The only health care organization in Central NM dedicated exclusively to people without homes.
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EVICTION RELIEF AND RESOURCES
*NOTE: AHCH does not have an eviction program and values promoting community resources that help end or diminish homelessness. Please...
Primary medical care, psychiatric services, eye, dermatology, podiatry, and other specialty clinics.
Individual therapy, group therapy, behavioral health assessment and crisis intervention
Street Medicine and Harm Reduction Outreach
Children’s Outreach and Harm Reduction Outreach.
We provide free dental care to people experiencing homelessness. Cleaning, extractions, dentures, and more.
Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless is a Nonprofit Organization For People Experiencing Homelessness.
For nearly four 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 people experiencing homelessness.
Learn More in the About Section
What We Stand For
Mission & Vision
Fueled by compassion and driven by equity, we lead boldly, create exceptional health care experiences, and raise voices to end homelessness.
To live in a world that is just and without homelessness.
The Land We Stand On
"Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless acknowledges New Mexico’s Indigenous peoples such as the 19 Pueblos, and the Apache Tribes, and the Diné Tribe, whose generational and spiritual connections to the land have carried to this day. We also recognize the Pueblo of Isleta as one of the original stewards and inhabitants of the land our buildings stand on."
The following reasons why a land acknowledgement statement is important are:
- Acknowledges the original inhabitants and stewards of the land before colonization.
- Acknowledges displacement, dispossession and loss for the people that lived here before.
- The statement helps to create awareness of Indigenous presence in everyday life.
- Creates accountability, and helps to build reverent relationships with Indigenous peoples.
A little history on the statement:
The statement was created with the input of local indigenous peoples. One nation declined participation and stated their people and leadership value their privacy. The Pueblo of Isleta, has concurred to the statement and helped finalize the statement.
News and Events from AHCH
ArtStreet at Harwood
WHAT: ARTSTREET AT HARWOODHarwood Art Center and ArtStreet of Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless co-presents Blossoming, a visual representation of the renaissance taking place within the ArtStreet community and ...
09 Jan, 2023
HR365: December 2022
Because Homelessness is a Violation of Human Rights, AHCH's Friday series on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, #HumanRights365, aims to remind everyone that each one of us, everyw...
01 Jan, 2023
#GivingTuesdayNow: Your Opportunity to Change The World #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving and unity that will take place on November 29th, 2022. Heading into the coldest months of the year reminds us how...
28 Nov, 2022
Your Gift Saves Lives
Your donation provides critical services for the most vulnerable populations
Homelessness Impacts 2.3% of BernCo Residents
The statistics are grim. In the City of Albuquerque, a minimum of 1,311 people reported experiencing homelessness on Monday, January 31st, 2022 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.
Access to adequate health care can mean the difference between getting back on your feet, getting sicker, or even dying. For AHCH, health care is housing and both are human rights. AHCH believes all people are entitled to health care, affordable housing, and and adequate income. 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 people experiencing homelessness. AHCH provides critical services to over 5,000 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.