Heading Home NM

Heading Home NM We envision an Albuquerque where homelessness is rare, short-lived and nonrecurring. Heading Home is a New Mexico non-profit that runs several housing-first initiatives which seek to make experiences of homelessness rare, short-lived and non-recurring.
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Heading Home programs include Albuquerque Heading Home, Keeping Families Together, the Albuquerque Opportunity Center men’s emergency shelter, 24/7 Medical Respite, Veterans Transitional Housing and the ABQ Winter Shelter.

Heading Home programs include Albuquerque Heading Home, Keeping Families Together, the Albuquerque Opportunity Center men’s emergency shelter, 24/7 Medical Respite, Veterans Transitional Housing and the ABQ Winter Shelter.

Operating as usual

Today is the last day to drop off items! We still need your help to provide our families with some springtime happiness!...
03/30/2021

Today is the last day to drop off items! We still need your help to provide our families with some springtime happiness! We hope you will consider helping to make our upcoming Spring Egg Hunt possible.

Our core values guide us as we provide prioritized street outreach, emergency housing, and permanent supportive housing ...
03/29/2021

Our core values guide us as we provide prioritized street outreach, emergency housing, and permanent supportive housing services to people experiencing homelessness! To learn more about each core value visit https://headinghome.org/core-values/.

If you are shopping from home you can support Heading Home through Amazon! Go to https://smile.amazon.com to start shopp...
03/28/2021

If you are shopping from home you can support Heading Home through Amazon! Go to https://smile.amazon.com to start shopping and be sure to select Heading Home as your charity of choice.

"For many men experiencing homelessness, they sought shelter in Heading Home’s overnight shelter – one of the few emerge...
03/27/2021
Larry — The Other Spread

"For many men experiencing homelessness, they sought shelter in Heading Home’s overnight shelter – one of the few emergency shelters that has remained open throughout COVID. Inside the shelter, beds are spread out at a safe distance – some men are sleeping; some are doing laundry, and others are sitting on beds talking, fully masked, and are planning to stay indoors to wait out the unseasonable storm. For Larry, waiting has become customary. COVID-19 has caused him to delay his plans to reach Florida and rebuild his life off the street. He has the plan. He has the vision. And when permitted and able, he will travel and move forward into the life he holds onto for his future." Click the link below to read his story in his own words.

March in New Mexico can be deceptive in its false Spring optimism. A year after the COVID-19 pandemic forced a near full-shut down of the state, promise began to shine again on the horizon…

We need your help to provide our families with some springtime happiness! We hope you will consider donating the items w...
03/27/2021

We need your help to provide our families with some springtime happiness! We hope you will consider donating the items we need to make our upcoming Spring Egg Hunt possible.

"Homelessness in the United States rose for the fourth straight year, with about 580,000 people living on the streets or...
03/26/2021
Homelessness in U.S. Rose for 4th Straight Year, Report Says

"Homelessness in the United States rose for the fourth straight year, with about 580,000 people living on the streets or in temporary shelter at the start of 2020, according to an annual nationwide survey that was completed before the pandemic."

A new report almost certainly underestimates the spread, depth and urgency of the crisis given that the data doesn’t yet reflect the pandemic, federal officials warned.

The Albuquerque Opportunity Center (AOC) is going strong with our Covid-19 protocols! We are providing a safe place for ...
03/26/2021

The Albuquerque Opportunity Center (AOC) is going strong with our Covid-19 protocols! We are providing a safe place for our AOC guests by doing regular temperature checks and COVID questionnaires, requiring face coverings, and encouraging frequent hand washing. To check for bed availability at the shelter, please call (505) 344-4340 at 9:00 am-3:00 pm and, 1:00 am-3:00 am seven days a week.

03/25/2021
Educational Café Session 8

In case you missed our eighth Educational Café session and want to learn more about our Westside Emergency Housing Center check it out!

In this session, we focused on the Westside Emergency Housing Center (WEHC)! Our CEO Dennis R. Plummer and Emergency Housing Director for the WECH Lizabeth K...

Our Albuquerque Opportunity Center guests had the chance to share some of their experiences with Joanna Colangelo. Joann...
03/24/2021

Our Albuquerque Opportunity Center guests had the chance to share some of their experiences with Joanna Colangelo. Joanna is working on a web-based project that documents communities’ responses to COVID-19, through individual acts of survival, moments of quiet heroism, and shared acts of generosity and selflessness. Thank you Joanna we are excited to read the profiles on www.theotherspread.org!

We need your help to provide our families with some springtime happiness! We hope you will consider donating the items w...
03/24/2021

We need your help to provide our families with some springtime happiness! We hope you will consider donating the items we need to make our upcoming Spring Egg Hunt possible.

"Nearly 10 million Americans are behind on their rent payments, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In the last two COV...
03/23/2021
CDC Likely To Extend Eviction Moratorium With Millions Of People Behind On Rent

"Nearly 10 million Americans are behind on their rent payments, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In the last two COVID-19 relief bills, Congress has approved more than $50 billion for rental assistance."

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is moving to extend an order aimed at preventing evictions during the pandemic. Housing groups say the order could prevent up to 1 million evictions.

Heading Home is participating in the Target Circle program! You can vote for us and help direct Target's giving to emerg...
03/22/2021

Heading Home is participating in the Target Circle program! You can vote for us and help direct Target's giving to emergency housing, permanent supportive housing services and prioritized street outreach to people experiencing homelessness! For full program details and restrictions visit target.com/circle.

Please share! Heading Home is hiring for positions at the Annex, Albuquerque Opportunity Center, and Westside Emergency ...
03/20/2021

Please share! Heading Home is hiring for positions at the Annex, Albuquerque Opportunity Center, and Westside Emergency Housing Center. See all of our current employment opportunities at https://headinghome.org/employment/

"The nation's homeless population grew last year for the fourth year in a row. On a single night in January 2020, there ...
03/18/2021
HUD: Growth Of Homelessness During 2020 Was 'Devastating,' Even Before The Pandemic

"The nation's homeless population grew last year for the fourth year in a row. On a single night in January 2020, there were more than 580,000 individuals who were homeless in the United States, a 2% increase from the year before. The numbers, released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development Thursday, do not reflect the impact of the pandemic."

The annual homeless count by the Department of Housing and Urban Development shows an increase in people living outside. The 2020 numbers in the report do not reflect the impact of the pandemic.

At Heading Home we know that the solution to homelessness is housing! To donate visit https://bit.ly/3tplHLY
03/17/2021

At Heading Home we know that the solution to homelessness is housing! To donate visit https://bit.ly/3tplHLY

Housing: The Solution to Homelessness

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit NM, it became apparent that we were going to have to make adjustments very quickly at the Westside Emergency Housing Center to protect the health of the individuals and families staying there. Acting quickly, the City of Albuquerque (COA) and Heading Home (HH) teamed up to move operations to several community centers to provide safe, non-congregate emergency housing that would accommodate social distancing. Then, when the COA needed to shift those spaces to provide emergency child care for essential workers, they created Wellness Hotels and HH stepped up to operate them.

But all of these shelter opportunities are only temporary measures. The ultimate goal is to ensure that individuals and families experiencing homelessness receive proper housing. That’s why the COA used Covid-19 relief funds to provide resources to several housing providers for Rapid Rehousing and permanent supportive housing programs designed to expedite the connection of people experiencing homelessness to permanent housing.

As one of the providers who received funding, HH recruited a team of professionals from various agencies. For example, Case Management and Navigation Services are being provided by a group of five UNM Pathways Navigators. This team has been able to contact all of the residents at the family-focused Wellness Hotel to enroll them in the program. Once enrolled and housing goals are identified, clients are turned over to the Housing Coordinator with Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless. Once a client is housed, the Albuquerque Heading Home initiative steps back in to provide assistance with furnishings, household supplies, cleaning products and ongoing case management support.

By working together, the COA, HH, Healthcare for the Homeless and many other partners and supporters are paving the way for what will be a fast track to housing.

Heading Home is participating in the Target Circle program! You can vote for us and help direct Target's giving to makin...
03/17/2021

Heading Home is participating in the Target Circle program! You can vote for us and help direct Target's giving to making experiences of homelessness rare, short-lived and nonrecurring! For full program details and restrictions visit target.com/circle.

"If you are experiencing homelessness, or know somebody who is, find out below how to avoid missing out on the next paym...
03/16/2021
How to get your $1,400 stimulus if you are homeless right now

"If you are experiencing homelessness, or know somebody who is, find out below how to avoid missing out on the next payment."

Getting hold of your stimulus checks can be trickier if you're experiencing homelessness. Here's a quick guide.

We hope you will be joining us this Thursday, March 18th, at 4:30 pm MST for our Educational Café! In this session, we w...
03/16/2021

We hope you will be joining us this Thursday, March 18th, at 4:30 pm MST for our Educational Café!

In this session, we will be focusing on the Westside Emergency Housing Center (WEHC)! Our CEO Dennis R. Plummer and Emergency Housing Director for the WECH Lizabeth Kaplan will discuss this valuable community resource. The WEHC offers a safe and welcoming environment to men, women and families experiencing homelessness in Albuquerque. Join us here on Facebook live or watch at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89905011145!

Heading Home has opened the Lexington Hotel, a 26-unit building that provides private rooms, shared common spaces, and c...
03/15/2021

Heading Home has opened the Lexington Hotel, a 26-unit building that provides private rooms, shared common spaces, and case management support in Gallup, New Mexico.

A great way to support the Lexington Hotel and directly impact our guests is shopping from our Amazon Wishlist that can be found at https://amzn.to/3ucZ2DT

Heading Home is participating in the Target Circle program! You can vote for us and help direct Target's giving to emerg...
03/13/2021

Heading Home is participating in the Target Circle program! You can vote for us and help direct Target's giving to emergency housing, permanent supportive housing services and prioritized street outreach to people experiencing homelessness! For full program details and restrictions visit target.com/circle.

Thank you Street Safe New Mexico for working closely with our ABQ StreetConnect team to help Jim!
03/12/2021

Thank you Street Safe New Mexico for working closely with our ABQ StreetConnect team to help Jim!

A quick update: Jim is safe and warm in a motel tonight thanks to our friends at Heading Home. He is in much better spirits and has perked up quite a bit. His family was visiting when we stopped by with burritos. Their camp is just a block away so they can easily check on him.
Jim wanted us to thank everyone who has followed his story here. The family is very grateful for your warm wishes and send them right back to all of you!

We are going to miss you Gordon! When Gordon started volunteering with us we were known as the Metropolitan Homelessness...
03/10/2021

We are going to miss you Gordon! When Gordon started volunteering with us we were known as the Metropolitan Homelessness Project. For twelve years and through many transitions Gordon continued volunteering at Heading Home. Thank you for your innumerable hours of volunteer time and dedication to our Albuquerque Opportunity Center!

We are hiring for positions at the Annex, Albuquerque Opportunity Center, and the Westside Emergency Housing Center!  Se...
03/09/2021

We are hiring for positions at the Annex, Albuquerque Opportunity Center, and the Westside Emergency Housing Center! See all of our current employment opportunities at https://headinghome.org/employment/.

Thank you to the UNM College of Nursing for the care packages each Albuquerque Opportunity Center guest received today! ...
03/08/2021

Thank you to the UNM College of Nursing for the care packages each Albuquerque Opportunity Center guest received today! It is continued community support like this helping us keep our Albuquerque Opportunity Center guests safe and comfortable during their stay with us. We greatly appreciate it!

"People struggling to make rent can now get some extra help from the county. Bernalillo County NM residents who need hel...
03/08/2021
BernCo offering aid in rent, utility payments

"People struggling to make rent can now get some extra help from the county. Bernalillo County NM residents who need help to pay rent or utility payments because of the pandemic can apply for up to $5,000 through the CARES Act."

BERNALILLO COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – People struggling to make rent can now get some extra help from the county. Bernalillo County residents who need help to pay rent or utility payments because …

Our core values guide us as we provide prioritized street outreach, emergency housing, and permanent supportive housing ...
03/07/2021

Our core values guide us as we provide prioritized street outreach, emergency housing, and permanent supportive housing services to people experiencing homelessness! To learn more about each core value visit https://headinghome.org/core-values/.

"People experiencing homelessness disproportionately have chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and ...
03/06/2021
Homeless people exposed to coronavirus were put in hotels. For hospitals, the move paid off

"People experiencing homelessness disproportionately have chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and substance use disorders, as well as higher rates of overdoses and suicide. On average, their lives are 20 years shorter than those of people with stable housing."

By putting homeless people in hotels for isolation or quarantine, San Francisco freed up hospital space for patients with serious cases of COVID-19.

Our ABQ StreetConnect team has expanded and is moving into a new office! A huge thank you to the Kirkland Honor Guard te...
03/05/2021

Our ABQ StreetConnect team has expanded and is moving into a new office! A huge thank you to the Kirkland Honor Guard team who painted the new space. We are excited for the construction to be completed so the team can officially move in. To learn more about the StreetConnect expansion visit https://bit.ly/2Zci2Ej!

MFA Housing New Mexico's COVID-19 Housing Cost Assistance Program can help pay your past-due or current housing payments...
03/03/2021
MFA Housing New Mexico

MFA Housing New Mexico's COVID-19 Housing Cost Assistance Program can help pay your past-due or current housing payments if you are experiencing financial hardship because of COVID-19. The linked page contains all of the information you need to determine if you qualify for assistance and includes instructions on how to apply for the program.

Applications will be accepted beginning at 8 a.m. on March 4, 2021 and will remain open until further notice.

No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, service or activity receiving federal financial assistance or....

"The City of Albuquerque has partnered with local nonprofits to help community members deal with the financial impact of...
03/03/2021
Program offers help to Albuquerque residents facing financial challenges

"The City of Albuquerque has partnered with local nonprofits to help community members deal with the financial impact of COVID-19. The project is aimed at connecting people to social services and other resources by referral."

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The City of Albuquerque has partnered with local nonprofits to help community members deal with the financial impact of COVID-19. The project is aimed at connec…

Are you interested in learning more and receiving updates on current housing and homelessness legislation? Sign up for r...
03/02/2021
New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness

Are you interested in learning more and receiving updates on current housing and homelessness legislation? Sign up for regular updates from our friends at the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness!

Here is an update on the housing and homelessness legislation at the 55th NM legislative session. You can sign up for email updates from NMCEH here: http://bit.ly/SignupNMCEH

Looking to join the Heading Home team? We are hiring!  Visit our website at https://headinghome.org/employment/ to see a...
03/02/2021

Looking to join the Heading Home team? We are hiring! Visit our website at https://headinghome.org/employment/ to see all of our current employment opportunities.

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215 3rd St SW
Albuquerque, NM
87102

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DONATE: http://headinghome.org/contribute/ VOLUNTEER: http://headinghome.org/contribute/#volunteer NEED HELP? http://www.abqheadinghome.org/need-help/ GET IN TOUCH: http://headinghome.org/connect/

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(505) 344-2323

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"A Night in the Shelter" to screen at the Santa Fe Film Festival. Thank you Heading Home, Robert LaCour, Carlos Sanchez and an incredible staff of heroes at Albuquerque's Westside Emergency Shelter for helping me spend several weeks in, out and around the Shelter to capture this amazing story of compassion and care in an incredibly functional and little known community on a hill. And Thank you Santa Fe Film Festival for selecting it for this years program….Bob Belinoff
Please take a moment to join our fundraiser page for Heading Home 🏡 NM.... my host Clarie Shay Miller and I will be going live soon to tell you why she chose to raise money for Heading Home NM. We will also tell you about what ONEHOPE 🍷 does for charities on a large scale (over 6 million donated!!) and give you some tips on ordering to support Heading Home 🏠 NM. Invite your friends by sharing this link to the group! LETS RAISE SOME MONEY FOR THIS GREAT CHARITY.... https://www.facebook.com/groups/390510998820538/?ref=share
Hello! My name is Audrey...Please join me fundraising for Heading Home 🏡... this has been a tough year for fundraising so ONEHOPE wines 🍷 and Heading Home have teamed up! Join the ONEHOPE Wine 🥂 group link to order your wines 🍾 and gifting 🎁 for the new year 🎉 We have exceptional wines 🍷 for every palette and the best part is, 10% of every purchase will be donated to Heading Home 🏡... so stock up! 4, 6 and 12 packs have discounts! Please message me with any questions! The link to order is in the group page, join below 👇🏻 https://www.facebook.com/groups/390510998820538/?ref=share
Hello HeadingHome.org!! We have around 30 Covid Kits we made which include 1 Mask, 1 Hand Wash, 1 Pair of gloves and a Covid-19 information sheet. They can't be mailed. Where can we drop them off?
THAT IS WHY THE PEOPLE WHO RUN THE WEST SIDE WONT RECYCLE, RENEW AND/OR REPURPOSE OTHER PEOPLE'S PROPERTY. THEY THOR OTHER PEOPLE'S PROPERTY AWAY AT THE WEST SIDE. THEY DID IT TO MINE TIME AND TIME AND TIME AGAIN, THE LAST TIME I HAD TO DUMP STER DIVE FORM MY OWN THINGS BUT DO NOT ASK DONOVAN WHY I HAD TO GO IN THERE AND DO THAT.
DONATE BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.....DON'T HESITATE TO DONATE........INSTEAD OF THROWING AWAY OTHER PEOPLE'S PROPERTY, WHY CAN'T THOSE THAT RUN THE WEST SIDE, WHO COULD, SHOULD AND/OR WOULD BE BETTER OFF GIVING OTHER PEOPLE'S PROPERTY TO PLACES THAT COULD SHOULD AND WOULD BENEFIT FROM IT MORE, SUCH AS ST. FELIX'S FOOD AND CLOTHING BANK, ST. VINCENT DE PAUL'S, ABUNDANT GRACE FREE STORE, GOODWILL, THE SALVATION ARMY, SAVORS, AND OR OTHER RESALE SHOPS?
Hello I'm homeless...how can u help me out..I'm reaching out to you
Heading Home needs a van that when transporting individuals from the shelter they can properly be seated and secured with a seatbelt for every single individual riding in the van...there is no need to cram 7 to 15 adults and children some sitting on the floor of the van with no seat belt and Management/Supervisors/Program Directors clearly aware, allowing and giving orders for staff to transport like that all the time, that is not acceptable! Buy a new Van with proper seating in order to transport individuals safely.
Hi I need emergency help with first month rent and deposit pleez
If anyone knows this mans whereabouts please contact me. Some people had my dads phone tonight and I haven't heard from him since January.
We at the WESTSIDE SHELTER would like to thank Charmaine and her group at CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST on Churchill for the donations. We greatly appreciate the generosity!!! I am especially grateful for the moment with the group in uplifting prayer. THANK YOU!!!