness in our community? Join us for the the 10th Annual New Day Benefit Concert!

Get your tickets online here: https://www.stellartickets.com/o/5-cent-productions-llc-craft-for-causes/events/on-the-road-with-aretha-10th-annual-new-day-benefit-4-part-series?aff=newday

Livestream concerts air every Thursday in February starting with Albuquerque and Tucson on February 4. Tickets are $17 per show. Support a New Day and local artists and get your tickets now!

01/15/2021
Introducing On The Road With Aretha - 10th Annual New Day Benefit - A 4 Part Series

Rock out, support local artists, and support youth experiencing homelessness!

Join us for a 4-part livestream concert series featuring local talents from Albuquerque, Tuscon, Austin, New Orleans, and Nashville. Concerts will air every Thursday in February at 7:00 pm Mountain time/9:00 pm Eastern time.

Purchase your tickets and learn more here: https://www.stellartickets.com/events/5-cent-productions-llc-craft-for-causes/on-the-road-with-aretha-10th-annual-new-day-benefit-4-part-series?aff=newday

Thank you, Colliers International New Mexico! Working with you on these gifts is one of the highlights of the year for u...
12/22/2020

Thank you, Colliers International New Mexico! Working with you on these gifts is one of the highlights of the year for us. Thank you for supporting New Day!

Our favorite part of Christmas every year is helping put together gifts for the youth at New Day Youth & Family Services. We encourage you to consider giving to this wonderful organization, they need support from the community now more than ever. Visit ndnm.org to learn more.

Thank you, New Mexico United for stopping by our new Drop in Center to donate Puma backpacks, water bottles, and soccer ...
12/19/2020

Thank you, New Mexico United for stopping by our new Drop in Center to donate Puma backpacks, water bottles, and soccer balls! Our young people will love them. Thank you for all you do for young people in our community! #SomosUnidos

12/01/2020
Alyssa's Success Story

When you give to New Day on #GivingTuesday, you are helping us create space for youth experiencing homelessness to find their own pathways to stable adulthoods. You are helping youth like Alyssa find hope.

Donate today at ndnm.org/donate

Alyssa is a New Day alumna who shares her personal story of growing up in New Mexico foster care system. She came to New Day as a young teen and tells of how...

Help us support young people experiencing homelessness this #GivingTuesday! You can contribute online at ndnm.org/donate
12/01/2020

Help us support young people experiencing homelessness this #GivingTuesday! You can contribute online at ndnm.org/donate

11/25/2020
New Day's Sneaker Drive is still going strong!

New Day and YDI's sneaker drive for youth in need continues through December 9.

Because of the public health order, we encourage you to send your donation by mail. You can mail donations to New Day's admin office at 2305 Renard Pl SE, 87106.

Please contact us at (505) 507-3091 with any questions!

New Day and YDI are teaming up for a month-long sneaker drive! Albuquerque Youth Street Outreach Program (AYSOP) works with youth who are at risk of or exper...

Thank you to everyone who has donated shoes to our Sneaker Drive so far! We are overwhelmed by your support! In one week...
11/12/2020

Thank you to everyone who has donated shoes to our Sneaker Drive so far! We are overwhelmed by your support! In one week, we have received 26 pairs of sneakers.

The drive continues through December 9th. Please see our previous post for a full list of drop-off locations. You can also mail donations to our admin office: 2305 Renard Pl SE Suite 200, Albuquerque, NM 87106.

New Day and YDI are teaming up for a month-long sneaker drive! Albuquerque Youth Street Outreach Program (AYSOP) works w...
11/06/2020

New Day and YDI are teaming up for a month-long sneaker drive! Albuquerque Youth Street Outreach Program (AYSOP) works with youth who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness from ages 12-21, providing connection to housing, employment, life skills, and community-building.

One thing we hear from young people in the program is that they need quality sneakers, especially this time of year. We will be collecting sneakers at locations across town from November 6 through December 9.

We are asking for donations of sneakers from Reebok, Adidas, Vans, Converse, Jordans, Nike, Fila, Puma, and New Balance in Men sizes 7-14 and Women sizes 5-12.

Thank you to everyone who tuned in to our virtual press conference this year. We are proud of the program we put togethe...
11/04/2020

Thank you to everyone who tuned in to our virtual press conference this year. We are proud of the program we put together for our community. None of it would have been possible without our sponsor and video producer, Sunny505!

Thank you for guiding us through the process and for taking the time to learn about New Day, our staff, and our youth. You helped us tell our story beautifully and we are so grateful for your work and dedication.

Thank you, Colliers International New Mexico for sponsoring our 4th annual community event! We are so grateful for your ...
11/02/2020

Thank you, Colliers International New Mexico for sponsoring our 4th annual community event! We are so grateful for your support over the past six years.

"In our line of work with real estate, we see how homelessness affects the community and wanted to do something about it. We wanted to find a charity that was actually solving the problem and not just putting a bandaid over it." - Lori Robertson, Colliers International and New Day Board member

Thank you, New Mexico Mutual for sponsoring our 4th Annual Community Event! Your support makes it possible for us to pro...
10/30/2020

Thank you, New Mexico Mutual for sponsoring our 4th Annual Community Event! Your support makes it possible for us to provide access to safety, support, and community to young people experiencing homelessness.

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini has supported New Day Youth & Family Services for a decade! From sponsoring our annual event to d...
10/26/2020

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini has supported New Day Youth & Family Services for a decade! From sponsoring our annual event to doing workplace visits with young people in our First Jobs program, they are committed to helping youth experiencing homelessness create a path to success. Thank you!

"When I donate to New Day, I know my dollars are going directly to young people trying to make a change in their lives. ...
10/15/2020

"When I donate to New Day, I know my dollars are going directly to young people trying to make a change in their lives. They've been through foster care systems and have had trauma in their lives. New Day has built programs that are incredibly effective in changing the course of these young lives." - Sara Crecca

Thank you, The Crecca Law Firm - Albuquerque Personal Injury Attorney, for sponsoring our 2020 Virtual Press Conference.

Our event sponsors like New Mexico Bank & Trust make our work possible! Thank you for all you do for our community.
10/12/2020

Our event sponsors like New Mexico Bank & Trust make our work possible! Thank you for all you do for our community.

Thank you, Southwest Capital Bank for sponsoring New Day's 2020 Virtual Event! Southwest Capital Bank and their staff ar...
10/07/2020

Thank you, Southwest Capital Bank for sponsoring New Day's 2020 Virtual Event!

Southwest Capital Bank and their staff are deeply committed to serving their community and giving back to those in need. Because of their continued generosity, New Day is able to serve youth experiencing homelessness and deliver the services and support they need to find a path to a stable adulthood.

New Day Youth & Family Services's cover photo
09/30/2020

New Day Youth & Family Services's cover photo

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09/30/2020

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09/29/2020
Today is the day! There's still time to register for our Livestream event at 4pm today. Learn more about how New Day is ...
09/29/2020

Today is the day! There's still time to register for our Livestream event at 4pm today. Learn more about how New Day is working to meet the needs of homeless youth and hear stories from staff and former youth. We can't wait to see you!

Register online here: https://tinyurl.com/y2zbe7mu

We are partnering with  Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria for a round-up event Saturday, October 3! Eat delicious pizza and help...
09/25/2020

We are partnering with Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria for a round-up event Saturday, October 3! Eat delicious pizza and help our community's most vulnerable population.

Order at either Amore location (Green Jeans Farmery or Tin Can Alley Albuquerque) and round up your purchase to the nearest dollar. The proceeds will be donated to New Day.

We hope to see you next weekend!

Our CEO, Steve Johnson spoke with KUNM Radio about how COVID-19 has affected youth experiencing homelessness in Albuquer...
09/01/2020
No More Normal: The Survival Basics

Our CEO, Steve Johnson spoke with KUNM Radio about how COVID-19 has affected youth experiencing homelessness in Albuquerque. You can listen to their conversation here:

Summer is winding down and harvest season is quickly approaching. The change of the season is always very beautiful, but before the excitement of the

We're so excited to be a part of United Way of Central New Mexico's Day of Caring! There is still time to register for t...
08/19/2020
Join us for a day of caring

We're so excited to be a part of United Way of Central New Mexico's Day of Caring! There is still time to register for this socially distanced scavenger hunt. We hope to see you this weekend!

Join us for the United Way of Central New Mexico for a day of caring, sharing and a scavenger hunt. Register now Please thank our sponsors: Chalmers Ford, Parnall Law Firm, and Western Sky Community Care. Register Now

Thank you, Sandia National Labs for your support of New Day's Life Skills Academy and First Jobs Program!
07/16/2020

Thank you, Sandia National Labs for your support of New Day's Life Skills Academy and First Jobs Program!

Over the past many weeks we have seen – and felt – the rise in our country and in our world of a demand for an end to th...
07/01/2020

Over the past many weeks we have seen – and felt – the rise in our country and in our world of a demand for an end to the misuse of power and the systemic racism that lies within many of our institutions and governing structures.

New Day is committed to doing our part to change this system. Please read our full statement here: https://www.ndnm.org/about-us/our-statement/

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Albuquerque, NM
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We are so grateful for New Day and excited about the Interprofessional collaboration with our UNM Health Sciences Center students --- now going virtual!! #UNM-HSC IPE
I wonder if this is the same group home that was sandwiched between the UNM fraternities and societies in the 80s.
It's been about 2 years since I went to New day I was 15 and going through one of my darkest times in my life I just wanted to post on here because without the help of the wonderful new day staff I wouldn't be where I am today I remember one staff the most because I lived her hugs Jen Kurtzmen she helped me the most I had a connection with her on a whole nother level all the staff helped me so much and I just want to thank New day for being my safe place where I didn't have to be afraid to deal with my problems they were my extra support when I couldn't support myself I am almost 18 now I have grown so much in life as well as advancing in my singing career I now have my own YouTube channel and I submitted an application for American idol and the voice nun of this would be possible if it was for the new day youth shelter helping me to see that I'm worth more then I had thought at the time Yours truly Renee Jenkins