Santa Fe group works to protect the homeless

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – With recent violence against the homeless, a Santa Fe advocacy group is taking steps to protect its homeless population.

The group is called Santa Fe Need and Deed and it meets with police and the homeless each Monday.

It wants the homeless to know they can go to police if someone hurts them, and they don’t need to be afraid.

“The first step is making certain they feel comfortable going to a cop. that the first step,” said Martha Hamblen of Santa Fe Need and Deed. “And then they have a place like this to come where they can dialogue with each other and dialogue with the community.”

Santa Fe Need and Deed says opening the lines of communication can also help the homeless get back on their feet and off the streets. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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