Our Programs


Since its inception in 2007, the ILA has been instrumental in helping to establish and providing suppport to the following community programs:

Envision Santa Fe

Community Closet (formerly Cool,Closet)

Interfaith Community Shelter Group
 (Formerly Winter overflow Shelter)

Interfaith Block Party

Peace March


Envision Santa Fe

Self Sufficiency...

Envision Santa Fe is the latest project of the ILA. The ILA provides volunteers from its many member faith groups to serve as mentor/advocates to families transitioning from homelessness to permanency and self-sufficiency. With Santa Fe social service agencies providing case management, mentors for each family member help and guide families to acquire housing, furniture, education and skills so that they can maintain independence. Envision Santa Fe works with seven families over the course of two years and makes available access to $3000 per family during that time for one time expenses such as a utility deposit, car repairs or emergency medical care.

To volunteer, donate or obtain further information
please contact us:

Sue Breslauer, Co-Chair 505-699-6049    

Ellen Biderman, Co-Chair 505-670-9609  
Beverly Larzelere, Coordinator 505-699-1020

Email: EnvisionSantaFe@gmail.com

Website: www.EnvisionSantaFe.org


Community Closet

Our Mission

Through a coalition of faith based organizations, we  provide clothing and supplies for the homeless and needy at locations throughout the community.

About Us

Santa Fe Community Closet was developed by a group of concerned clergy to fill a gap in services in Santa Fe.


Many homeless and needy youth and adults are not adequately clothed, and Community Closet serves those individuals and families.


Clothes are distributed at:

  • Interfaith Community Shelter; November 1 - April 30

  • First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe; every Sunday during the summer

  • Adelante's program  Todos los jueves - Cesar Chavez Community School; every Thursday

Donations may be brought to the TaHa Mosque at 302 E. Barcelona Road.  Clothing, back packs, shoes, and sleeping bags should be clean and gently used.   They may be placed in plastic bags or cartons and left in front of the garage.

Contact Us

Email:   sfcommunitycloset@gmail.com

Web:     www.sfcommunitycloset.org

Phone:  505-577-1905


Interfaith Community Shelter Group

Existing shelters in Santa Fe lack the capacity to provide a sufficient number of beds and safe accommodations for the homeless.

The ILA took a lead role in organizing and providing volunteers for an overflow winter shelter program for women and children in collaboration with St. Elizabeth Shelter in 2007 and 2008.

In 2009, the Interfaith Community Shelter was incorporated and through the collaboration acquired a temporary shelter  that provided more than 10,000 bed-nights.

For the 2009/2010 winter, we are located at the former "Pete's Pets" store on Cerrillos Road where we provide food and shelter every night from November through April.

The ILA faith community acquires sleeping bags, toiletries, food, raises money and trains volunteers to keep the emergency overflow shelter program operational.

Click here for the New Mexican Article

Click here for Press Release


Interfaith Block Party

The ILA has established an annual event to celebrate the rich diversity of the Santa Fe community in the form of an old-fashioned Block Party.  2008 marked an historic occasion as eight faith communities came together for the first time to learn about each other's faith traditions and to socialize.  Programs include music, dancing, food, and tours of different houses of worship.  This annual event supports the ILA's mission to nurture interfaith understanding.

Click here for the 2008 Announcement



The ILA welcomes cash and in kind donations to support our programs.  Checks may be made out to the ILA and mailed to 205 E. Barcelona Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505



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