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Harwood Art Workshops a Hit at Heading Home

Heading Home continued its collaboration with the Harwood Art Center on the Collective Memory project in January. The Collective Memory project focuses on stories of loss and survival through art…

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Homeless Advocacy Groups Join Forces for Lobby Day

On Thursday, January 25th Heading Home staff were honored to engage with the legislature during New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness Lobby Day. Homeless advocacy and service groups from around the state gathered at the state capitol to educate and share information with our representatives about the importance of providing funding for permanent supportive housing and services for those most in need in our community…

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Masquerade for Medicine Raises Funds for AOC Medical Clinic

On January 20th, the University of New Mexico’s Physician Assistant program held a benefit fundraiser called Masquerade for Medicine. Heading Home was honored to have the Albuquerque Opportunity Center’s (AOC) weekly medical clinic picked as one of the beneficiaries.

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UNM Exhibit Focuses on Heading Home Client Stories

Heading Home is honored to have our residents and clients featured in the artistic exhibit, “Don’t Look Away: A reintroduction to homelessness” at the UNM Domenici Center for Health Sciences and Education — West Wing Lobby. The exhibit chronicles stories of residents at our Albuquerque Opportunity Center (AOC) men’s emergency shelter, and clients in our Albuquerque Heading Home program.

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Launchpad Benefit Concert a Hit!

Thanks to the good folks at the Launchpad, and some amazing local bands, for making the 1st Annual Homeless and Active Military Benefit Show a success! On December 29th, Albuquerque favorites Red Light Cameras, !Reviva!, Concepto Tambor and Moonshine Blind played to a packed house to support those in need.

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3rd Annual Holiday of Hope Another Success!

For the third year, Heading Home’s Holiday of Hope brought joy and good cheer to 40 of our families. We were able to provide presents for 183 family members. Besides the wonderful presents, we also received toiletries, blankets, gift cards, socks, hats and gloves, and cash donations.

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The Collective Memory Project

Heading Home is currently collaborating with The Harwood Art Center in a series of expressive workshops for our residents and recently-housed clients. The Harwood Art Center is a community outreach organization focused on building a "sustainable and more vibrant...
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Honoring Tim Stepetic

  Heading Home honors the life and commitment of one of our most dedicated volunteers. Tim Stepetic passed away on December 9th and leaves a legacy of many years of selfless service. Tim was a loyal volunteer who occupied many roles over the years, most recently...
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Volunteer View: Selflessness in Never-Ending Work

“I had never seen anybody literally frozen stiff before”, exclaimed Mayor Berry at Monday’s press conference announcing the opening of the winter shelter.  He then went on to describe a time that he had gone out with the emergency vans to pick-up people for the winter...
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Volunteer View: ‘I too am headed home’

About two months ago, I received a phone call that my mother had passed away unexpectedly. I was three weeks into the fall semester of my junior year of college.  After spending the next two weeks at home, I knew that I would be unable to return to school and pass all...
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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.


Keep in Touch

You can help us end homeless. We know this is an ambitious goal! And that’s why we need you! With more than 2,000 individuals housed we know it is working and we’re confident that with your support we CAN and WILL make homelessness rare, short-lived and non-recurring! If you want to join us in this journey and stay current on the issue, submit your info here and we’ll send you our electronic newsletter- filled with amazing success stories, ways you can help and other interesting, newsworthy info!