Albuquerque Opportunity Center (AOC)

Albuquerque Opportunity Center (AOC)

1,688
Men Transitioned Into Housing

Albuquerque Opportunity Center is a services campus that co-locates three programs: An Emergency Shelter, a Respite Care Program and Veteran’s Transitional Housing. Shared by the three programs on the campus are an outdoor garden, computer lab, storage area, showers, laundry facilities, medical examination rooms, a library and a classroom area.

AOC Men’s Overnight Emergency Shelter

The AOC Men’s Overnight Emergency Shelter has 56 beds that provide a safe environment for sleeping and daytime storage of belongings for up to 30 nights. The AOC shelter has connected men experiencing homelessness to housing and resources since 2004 and annually services more than 600 unduplicated individuals. The Shelter is co-located at the AOC campus, with access to an outdoor garden, computer lab, storage area, showers, laundry facilities, medical examination rooms, a library and a classroom area.

Respite Care Program

The Respite Care Program has 30 beds on the AOC campus that provide 24-hour care to men recently released from the hospital, who do not have a home. This program is more a more affordable option for the hospitals and it humanly ensures individuals experiencing homelessness are not tending to open wounds while trying to live on the streets. It is recovery and connection to supportive housing resources. The Respite Care Program is co-located at the AOC campus, with access to an outdoor garden, computer lab, storage area, showers, laundry facilities, medical examination rooms, a library and a classroom area.

Veteran’s Transitional Housing (VetTRAN)

The Veteran’s Transitional Housing (VetTRAN) has 15 beds on the AOC campus that are dedicated to male veterans, in partnership with the local Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. VetTRAN provides veterans connection to VA benefits while assisting them to expedite needed services and treatment. The program focuses on assisting veterans in exiting homelessness into permanent supportive housing. On-site assistance is provided to our veterans by Heading Home case managers and VA social workers. VetTRAN is co-located at the AOC campus, with access to an outdoor garden, computer lab, storage area, showers, laundry facilities, medical examination rooms, a library and a classroom area.

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