Our Vision

All New Mexico youth have stability, support, and the opportunity to pursue their dreams



We provide housing and compassionate support services to youth in crisis.

DreamTree Project is a proud member of the National Safe Place Program: a nationwide network of designated businesses, teen centers, clinics and other organizations where youth can readily receive help in a safe, secure environment.

Our Emergency Youth Shelter is open 24-7, to youth ages 12 to 17 who don't have a safe place to stay.

You can stay as little as an hour or up to 90 days. While at Dream Tree our staff will help you evaluate the situation and navigate available options. 

Our DreamTree Apartments are for young adults ages 16 to 24 who do not have a safe place to stay. Residents live independently in an apartment, while working and going to school.

Our Case Managers help each youth to set his/her goals and come up with steps to reach those goals. The program includes weekly life skills classes on topics like cooking, shopping, budgeting, and how to shop for a used car.

If you or someone you know needs help — our light is always on. You can call us at 575-758-9595, or text us at 575-770-7704


In 1998, a group of women in the Taos community came together.

Their purpose was 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.


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