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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. 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 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. 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

Opposition is not new to us. Next year, Heading Home will reach 20 years of operation. Heading Home programs have collec...
01/05/2023

Opposition is not new to us. Next year, Heading Home will reach 20 years of operation. Heading Home programs have collectively transitioned more than 3,000 individuals into housing since 2011. To learn more about getting involved, visit headinghome.org today.

People who live nearby have raised some concerns. “They’re going to increase the number of homeless people in our area. ...
01/03/2023
City-sanctioned Safe Outdoor Spaces moving forward

People who live nearby have raised some concerns. “They’re going to increase the number of homeless people in our area. These people should not be in their cars, they should be in a facility where they are dealing with their issues,” said Martinez Town President Loretta Naranjo Lopez.

Hoping to ease those concerns, Decker says they will have security at the sites and he has a lot of faith in this program. “Anyone who is a naysayer or who has concerns should come and be part of the program, come and see what is actually going on,” added Decker.

Watch the full story from KRQE News 13 by tapping the link below.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) –  After more than six months of debates, the highly controversial so-called “safe outdoor spaces” is moving forward. One space, at the Westside Emerg…

The WEHC and AOC SOS (Safe Outdoor Spaces) are now open for residents who prefer to stay in their vehicles. WEHC SOS(40 ...
12/29/2022

The WEHC and AOC SOS (Safe Outdoor Spaces) are now open for residents who prefer to stay in their vehicles.

WEHC SOS(40 Spaces Available)
Please the WEHC General Housing Supervisor to reserve your space at (505)839-9193

AOC SOS (12 Spaces Available—Male Guests Only)
Please contact (505)344-4340 to reserve your space.

Vehicles parking at the SOS must be legal to operate in the State of NM. Vehicles with no current insurance and registration, or in non-working order will not be allowed.

Spaces become available on a day-to-day basis. If a space is not available, we encourage you to call back 24 hours later.

Once guests are assigned a space, intake paperwork will be completed to include a guest agreement, weapons and pet policy agreement, HMIS demographics packet, and a VI-SPDAT to capture relevant demographics, and evaluate the housing vulnerability index for all guests.

We are actively looking for Social Service Assistants. They will be responsible for programmatic oversight and coordinat...
12/28/2022

We are actively looking for Social Service Assistants. They will be responsible for programmatic oversight and coordination of services at our various shelters and service locations.

This is an entry level position.
High School diploma or GED preferred, but not required.
$15 to $17 an hour, based on experience. Premium for graveyard shifts. Apply online at headinghome.org/employment today!

Our Westside Emergency Housing Shelter was visited by  today.
12/28/2022

Our Westside Emergency Housing Shelter was visited by today.

“The guest decided to take the suspension.”
12/28/2022

“The guest decided to take the suspension.”

Very proud of Joey
12/28/2022

Very proud of Joey

Merry WEHCmas! Donations from our very own case management team made the season a little bit brighter for our residents ...
12/27/2022

Merry WEHCmas! Donations from our very own case management team made the season a little bit brighter for our residents at the WEHC. Thank you Thomas, Sabriana, Luis, Ireland, and Ayline.

"A lot of our clients have a hard time during the holidays. It's not easy to be in the situation that they're in."—Kirst...
12/27/2022
Albuquerque shelters see more demand during frigid holidays

"A lot of our clients have a hard time during the holidays. It's not easy to be in the situation that they're in."
—Kirsten Galloska

As we move through the rest of the winter, shelters like Heading Home have one wish. Read the full story from KOAT below.

https://www.koat.com/article/albuquerque-shelters-demand-during-frigid-holidays/42342501

"Every time there is a winter storm, we will get hundreds of individuals that normally would not come to the shelter," Decker said.

New program hopes to connect people experiencing homelessness to jobs“Let’s get people working,” said Steve Decker, CEO ...
12/27/2022
New program hopes to connect people experiencing homelessness to jobs

New program hopes to connect people experiencing homelessness to jobs

“Let’s get people working,” said Steve Decker, CEO of Heading Home.

Read the full story from KOB 4 below.

The City of Albuquerque is working on a new concept to help get people experiencing homelessness off the street, into a job, and on the path to success.

Humanity 33 () and CVS asked for coats, and you delivered! Heading Home and Humanity 33 staff worked together to distrib...
12/23/2022

Humanity 33 () and CVS asked for coats, and you delivered!
Heading Home and Humanity 33 staff worked together to distribute coats to our Westside Emergency Housing shelter.
Thank you!

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to our Holiday of Hope! Your gifts and financial contributions go a long w...
12/23/2022

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to our Holiday of Hope! Your gifts and financial contributions go a long way towards making the season bright for families and individuals experiencing homelessness.

If you’d like to get involved, it’s not too late to make an end-of-year tax-deductible donation! Visit headinghome.org/holiday to see all the ways you can help today!

156 residents received blankets and sheets, courtesy of Legacy Church. They also brought extra Christmas gifts in case a...
12/22/2022

156 residents received blankets and sheets, courtesy of Legacy Church. They also brought extra Christmas gifts in case any residents did not get blankets.
Thank you for your generous donation!

Apollo Chiropractic is donating presents to the children in our facilities through their Holiday Giving Tree!Thank you t...
12/22/2022

Apollo Chiropractic is donating presents to the children in our facilities through their Holiday Giving Tree!
Thank you to everyone who brought gifts to Apollo Chiropractic. You are making the holiday season brighter for kids this year.

12/19/2022

Thank you Krista Luna, her husband and CVS for the warm coats for Heading Home clients! Humanity33

12/16/2022
We are looking for Case Managers! Please visit headinghome.org/employment to apply today.
12/16/2022

We are looking for Case Managers! Please visit headinghome.org/employment to apply today.

Repost from •The One Albuquerque Fund is excited to see the recent article from  News 13 covering the $50K match from  f...
12/16/2022

Repost from

The One Albuquerque Fund is excited to see the recent article from News 13 covering the $50K match from for the amazing non-profit !

“We are honored to partner with One Albuquerque Fund to support Heading Home, an incredible organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of unhoused New Mexicans,” said Carolyn Ingram, plan president of Molina Healthcare of New Mexico

Heading Home will use the $100,000 funding to expand its behavioral health and medical services through its Albuquerque Street Connect program.

“Thank you to MolinaCares and One Albuquerque Fund for their support of one of the most vulnerable populations in our state, individuals experiencing homelessness who are in need of emergency medical services,” said Steve Decker, chief executive officer of Heading Home. “These funds will make a meaningful difference in the care and well-being of the people we serve as they get back on their feet.”

Heading Home’s Albuquerque Street Connect program is an outreach collaborative that assists individuals who have the highest records of utilization of emergency services and care, many of whom suffer from behavioral health issues, in establishing ongoing relationships that result in permanent supportive housing.

“The real magic of Heading Home’s programming is more than helping individuals navigate systems and placing families in homes, it is the cultivation of a relationship and trust that allows these greater outcomes to materialize,” said Hakim Bellamy, president of the board for One Albuquerque Fund. “This kind of ‘magic’ is a sincerity of effort that requires time and money. MolinaCares’ doubling of the One ABQ Fund’s initial investment, means Heading Home will have twice as much time and resource to do twice as much good.”

URGENTLY HIRING: SECURITY(Please Share)The Security Guard shall provide safety to all residents and staff of Heading Hom...
12/15/2022

URGENTLY HIRING: SECURITY
(Please Share)
The Security Guard shall provide safety to all residents and staff of Heading Home. View the job description and apply at headinghome.org/employment today!

We have received $5k from Lowe's Home Improvement - West Region. Donations go a long way towards shutting the door on ho...
12/12/2022

We have received $5k from Lowe's Home Improvement - West Region. Donations go a long way towards shutting the door on homelessness.
Donate today at headinghome.org/donate

"On Saturday night, we housed 47 people, and we were able to keep them all together. We know that they arrived together ...
12/12/2022
Migrants from South America are bussed into Albuquerque

"On Saturday night, we housed 47 people, and we were able to keep them all together. We know that they arrived together and were not told they were being brought into Albuquerque," Decker said.
Excerpt from Migrants from South America are bussed into Albuquerque by Angel Salcedo at KOAT

Watch or read the full story by tapping below.

"As we started interviewing people, we immediately discovered that they did not speak English," Decker said.

12/09/2022
Our Family Shelter recently held a Tree Lighting for the kids! They sang Christmas carols a told stories.Thank you to  f...
12/09/2022

Our Family Shelter recently held a Tree Lighting for the kids! They sang Christmas carols a told stories.
Thank you to for donating your time and Refreshers for the event!
To learn more about how you can volunteer or apply to work with us, check out the Get Involved tab at HeadingHome.org today!

12/09/2022
Gallup Christmas Parade 🎄Tap the link in our bio learn more about the Gallup Family Shelter and what you can do to save ...
12/06/2022

Gallup Christmas Parade 🎄
Tap the link in our bio learn more about the Gallup Family Shelter and what you can do to save it!

Visit headinghome.org to learn how you can get involved today.
12/06/2022

Visit headinghome.org to learn how you can get involved today.

New Mexicans are struggling with access to care, especially maternal, child, and behavioral care. Join us for a free pan...
12/05/2022

New Mexicans are struggling with access to care, especially maternal, child, and behavioral care. Join us for a free panel presented by at 11am on 12/6. We’ll discuss solutions to increase health equity for all New Mexicans.
Register here: MolinaCares.com/NMPanel

Humanity 33 () and CVS are asking for new or lightly worn coats of any size, Luna said. Hoodies and heavyweight shirts w...
12/05/2022

Humanity 33 () and CVS are asking for new or lightly worn coats of any size, Luna said. Hoodies and heavyweight shirts will not be accepted.

Humanity 33 will collaborate with another local nonprofit organization, Heading Home, for weekly pickups and delivery to different shelters and encampments across Albuquerque, according to Luna.

“It’s become pretty evident that there’s a great need for a lot of hands to really be involved in helping to turn around this crisis,” Luna said. “It’s gonna take all of us coming together to really find that solution.”

Excerpt from
A Call For Winter Coats
By Raul Flores

Time to hire some people with passion.  Social Services Assistant (SSA)Full-time  · $16 - $18 / hour715 Candelaria Rd NE...
12/01/2022
Employment | Heading Home

Time to hire some people with passion.

Social Services Assistant (SSA)

Full-time · $16 - $18 / hour
715 Candelaria Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107-2122, United States

Job Description
The SSA is responsible for programmatic oversight and coordination of services at the various shelter locations (depending on assignment). Visit https://headinghome.org/employment to get on the list for interviews.

Employment CURRENT JOB OPENINGS Heading Home regularly posts job openings for positions at our downtown Annex location, the Albuquerque Opportunity Center, the Westside Emergency Housing Center, and the Lexington Hotel. We are currently hiring for the positions listed below and we post new opportuni...

Thank you to The Tabernacle of Love, Faith, and Hope for making and serving a Thanksgiving meal to the residents at the ...
11/24/2022

Thank you to The Tabernacle of Love, Faith, and Hope for making and serving a Thanksgiving meal to the residents at the WEHC!
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Happy Holidays!

The  is donating 100% of the sales to Heading Home’s Holiday of Hope on Monday, November 28th! Show the flyer (2nd image...
11/22/2022

The is donating 100% of the sales to Heading Home’s Holiday of Hope on Monday, November 28th!
Show the flyer (2nd image) before placing your order so your ticket will be counted towards the donation total.

As the weather gets colder, people are moving indoors, including those who are homeless. It also means a small wave of C...
11/17/2022
West Side Albuquerque shelter sees rise in COVID 19 cases

As the weather gets colder, people are moving indoors, including those who are homeless. It also means a small wave of COVID-19 cases at the West Side Emergency Housing Center in Albuquerque.

As the weather gets colder, people are moving indoors, including those who are homeless. It also means a small wave of COVID-19 cases at the West Side Emerge...

ABQ Street Connect reduces ER visits by 40% amongpeople experiencing homelessness. The program was recognized by . Read ...
11/16/2022

ABQ Street Connect reduces ER visits by 40% among
people experiencing homelessness.
The program was recognized by . Read the full story and the 2022 Report via the link in our bio.

“Can I help you?” are four simple words making a difference within Albuquerque’s homeless population. And they’re coming...
11/16/2022
‘Street Connect’ program proves success in helping homeless

“Can I help you?” are four simple words making a difference within Albuquerque’s homeless population. And they’re coming from a team led by Jodie Jepson, the executive director of Street Connect, a program under the Heading Home umbrella. Check out the full story below.

A recent report from Heading Home shows the program is able to help around 90 people per year, including about 40 recently displaced after the city shut down Coronado Park.

Address

215 3rd Street SW
Albuquerque, NM
87102

General information

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

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!!!
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