Mayor Richard J. Berry, members of Girl Scout Troop 47 and representatives from Sandia National Lab’s Volunteer Programs were present on Monday, November 13th to announce the opening of the Winter Shelter.  This is the first season Heading Home will operate the city shelter after winning a competitive bid earlier this year.  We’re honored by all the amazing work that was put into the preparation by volunteers and staff.

From the Albuquerque Journal:

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Vans will begin shuttling homeless people to the overnight winter shelter beginning Wednesday, and what they will find there is a brighter and more welcoming and comfortable environment.


Mayor Richard Berry announced the winter schedule on Monday during a news conference at the shelter, located in what was once the old West Side jail, about 15 miles from Downtown and west of the volcanoes.


In a massive seven-month effort involving hundreds of volunteers, walls have been painted and adorned with murals, artwork hung, bed posts given a coat of color, indoor seating areas furnished with donated furniture, benches constructed for outdoor sitting areas and the entire place given a thorough cleaning.  Read the full article…