Get Involved

Get Involved


As more of our neighbors face homelessness, your support is more relevant and necessary than ever.

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As the cost of living continues to climb, more and more New Mexicans are making the impossible and unjust choice between housing and healthcare. We believe that nobody should have to make that choice. As we double down on our efforts to end the causes and consequences of homelessness, consider making that commitment with us.

Your gift will ensure access to outreach and site-based services, including medical, dental, and behavioral health care, social supports, and drop-in spaces where people get respite from the streets, basic resources, and linkages to housing, rooted in models informed by personal choice, dignity, and respect.

Change is possible — We’ve proven it.

With nearly 40 years of experience in Albuquerque as the premier healthcare and service provider to the homeless, your gift allows us to have a greater impact on our community.

Join us as we work towards a world that is just and free of homelessness.

Donate today.

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 Sara Lucero, Development Director, at saralucero@abqhch.org

Donate Online, By Mail, or by Phone

  • To make a gift online using our secure website, please click here.
  • To make a gift via check, please make checks payable to Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless.
    • If sending your contribution, our mailing address is:
    • Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless
      PO Box 25445
      Albuquerque, NM 87125-0445
    • If you would like to deliver your contribution in person, please call the Development Office at 505-338-8038 for directions and parking info.
  • To call and securely make a gift over the phone, please contact Karyl Weldon at 505-767-1178

Monthly Giving

How do we meet the constant needs and unexpected crises that come AHCH’s way every month? We are fortunate to have a group of loyal contributors who make periodic gifts that carry AHCH and our patients through not only the needs we can predict, but the unforeseen circumstances that we can’t.

This steady support from our dedicated group of regular supporters is crucial—keeping us ready throughout the year to fulfill the always enduring and often unpredictable issues that arise.

Automatic giving is painless, easy, and saves you time! You can pre-select the amount and frequency that you would like us to draft your donation.

A few good reasons to consider joining:

  • The satisfaction of knowing you are addressing both ongoing and unexpected needs every month.
  • Recurring gifts have a larger impact, allowing AHCH to spend more dollars on lifesaving programs and less on marketing and donor acquisition.
  • An easy, convenient, and cost-effective way for you to make an even more significant contribution.
  • Documentation of your gift will appear each month on your credit card statement.
  • An annual tax receipt will be sent each January, consolidating your gifts from the prior year.

Charitable Retirement Distributions

Several of our donors continue to support our mission, even into retirement. As a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit, AHCH is grateful to be considered for contributions through an IRA or similar retirement account. AHCH makes it simple and convenient to continue to designate funds towards our mission of ending homelessness through compassionate health care and advocacy.

    IRA owners age 70½ or over have the option to transfer up to $100,000 to charity tax-free each year. These transfers, known as qualified charitable distributions, offer eligible older Americans a great way to easily give to charity before the end of the year. Moreover, for those who are at least 72, these contributions count toward the IRA owner’s required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year.

Each distribution will be acknowledged with a receipt and a thank you letter that can be utilized for tax purposes.

For your ease and convenience AHCH’s tax information will be listed below:

Mailing Address:  PO BOX 25445, Albuquerque NM 87125-0445

Tax ID: EIN: 85-0368993

Host a Grassroots Event!

Get a circle of colleagues or friends together and get involved! Use social media, crowdfunding, host a party or dinner, concert, auction, or event, and donate the proceeds to Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless. You can also use your event to spread awareness and engage your community on the vital issues that are important to you!

Contact the Development Director, Sara Lucero, at saralucero@abqhch.org if you are interested in hosting an event and would like support from AHCH. We will be more than happy to have a conversation about the work we do and provide you with additional resources such as educational presentations, program materials and overall engagement during the event.

In-Kind Donation Drives

Our patients face the unjust challenges of life in shelters, on the streets, and in temporary housing, while struggling to maintain their health. Among these challenges is acquiring basic necessities. We welcome the help of faith-based groups, schools, colleges and individuals to organize donation drives to help meet the need for these seemingly small, practical items.

Items gathered in these drives can have a tremendous impact. Distributed by our doctors, nurses, and case managers, they not only improve the quality of care we deliver, but also help us develop and maintain the trusting relationships that are such an essential part of our work.

     Thank you for your interest in hosting a donation drive to support our patients. To see the current Critical Needs List, please click here. For more information about starting a donation drive or about certain items you wish to donate, please contact Karyl Weldon by email at kweldon@abqhch.org or by phone at 505-767-1178

Gifts of Stock

As a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit, AHCH is grateful to be considered for tax-deductible contributions through gifts of stock or shares transfer.

Our gift of stock policy is that your gift of shares will be recognized as the value of the shares on the day that we receive the transfer. As soon as the transaction clears, we sell the shares and will send you a receipt and a thank you letter.

If this is something that you are interested in doing, please do not hesitate to contact AHCH Development Director, Sara Lucero at saralucero@abqhch.org for more information about the transfer process and account details.

Legacy Giving

You can leave an enduring legacy by supporting AHCH’s work providing health care and hope for people experiencing homelessness through a charitable bequest gift: a distribution in any amount from your estate to a charitable organization through your last will and testament.

To learn more about bequests and including AHCH in your plans, please contact Sara Lucero, Development Director at saralucero@abqhch.org.

Donor-Advised Funds

As a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit, AHCH is grateful to be considered for contributions through donor-advised funds. This is a convenient and effective way to support our patients and our work.

A donor-advised fund, or DAF, is a philanthropic vehicle established at a public charity. It allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax benefit and then recommend grants from the fund over time. One way to think about a DAF is like a charitable savings account: a donor contributes to the fund as frequently as they like and then recommends grants to their favorite charity when they are ready.

For more information about AHCH and your DAF, please contact Sara Lucero, Development Director at saralucero@abqhch.org.

Donating Matters!

You can make a difference. Whether your budget allows a monthly commitment of $5, $10, or $25, a larger annual gift, or your plans include a bequest or legacy gift---your tax-deductible gifts and contributions have an enormous impact on tackling the causes and consequences of homelessness.

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Donations

In-Kind Donations

Critical needs donations are essential to alleviating the burden of Homelessness. If you have an idea for a collection drive, call or email and we will be excited to support you!

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
  • Food
  • Furniture
  • 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

Check the Current Needs List

View Lists

505-338-8038

Contact us 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.

1217 1st Street NW

Please bring donations to our Administrative office.
Open Mon.-Fri. between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Contact Karyl Weldon by email at kweldon@abqhch.org or by phone at 505-767-1178 if you have questions or to make a delivery arrangement.

Experience It

Volunteer

Are you passionate about Health Care and want to learn more about how we are ending homelessness?

 

You might be interested in volunteering with Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless!

Our volunteer opportunities vary based on need, expertise, and availability. Based on your application, we will match you to a position that would be a best fit for you and your interests! Our volunteer opportunities range from clinical positions, social work, harm reduction, outreach, ArtStreet and many more!

 

If you are interested in becoming an AHCH volunteer, please fill out our Volunteer Application.

Pushing Through

Advocate

We focus our Advocacy on the following topics:

  • Health Care Access
  • Affordable Housing
  • Living Income
  • Increasing Equity
  • Social Justice

AHCH is committed to bold advocacy on behalf of people experiencing homelessness; not just in Albuquerque, but nationally too. Advocacy is vital to dismantling the structural barriers that create and perpetuate homelessness.  AHCH advocates for solutions to the core issues that contribute to homelessness including; living wages/entitlements, housing, and access to health care.

Activities include hosting tours of the campus to community advocates and leaders, collaborating with neighborhood associations, engaging relationships with community partners, working on cross-agency task forces, speaking at City Council meetings, registering voters, building influence through coalitions and professional organizations, lobbying at State Legislature and participation in special initiatives related to Advocacy. As we continue to innovate structural solutions for homelessness during these turbulent times, we are doubling-down on our commitment to end homelessness before it even begins.

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Community Reports

Each year, AHCH releases a Report to the Community that contains a wrap-up of the previous fiscal year. Our reports contain information about our services, our Board of Directors, staff and donors who continue to support our mission and our annual impact on the community. Check out our Reports below:

  • 2019-2020 Report to the Communityahch
  • 2016-2018 Report to the Community AHCH
  • 2013-2014 Report to the Community AHCH
  • 2015-2016 Report to the Community AHCH
  • 2008-2010 Annual Report AHCH

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