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:

Primary Medical
Behavioral Health
Harm Reduction

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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.


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

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#ICYMI Know Your Rights Forum presented by ACLU of New Mexico and Disability Rights New Mexico at AHCH. Over 50 people were in attendance for the forum. People who are experiencing homelessness were able to ask questions about defending and protecting their civil liberties and also provide stories of their experiences with law enforcement and such. Thank to the Albuquerque Civilian Police Oversight Agency for providing a brief presentation on how and where to file a report about APD employees. A special thank you to the AHCH Client Leadership Committee for organizing the forum.
#ACLU #HumanRights #Advocacy #EndHomelessness #AdvocacyMatters

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Today at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
AHCH Resource Center

Know Your Rights Forum
AHCH Resource Center
Friday, Feb. 23
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Come join us. Hosted by ACLU of New Mexico Disability Rights New Mexico and Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless
Translators and Interpreters will be available
#KnowYourRights #Albuquerque #EndHomelessness #ACLU

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Thanks for the mention! NatlHCHCouncil: Learn from ABQHCH about cultivating safety for providers & those we serve in HCH at our #HCHVirtual CME-accred. webinar, "One HCH Center's Framework for a Safe and Healthy Environment." Join us on Mar. 8 from 2-3 p… https://t.co/mMFCRoxphm

Through these words, Dr. Angelou has shown us the importance we have on other people’s lives and the impact we can make by including people who are experiencing homelessness, direct service staff, administration, Board of Directors, committee members, volunteers, and friends…

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