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Gifts From the Heart

March 1, 2018

   Women from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from the Albuquerque west side came together on Saturday, February 24, 2018 for their annual Women’s Conference. As they came, they brought with them Welcome Baskets for the Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico (SHC-NM). Throughout the month of February, the women in…

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“Please tell all the staff that I love them.”

February 26, 2018

Daniel was homeless for three years, staying in shelters and sometimes spending the night in hospital waiting rooms or the local Denny’s. Luckily for Daniel, he was finally referred to the apartments at Downtown @700-2nd where he has been living for the last 2 years. Without SHC-NM Service Coordination, Daniel may very well have found…

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Volunteer Opportunity: 6th Annual Strike Out Homelessness Event

February 8, 2018

6th Annual Strike Out Homelessness Bowl-A-Thon & Raffle All SHC-NM Volunteers need to review, sign, and date Volunteer Manual and Waiver Purpose Supportive Housing Coalition is looking for reliable, enthusiastic, and hard-working individuals to provide SHC-NM with event support while also providing families and guests with an opportunity for prize-winning and entertainment. We are currently…

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Point-In-Time Count results for homelessness tell ABQ their job isn’t done

February 5, 2018

The 2017 numbers for the PIT count are in and speak for themselves. The report shows an increase in homelessness from the 2105 count, reporting 1,318 people who were experiencing homelessness on the night of the count. These numbers encompass people who are experiencing chronic homelessness (homeless for a year or more) and homelessness overnight.…

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A Place of Love and Wellness

January 29, 2018

When Christine retired in 2015 due to a progressive bone disease, she found she couldn’t afford her apartment any longer. While she received Social Security income, her rent took up so much of her money she was left with only a few dollars a month on which to live. Then her case manager recommended SHC-NM’s…

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Help Mayor Keller Fight Homelessness

January 19, 2018

The City of Albuquerque conducted a homeless study in 2015 that showed that there were fewer people experiencing homelessness in Albuquerque than prior years. While this was a positive study, why isn’t this enough for our city and why must we do more to help homelessness in Albuquerque? Simply put, it is not enough because…

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Twenty years later… We begin anew

November 11, 2017

Utilizing momentum from the 20th anniversary to commemorate a new milestone Supportive Housing Coalition’s rebranding effort helped them explain how they help homeless people in Albuquerque Recently, the Supportive Housing Coalition realized they were struggling because people didn’t understand what they do. When they brought on a new executive director, Steve Ross, they started to…

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Housing Changes Lives!

June 27, 2017

Housing Means Education Next month, Donald will graduate from college, on the dean’s list, with a 3.8 GPA. And he did much of that while living out of his car. Donald grew up in poverty in Memphis, Tennessee. Desperate to make ends meet, he dropped out of school. He knew that decision deeply disappointed his…

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Thank you to our 2016 Donors!

April 21, 2017

Many of our 2016 donors and partners gathered at Downtown @700-2nd for our annual Donor Appreciation Reception. Everyone who attended received exclusive SHC-NM note cards featuring artwork by Tony and Julianna Pelletier. The original artwork for the cards was sold via a silent auction. Brian ColĂłn won the auction. Tony and Julianna also sold their…

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Putting the “Support” in Supportive Housing

April 11, 2017

“If I didn’t know that I had a bed to lay my head on, it would be tough to maintain my sobriety. And without my service coordinator, I would be back on the streets. I had to relearn how to live like a “normal” person. I am now more motivated to get out the door…

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Documentation requests

By ctso@shcnm.org | December 21, 2023

For any program participants involved with SHCNM, we’d like to post our documentation policy again as a reminder it is available to all program participants. The Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico oversees over 20 programs across the state. Program participants have the right to request information in their file at any time. SHCNM will…

Upcoming closures

By ctso@shcnm.org | December 18, 2023

Hello SHC participants and community members, Please be aware SHC will be closed 12/19 for an in-service/staff development day; the Federal holidays of 12/25 and 12/26; and New Years Day on 1/1. We are open for normal business otherwise and look forward to continuing to serve you. Thank you, SHC

SHC Spotlight: Our Maintenance Staff

By griffin-admin | September 15, 2021

At SHC, we strive each and every day to impact the lives of individuals and families in New Mexico by ending homelessness for good. We’ve truly embraced an “all hands-on deck” approach to fulfilling our vision. In this issue, we are highlighting our maintenance team, a little known but essential part of our SHC family.…

Token Ibis: Democratizing Social Impact

By griffin-admin | September 13, 2021

Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico is extremely proud to announce a new partnership with Token Ibis.  Based right here in Albuquerque, Token Ibis is breaking new ground with their approach to philanthropy: making social change and impact through charitable giving that is more accessible to everyone.   Token Ibis functions similarly to cash apps. The…

Robert: A Poet’s Journey

By griffin-admin | May 14, 2021

TO SHCNM I say Thank You For giving me The Ability And Freedom To Find ME Through The Stability Afforded Me For Once Given the Chance To Thrive And not Merely Survive Having The Veil Lifted From My Eyes Growth thru Knowledge And Blessings Realized ~ Robert C.   Last year, right before COVID shut…

It’s Our Anniversary!

By griffin-admin | February 10, 2021

We are pleased to announce that 2021 marks SHC’s 25th year as an organization dedicated to ending homelessness for hundreds of people each day. We were founded in 1996 in response to local service providers’ recognition of a community-wide gap in safe and affordable housing for homeless and near-homeless persons with behavioral health disorders. Through the…

New DT Mart at Downtown @700-2nd

By griffin-admin | January 29, 2021

It started out as a simple idea, then a brainstorm, and then a full-fledged plan. Downtown @700-2nd Apartments is a mixed-income apartment community owned and managed by Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico. In its lobby is a cafĂ© space that has seen several cafĂ©s come and go over the years. After the vacancy left…

Giving Tuesday – Michael

By griffin-admin | November 16, 2020

Michael is a widowed father of two children, ages 5 and 7. Michael and his children have successfully maintained housing for the past three years and were well on their way to no longer needing the help of our permanent supportive housing program. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Michael was laid off in July after…

Giving Tuesday – Cheryl

By griffin-admin | November 16, 2020

Cheryl and her two-year-old daughter have recently secured housing through our permanent supportive housing program. Before being referred to our program, Cheryl and her daughter were residing at a woman’s shelter that offered them safety and guidance when they needed it most. Overwhelmed with tears of joy when she was handed the key to her…

Giving Tuesday – Richard

By griffin-admin | November 13, 2020

Richard is a 63-year-old senior who has been living unsheltered for the past two years due to several medical impairments. Like most medically fragile seniors, Richard fears catching the coronavirus so he has been avoiding populated areas such as our local shelters. Richard has had to choose between necessities (like meals and shelter) and limiting…