October 10th is World Homeless Day!
It is an internationally recognized day to raise awareness of the global issue of homelessness and the work to help those affected by it, and to call for an end to homelessness once and for all.
In 2018, homelessness had increased for the first time in seven years. On a single night last year, more than half a million Americans lacked permanent shelter, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. At a local level, according to the Point-In-Time, or PIT, count, 1,524 sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness were counted – 206 more than the 2017 PIT count that recorded 1,318 people experiencing homelessness within the Albuquerque city limits reported by the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness. For far too many, it’s inhumane and degrading. Above all, it is unacceptable.
It doesn’t need to be this way.
Other parts of the world are taking huge strides towards ending homelessness, and we can do the same here in Albuquerque.
Donate today to AHCH because you know there is a need for comprehensive healthcare and access to permanent supportive housing for those experiencing homelessness. You envision a world that is just and without homelessness; a world where we are no longer needed. The patients we see on a day-to-day basis are some of the strongest, most resilient people, and we wish nothing but the best for each and every one of them. We know you do too. Every time our clients no longer have to experience homelessness is a time we celebrate.
You have the power to #endhomelessness
Ending homelessness doesn’t mean that no-one will ever lose their home again, but that everyone facing homelessness gets the help they need quickly. It means making sure we all have a place to live, and we all have access to quality health care, and together doing everything we can to stop people from losing their homes or their lives.