Hacienda del Sol

Dr. Nancy Baker speaks about Mesilla Valley Community of Hope before programs like Abode Permanent Housing, Sue’s House, and Oak Street Veterans Housing Program.

Past-board President of Hacienda del Sol Homeless Family Services, which began in 1994, Dr. Baker reminds us about the dangers of heat exhaustion, dehydration, and nutritional food insecurity for the homeless or near-homeless in Las Cruces.

No longer active as a Mesilla Valley Community of Hope collaborating partner, Hacienda del Sol highlights the Las Cruces community’s need for women and children protective services.

Dr. Baker concludes the following highlight clip with thoughtful insight about unsheltered men in Las Cruces, and the eventual creation of Camp Hope.

Hacienda Del SolListen:

A 2004 Internet Archive post from MVCH’s then homepage shares Hacienda del Sol’s mission statement, which read:

Assist families and women to become stable and self-sufficient by providing housing, support and guidance in a positive environment that promotes lasting change.

Hope Stories 005 –– 1h 35m Recorded 15 June 2018 at NMSU Public History Seminar Room, Breland Hall 258.


Soon to complete the Hope Stories project to receive M.A. Public History from NMSU –– Currently seeking an archives position here in New Mexico, including excellent new projects that preserve analogue sound recordings alongside storytellers of the digital present.

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