From the Perspective of a Child

From the Perspective of a Child

As the Housing Director at Heading Home, Dorothee Otero has the opportunity to interact with the many children who we serve through our Families Heading Home program. Children do not choose to become homeless or to live in a shelter. They are the innocent victims of a...
Life as the Families Heading Home Case Manager

Life as the Families Heading Home Case Manager

My name is Antonia Martinez and for the past ten months, I have been the housing case manager for the Families Heading Home program. I have been in the social work field for the past eight years and have worked with various populations of individuals and families...
Families Heading Home

Families Heading Home

Families Heading Home provides permanent supportive housing and case management services for families experiencing homelessness in our Albuquerque community.  Our Families Heading Home program supports families who are referred to us after staying on the streets or in...
Combined Federal Campaign 2020

Combined Federal Campaign 2020

Heading Home is proud to be a part of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) for 2020! The CFC’s mission is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to...
Men’s Overnight Emergency Housing

Men’s Overnight Emergency Housing

The Albuquerque Opportunity Center (AOC) Men’s Overnight Emergency Shelter has 71 beds that provide a safe environment for sleeping and daytime storage of belongings for up to 30 nights. While staying at the AOC our guests have access to an outdoor garden, computer...
AOC Facility Management

AOC Facility Management

Our Albuquerque Opportunity Center (AOC)  is a large campus with an outdoor garden, computer lab, storage area, showers, laundry facilities, medical examination rooms, main dorm, Respite Care wing, a library, and a classroom area. During the week the campus is...
Respite Care Program

Respite Care Program

The Albuquerque Opportunity Center’s Respite Care Program is for gentlemen experiencing homelessness that do not have a safe place to ensure that they received follow up care for their acute medical conditions. We have contracts with multiple Albuquerque area...
New ABQ StreetConnect Report Brief

New ABQ StreetConnect Report Brief

A new report that analyzes the recent outcomes of Heading Home’s street outreach program is coming soon and the results are very promising! ABQ StreetConnect was created in August 2017 “to provide intensive, individualized, housing-focused service navigation to...
Prioritized Street Outreach

Prioritized Street Outreach

ABQ StreetConnect (ABQSC) is our specialized outreach team whose mission is to identify, engage, stabilize, and house individuals for whom traditional outreach methods have not worked. Our ABQSC program is disrupting a cycle of high system utilization and Heading Home...
Life as the ABQ StreetConnect Clinical Director

Life as the ABQ StreetConnect Clinical Director

My name is Carol Brusca and for the last 3 years, I have been the Clinical Director of the ABQ StreetConnect program. I am an independently licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Trauma specialist.  I feel so fortunate to be able to work with such a great team...