A founding principle of San Gabriel Episcopal Church is “focus our time, talent, and treasure on outreach.” A significant part of our budget is dedicated to helping those in our community who need food, shelter, and clothing. We also support activities that help strengthen our immediate community, the Village of Corrales.
Albuquerque Opportunity Center: Please bring microwaveable food and “hotel-sized” toiletries for the men who are transitioning out of homelessness at Albuquerque Opportunity Center. To find out more about AOC, go to http://headinghome.org/programs-overview/albuquerque-opportunity-center-aoc/.
Casa Q provides safe living options and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, and allies who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Allies are typically people who do not identify as LGBTQ, but support and fight to end the injustices that occur to those who do.
Helping at Corrales Elementary School: Please consider volunteering to tutor, help in the library, or sponsor the Chess Club at our village school. The commitment is one hour/week, plus one monthly de-brief meeting with the counselor and other volunteers. If you are traveling and have to miss a week or two, that’s okay. Fingerprinting is required by Albuquerque Public Schools, but it is an easy process. This will be an excellent way to do ministry and meet others in our community.
Haven House, Rio Rancho: Haven House is the only domestic violence shelter for Sandoval County, population 137,608. Services include: Emergency shelter, case management, support groups, Life-Skills classes, legal advocacy, referrals to job opportunities, housing and other supportive services, therapeutic counseling for both women and their children and children’s programs. https://www.havenhouseinc.org/
NM Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice strives to serve the immigrant community through compassionate accompaniment. Our volunteer teams walk with families facing the threat of deportation or the hardship of immigration detention. As people of faith, we are committed to promoting comprehensive, humane immigration reform and working on behalf of those who are affected by unjust laws that do not reflect these higher values: Dignity of the person; Unity of the family; Richness in diversity; Freedom of the pursuit of purpose. We uphold these values through our work of direct service, accompaniment, education, and advocacy
NM Interfaith Power & Light works for climate justice by mobilizing faith communities, faith leaders and people of faith to reduce the causes and consequences of global climate change through inspiration, education, outreach, implementation of sustainable practices and advocating effective climate protection policies. Our core belief is that the active care of the natural world is integral to spiritual life and social justice. http://www.nm-ipl.org/
On a Wing & a Prayer provides science-based environmental education to the public by teaching appreciation of native wildlife. and rehabilitation for release of injured, ill, or orphaned wildlife.We give programs, tailored to any age group, often utilizing unreleasable native wild birds as ambassadors. We also accept from the public, organizations, or governmental entities any wild bird that needs care. PO Box 29, Corrales, NM 87048
Roadrunner Food Bank barrel at San Gabriel’s. Fill it with non-perishable foods, which go directly to our neighbors in need here in Corrales.
St Martin’s Hospitality Center’s mission is to assist homeless and near homeless people by providing resources, opportunities, and HOPE.
Samaritan Counseling provides professional psychological counseling, education and outreach programs in English and Spanish to individuals, families and children; including community members with low-to-moderate income.
Village in the Village’s primary goal is to help Corrales seniors live independently for as long as possible and remain connected to our community. VIV was established by a group of friends and neighbors in Corrales who share a common belief that sometime in the future we will all need assistance to stay here in our beautiful, peaceful village.
Women’s Housing Coalition assists low-income women with children who are motivated to become self-sufficient by providing affordable housing, training, and a variety of support needs. To learn more about and how you can help, visit http://www.womenshousingcoalition.org/index.html.