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

Lobbying for Change

Thanks to the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness (NMCEH) for organizing homeless service providers in engaging their representatives at the 2019 legislative session. Annually, NMCEH leads volunteers and service providers in dialoguing with legislators about systemic needs for addressing homelessness statewide.

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WEHC Gets Funding Extension

The Westside Emergency Housing Center (WEHC), which typically shuts down seasonally on March 15th, is now funded to operate through the end of June. Heading Home thanks Mayor Tim Keller and the City’s Department of Family and Community Services for pushing for operating funds as we work towards a sustainable year-round solution. We also thank the Albuquerque City Council for seeing the necessity of this funding and working in tandem with WEHC stakeholders.

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A Month of Community Engagement

January saw huge engagement from supporting organizations and businesses in the community. Heading Home thanks Walgreens, Nusenda and the Doug and Duran morning show on Magic 99.5 FM for investing in Heading Home.

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PIT Count Aims to Determine Number of Homeless in ABQ

Heading Home’s ABQ StreetConnect outreach team recently joined staff and volunteers from a number of nonprofit organizations for the biennial Point-in-Time (PIT) count.

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Advocates Panel Discuss Film on Homelessness Service Providers

On January 22nd, a panel of local advocates, including Heading Home’s CEO Dennis Plummer, came together to discuss strategies for addressing homelessness in Albuquerque. The panel followed a screening of “The Advocates” film which chronicles the tireless work of Los Angeles outreach workers as they strive to make a dent in the city’s homelessness crisis.

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Home for the New Year: A Visual Story

A resident at the Albuquerque Opportunity Center’s 24-hour respite program got more than a new outlook at the start of this new year – he got housing!

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Peer-to-Peer Holiday Cheer

Housed neighbors, staff and volunteers gathered this week for our monthly Peer-to-Peer Luncheon with a special holiday twist. Our housed clients, who we call neighbors, shared stories of gratitude and encouragement with the group while volunteers prepared a holiday feast…

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In the News: AOC Featured in the Albuquerque Journal

The Albuquerque Opportunity Center (AOC) men’s emergency overnight shelter was featured in a piece by the Albuquerque Journal highlighting organizations working to address root causes of homelessness…

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Caring Canines Offer Support at AOC

The Southwest Canine Corps of Volunteers (SCCV) visited the AOC campus with sack lunches and brought joy to residents and staff alike with their wonderful pups! …

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A Successful Journey Home!

‘A Journey Home,’ our annual celebration dinner was an astounding success! The event raised over $77,000 to support our emergency and permanent supportive housing programs for those experiencing homelessness in our community…

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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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