Caring Canines Offer Support at AOC

Caring Canines Offer Support at AOC

The Southwest Canine Corps of Volunteers (SCCV) visited the AOC campus with sack lunches and brought joy to residents and staff alike with their wonderful pups! The SCCV is an Albuquerque-based pet therapy organization who has been serving the community for 30 years....
A Successful Journey Home!

A Successful Journey Home!

Heading Home recently hosted the philanthropic supporters of our mission at ‘A Journey Home,’ our annual celebration dinner. The night was an astounding success! The event raised over $77,000 to support our emergency and permanent supportive housing programs for those...
Westside Emergency Housing Center Now Open

Westside Emergency Housing Center Now Open

Individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Albuquerque now have another much-needed option for getting out of the cold overnight. The City of Albuquerque and Heading Home agreed to open the Westside Emergency Housing Center (formerly the Winter Shelter)...
Lowe’s Heroes Provide Upgrades at AOC

Lowe’s Heroes Provide Upgrades at AOC

The Albuquerque Opportunity Center (AOC) campus recently received some much needed upgrades by Lowe’s Home Improvement. Over 50 Lowe’s employees donated over 200 volunteer hours in four days to improve and beautify our campus! These dedicated workers replaced the...
A Home Teams Farewell

A Home Teams Farewell

Kristy Anderson, one of Heading Home’s most dedicated employees, retired in October. Kristy worked directly with clients and volunteers as Home Teams Program Manager within the Albuquerque Heading Home initiative. Home Teams are groups of volunteers that help to...
Pizza and Haircuts at AOC!

Pizza and Haircuts at AOC!

AOC residents were treated to pizza and haircuts this week thanks to some wonderful organizations and volunteers. Christ Church ABQ brought pizza for all 100 residents, and stylists from two fantastic Albuquerque salons provided 22 haircuts – Lavish Hair Lounge and...
Walgreens Campaign a Success!

Walgreens Campaign a Success!

In September, Heading Home was chosen as a beneficiary for the Walgreens Charitable Donation Program at over 50 locations in Albuquerque and North Central New Mexico. Customers were given the opportunity to add a donation to Heading Home at each register. We’re happy...
New Heading Home Program Engages Highest Utilizers

New Heading Home Program Engages Highest Utilizers

Heading Home’s newest program, ABQ StreetConnect, is targeting people experiencing homelessness throughout Albuquerque who are the highest utilizers of emergency services. In collaboration with hospitals and emergency responders, the program is creating a client...