ABQ Health Care for the Homeless
Since 1985, ABQ Health Care for the Homeless (AHCH) has served our community as the only health care organization in Central NM dedicated exclusively to people without homes. In 2021 AHCH provided services to over 5,000 men, women, and children. Almost 50% of the clients served were men age 20-64. AHCH works with the public and organizations like ALA to ensure the best care for their clients, and to address the systemic causes of homelessness.
ALA orders online each month for AHCH for needed seasonal items. Around 100 pairs of socks are ordered each month. The ALA Thrift Shop provides many warm winter coats. Additional needs in the cold months are hats, scarves, gloves, lip balm, sunscreen, hand warmers and lotion. In the fall of 2022 ALA provided 100 bags with these items.
AHCH is a medical facility, not a shelter. For that reason, they cannot accept opened bags of personal toiletries, medical supplies and most clothing.