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

Welcome ABQ StreetConnect Leadership Team!  Together Lindsey Fox, Jodie Jepson, Blythe Landry, Honor Heindl, Judy Bartle...
08/11/2021

Welcome ABQ StreetConnect Leadership Team! Together Lindsey Fox, Jodie Jepson, Blythe Landry, Honor Heindl, Judy Bartlett, and Jenifer Martinez have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in systemic change, pathways to housing, program evaluation, data analysis, and staff wellness. We are excited to have this team guiding ABQ StreetConnect as they continue to expand and serve a subpopulation of people experiencing homelessness who are often excluded from mainstream healthcare and homeless services.

Welcome ABQ StreetConnect Leadership Team! Together Lindsey Fox, Jodie Jepson, Blythe Landry, Honor Heindl, Judy Bartlett, and Jenifer Martinez have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in systemic change, pathways to housing, program evaluation, data analysis, and staff wellness. We are excited to have this team guiding ABQ StreetConnect as they continue to expand and serve a subpopulation of people experiencing homelessness who are often excluded from mainstream healthcare and homeless services.

"While getting evicted is traumatic generally, eviction during a pandemic adds new layers of peril: Evicted families may...
08/10/2021
Here's What You Need To Know About The New Eviction Ban

"While getting evicted is traumatic generally, eviction during a pandemic adds new layers of peril: Evicted families may double up with other households or move into crowded shelters. That can lead to the coronavirus spreading quickly, especially within vulnerable communities."

The CDC's new, more limited eviction moratorium may help it survive legal challenges. President Biden is pushing states to quickly distribute federal aid to the millions of renters who need it.

We would like you to meet this guest staying in our Respite Care Program at the Albuquerque Opportunity Center (AOC).  W...
08/09/2021

We would like you to meet this guest staying in our Respite Care Program at the Albuquerque Opportunity Center (AOC). With support from staff, he has been able to set goals and get connected to housing resources all while resting and recovering from health issues.

He shared with staff he appreciates the Respite Care staff because they deliberately go out of their way to be respectful, kind, and helpful to him and all of the other guests. We are glad to have the opportunity to support this guest on his journey home!

We would like you to meet this guest staying in our Respite Care Program at the Albuquerque Opportunity Center (AOC). With support from staff, he has been able to set goals and get connected to housing resources all while resting and recovering from health issues.

He shared with staff he appreciates the Respite Care staff because they deliberately go out of their way to be respectful, kind, and helpful to him and all of the other guests. We are glad to have the opportunity to support this guest on his journey home!

Are you looking to learn more about the complexities causing experiences of homelessness? Check out this resource from t...
08/09/2021
What Causes Homelessness? - National Alliance to End Homelessness

Are you looking to learn more about the complexities causing experiences of homelessness? Check out this resource from the National Alliance to End Homelessness!

What Causes Homelessness? When Housing is Out of Reach More than at any other time, there is a lack of housing that low income people can afford. Without housing options, people face eviction, instability and homelessness. Housing Income and Housing Affordability Low income households often do not e...

You can support Heading Home while you shop at Smith's Food and Drug! Visit your online rewards card account and select ...
08/08/2021

You can support Heading Home while you shop at Smith's Food and Drug! Visit your online rewards card account and select Heading Home as your charity of choice. Smith's Inspiring Donations donates 0.5% of every purchase to Heading Home!

You can support Heading Home while you shop at Smith's Food and Drug! Visit your online rewards card account and select Heading Home as your charity of choice. Smith's Inspiring Donations donates 0.5% of every purchase to Heading Home!

Ernest was living on the streets and became a high utilizer of emergency systems before getting connected to Heading Hom...
08/07/2021
Ernest's Journey Home

Ernest was living on the streets and became a high utilizer of emergency systems before getting connected to Heading Home's ABQ Street Connect program. Now for the first time in 15 years he is moving into an apartment. Check out the video to hear from him!

Ernest was living on the streets and became a high utilizer of emergency systems before getting connected to Heading Home's ABQ Street Connect program. Now h...

"Federal pandemic relief sent unprecedented amounts of funding for homelessness services into communities. This influx o...
08/06/2021
Out of the Pandemic, A Better Approach to Homelessness

"Federal pandemic relief sent unprecedented amounts of funding for homelessness services into communities. This influx of resources and the urgency to act during the pandemic allowed communities to alter their programs, launch new initiatives, and transform the way they approach homelessness response and prevention services to keep people safe and housed."

How two communities have transformed their homelessness response and prevention strategies ,

Did you know that you can donate your car to Heading Home? Thanks to the awesome veteran-run family business One Communi...
08/05/2021

Did you know that you can donate your car to Heading Home? Thanks to the awesome veteran-run family business One Community Auto, LLC who facilitates the donation! They come pick up the car and assist with paperwork. They have a volunteer master mechanic that works on the cars and then they resell them at affordable prices and donate proceeds to Heading Home and other area nonprofits - it’s a major win for the community!

To learn more visit https://bit.ly/3yvYqej and https://bit.ly/3jthdkg and to donate your car today call 505-901-9510!

Did you know that you can donate your car to Heading Home? Thanks to the awesome veteran-run family business One Community Auto, LLC who facilitates the donation! They come pick up the car and assist with paperwork. They have a volunteer master mechanic that works on the cars and then they resell them at affordable prices and donate proceeds to Heading Home and other area nonprofits - it’s a major win for the community!

To learn more visit https://bit.ly/3yvYqej and https://bit.ly/3jthdkg and to donate your car today call 505-901-9510!

Our ABQ StreetConnect team needs summer outreach supplies! We are looking for bottled water, sports drinks with electrol...
08/04/2021

Our ABQ StreetConnect team needs summer outreach supplies! We are looking for bottled water, sports drinks with electrolytes, sunscreen, lip balm, hats, sunglasses, and umbrellas.

Our ABQ StreetConnect team needs summer outreach supplies! We are looking for bottled water, sports drinks with electrolytes, sunscreen, lip balm, hats, sunglasses, and umbrellas.

"The new order, which expires on October 3, covers counties experiencing "substantial" or "high" levels of COVID-19 spre...
08/04/2021
CDC issues new eviction moratorium

"The new order, which expires on October 3, covers counties experiencing "substantial" or "high" levels of COVID-19 spread. One source familiar with the moratorium said that currently includes about 80% of U.S. counties, or 90% of the U.S. population."

This eviction moratorium will be separate from the prior moratorium that expired over the weekend.

Our core values guide us as we provide prioritized street outreach, emergency housing, and permanent supportive housing ...
08/03/2021

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/.

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/.

"The federal freeze on most evictions expired this weekend but the state supreme court’s pause on evictions remains acti...
08/02/2021
New Mexico’s pause on evictions remains active

"The federal freeze on most evictions expired this weekend but the state supreme court’s pause on evictions remains active. The New Mexico Supreme Court has not set an expiration date for the state’s moratorium just yet. That’s keeping more tenants in their homes, for now."

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) –The federal freeze on most evictions expired this weekend but the state supreme court’s pause on evictions remains active. The New Mexico Supreme Court has not set an e…

Over the past ten years, Heading Home has cultivated relationships with hundreds of landlords. These landlords help our ...
08/01/2021

Over the past ten years, Heading Home has cultivated relationships with hundreds of landlords. These landlords help our Albuquerque Heading Home team ensure our program participants remain housed. If you or someone you know is a landlord who is interested in working with us, please contact our Hosing Director Dorothee Otero at [email protected] and to learn more visit https://headinghome.org/landlord-relationships/!

Over the past ten years, Heading Home has cultivated relationships with hundreds of landlords. These landlords help our Albuquerque Heading Home team ensure our program participants remain housed. If you or someone you know is a landlord who is interested in working with us, please contact our Hosing Director Dorothee Otero at [email protected] and to learn more visit https://headinghome.org/landlord-relationships/!

Our Westside Emergency Housing Center is in desperate need of toiletries! We are looking for travel-size shampoo, condit...
07/31/2021

Our Westside Emergency Housing Center is in desperate need of toiletries! We are looking for travel-size shampoo, conditioner, bars of soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, and feminine hygiene products.

Our Westside Emergency Housing Center is in desperate need of toiletries! We are looking for travel-size shampoo, conditioner, bars of soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, and feminine hygiene products.

"Millions of Americans soon could find eviction notices on their front doors, but New Mexico renters will not be among t...
07/30/2021
New Mexicans Dodge Imminent Evictions Faced by Many U.S. Renters

"Millions of Americans soon could find eviction notices on their front doors, but New Mexico renters will not be among them - as long as they file the appropriate paperwork to receive financial assistance. New Mexico has local and state eviction moratoriums in place, even as the federal eviction moratorium is set to expire tomorrow."

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Millions of Americans soon could find eviction notices on their front doors, but New Mexico renters will not be among them - as long as they file the appropriate paperwork to receive financial assistance. New Mexico has local and state eviction moratoriums in place, even as the f...

Please share! Heading Home is hiring for positions at the Annex, Albuquerque Opportunity Center, and Westside Emergency ...
07/30/2021

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/!

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/!

"Those having difficulty paying utilities or rent can apply for aid through the state’s Emergency Rental Assistance Prog...
07/29/2021
Utility shutoffs to begin Aug. 12

"Those having difficulty paying utilities or rent can apply for aid through the state’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which makes available $170 million in federal aid for assistance."

Thousands in NM behind on bills in pandemic at risk

In case you missed our last Educational Café Session featuring our new CEO Joell Ackerman check it out!
07/29/2021
Educational Café Session 12

In case you missed our last Educational Café Session featuring our new CEO Joell Ackerman check it out!

This session was an introduction to our new CEO Joell Ackerman! Joell shared about herself, talked about her vision for the future of Heading Home, and answe...

Did you know can support Heading Home through shopping on Amazon Smile? Go to https://smile.amazon.com to start shopping...
07/28/2021

Did you know can support Heading Home through shopping on Amazon Smile? Go to https://smile.amazon.com to start shopping and be sure to select Heading Home as your charity of choice!

Did you know can support Heading Home through shopping on Amazon Smile? Go to https://smile.amazon.com to start shopping and be sure to select Heading Home as your charity of choice!

"Research by a UCLA-led team has determined that the number of COVID-19 cases and the  number of deaths from the disease...
07/27/2021
Research suggests ending eviction moratoriums led to spikes in COVID cases and deaths

"Research by a UCLA-led team has determined that the number of COVID-19 cases and the number of deaths from the disease both increased dramatically after states lifted eviction moratoriums that had been in place to protect people who were struggling to make rent payments during the pandemic."

A UCLA-led study found that coronavirus spread steadily after states’ eviction bans expired in mid-2020.

Our ABQ StreetConnect team needs summer outreach supplies! We are looking for bottled water, sports drinks with electrol...
07/26/2021

Our ABQ StreetConnect team needs summer outreach supplies! We are looking for bottled water, sports drinks with electrolytes, sunscreen, lip balm, hats, sunglasses, and umbrellas.

Our ABQ StreetConnect team needs summer outreach supplies! We are looking for bottled water, sports drinks with electrolytes, sunscreen, lip balm, hats, sunglasses, and umbrellas.

"With just over a week left until the federal eviction ban expires, the race to get emergency rent relief to as many str...
07/25/2021
Rent relief efforts slowly ramp up as millions could soon face eviction

"With just over a week left until the federal eviction ban expires, the race to get emergency rent relief to as many struggling tenants and landlords as possible is in its final stretch."

With just over a week left until the federal eviction ban expires, the race to get emergency rent relief to as many struggling tenants and landlords as possible is in its final stretch.

You can support Heading Home while you shop at Smith's Food and Drug! Visit your online rewards card account and select ...
07/24/2021

You can support Heading Home while you shop at Smith's Food and Drug! Visit your online rewards card account and select Heading Home as your charity of choice. Smith's Inspiring Donations donates 0.5% of every purchase to Heading Home!

You can support Heading Home while you shop at Smith's Food and Drug! Visit your online rewards card account and select Heading Home as your charity of choice. Smith's Inspiring Donations donates 0.5% of every purchase to Heading Home!

Our Wellness Hotel serves families and individuals experiencing homelessness in Albuquerque. We are providing families w...
07/23/2021

Our Wellness Hotel serves families and individuals experiencing homelessness in Albuquerque. We are providing families with a safe place to stay while connecting them to permanent supportive housing and other resources.

A great way to support us and directly impact our clients is shopping from our Amazon Client Care Wishlist that can be found at https://amzn.to/2B0WIsQ

"An eviction crisis affected American families long before the pandemic. On average, 3.6 million evictions were filed ea...
07/23/2021
Opinion: Short-term fixes aren't enough to solve America's looming eviction crisis

"An eviction crisis affected American families long before the pandemic. On average, 3.6 million evictions were filed each year in the US before Covid-19, with evictions disproportionately affecting women of color and single parents and their children. "

More structural and enduring eviction reforms are needed to address longstanding inequities, ensure millions of families have housing stability, and avoid unnecessary costs to households, communities and the nation.

"More than 11 million Americans — 16% of renters — are still behind on their rent payments, according to analysis by the...
07/21/2021
Treasury distributes $1.5 billion in rental assistance in June as eviction moratorium end looms

"More than 11 million Americans — 16% of renters — are still behind on their rent payments, according to analysis by the Center on Budget Policy and Priorities. In the early days of the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention implemented an eviction moratorium, but it's scheduled to expire on July 31, adding a sense of urgency for those who are eligible for assistance but have yet to receive it."

The moratorium expires on July 31, and the government is racing to give aid to renters who have not paid their landlords in months.

Thank you Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless for offering medical services to our Westside Emergency Housing Cente...
07/21/2021

Thank you Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless for offering medical services to our Westside Emergency Housing Center guests last night!

AHCH Medical Services will be providing care today at the Westside Emergency Housing Center (WEHC) from 5 p.m. to 9 .m.

The WEHC offers a safe and welcoming environment to people experiencing homelessness in Albuquerque. The center is currently open year-round and offers three meals a day. Pick up/drop off locations and times here: https://bit.ly/3zo5dHb

This partnership with Heading Home NM and the City of Albuquerque Family & Community Services increases access for people experiencing homelessness to high quality integrated services and care. The onsite medical team functions using an integrative model in conjunction with the AHCH behavioral health, dental, harm reduction, social services, and case management programs.

For more info, contact AHCH at 505-242-4644, option 4 or visit https://bit.ly/3zdeh1a.

#Partnerships #MedicalOutreach #Albuquerque #EndHomelessness

"Many of the most far-reaching protections, including eviction moratoriums and expanded unemployment benefits, are about...
07/20/2021
The Pandemic Safety Net Is Coming Apart. Now What?

"Many of the most far-reaching protections, including eviction moratoriums and expanded unemployment benefits, are about to expire. Provisions affecting student loans, food stamps and more are scheduled to follow in the coming months."

The eviction moratorium expires at the end of the month. Unemployment enhancements after that. And then the student loan pause, food stamp provisions and more. Here’s advice on how to cope.

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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 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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(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!!!