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The Albuquerque Rescue Mission was founded 1954 as Albuquerque Gospel Mission. Arthur Fleischer and his wife moved from Chicago to Albuquerque specifically to start the Mission after being powerfully impacted by their involvement in the Pacific Garden Mission. AGM was a ministry to the poor and homeless men and women of Albuquerque. A house on First Street was the original site, providing ministry, shelter, food, and clothing. A building and property on Second Street was donated 1960, by Local Union Number 611 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The Albuquerque Rescue Mission operated from that location for nearly four decades, with a separate dormitory building added in 1973. RESTORATION CENTER In 1999, a 24,000 square foot Restoration Center was opened. It included a Learning Center, a Courtyard, Dining facilities, a Donation Processing Center, and multiple areas for Emergency Shelter. STEELBRIDGE In 2017, the Albuquerque Rescue Mission became Steelbridge. The mission of "transforming lives through the power of God's love" remains the focus of our work. The expansion of Residential Programs at our downtown campus reflects our response to the changing needs our city. Capacity for housing men and women in our programs tripled. Today, there is room for 72 men and 26 women in the New Life Program for men and Women's Center of Hope. Our emergency services for the public have increased and been relocated to just outside the downtown area, at the Steelbridge Resource Center (2021 Second Street NW). In a strategic move to reduce duplication of services, we collaborate with The Rock (2400 Second Street NW) to provide meals for the homeless and those suffering from food insecurity. The needs of our community have changed since 1954. We've changed to meet them. The work we do is needed now, more than ever. Albuquerque Rescue Mission became a member of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions in 1960, an association of over 300 missions in cities across the nation with the common purpose of reaching people with a message of salvation and deliverance through Jesus Christ. Albuquerque Rescue Mission is led by a volunteer governing Board of Directors drawn from the community of Albuquerque. Arthur Fleischer served as the Executive Director of the Albuquerque Rescue Mission until 1969, followed by Seamon Krup between 1969-1981, Rev. Stanley Gourd between 1981-1989, Mark Fairchild between 1989-2004 and Pastor John Hill, the current Executive Director, began in 2004.

The Albuquerque Rescue Mission was founded 1954 as Albuquerque Gospel Mission. Arthur Fleischer and his wife moved from Chicago to Albuquerque specifically to start the Mission after being powerfully impacted by their involvement in the Pacific Garden Mission. AGM was a ministry to the poor and homeless men and women of Albuquerque. A house on First Street was the original site, providing ministry, shelter, food, and clothing. A building and property on Second Street was donated 1960, by Local Union Number 611 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The Albuquerque Rescue Mission operated from that location for nearly four decades, with a separate dormitory building added in 1973. RESTORATION CENTER In 1999, a 24,000 square foot Restoration Center was opened. It included a Learning Center, a Courtyard, Dining facilities, a Donation Processing Center, and multiple areas for Emergency Shelter. STEELBRIDGE In 2017, the Albuquerque Rescue Mission became Steelbridge. The mission of "transforming lives through the power of God's love" remains the focus of our work. The expansion of Residential Programs at our downtown campus reflects our response to the changing needs our city. Capacity for housing men and women in our programs tripled. Today, there is room for 72 men and 26 women in the New Life Program for men and Women's Center of Hope. Our emergency services for the public have increased and been relocated to just outside the downtown area, at the Steelbridge Resource Center (2021 Second Street NW). In a strategic move to reduce duplication of services, we collaborate with The Rock (2400 Second Street NW) to provide meals for the homeless and those suffering from food insecurity. The needs of our community have changed since 1954. We've changed to meet them. The work we do is needed now, more than ever. Albuquerque Rescue Mission became a member of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions in 1960, an association of over 300 missions in cities across the nation with the common purpose of reaching people with a message of salvation and deliverance through Jesus Christ. Albuquerque Rescue Mission is led by a volunteer governing Board of Directors drawn from the community of Albuquerque. Arthur Fleischer served as the Executive Director of the Albuquerque Rescue Mission until 1969, followed by Seamon Krup between 1969-1981, Rev. Stanley Gourd between 1981-1989, Mark Fairchild between 1989-2004 and Pastor John Hill, the current Executive Director, began in 2004.

Mission: Mission Statement Our mission is to provide life transforming solutions to break the cycles of poverty, addiction and trauma.

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Housing First is the most discussed method in terms of combating homelessness, but we question the effectiveness of this...
12/11/2020

Housing First is the most discussed method in terms of combating homelessness, but we question the effectiveness of this solution. By simply providing housing, we're not addressing the root cause of the issue. In order to achieve a practical solution, we must first focus on uncovering the causes. Only then can we develop a long term plan to restore lives.
To learn more visit our website at mysteelbridge.org

Steelbridge invites men and women to abandon life on the streets and get a fresh start in residential recovery programs ...
12/09/2020

Steelbridge invites men and women to abandon life on the streets and get a fresh start in residential recovery programs that include life skills classes, counseling, addiction recovery, job training, spiritual growth and community living. We also offer warm meals, safe shelter, hot showers, new clothing and transportation to medical appointments to meet the immediate basic needs of each resident—and all at no cost to them.

STEELBRIDGE is not a soup kitchen, nor is it a homeless shelter. It’s a Transformation Center.  A soup kitchen provides ...
12/08/2020

STEELBRIDGE is not a soup kitchen, nor is it a homeless shelter. It’s a Transformation Center.
A soup kitchen provides a meal to an individual and then wishes them well as they shoo them out the door to a world of solitude, fear and hopelessness. It’s the same cycle every day, in the door for a meal, back out the door to despair.
A homeless shelter offers overnight lodging and then the individual is reintroduced into the same world they came from the day before. A homeless shelter never addresses the root cause of why that person is homeless to begin with, allowing them to continue their cycle of behavior. It’s like throwing a bandaid on a wound that requires stitches, ensuring that it’s never going to heal correctly.
STEELBRIDGE offers a program that incorporates counseling, behavioral health services, spiritual guidance and other solutions to break the cycles of poverty, addiction and trauma. If a new resident comes into the program humble, open, transparent and serious about change, we can help them alter their lives. This is not an overnight process, it’s prolonged treatment that whittles away the erroneous narrative these people have been living, and slowly replaces it with a new foundation, structured with positive values. It’s a process that provides hope and it begins the moment they step through our doors and enjoy that first warm meal. A meal served with caring thoughts, friendship and love. A win to us is when that resident graduates the program 6 to 12 months down the road and they exit with stable employment, a home, they’re plugged into a local church and are ready to integrate smoothly back into the community, never to return to the hopeless existence they left behind. These factors equal a restored life and reason to celebrate, and at no cost to the residents.

STEELBRIDGE offers a program that incorporates counseling, behavioral health services, spiritual guidance and other solu...
12/07/2020

STEELBRIDGE offers a program that incorporates counseling, behavioral health services, spiritual guidance and other solutions to break the cycles of poverty, addiction and trauma.

At Steelbridge, we know that ending homelessness is an improbable task, so instead our goal is to provide solutions to b...
12/04/2020

At Steelbridge, we know that ending homelessness is an improbable task, so instead our goal is to provide solutions to break the cycles of poverty, addiction and trauma and to dramatically impact the population of individuals experiencing homeless and negatively affecting your city. Temporary solutions lead to provisional change, so we instead seek permanent solutions to provide residents life transformation that will be everlasting.

Homelessness is not going away and neither are we - https://mailchi.mp/mysteelbridge.org/homelessness-is-not-going-away-...
12/02/2020
Homelessness is not going away and neither are we

Homelessness is not going away and neither are we - https://mailchi.mp/mysteelbridge.org/homelessness-is-not-going-away-and-neither-are-we

For the past 60+ years, Steelbridge AKA Albuquerque Rescue Mission has celebrated the holidays by distributing holiday meals to the homeless masses, or handing out gifts to needy children. We have invited thousands upon thousands of men and women into our home and given them the opportunity to becom...

At Steelbridge, we know that ending homelessness is an improbable task, so instead our goal is to provide solutions to b...
12/02/2020

At Steelbridge, we know that ending homelessness is an improbable task, so instead our goal is to provide solutions to break the cycles of poverty, addiction and trauma and to dramatically impact the population of individuals experiencing homeless and negatively affecting your city. Temporary solutions lead to provisional change, so we instead seek permanent solutions to provide residents life transformation that will be everlasting.

Today is Giving Tuesday! The CARES Act of 2020 increased the percentage allowed to eliminate tax from 60% to 100% of you...
12/01/2020

Today is Giving Tuesday! The CARES Act of 2020 increased the percentage allowed to eliminate tax from 60% to 100% of your adjusted gross income for cash charitable contributions if you itemize your taxes. This allows you to support Steelbridge in a greater way while allowing you to reduce your taxes to the government.
Even if you do not itemize your taxes and use the standard deduction, the IRS allows for $300.00 per taxpayer or $600.00 per married couple to be deducted for charitable contributions.
Keep in mind that all charitable gifts must be mailed or received by Steelbridge by December 31 to qualify for tax deductibility for 2020.
In addition to cash contributions, there are other ways that can benefit you from a tax perspective depending on your individual situation. See below for more details:
If you donate publicly-traded stocks and/or mutual funds, you will receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of your securities at the time of donation. You will pay no capital gains tax on the difference between your cost and fair market value.
For retirement accounts: If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can give a portion of your RMD (required minimum distribution) directly to Steelbridge, and that portion of your RMD will not be taxed. You can ask your broker or financial advisor how to get this started.
For more information on these and additional tax-saving options, please contact your broker or financial advisor.

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday. The CARES Act of 2020 increased the percentage allowed to eliminate tax from 60% to 100% of ...
11/30/2020

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday. The CARES Act of 2020 increased the percentage allowed to eliminate tax from 60% to 100% of your adjusted gross income for cash charitable contributions if you itemize your taxes. This allows you to support Steelbridge in a greater way while allowing you to reduce your taxes to the government.
Even if you do not itemize your taxes and use the standard deduction, the IRS allows for $300.00 per taxpayer or $600.00 per married couple to be deducted for charitable contributions.
Keep in mind that all charitable gifts must be mailed or received by Steelbridge by December 31 to qualify for tax deductibility for 2020.
In addition to cash contributions, there are other ways that can benefit you from a tax perspective depending on your individual situation. See below for more details:
If you donate publicly-traded stocks and/or mutual funds, you will receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of your securities at the time of donation. You will pay no capital gains tax on the difference between your cost and fair market value.
For retirement accounts: If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can give a portion of your RMD (required minimum distribution) directly to Steelbridge, and that portion of your RMD will not be taxed. You can ask your broker or financial advisor how to get this started.
For more information on these and additional tax-saving options, please contact your broker or financial advisor.

Thank you to all our steelbridge family that who helped donate items or financial support to help those out in the stree...
11/26/2020

Thank you to all our steelbridge family that who helped donate items or financial support to help those out in the streets of Albuquerque who may not have had a chance to a great thanksgiving dinner. Because of you we were able to hand out over 774 meals and 223 turkeys to families in need!

We will continue to provide hygiene, blankets and coats for those who are in need through out the holiday season!!

Transforming Lives, transforming our city!!

Building Up New Mexico One Coat at a Time Abrazo Homes is teaming up with Steelbridge to provide winter coats for the ho...
11/19/2020

Building Up New Mexico One Coat at a Time

Abrazo Homes is teaming up with Steelbridge to provide winter coats for the homeless this Winter! Starting after the two week shutdown, Abrazo Homes will be collecting Men’s, women’s and children’s winter coats, clothing, shoes, gloves and warm hats for the homeless population. Help support this cause and donate a winter garment at any of the Abrazo Homes locations listed below. If you would like to make a monetary donation, click on the donate button below.

Inspiracion at Fiesta - 1354 Valle Vista Rd. NW Los Lunas, NM 87031
Lomas Encantadas - 3997 Kodiak Pl NE Rio Rancho, NM 87144
Mariposa - 2612 La Luz Circle Rio Rancho, NM 87144
35 North - 5611 Linq Ct NE Rio Rancho NM 87144
Mesa Del Sol - 2609 Stryker Road SE Albuquerque, NM 87105
Milagro Mesa - 1222 Fascination St. NE Rio Rancho, NM 87144
Hawks Landing - 801 Horned Owl Dr. NE Albuquerque, NM 87122
Main Office - 9798 Coors Blvd NW #400, Albuquerque, NM 87114

At Steelbridge, we know that ending homelessness is an improbable task, so instead our goal is to provide solutions to b...
11/18/2020

At Steelbridge, we know that ending homelessness is an improbable task, so instead our goal is to provide solutions to break the cycles of poverty, addiction and trauma and to dramatically impact the population of individuals experiencing homeless and negatively affecting your city. Temporary solutions lead to provisional change, so we instead seek permanent solutions to provide residents life transformation that will be everlasting.

I grew up in an environment where alcohol, drugs and abuse were prevalent. Even after I left home, I was involved in two...
11/17/2020

I grew up in an environment where alcohol, drugs and abuse were prevalent. Even after I left home, I was involved in two abusive relationships that almost killed me, which led to 10 years of abusing drugs and five years of homelessness. After a failed suicide attempt, I reached out to my sister for help and she assisted in getting me into the Steelbridge program.
I’m now in a safe place, with a wonderful, caring, loving family at Steelbridge, Strengthening my relationship with God and transforming my life. God has given me a renewed sense of purpose and shown me the path to a better life.

Only 16 days until Giving Tuesday. The CARES Act of 2020 increased the percentage allowed to eliminate tax from 60% to 1...
11/16/2020

Only 16 days until Giving Tuesday. The CARES Act of 2020 increased the percentage allowed to eliminate tax from 60% to 100% of your adjusted gross income for cash charitable contributions if you itemize your taxes. This allows you to support Steelbridge in a greater way while allowing you to reduce your taxes to the government.
Even if you do not itemize your taxes and use the standard deduction, the IRS allows for $300.00 per taxpayer or $600.00 per married couple to be deducted for charitable contributions.
Keep in mind that all charitable gifts must be mailed or received by Steelbridge by December 31 to qualify for tax deductibility for 2020.
In addition to cash contributions, there are other ways that can benefit you from a tax perspective depending on your individual situation. See below for more details:
If you donate publicly-traded stocks and/or mutual funds, you will receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of your securities at the time of donation. You will pay no capital gains tax on the difference between your cost and fair market value.
For retirement accounts: If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can give a portion of your RMD (required minimum distribution) directly to Steelbridge, and that portion of your RMD will not be taxed. You can ask your broker or financial advisor how to get this started.
For more information on these and additional tax-saving options, please contact your broker or financial advisor.

STEELBRIDGE offers a program that incorporates counseling, behavioral health services, spiritual guidance and other solu...
11/16/2020

STEELBRIDGE offers a program that incorporates counseling, behavioral health services, spiritual guidance and other solutions to break the cycles of poverty, addiction and trauma.

At Steelbridge, we know that ending homelessness is an improbable task, so instead our goal is to provide solutions to b...
11/13/2020

At Steelbridge, we know that ending homelessness is an improbable task, so instead our goal is to provide solutions to break the cycles of poverty, addiction and trauma and to dramatically impact the population of individuals experiencing homeless and negatively affecting your city. Temporary solutions lead to provisional change, so we instead seek permanent solutions to provide residents life transformation that will be everlasting.

The CARES Act of 2020 increased the percentage allowed to eliminate tax from 60% to 100% of your adjusted gross income f...
11/12/2020

The CARES Act of 2020 increased the percentage allowed to eliminate tax from 60% to 100% of your adjusted gross income for cash charitable contributions if you itemize your taxes. This allows you to support Steelbridge in a greater way while allowing you to reduce your taxes to the government.
Even if you do not itemize your taxes and use the standard deduction, the IRS allows for $300.00 per taxpayer or $600.00 per married couple to be deducted for charitable contributions.
Keep in mind that all charitable gifts must be mailed or received by Steelbridge by December 31 to qualify for tax deductibility for 2020.
In addition to cash contributions, there are other ways that can benefit you from a tax perspective depending on your individual situation. See below for more details:
If you donate publicly-traded stocks and/or mutual funds, you will receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of your securities at the time of donation. You will pay no capital gains tax on the difference between your cost and fair market value.
For retirement accounts: If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can give a portion of your RMD (required minimum distribution) directly to Steelbridge, and that portion of your RMD will not be taxed. You can ask your broker or financial advisor how to get this started.
For more information on these and additional tax-saving options, please contact your broker or financial advisor.

STEELBRIDGE is not a soup kitchen, nor is it a homeless shelter. It’s a Transformation Center.  A soup kitchen provides ...
11/11/2020

STEELBRIDGE is not a soup kitchen, nor is it a homeless shelter. It’s a Transformation Center.

A soup kitchen provides a meal to an individual and then wishes them well as they shoo them out the door to a world of solitude, fear and hopelessness. It’s the same cycle every day, in the door for a meal, back out the door to despair.

A homeless shelter offers overnight lodging and then the individual is reintroduced into the same world they came from the day before. A homeless shelter never addresses the root cause of why that person is homeless to begin with, allowing them to continue their cycle of behavior. It’s like throwing a bandaid on a wound that requires stitches, ensuring that it’s never going to heal correctly.

STEELBRIDGE offers a program that incorporates counseling, behavioral health services, spiritual guidance and other solutions to break the cycles of poverty, addiction and trauma. If a new resident comes into the program humble, open, transparent and serious about change, we can help them alter their lives. This is not an overnight process, it’s prolonged treatment that whittles away the erroneous narrative these people have been living, and slowly replaces it with a new foundation, structured with positive values. It’s a process that provides hope and it begins the moment they step through our doors and enjoy that first warm meal. A meal served with caring thoughts, friendship and love. A win to us is when that resident graduates the program 6 to 12 months down the road and they exit with stable employment, a home, they’re plugged into a local church and are ready to integrate smoothly back into the community, never to return to the hopeless existence they left behind. These factors equal a restored life and reason to celebrate, and at no cost to the residents.

I came to the United States from the Philippines back in 2012 and for the first few years, I was living the American dre...
11/10/2020

I came to the United States from the Philippines back in 2012 and for the first few years, I was living the American dream. It was when I lost my job, that my life began to unravel. I lost my home and my children and I didn’t know where to go or what to do.
Now, with the help of Steelbridge, I am rebuilding my life. I want to be a better person and a better mother to my kids. God delivered me to Steelbridge and has given me another chance.

Only 22 days until Giving Tuesday Giving Tuesday is an international day of charitable giving for the Christmas and holi...
11/09/2020

Only 22 days until Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday is an international day of charitable giving for the Christmas and holiday season; a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people like you and organizations to transform the communities around the world.
For a majority of the homeless population, the holidays are a source of depression rather than joy. Instead of spending the holiday season with friends and family, they are caught in a world of isolation and despair. We want to change that by breaking the ice with a simple meal because hope begins with a meal.
Steelbridge relies heavily on your donations so that we can continue to transform the lives of those suffering from poverty, addiction or trauma. for just $10 per month, only 33 cents per day, you can provide 3 hot, nourishing meals and hope for a better future! For $50, you provide meals and counseling and for $100, residents are provided meals, counseling and life-skills training. You don’t need to wait until Giving Tuesday, you can make a donation today at mysteelbridge.org/hope

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2021 2nd Street NW
Albuquerque, NM
87102

General information

The purpose of all the programs at Steelbridge is to permanently end homelessness in the lives of the men, women and children who come into the Mission each day. Whether it is an open door to the life of a homeless person through one of our ministries of compassion such as food, clothing or shelter leading to life solutions or through the more comprehensive help offered through the New Life Program or Women's Center of Hope, the desired outcome is the same...lives transformed through the power of God's love.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(505) 346-4673

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People struggle with how to help a homeless person in a way that is transformational instead of temporary. Our long-term, Christ-centered residential programs provide whole-person restoration so that our clients can live abundant lives.

“Ending homelessness by permanently transforming lives through the love of Jesus Christ.” We live out this mission by sharing the hope and love of Christ while meeting basic needs and offering long-term solutions that empower people toward a more stable future.

Since 1954, we have been a source of hope for our neighbors in crisis: the addicted, homeless, hungry, and abused. We provide long-term housing, residential programs, food, clothing, emergency shelter, counseling and other resources that offer men and women the opportunity to transform their lives. We receive $0 in government funding. Everything we do is because of the generosity of people like you. We serve dinner - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday - from 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM to anyone who is hungry in collaboration with The Rock (2400 Second Street NW). We provide shelter to Women and Children at our Resource Center at 2021 Second Street NW.

If you are in crisis or know someone who is, you are welcome at our Resource Center (505.554.2780).

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Steel Bridge gave me a place of safe refuge, growth in myself, and finding a place. Dispite any circumstances faced head on...... Steel Bridge was there for me even in the event of losing my little girl Laiyesha and my little sister Cindy both 2 weeks from each other. Y'all came to my rescue and gave me tremendous help, courage, and supportive care. I want to share a testimony of my faith.....I became homeless with no where to go or plan my next move. Steel Bridge gave me HOPE, LOVE AND CARE through my stay. God placed Steel Bridge in my path for a good reason and I'm grateful to God's provision that He placed me at Steel Bridge not only for shelter.....he brought me back To Jesus!! There's so much God plays a role in your life. He wants all of us to know He Truly Loves Us All as he is providing shelter, help that is greatly needed and shed His Love upon you all!! He did me and still providing for me. What he can do for me..... God will surely do for you. Believe in Him and he will direct your path!! Trust in his words in the Bible and he will guide your life. Allow God to Heal, Love and Care for you so that you will know his evident unconditional love for you!! I'm a witness of his love, provision and healing not only that..... Jesus is my Best Friend who never lets me down always ready to pick me up when I'm down and loves where I am..... Give Jesus a try....... I'm very thankful I did!!
Steelbridge at one time had honorable intentions..then the shysters of Legacy took it over..they have successfully forced out anyone who cared, all counselors, most pastors, most "paid" employees..then they make the point "cannot collect unemployment cuz we're 503c". Nice..observation..its all about the real estate.
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Amen,