The Plummer family has launched Heading Home’s Annual Giving Campaign by generously pledging $16,000 to match $32,000 in new gifts over the next three months. If you give or pledge to Heading Home’s mission between now and the end of June, every dollar you give will be increased by the Plummer Family Challenge by an additional 50%. When you make your gift, you will receive BOTH a Mother’s Day card and a Father’s Day which will say that a gift has been made in the recipient’s honor to fund Heading Home’s work to shelter and house people experiencing homelessness in Albuquerque. Click here to read more. Or CLICK HERE TO GIVE NOW!

If you’d rather pledge a future gift, please contact Heading Home Advancement Director Charles LaFond at (505) 344-2323 x 203 or (693) 344-2711, or email at

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

Bell Bank Pays it Forward at Heading Home

Thank you to the wonderful folks from Bell Bank who volunteered to serve our housed clients at our monthly Peer-to-Peer Luncheon!

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ABQ StreetConnect Report Released

A new report that analyzes the initial outcomes of Heading Home’s street outreach program has been released and the results are very promising!

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In the News: Legislative Policy and Community Conversations on Homelessness

There’s been lots of conversation in the media lately regarding homelessness in Albuquerque and governmental initiatives to address it. Below are some stories that will fill you in on this ongoing dialogue with municipal and state governments, service providers and the public at large.

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Colorado Students Provide Service-Oriented Spring Break

Thanks to the wonderful young leaders from Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado for choosing Heading Home for their Alternative Spring Break!

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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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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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