Santa Fe County

Community Services


Are you a community member looking for food, housing, transportation, or other help? Are you a community member affected by the COVID-19 crisis?

¿Es usted un miembro de la comunidad que busca comida, vivienda, transporte u otra ayuda? ¿Es usted un miembro de la comunidad afectado por la crisis del COVID-19?

County Connect

CONNECT navigators can help you find services and resources in the community. Navegadores/Promotores del programa CONNECT, pueden ayudarte a encontrar servicios y recursos dentro de la comunidad.

Please use one assistance request for multiple needs and describe your situation in the note section.
Favor de usar una solicitud de asistencia para todas sus necesidad y describir su situación en la sección de notas.

Select "Idioma preferido  - Espanol" to view form in Spanish."
Por favor llene el formulario abajo. Seleccione, “Español” como idioma preferido para ver el formulario en Español.



CONNECT is a network of navigators at clinics, community organizations, and city and county programs. Navigators are community health workers, volunteers, or social workers who link people to services and resources in our community. Agencies in the network are connected through a shared technology platform enabling navigators to send and receive secure electronic referrals, address residents’ social needs, and improve individual and community health.

“New Mexicans have always known how to take care of each other, especially in difficult times. CONNECT is a way for the City and County to support the agencies doing such good work in our communities and to respect and champion the expertise of those people who help the people.” 
Kyra Ochoa, Director of Community Services Department, City of Santa Fe

Non-medical needs such as secure housing, utilities, reliable transportation, nutritious food, and safe physical and social environments are key to health and well-being. CONNECT works with partners by breaking down communication and funding silos and fostering relationships between health and social service providers as well as those between residents seeking assistance and the navigators who guide them through the system. These relationships are the essence of CONNECT.

“Santa Fe County is pleased to partner with the City and our community to assist New Mexicans to access resources they need in times of crisis.” 
Rachel O’Connor, Director of Community Services Department, Santa Fe County 



All Santa Fe City and County residents regardless of income have access to high quality health care and are linked to the resources they need for health and well-being.


• Residents and providers collectively identify problems and co-create solutions. 
• Navigators link residents to resources within a cohesive provider network. 
• Social, economic, and physical environmental resources are available to all residents. 
• Information systems are coordinated, and data is evaluated to improve services and population health, while reducing health care costs.


In January, 2018, the network included three Federally Qualified Health Clinics and eight nonprofit community service organizations and programs. In the following year and a half, the network grew and added an additional 14 community service organizations and had 60 navigators in all. As of July 2019, the City of Santa Fe joined as a partner bringing twenty navigators from thirteen community organizations.  Now the network has over 225 navigators in over 60 programs funded by the City and County.

Stakeholders meet regularly to define best practices and benchmarks for success in meeting social needs. All network navigators are linked by a common software platform to make referrals for services and goods in and out of network and allows for on-line and in-real-time data sharing, communication and reporting.

Quarterly newsletters provide information about the network and three short videos document how CONNECT has impacted the lives of three individuals in our community.

We, or someone we know, are one circumstance away from benefiting from CONNECT.   


For more information, contact:

Jennifer Romero
Santa Fe County Community Services Department
Health Care Assistance Administrative Program Manager
[bot protected email address]
(505) 995-9526

Christa Hernandez
City of Santa Fe Youth and Families Services Program Manager
[bot protected email address]
(505) 955-6728

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