Catholic Charities (Santa Fe) had a grand opening ceremony on Feb. 27, 2020, for Generations @ West Mesa, an affordable living community in Albuquerque serving grandparents caring for grandchildren.
Catholic Charities worked with the real estate developer Gorman & Co. to develop and build Generations @ West Mesa. “This was a population that really needed housing,” said Jim Gannon, CEO of Catholic Charities. “We were so happy to get this community going so the grandparents and grandchildren could worry less about where they would live and more about just living.”
Residents of Generations @ West Mesa began moving in as early as January 2020. Many of them expressed excitement and relief to be able to rely on stable housing for themselves and their grandchildren, and they noted with appreciation the special features such as a walking track, exercise room and playground that serve the needs of both older adults as well as children.
Catholic Charities will continue to recruit new residents for Generations @ West Mesa and will staff the complex with a resource coordinator who will help residents access other public services and community resources.