Heading Home programs have collectively transitioned more than 3,000 individuals into housing since 2011. Read more about our programs here.

Individuals And Family Members Housed

Veterans Served Through All Headiing Home Programs

Men Transitioned Into Housing

Family Members Housed

Westside Emergency Housing Center Now Open

Individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Albuquerque now have another much-needed option for getting out of the cold overnight. The City of Albuquerque and Heading Home agreed to open the Westside Emergency Housing Center (formerly the Winter Shelter) three days early this season due to cold weather…

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Lowe’s Heroes Provide Upgrades at AOC

The Albuquerque Opportunity Center (AOC) campus recently received some much needed upgrades by Lowe’s Home Improvement. Over 50 Lowe’s employees donated over 200 volunteer hours in four days to improve and beautify our campus!

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A Home Teams Farewell

Kristy Anderson, one of Heading Home’s most dedicated employees, retired in October. Kristy worked directly with clients and volunteers as Home Teams Program Manager…

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Pizza and Haircuts at AOC!

AOC residents were treated to pizza and haircuts this week thanks to some wonderful organizations and volunteers…

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Walgreens Campaign a Success!

We’re happy to report that the campaign raised over $12,000! These funds help Heading Home fulfill our mission of making homelessness rare, short-lived and nonrecurring in our community…

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Heading Home and Walgreens Partner on ‘Giving Back’ Campaign!

Heading Home is honored to be featured in Walgreens’ Charitable Donation Program at over 50 locations in Albuquerque and North Central New Mexico! Customers will have the opportunity to add a donation to Heading Home after each purchase to help those most in need in our community. The campaign runs from September 17th – 30th…

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New Heading Home Program Engages Highest Utilizers

Heading Home’s newest program, ABQ StreetConnect, is targeting people experiencing homelessness throughout Albuquerque who are the highest utilizers of emergency services…

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Welcome to Our New YAV

Heading Home welcomes Kim North as our new Young Adult Volunteer (YAV). YAVs spend a year with local organizations “working to address root causes of poverty and reconciliation… in intentional community with peers and mentors.” …

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Heading Home a Major Part of City Plan to Tackle Homelessness

Heading Home is proud to be an integral part of the City of Albuquerque’s newly-unveiled plan to tackle the increasingly visible issue of homelessness in our community…

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Labor Day BBQ at AOC

Heading Home celebrated Labor Day with our clients and staff at the Albuquerque Opportunity Center (AOC) men’s emergency shelter. Labor Day is a fitting celebration for our residents, staff and volunteers at AOC. The facility operates like a well-oiled machine…

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Shutting the Door on Homelessness

We know that the solution to homelessness is housing. With your support, together we can help save lives and money by housing people experiencing homelessness who are the most likely to die on our streets and are utilizing the most amount of services. We can shut the door on homelessness, making it a thing of the past and making a future of permanent housing and hope.

Our Values


We will act in ways that establish credibility and mutual trust.


We meet people we serve where they are.


Everyone who wants housing should have access to housing.


We promote justice tempered with compassion.  Err on the side of graciousness.


We are committed to providing non-threatening, safe spaces for everyone we serve, wherever they are in the community.


We expand choices and remove barriers to such access, so that housing is safe, affordable and accessible.



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