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In 1976, New Day Youth & Family Services began as Albuquerque’s first and only runaway shelter. For the past 40 years, New Day has remained singularly focused on meeting the needs of young people in trouble. To accomplish the mission, New Day works toward a vision that every youth has safe refuge for the present, adult allies for the future, and the basic skills needed to carve a healthy and positive path forward.

Our mission is critical: to authentically connect young people to safety, community and themselves.

At New Day, we believe in making positive possible.

Meeting Needs, Creating Services - New Day strongly believes that to be effective in positively affecting the trajectory of the lives of at-risk youth, the following needs must be met: • Safety – Youth must have a safe foundation from which to move forward. • Vision – Youth must have a personal dream of a future. • Success – Youth must experience progressive success toward their dream. • Skills – Youth must have the skills to pursue their dream. • Adult Allies – Youth must have healthy support that will encourage them through difficult times toward a positive and self-reliant lifestyle.
A world where all young people’s unique identities and talents complete and strengthen the social fabric of our community.
Our mission is critical: to authentically connect young people to safety, community and themselves.
Additional Culture Details
New Day was thus founded in 1976 as a non-profit, community-based agency that was Albuquerque’s first and only runaway house. The objective of the program was to protect runaway and homeless youth, ranging from 11 to 17 years of age, in a residential setting with the ultimate goal of reuniting youth to their families, or locating a safe alternative.

In the years to follow, New Day developed many additional services at the request of our community to fulfill the needs of struggling, at-risk youth and families. Today, we continue to be here as responsive and responsible neighbors to do what is best for our youth and our community.
Albuquerque, NM
53 US Employees
Youth and Homeless Youth Services


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