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

Together We Do More #GIVINGTUESDAYNM

Today, on this #GivingTuesdayNM, November 27th, Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless is again participating in the global day of giving known as#GivingTuesday. Make sure to give today here as part of AHCH’s First...
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The AHCH Client Leadership Committee hosted the annual Know Your Rights community forum at the AHCH Resource Center today. Over 60 people were in attendance.

Thank you to ACLU of New Mexico, Civilian Police Oversight Agency, and the UNM Law Center. Thanks to our community partners HopeWorks and Heading Home NM. A very special thank you to AHCH Staff and our Policy Director Rachel.
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Everyone deserves to feel some love today. And everyday!

When you donate to AHCH you help provide quality health care is to helping people overcome, exit, and avoid future homelessness. Now that's showing some heart! ❤️ https://t.co/saaambJ08e #BeTheChange #EndHomelessness

"To not house people who are still struggling with mental illness, substance abuse disorders, and extremely low wages just means returning the most vulnerable people to the streets. Housing First is working to reduce homelessness and we should continue to support it." - Nan Roman

Get ready for good food and giving back this Sunday, Feb 17 at Bistronomy B2B. We're honored to be a beneficiary of Giving Back Sunday. Dine in from 12-9 p.m. on the 17th and 25% of their food sales will be donated to AHCH. https://t.co/LHRjhKAdh3 #community #EndHomelessness

'“How can you feed yourself on $8 an hour with a kid and pay rent?” Baxter says. “There’s no way.”

Homelessness continues to be a local and national crisis. https://t.co/SiuTECX5Yq #EndHomelessness #AffordableHousing #Livingwage #AccesstoHealthcare

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