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

The Power of Public Art

2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the Wall of Respect mural in Chicago, which started a movement of inclusion of marginalized communities through public art. AHCH’s new mural which is...
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Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless

Our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Jennifer Riordan. Her commitment to making Albuquerque a better place made a difference for so many.This week, Albuquerque lost an extraordinary individual - a woman whose passion and dedication to better our community exemplified what it means to be a philanthropist, a volunteer, a mom, a wife, a friend, an executive and quite simply, a human being. For the Albuquerque Community Foundation, we lost a dear friend.

Jennifer Riordan's DNA was comprised of love and kindness. In moments of division, Jennifer was a unifier. In times of need, Jennifer was giving. When a project seemed impossible, Jennifer became the champion. Jennifer's sheer existence was a lesson to others in how to not only be a good person - but to be a humble person, full of dignity, grace and unwavering joy.

Jennifer's energy touched every one of us at the Foundation and we will miss her laughter, enthusiasm and warmth tremendously. Jennifer: as your colleagues - and as your friends - the staff of the Albuquerque Community Foundation will forever carry your name, your generosity and your spirit. Your legacy will rest in all of us who continue to be guided by your infectious belief that when we work together for our community, nothing is impossible. ...

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Blazing a new trail for housing justice: A Q&A with New York City’s Right to Counsel Coalition https://t.co/Gbrai2nuZ8

Artstreet ABQ presents the 5th Annual Poets Cafe
This Friday 4/20
The Harwood Art Center
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
We will be streaming this event on Facebook LIVE

National Volunteer Week
April 15-21
AHCH will be bringing you posts all week to recognize the work volunteers do to work toward our vision: To live in a world that is just and without homelessness.
#NVW #EndHomelessness

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