In the News: Winter Shelter Set to Open

In the News: Winter Shelter Set to Open

Mayor Richard J. Berry, members of Girl Scout Troop 47 and representatives from Sandia National Lab’s Volunteer Programs were present on Monday, November 13th to announce the opening of the Winter Shelter.  This is the first season Heading Home will operate the...
‘Love is a Work of Art’ in Practice

‘Love is a Work of Art’ in Practice

Prologue: LOVE IS A WORK OF ART A life transformed is indeed a work of art. Heading Home’s work of alleviating suffering in our community is a labor of love.  The result is oftentimes a masterpiece.  When the raw material of hopelessness, trauma, unmanaged behavioral...
AOC Residents Get Eye Exams

AOC Residents Get Eye Exams

University of New Mexico medical students, along with Dr. Lisa Rose, gave eye exams and glasses to more than 20 AOC residents in September. They were with the Community Vision Project, which trains first-year students through hands-on engagement with diverse...
Philanthropy, Survival and Love

Philanthropy, Survival and Love

Have you ever wondered what makes one human want to give a gift to another human?  The answer is surprising. I had always assumed it was compassion, or empathy, or generosity.  And indeed all three play a role on the front end.  But the actual decision to make a gift...
Making Change Through Music

Making Change Through Music

On Sunday, August 27th, Albuquerque Heading Home celebrated nearly seven years as a collaboration housing Albuquerque’s most chronically homeless and medically vulnerable.  The event was held at the Albuquerque Museum Amphitheater and featured a lineup of New...