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.
More detailed information including websites for agencies can be found under each category listed below.
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Homeless Service Categories
Emergency Winter Shelter
The emergency winter shelter is closed for the summer. The shelter should re-open November 2014.
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 http://www.abqheadinghome.org/in-kind-donations/.
Short-term, immediate assistance for the homeless
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 and job placement for homeless persons
Rental assistance and case management to prevent eviction and homelessness
Health care services for homeless individuals and families
Meals provided for homeless individuals and families in need
Temporary vouchers for homeless individuals with immediate medical issues and families with children, where emergency shelters cannot accommodate them