DreamTree Project is guided by empathy and integrity to provide a respectful, safe, and structured environment to support youth in crisis.

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In 1998, a group of women in the Taos community came together and decided to do something to help young adults who did not have the skills and resources to live on their own, particularly youth exiting treatment and foster care. 

Two years later, with building renovations completed, the program opened its doors to youth as a transitional living program. In 2004, 5 apartments were added - the Casitas - for greater independence for youth. In 2011, the main building opened as an emergency shelter.

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dreamtree project is supported by

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • NM Children Youth and Families Department (CYFD)

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

  • Daniels Fund

  • NM Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA)

  • Santa Fe Community Foundation

  • Taos Community Foundation

  • Community donations

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Board of Directors



Kristin Swim, President

Ethan B. Bond, Vice-President

Nina Scalora, Secretary

Nicole Barady, Treasurer

Peter Blake, Member

Quela Robinson, Member


If you are interested in serving on our board, please contact us to set up a visit.

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