Helping Homeless Women in Albuquerque
By Marisa Demarco
Almas de Amistad, an outpatient therapeutic community for women of color, shut
its doors in February, weaning much of its clientele from the female support
system they'd come to rely on. Shawna Campbell Rosenthal, the program's
director, says she's still waiting to hear if a federal grant will come
through, funding the program's re-opening in October. "We focus on women with
children," she says. "We want healthy moms raising kids and trying to break
these cycles of dependency. We really want self-sufficient women to shape the
next generation and pass on some healthy tools."
Dr. Craig Fees
Institute for the History and Work of Therapeutic Environments
"Designated a Research and Study Centre of the University of Birmingham"
Phone: 44 (0) 1242 620125
Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre
Glos GL54 5DQ