It costs $17 a day to
keep the linens
at our shelter


It costs $163 a
month to provide
a hot cup of coffee
to our AOC

It costs $7 a day
to give two hot
meals to a


It costs $111.57
every day to heat
and cool the AOC


It costs $1,028 for
the first month
of housing for
a single

It costs $3,500
for furniture and
move-in services
for a family
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For non-monetary gifts such as bequests, property, stock transfer or life insurance, contact Charles LaFond at (505) 344-2323 x 203.

Send checks made payable to:

Heading Home
PO Box 27636
Albuquerque, NM 87125-7636

Host a Heading Home fundraising party or event at your home or place of business. Contact Charles LaFond at (505) 344-2323 x 203 for more information.

Please call Chandler Smith-Stetson at (505) 344-2323 for drop-off info or to schedule pick-up for larger items.

What’s needed:

  • Kitchen Supplies
  • Furniture, Cleaning Supplies (unused)
  • Toiletries
  • Linens
  • Street Outreach Supplies (such as healthy snacks, bottled water and sleeping bags)
  • Other Supplies (bike locks, bus passes, books)


Heading Home volunteers are crucial to the success of our organization, our staff and the people we serve. Opportunities range from sorting clothing and furniture to encouraging our recently-housed neighbors (clients) as they transition out of experiencing homelessness.

Please call Courtney Thompson at (505) 343-2323 x 202 or email her if you’re interested in investing your time and talents. Below are several of our current volunteer opportunities.  To sign up for a volunteer opportunity, please click here.

Furniture and Warehouse Management

Help someone exiting homelessness in furnishing their new home. We need strong volunteers who are able to lift 50 lbs. to assist at our warehouse in sorting, organizing and delivering furniture donations.

Home Team Program

Home Teams support neighbors who have recently been housed as they transition to permanent and stable housing. Groups of 3-5 volunteers support one neighbor in re-engaging with the community and beginning their new journey. Activities, which are determined by the Home Team and their neighbor, often include visiting parks and museums, celebrating birthdays, attending medical appointments, and advice on day-to-day tasks like grocery shopping and balancing their checkbook.

Special Skills Volunteer

Many of our volunteers provide unique services based on their own skill sets. Volunteers may serve directly with our neighbors and residents in unique roles to provide services such as career development, acupuncture, live music, and wellness classes.

To sign-up for a volunteer opportunity, click here.

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!