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Homelessness is an issue of housing. There is a housing crisis in our community and in communities across our county. Economic injustices leading to lack of income also contribute to homelessness. For AHCH and our followers, we know #housingishealthcare and both are human rights.

Homelessness makes you sick. Being very sick can make you homeless. If you are sick, homelessness makes you sicker. Access to healthcare is essential to addressing the homelessness crisis.

At AHCH, our charge for 2020 is to remain committed to the best practices in #endinghomelessness and thanks to support from many loyal and dedicated funders and donors, AHCH works to provide healthcare to people who are homeless while addressing the root causes of homelessness through a strategic and assertive advocacy agenda that works to address unjust policies that make homelessness possible.

As noted by Lisa Huval of the City’s Department of Family and Community Services in the KRQE article linked below, homelessness is homegrown. AHCH queries clients for the percentage who live in NM. AHCH’s Living in NM Status Report demonstrates that of the over 4,000 clients queried this year, 25% have lived in NM less than 5 years, 11% have lived in NM less than 10 years, and 64% have lived in NM for more than 10 years.

Read the local stories now: "NM's rise in homelessness tops nation; HUD reports 27% increase in one year." bit.ly/36O2p8o
"New Mexico’s rise in homelessness highest in the nation" bit.ly/3617ybF

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Homelessness is an issue of housing. There is a housing crisis in our community and in communities across our county. Economic injustices leading to lack of income also contribute to homelessness. For AHCH and our followers, we know #housingishealthcare and both are human rights. 

Homelessness makes you sick. Being very sick can make you homeless. If you are sick, homelessness makes you sicker.  Access to healthcare is essential to addressing the homelessness crisis. 

At AHCH, our charge for 2020 is to remain committed to the best practices in #endinghomelessness and thanks to support from many loyal and dedicated funders and donors, AHCH works to provide healthcare to people who are homeless while addressing the root causes of homelessness through a strategic and assertive advocacy agenda that works to address unjust policies that make homelessness possible.   

As noted by Lisa Huval of the City’s Department of Family and Community Services in the KRQE article linked below, homelessness is homegrown. AHCH queries clients for the percentage who live in NM. AHCH’s Living in NM Status Report demonstrates that of the over 4,000 clients queried this year, 25% have lived in NM less than 5 years, 11% have lived in NM less than 10 years, and 64% have lived in NM for more than 10 years.   

Read the local stories now: NMs rise in homelessness tops nation; HUD reports 27% increase in one year.  http://bit.ly/36O2p8o
 New Mexico’s rise in homelessness highest in the nation http://bit.ly/3617ybF 

We want to hear from you. What were your thoughts?

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Project tours were started as a way to show the community why what we do matters. If you are curious about what we do from day-to-day, there is a project tour coming January 21st. If you are interested in registering, click here:
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There is a housing crisis in our community. Economic injustices leading to a lack of income also contribute to homelessness. For AHCH and our followers, we know #housingishealthcare and both are human rights http://bit.ly/2Tda1gG

#EndHomelessness.

#HumanRights365: Throughout the 20th century, Reies Tijerina fought for Hispano land rights granted by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. In essence, he fought for equitable housing. His lifelong dedication to human rights--and housing rights-- makes him a #HumanRightsHero.

"RECYCLED HEART: the artists of artstreet" returns to the @TheHarwood in just a couple of weeks! On February 7, join ArtStreet and Harwood from 5:30 to 8 PM for a discussion with the artists and the grand opening right after. http://bit.ly/2SLMDql #RecycledHeart #Recycle

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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.

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

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.