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  • SFPS program for homeless youth sees record-high participation

    Isabel Ribe, program development specialist for Adelante, handles a bag of food for students in need Wednesday. Adelante, a program within Santa Fe Public Schools that supports homeless students and their families, is currently providing assistance to more than 1,300 individuals — a record number. Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican

Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2013 8:05 pm

It’s been a tough year for “Rebecca.” Her mother, who often watched over Rebecca’s elementary school-aged son, died. Rebecca, a single mom, has been looking for work for a while.

And on a recent rainy Wednesday afternoon, she was expressing thanks for Adelante. “This is the first time I’ve ever had to ask for help,” she said as she gathered up a paper bag of groceries from the Adelante compound in the BF Young Building on Camino Sierra Vista.

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