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Winter Shelter Opens at Gateway

Additional overnight beds will keep people warm and safe this winter
October 31, 2023

As temperatures drop in Albuquerque, the Gateway Center will have 35 additional beds available for overnight shelter beginning tomorrow, November 1, 2023, bringing the total number of unhoused people served each night up to 85.

“As we prepare for the cold weather, we are making more beds available at Gateway to serve the needs of our community,” said Director Carol Pierce. “This large building gives us the flexibility we need to expand our services to keep more people warm and safe this winter.”

Since guests moved into the newly constructed space in August, the Gateway Center’s Housing Navigation program has successfully helped 30 people attain permanent housing and 9 more are about to move into apartments.

Like all overnight services at Gateway, service provider referrals are required for guests to access the winter beds. The Winter Shelter is open from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. daily. Bathrooms, showers, personal storage, and dinner will be available to anyone who stays overnight.

Transportation will be provided to and from the Gateway Center from multiple locations in town, with drop-off locations at or near breakfast meal sites:

    Evening Pick Up:

5:00pm Gods Warehouse pick up

5:10pm BernCo CARE Campus pick up

5:20pm First Nations pick up 

7:15pm Gods Warehouse pick up

7:25pm BernCo CARE Campus pick up

7:35pm First Nations pick up


   Morning Drop Off:

7:40am First Nations drop off

7:50am Gods Warehouse drop off

8:10am Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless drop off

8:20am The Rock @ Noon Day Drop off

Services continue to ramp up at the Gateway Center and work continues on the construction of Medical Sobering and Medical Respite, the other Gateway Center services the City will open next year.