Tara Ortega – Youth Homelessness

Tara grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico in a family passionate about serving the community. After spending close to 18 years developing a career in Business Management she decided to listen to her heart and follow in her families footsteps. She left her career and started a new adventure with Youth Shelters and Family Services. She has been participating in ending youth homelessness since August of 2018 and continues to be an ally and advocate for the homeless youth of Santa Fe. She is dedicated to finding and assisting youth through street outreach and feels this to be her area of expertise. She shares a glimpse of what youth homelessness looks like, street outreach and how the City of Santa Fe rallies together to end youth homelessness along side of Youth Shelters and Family Services.
In her spare time she enjoys watching live music, tending to a plethora of house plants and spending quality time with her partner and pups!