Homelessness will make you sick and can kill you.

The statistics are grim. In the City of Albuquerque, a minimum of 1,318 people reported experiencing homelessness on January 23, 2017 per the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness Point-In-Time Count, and per Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless (AHCH) and community best estimates, at least 16,000 persons – approximately 2.3% of Bernalillo County residents – will experience homelessness during the year.  

When people experience homelessness access to adequate health care can mean the difference between getting back on your feet or dying. AHCH believe all people are entitled to health care. We serve people in many stages of homelessness including those living in cars or motels, couch surfing, on the street, in shelters and in transitional housing. Having access to a doctor and medical care to take care of chronic conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic pain, is essential.

For over three decades, Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless (AHCH) has served our community as the only health care organization in Central New Mexico dedicated exclusively to providing services to homeless people. AHCH provides critical services to over 7,000 men, women and children every year. By addressing the health-related causes of homelessness, AHCH makes it possible for people to find solutions to end their homelessness.

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At AHCH we believe housing is health care and both are human rights.

Services Include:

Dental
Primary Medical
Pharmacy
Behavioral Health
Harm Reduction

Health Care is a Human Right

MISSION & VISION

Mission

Our mission is to provide caring and comprehensive health and integrated supportive services, linking people experiencing homelessness to individual and collective solutions, and to be a leader in implementing innovative service models and a catalyst for solutions to homelessness and uphold a commitment to diversity and equity.

Vision

To live in a world that is just and without homelessness.

many of the people we serve at Health Care for the Homeless are children

Together We Do More #GIVINGTUESDAYNM

Today, on this #GivingTuesdayNM, November 27th, Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless is again participating in the global day of giving known as#GivingTuesday. Make sure to give today here as part of AHCH’s First...
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"All human beings are born free and equal, in dignity and in rights." - Article 1 - Declaration of Human Rights.

Let's stand up for equality, justice and human dignity today, and everyday. www.abqhch.org/ #StandUp4HumanRights #HumanRightsDay #Healthcare #EndHomelessness
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Today, poverty prevails as the gravest human rights challenge in the world. Combating poverty, deprivation and exclusion is not a matter of charity, and it does not depend on how rich a country is. By tackling poverty as a matter of human rights obligation, the world will have a better chance of abolishing this scourge in our lifetime... Poverty eradication is an achievable goal." -Louise Arbour, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

While this is a dated Human Rights Day logo, it speaks beautifully to our mission. Giving and supporting AHCH is an act of social justice, not charity.
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"The right to adequate housing is a basic human right, and it’s protected by the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights." https://t.co/VWjfuV0xI5 #Article25 #StandUp4HumanRights

People without homes are likely to die decades earlier than individuals with stable housing. Learn how to honor those who have passed away while experiencing #homelessness. #VisualizeHomelessness https://t.co/qlSRZGUt9i

#FlashbackFriday to last year's #HumanRightsDay celebration & sharing why we're at AHCH. Will you join us Monday & stand up for human rights?

We strive to ensure every person has adequate housing. Housing is Health Care. Learn how you can get involved: https://t.co/Pr21m1o9Sb

Studies show that 50% of all people served in Health Care for the Homeless programs report a history of traumatic brain injury; as many as 70% sustained their injuries before experiencing #homelessness. #VisualizeHomelessness Learn more: https://t.co/hlWcxQueVh

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