A new report that analyzes the initial outcomes of Heading Home’s street outreach program has been released and the results are very promising!
There’s been lots of conversation in the media lately regarding homelessness in Albuquerque and governmental initiatives to address it. Below are some stories that will fill you in on this ongoing dialogue with municipal and state governments, service providers and the public at large.
Thanks to the wonderful young leaders from Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado for choosing Heading Home for their Alternative Spring Break!
Thanks to the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness (NMCEH) for organizing homeless service providers in engaging their representatives at the 2019 legislative session. Annually, NMCEH leads volunteers and service providers in dialoguing with legislators about systemic needs for addressing homelessness statewide.
The Westside Emergency Housing Center (WEHC), which typically shuts down seasonally on March 15th, is now funded to operate through the end of June. Heading Home thanks Mayor Tim Keller and the City’s Department of Family and Community Services for pushing for operating funds as we work towards a sustainable year-round solution. We also thank the Albuquerque City Council for seeing the necessity of this funding and working in tandem with WEHC stakeholders.
January saw huge engagement from supporting organizations and businesses in the community. Heading Home thanks Walgreens, Nusenda and the Doug and Duran morning show on Magic 99.5 FM for investing in Heading Home.
Heading Home’s ABQ StreetConnect outreach team recently joined staff and volunteers from a number of nonprofit organizations for the biennial Point-in-Time (PIT) count.
On January 22nd, a panel of local advocates, including Heading Home’s CEO Dennis Plummer, came together to discuss strategies for addressing homelessness in Albuquerque. The panel followed a screening of “The Advocates” film which chronicles the tireless work of Los Angeles outreach workers as they strive to make a dent in the city’s homelessness crisis.
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!
Housed neighbors, staff and volunteers gathered this week for our monthly Peer-to-Peer Luncheon with a special holiday twist. Our housed clients, who we call neighbors, shared stories of gratitude and encouragement with the group while volunteers prepared a holiday feast…
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