Our Mission

The mission of Barrett Foundation is to provide housing and supportive services to women and children who are striving to break the cycle of homelessness.

Who We Serve

Every day, homeless women and children turn to us for help. Most of them are here because of poverty and have sought temporary housing with family, in apartments, in motels, and in their cars. Other causes of homelessness include personal tragedy, trauma, mental illness, and substance abuse. Today’s economy, particularly housing foreclosures, has had large effect on women and their children.




The Barrett Foundaton, Inc. will hold its Second Annual Founders’ Day ChariTEA on September 27, 2014. The ChariTEA will include a high tea menu, live music, and a silent auction stocked with unique items. During the ChariTEA, Barrett House will be open for tours so that you may see what a wonderful refuge we have built together.  You will hear why over 80% of the women that pass through Barrett’s doors leave the shelter housed, compared to a national average of 30%. You will also learn about what is new at Barrett House and what is on the horizon.

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BernCo LogoThe Barrett Foundation wishes to thank Bernalillo County for its support of our work with women and children experiencing homelessness.  This is the first year of support from the county and we look forward to an ongoing relationship.