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The Albuquerque Heading Home documentary will be televised several times on GOV TV, Albuquerque’s government access channel, in the next couple of weeks. The documentary chronicles the first 18 months of the community-wide initiative to address homelessness in creative new ways.

The channel will televise the program at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 14, and at 7 p.m. on Sunday, December 16, 23 and 30.  GOV TV is cablecast on Comcast channel 16 in Albuquerque and some adjacent communities.  The channel is also available via online streaming at the GOV TV website.

Albuquerque Heading Home launched over three frigid mornings in early 2011, when hundreds of volunteers canvassed the city at 4 a.m. to interview and assess the vulnerability of people found sleeping on the streets, under bridges and in the Bosque.

This 30-minute film explores what was learned about their needs and our community's response, while sharing testimony of the very real lives and courage of people overcoming severe circumstances. It is both a celebration of their achievements and a challenge to better coordination and realignment of community resources to make experiences of homelessness in Albuquerque rare, short-lived and non-recurring.  The documentary was a joint effort by Albuquerque’s Family and Community Services Department, the office of Mayor Richard J. Berry, the Metropolitan Homelessness Project and GOV TV.

For more information about Albuquerque Heading Home visit www.abqheadinghome.org

GOV TV 16 is operated by the City of Albuquerque’s Cultural Services Department, Richard J. Berry, Mayor.

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