New Heading Home CEO Joell Ackerman!

New Heading Home CEO Joell Ackerman!

Heading Home is thrilled to have Joell as our current Chief Executive Officer and we hope you will get the chance to meet her soon if you don’t know her already! Joell Ackerman was born and raised in Southern California. Growing up she spent summers on her...
Farewell!

Farewell!

As Kristy Anderson, Dennis R. Plummer, Teddi Rivera, and Carol Brusca are on to their next chapters in their lives Heading Home will miss them and wish them all good luck! Kristi Anderson worked tirelessly as an SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR)...
Pathways Navigators

Pathways Navigators

Heading Home, along with the City of Albuquerque’s Family and Community Services department, is operating a Wellness Hotel for families and individuals experiencing homelessness in Albuquerque. We are providing families with a safe place to stay while connecting...
ABQ StreetConnect Partner: Dr. Swala Abrams

ABQ StreetConnect Partner: Dr. Swala Abrams

The ABQ StreetConnect program serves 120 clients who are a part of a sub-population of persons experiencing chronic homelessness with mental illness, typically with co-occurring substance use disorders and physical ailments. Many ABQ StreetConnect clients are high...
Westside Emergency Housing Center

Westside Emergency Housing Center

The Westside Emergency Housing Center (WEHC) has around 300 beds and offers a safe and welcoming environment to men, women, and families experiencing homelessness in Albuquerque. While staying at the WEHC our guests have access to a computer lab,  showers, medical...
Landlord Relationships

Landlord Relationships

Over the past ten years, Heading Home has cultivated relationships with hundreds of landlords. These landlords help our Albuquerque Heading Home team ensure our program participants remain housed. Our Housing Director, Dorothee Otero, focuses on finding landlords with...
Housing: The Solution to Homelessness

Housing: The Solution to Homelessness

Since the start of the Albuquerque Heading Home housing initiative, we have known, that the solution to homelessness is housing. Covid-19 has made this even more clear. Almost a year ago at the start of the pandemic when it was no longer safe to house hundreds of...
ABQ StreetConnect is Expanding!

ABQ StreetConnect is Expanding!

Our ABQ StreetConnect program will be providing prioritized behavioral outreach for more of our vulnerable community members! ABQ StreetConnect is our specialized outreach team whose mission is to identify, engage, stabilize, and house individuals for whom traditional...
Lexington Hotel Now Open

Lexington Hotel Now Open

Families and individuals experiencing homelessness in Gallup, New Mexico, now have a much-needed place to call home. Heading Home has opened the Lexington Hotel, a 26-unit building that provides private rooms, shared common spaces and case management support!  In...
New Core Values!

New Core Values!

What are Heading Home’s Core Values? For eight months, a representative group of Heading Home staff and board members have reflected on that question. Five core values that will shape our organization rose to the top of the list. At Heading Home we value...