Medicaid Assistance at Taos First Steps

The Taos First Steps program is offering Medicaid assistance to any parents with a child aged prenatal to 3 years. We can help with completing applications, re-certifications, checking current status, and other general questions. Please call Drew Holsapple at 575-751-5801 to discuss your needs and make an appointment.


First Steps

Holy Cross Hospital’s First Steps Program provides home visiting services to parents of children ages prenatal to three, including fathers, adoptive parents, and foster families in Taos and Western Colfax Counties. Home visiting services provide new parents with information, support, and access to resources in our community that promote early childhood development and a positive family […]


Jeannie Ross

Bio: Jeannie was born and raised in Kentucky.  Enchanted by the mountains, she relocated to Taos after graduating from Tulane University in 1991.  She has focused her career on supporting families and children.  She has been a teacher, home visitor, parent educator, and program coordinator.  She is a certified Love and Logic, Circle of Security, […]


Emotions, Wellbeing, and Children’s Rights

In support of the United Nation’s Universal Children’s Day, over 160 countries shared EQ POP-UP Festivals to build community and educate children and adults about emotions, wellbeing, and childrens’ rights. On Tuesday, November 27 2018, Children’s Trust Fund and First Steps hosted an EQ Pop up in partnership with the SmArthouse. The SmArt House is […]


Paula Oxoby-Hayett

Bio: Paula is the coordinator of the “Taos Loves Kids” program, which provides parenting classes and support for parents and caregivers with children 0-5. Paula was born and raised in Argentina and moved to Taos in 2007. She received her Bachelors of Education from the University of Mar del Plata, Argentina and her Masters of […]


Kathy Theriot

Bio: Kathy has dedicated her education and career to helping people.  She graduated from New Mexico State University in 2006.  Her degree is in Family and Consumer Sciences, an emphasis in Family and Child Science, and a minor in Counseling and Educational Psychology.   In 2016 she earned a Family Infant Studies certificate from Central New […]


Drew Holsapple

Bio: Drew grew up in Los Alamos, New Mexico spending much of his formative years roaming the canyons that sprawl across town and the verdant slopes of the surrounding Jemez mountains. He has lived around the state, doing stints in Santa Fe, Las Cruces, and Taos. Drew is currently pursuing a degree in Nursing. In […]


Ana Medina

Bio: Ana is a home visitor for the First Steps Program, joining the family in October 2014 after participating in the program as a client. She was born in Chihuahua, Mexico and has been living in Taos NM since 2003. She is fluent in English and Spanish. Ana is currently pursuing her degree in Social […]


Beth Enson

Bio: Beth Enson has been a home visitor for five years. She loves connecting with people in the life-changing process of becoming parents. Home visiting provides a chance to talk, feel and reflect about the experiences we have with our kids and that they have with us, experiences that allow us to know ourselves on […]


Jaci Imberger

Bio: Jaci and her family moved from Chicago to Taos in 2002.  She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Iowa in 1986.  She has been a bedside nurse, a nurse manager, HIV research coordinator, Nursing Director for a HIV independent living facility and home visitor for families prenatal to three.  […]