A resident at the Albuquerque Opportunity Center’s 24-hour respite program got more than a new outlook at the start of this new year – he got housing!

Jack had been a resident in the respite program for months recovering from a hospital stay and ongoing health issues. While there, staff worked with him to stabilize his condition and work towards independent living. Click on the gallery above to view Jack’s move-in journey.

The 24-hour respite program assists men experiencing homelessness who have recently been released from the hospital. The program is an affordable option for hospitals in need of bed space and humanely ensures an appropriate recuperative space for men without housing. The program offers three meals a day, transportation to medical appointments and assistance with medication management.

The Albuquerque Opportunity Center Campus provides phone and mail service, laundry facilities, an outdoor patio and garden, a community room and computer room with a library. All residents are offered opt-in case management services and a range of activities provided by volunteers.

We wish Jack the best of luck and we are happy to have assisted him on his journey to housing!