Ways to Give
We gratefully accept contributions through a variety of methods. Listed below are the most common ways to make a gift. If you don’t see the information you need, please contact Rachel Smith at 505-767-1177 or the Development Office at 505-338-8038.
Your support of our mission matters. Thank you for giving!
- $110 --Provide 6 people with overdose prevention, education and training, and two vials of Naloxone. Naloxone is a medication that counters the effects of opiates and saves the life of someone experiencing an overdose.
- $120 --Make it possible for a certified nurse practitioner, social worker, and client advocate to make “home” visits to campsites and local shelters.
- $140 --Provide 8 people experiencing homelessness the opportunity to obtain an identification card or copy of their birth certificate. These legal documents are necessary to obtain local services or apply for employment opportunities.
- $233 --Pay for a health care visit with a staff physician who will treat symptoms and may prevent future emergency visits.
- $298 --Grant seven days of motel respite for an individual without a home to recover from the flu and other illnesses.
- $600 --Give a new pair of dentures from the AHCH Dental Clinic. A new mouth opens the door to employment opportunities and the path to self-sufficiency
- $755 --Fund six hours of open studio time for up to 40 community artists at ArtStreet. At ArtStreet, participants gain self-efficacy by creating art that can be shown at an AHCH ArtStreet exhibit and sold as a source of income for the artist.
Critical needs donations are essential to supporting Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless (AHCH)’s mission to end homelessness. If you are in doubt about your donations, it is always better to call and ask.
You might be surprised to find that Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless cannot accept:
- Anything that plugs in
- Medications, even if they are in their original packaging
- Large amounts of clothing –AHCH does not have the capacity to sort, clean, and store large amounts of clothing. Please note this does not include new socks and underwear, which are always needed and given out daily.
- Hospice care equipment or supplies
- Glucose meters or test strips
Call us at 505-338-8038 if you have questions about donations. AHCH serves as a community broker for items essential to people exiting homelessness and we are always happy to refer you to the appropriate community partner organization if you have items AHCH cannot accept.
Please bring donations to our Administrative office at 1217 1st Street NW, which is open Mon.-Fri. between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Call Karyl Weldon at 767-1178 if you have questions or to make a delivery arrangement.
EXPECTATIONS OF VOLUNTEERS:
- Give respect and be respected
- Active and supportive listening of clients’ needs
- Understanding of diverse mental and personal states
- Communicate late or expected missed shifts with program coordinators
- Accepting of the fact that you may not always be able to solve every problem
- Willingness to ask for help
If you have inquiries about internships or practicums please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
All AHCH volunteers must be 18 years or older and able to commit to a regular schedule for at least 6 months. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. You will be contacted following the submission of you volunteer application to discuss how your skills and interests may fit an open volunteer position. If selected, you will be invited to a volunteer orientation and training. AHCH volunteer orientations take place in October, January, April, and July.
2018 upcoming AHCH tour dates are January 16, February 20, and March 20. To register for a tour, please contact Karyl Weldon by phone 505-767-1178 or by email. Monthly tours are open to anyone interested in learning more about AHCH programs. Tours are held every third Tuesday of the month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and begin in the South Conference Room, Building C.
Advocacy on policy issues is essential to AHCH’s work on behalf of people experiencing homelessness; not just in Albuquerque, but nationally too. AHCH advocates for solutions to the core issues that contribute to homelessness, including: living wages/entitlements, housing, and access to health care. An Advocacy Committee comprised of staff and board members (donors/volunteers) meets regularly to prioritize and plan AHCH’s advocacy activities. Activities include hosting tours of elected officials, reaching out to neighborhood associations, working on cross-agency task forces, speaking at City Council meetings, registering voters and participation in coalitions and professional organizations, lobbying at State Legislature and participation in special initiatives related to Advocacy.
We focus our Advocacy on the following topics
- Access to health care.
- Affordable housing.
- Living income.
- Other needed services and resources.
Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless provides a continuum of services that address the health-related causes and consequences of homelessness. AHCH’s 80+ employees believe in our mission and want to be part of a supportive team.
AHCH offers a wide range of benefits including:
Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance
Life Insurance and AD&D
Long Term Disability
Paid Time Off – 24 days in the first year of employment
6 paid holidays
Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
403(b) with employer contributions after two years
Starting housing wage of $13.60/hr.
To apply for a position, please click here (email@example.com) to send resume and cover letter to our human resources department or mail to P.O. Box 25445, Albuquerque, NM 87125. You will be contacted if we need additional information or wish to schedule a phone or personal interview with you. If you are not contacted, we have decided to pursue another candidate.
Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. We comply with State and Federal employment practice laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of an applicant’s age, race, creed, national origin, religion, gender, disability, or sexual preference.
We hire employees from diverse backgrounds with a variety of skills from front desk receptionists, accounting and finance, information technology and facilities management to health and human services care professionals such as physicians, dentists, case managers, client advocates, nurses, medical assistants, mid-levels, therapists, social workers and others.
Current Job Openings
To provide patient education, process referrals both internal and external and ensures follow-up. Works with outside community based programs as needed. Will document activities into EMR as required. REQ: High School diploma or equivalent plus 2 years experience working in an integrated social services/primary care environment providing patient education and referrals. Certified as a Community…
Nurse Practitioner to provide direct services in our busy primary care/behavioral health clinic and on outreach 24 hours week. Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illnesses. Order, perform or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work. Prescribing of medications. Requires MSN, current, valid Nurse Practitioner license with prescription privileges and experience working with underserved…
Receptionist for our integrated primary care/behavioral health/dental clinic. Duties include welcoming, assisting, registering clients, answering phones, scheduling appointments, data entry, and intake processing. REQ: high school diploma or equivalent, 1 year experience in a primary care/behavioral health/social services setting, experience working with individuals with mental health and/or substance use, data entry, experience with EHR, and…
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist to work in our primary care medical clinic providing psychiatric care for homeless individuals. REQ: Current NM applicable licensure or eligible with prescription privileges, strong knowledge base regarding effective utilization of psychotropic medications, experience with underserved and/or homeless populations and bilingual preferred.
To work as fill in for vacations, sick time and special projects. REQ: General knowledge of janitorial supplies, equipment and minor maintenance. Must be dependable and have at least 1 year janitorial/maintenance experience as well as a valid NM driver’s license and good driving record. THIS POSITION IS FOR OCCASIONAL WORK AND NOT ROUTINE EMPLOYMENT.
Case Manager to provide case management, resources and referrals to people experiencing homelessness. Complete assessments, develop treatment plans, conduct home visits, case notes, & transport clients. Requires BA in social services or equivalent experience & 2 years’ experience working w/underserved populations. Working knowledge of EHR. Experience with CMI & DSM-IV. Must have valid NM driver’s…