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Homeless Services

The Family and Community Services Department is a key player in the City's effort to end homelessness. Our services include prevention, outreach, shelter and housing programs and supportive services.

The following homeless services are funded by the City of Albuquerque, HUD's Continuum of Care grants, Emergency Shelter Grants, and other grants administered by the City of Albuquerque.

Homeless Service Categories

Emergency Shelters


Short-term, immediate assistance for the homeless

Transitional Housing

Transitional housing assistance designed to transition from homelessness to permanent housing

Permanent Supportive Housing

Permanent Housing for homeless individuals dealing with chronic mental illness &/or substance abuse issues


Childcare services for homeless families

Employment Services

Employment services and job placement for homeless persons

Eviction Prevention

Rental assistance and case management to prevent eviction and homelessness

Health Care

Health care services for homeless individuals and families


Meals provided for homeless individuals and families in need

Motel Vouchers

Temporary vouchers for homeless individuals with immediate medical issues and families with children, where emergency shelters cannot accommodate them

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Albuquerque Heading Home Donations

If you would like to donate furniture, clothing etc., to Albuquerque Heading Home, please contact Chandler Smith-Stetson at 344-2323 or 226-1700.  You may also visit the Albuquerque Heading Home website under the “Make a Difference” section at


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