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You Made the Recycled Heart ArtStreet Show Success Possible
Like a Unicorn, Together we Create a Blessing        

Did you know that a group of unicorns is a blessing? Your support of ArtStreet and all you do to make access to the arts possible for people often ignored by traditional settings is a blessing. We are blessed to be a part of a diverse community that supports our desire to create – whose focus is on making art, making connections, and supporting our goals of ending homelessness.

This was the best year ArtStreet has ever had at the Recycled Heart show at the Harwood Art Center! Art sales for the 2017 Recycled Heart Opening totaled $1,334 in just two hours.
The locally influenced and social justice themed art resulted in a fantastically wonderful installation that attracted over 350 people in one night alone.

Watch the unicorn fly here.

Read more about the event and see all the news coverage here.

Your 2017 New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness Lobby Day Briefing 
Homeless Services Linked with Policy Change End Homelessness

AHCH showed up to act as change agents during the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness (NMCEH) Lobby Day on February 2, 2017. NMCEH Lobby Day is an important annual opportunity to directly lobby state legislatures and have our voices heard on issues affecting the lives of people experiencing homelessness.

Your belief in our collaborative advocacy efforts to end homelessness resulted in the following legislative focus:
  • House Bill 136: Increase funding for rapid rehousing.
  • Senate Bill 273: Increase funding for Linkages Program. Provides permanent supportive housing.
  • MVD ID Requirements: Lobbied in support of increasing the amount of documents the MVD accepts to prove identity to obtain a state ID (one that cannot be used for federal purposes).
Check out this video of the NMCEH morning training and this video of the rally outside the Roundhouse.

Read more about Lobby Day 2017 here.

2017 New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness Point-in-Time
Albuquerque Non-Profits Come Together to Make it Count

In collaboration with our partners, AHCH deployed its 31-year-old national model of outreach to participate in the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness (NMCEH) Point-in-Time Count in Albuquerque during the last week of January 2017. Thank you to everyone who gave their time and talent to make the 2017 NMCEH Point-in-Time count in Albuquerque productive.

Read more about the 2017 Point in Time Count here along with national and local news coverage.

You Make Reaching More People Possible
Your Support Mobilized Staff to Take Care Out Beyond our Four Walls

Your funds are working hard to help more people, fix more problems, and provide an immediate step on the path from street to housing. Building on one of the three identified strategic priorities for AHCH –invigorating our outreach and field-based services – an Outreach Task Force comprised of a very excited group of staff (40% of AHCH’s total workforce) mobilized outreaches on weekends to engage and serve people not currently in our care. The purpose of this pilot Outreach Task Force was to mobilize a time-limited, focused outreach effort during additional AHCH service time to reach people eligible for, in need of, and not engaged in AHCH services.

Read more here on this exciting strategic effort initiated and led by our Executive Director Jennifer Metzler.  
Make a contribution today.


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