Photos by Jim Thompson, Albuquerque Journal
Thanks to generous donors like you, last year our staff touched the lives of 7,000 women, men and children experiencing homelessness through medical, dental, behavioral health, and outreach services. Your help provided access to health care and housing…an end to homelessness — and hopelessness — for someone like Jodi.
And Jodi is far from alone. Normally, some 100 people a day fill our facilities — more in Summer, when many shelters close — seeking physical, behavioral, and social care that addresses the health-related consequences of homelessness. This Summer, as the pandemic continues, we expect that number to rise — along with the costs to meet our clients’ needs. Because they can’t come to us, we have to go to them.
In response to the pandemic, we’ve ramped up our telehealth services, recently implemented to provide for mental and behavioral health needs — particularly effective during this time of social crisis.
We’ve provided special personal protective equipment and hired additional staff to deliver essential services to our clients, often particularly vulnerable to COVID-19.
Our staff have logged many additional hours coordinating relief efforts with the City and the state Department of Health; and secured hotel vouchers for overflow from one of our largest shelters for those needing to quarantine to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Your donation today means increased access to free quality care, better social supports, an immediate path from street to housing, and hope where there was no hope before.
Because of you we can expand our outreach efforts and deliver medicine to people who can’t make it to the clinic. With your help, we can expand treatment for substance use disorders. None of these issues go away during a pandemic. They’re often worsened!
Your gift to Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless has an immediate impact and allows us to expand our work in the community. But our work isn’t done yet. Especially in the heat of Summer, the need is tremendous.
Will you help people like Jodi find a path forward with our help? Will you give them hope? Thank you so much for your continued support.
Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless
PS: You can help those without a social or economic safety net find a home, health, and new possibilities. Please make your donation today. There’s never been a Summer we needed your help more. Thank you!
*Name changed in the interest of privacy
Cover photo: AHCH Physician Sam Tri provided medical services at a local park. People sitting in the park were observing public health mandates by maintaining social distance proximity from each other. “