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Heading Home: Holiday of Hope 2015

Heading Home is in need of families and community minded groups to support newly housed families and individuals during the holiday season.

Heading Home is in need of families and community minded groups to support newly housed families and individuals during the holiday season. We are calling this our "Gift a Family" effort.

Why support Heading Home? Here are some interesting facts you may not know about us. We have operated the Albuquerque Opportunity Center since 2004. Along with general shelter beds for men, we also provide respite beds (for those being discharged from a hospital after serious illness or injury), and our VetTran transitional housing program for veterans.

In 2011 we responded to an urgent request by Mayor Berry to house the most chronically homeless, medically vulnerable individuals on our streets. In response, we implemented Albuquerque Heading Home and housed over 450 individuals and household members. In 2014, we added Veterans Heading Home and housed an additional 30 veterans and their families. Most recently, we added housing for families. Our family housing programs work with families who experiencing homelessness and most have some involvement with CYFD. This year alone, we have served 191 family members who are now in stable, supportive housing. We work diligently with all of our clients by providing them with the support they need to make a successful transition from homelessness to maintaining their own home.

Because we believe in the power of community, we are asking YOU to be part of making the holidays just a little better. We understand that not everyone can "sponsor" a family-there are lots of opportunities to help. Please look at the enclosed flyer for additional opportunities to contribute to this important effort.

Just a couple of day ago, as the weather started turning, Jason came to our door asking if we had a pair of socks for him. Jason suffers from diabetes and having dry, clean socks is so very important in dealing with this condition. Just one pair of socks can make a huge difference for someone!

Whatever you decide to do, please know that you will make the holidays just a little brighter.