ALBUQUERQUE, N.M — Heading Home Street Connect is the most recent recipient of funding provided by the One Albuquerque Fund. The donation will help in expanding their Albuquerque Street Connect (ABQSC) program.
The board of directors approved funding for the program, as Heading Home Street Connect’s work aligns within the Fund’s focus on support housing and homelessness issues. The Heading Home Street Connect team was presented with a check for $50,000 at the annual Mayor’s Ball on August 25, 2022.
“Addressing issues surrounding the unhoused has been top of mind for the Albuquerque community and entire state,” said Board member Sherrick Roanhorse. “Creating a sustainable path forward requires partnerships with innovative organizations, and these organizations must also understand the communities they serve. Heading Home is one of those organizations that works daily to build trust in order to create permanent housing pathways for individuals and families facing homelessness. The One Albuquerque Fund supports the work of Heading Home.”
The New Mexico non-profit Heading Home implemented ABQSC in July 2017. The ABQSC program is a complex-care intervention designed to provide housing support and prioritized street outreach to individuals experiencing chronic homelessness, with acute behavioral health and medical needs in Albuquerque. The intervention targets high-frequency users of the criminal justice and emergency medical systems who struggle to navigate a fragmented social service ecosystem on their own.
“The donation from the One Albuquerque Fund will go towards further expansion of the critical behavioral health and medical services provided by ABQSC,” Jodie Jepson, Heading Home ABQ Street Connect Executive Director.
Heading Home programs have collectively transitioned more than 3,000 individuals into housing since 2011. Learn more about Heading Home and ABQSC at https://headinghome.org/.
About the One Albuquerque FundThe One Albuquerque Fund, existing as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation, supports five crucial missions aligned with many of the City of Albuquerque’s priorities: workforce support and training, youth opportunity and programs, public service support and recruitment, black community investment, and housing and homelessness. Learn more at https://www.onealbuquerque.org/.