Make a Donation
If you haven't already heard, we are almost at our First Day of Winter $210,000 goal! We could not be more grateful for all of you and how much you have selflessly raised to help better your community. AHCH staff will be able to provide comprehensive primary care (medical, dental and behavioral health) and wrap-around social support services that work to address the whole person and their individual and complex needs.You can still be part of the impact. Today is the last day to donate to our First Day of Winter campaign. Make your contribution at https://www.abqhch.org/get-involved/.Posted by Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless on Thursday, February 28, 2019
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 the Development Office at 505-338-8038.
Micro-donors and large donors unite!
At Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless (AHCH), we look to our community for help in caring for those in need. Donations of all sizes are welcome. Please consider donating even if your budget is $5, $10 or $25. It all adds up and sometimes it’s easier to make smaller donations occasionally rather than one large contribution.
To make a secure contribution by credit card, you can donate online or call to contribute securely over the phone. We are able to accept gifts on Visa or Master Card.
Cash or 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.
Periodic Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).
By scheduling re-occurring gifts charged to your credit card you provide a consistent income for AHCH, allowing us to spend more dollars on programs and less on printed mailings and other outreach efforts. Automatic giving saves you time. You can pre-select the amount and frequency that you would like us to draft your donation. You decide how frequently you’d like to give: weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annually.
Grassroots Giving Events.
Get your circle of friends and colleagues involved in a wide variety of strategies to make donations to AHCH. Host a party and pass the hat, put on a theatrical event or concert and donate the proceeds to AHCH.
Your support of our mission matters. Thank you for giving!
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.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless (AHCH). 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 January, April, July and October.
The next volunteer orientation will be held on the AHCH campus in April 2020. The date is to be determined.
Leadership volunteer roles in committees are also available.
Upcoming 2020 AHCH tour dates are January 21, February 18, and March 17. To register for a tour please follow the link below to fill out the signup form.
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.