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, getting sicker, or even dying.  AHCH believes health care is a human right and that 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

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Today is National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This observance day was founded by the #BanyanTreeProject, with support from the CDC, to end the silence and shame surrounding HIV and AIDS in Asian and Pacific Islander communities, help prevent HIV, and help those who are living with this disease.

Visit the link for more information such as testing centers and HIV/AIDS fact sheets: bit.ly/2YvXcxq
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Today is #NAPIHAAD. Today was founded by the #BanyanTreeProject, with support from the CDC, to end the silence and shame surrounding HIV and AIDS in Asian and Pacific Islander communities, help prevent HIV, and help those who are living with this disease. https://t.co/cMb6x7UHV4

We'll see you tomorrow at The Harwood Art Center for the 6th annual Poet's Cafe! Performances begin at 6 p.m.

Artwork, t-shirts featuring ArtStreet artists, and ArtStreet books will also be available for sale. https://t.co/ixnoffS9H5

Meet the Poets at the 6th Annual Poet's Cafe this Friday, May 17! Experience the written and spoken word created by the artists/writers of ArtStreet. https://t.co/M9CFdOS35v #ArtStreet #ABQart

On average, people without homes die 30 years earlier than their housed counterparts. Our Organizational Member @KCPubHealth writes about the importance of remembering people who died while experiencing #homelessness & addressing these premature deaths. https://t.co/m1Ra69aGpv

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