The Westside Emergency Housing Center (WEHC) has around 300 beds and offers a safe and welcoming environment to men, women, and families experiencing homelessness in Albuquerque. While staying at the WEHC our guests have access to a computer lab,  showers, medical examination rooms, and receive three meals a day. The WEHC is a 24/7 operation and has a team of eighty agile individuals who make sure our guests feel at home during their stay with us.  We are proud to run this facility that connects men and women to permeant housing and other resources.

Linda was in need of a safe and stable environment for herself and her daughter after experiencing domestic violence. With no place to stay, they spent time living on the streets during the cold winter months before entering the WEHC. They were able to stay in a private room together, received toys and books and assistance from the WEHC outreach team navigating support services.

Linda’s story is just one example of the many guests the WEHC has helped since Heading Home began operating the shelter in 2018. The emergency housing at the WEHC we offer is one guided by respect and compassion. We wouldn’t be able to achieve this level of success without Family and Community Services, Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless, and many other community partners. To learn where the pickup points for the WEHC click here.