P.O. Box 27459, Albuquerque, NM 87125 | | 505.255.3643                                         May 2021
Robert: A Poet's Journey
“I have a lot more to offer.” 

Last year, right before COVID shut down life as we knew it, Robert transitioned from a life of, as he describes, “living as a vagabond” for 20 years to being housed at SHC’s Downtown @700 apartment community. Since then, Robert’s life has taken an amazing trajectory. After committing himself to a life of sobriety, in December of 2019, he has undertaken a daily regimen of exercise, meditation, learning, and writing poetry. “I credit being stably housed for all I have achieved this year,” he states. “I couldn’t have done all I did. And I have a lot more to offer.” 

Robert’s enthusiasm for life is infectious. As part of his own self-care, Robert takes long walks with his dog, does 100 push-ups a day, and takes natural supplements. Moreover, Robert has a voracious appetite for learning, always reading, researching, and meditating on what he has learned. Then he writes. His poetry is personal, political, and deeply honest. He published several of his poems in The Nomad (formerly Two Way Street), a community-based publication providing job opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty in Albuquerque.  Click here to view a special poem from Robert and to read more about Robert's Journey. 
Donate Here to End Homelessness For Good!
We are honored and excited to announce that we have been chosen to participate in a special charitable giving campaign, sponsored and funded by Target. And you have the chance to help direct a portion of Target’s donation to us!

Now through June 30, vote for us through the Target Circle program to help determine how Target’s donation will be divvied up. Find out more about Target Circle here:

We’re asking our supporters to help us make the most of this incredible opportunity. Every vote counts to help us receive a portion of the available Target funds as we continue our mission to end homelessness by providing affordable, permanent, and supportive housing to individuals and families in New Mexico. 

Don’t forget, as you earn more votes, you can keep voting multiple times during the campaign! Thank you for your support, and we encourage you to share your support for us (and your thanks to Target) on social media throughout the duration of the voting!

Welcoming People Home

We hope you were able to join us for our 3rd annual Welcome Home fundraiser on April 27th! We had to go virtual again this year but with the help of Brian Colón, State Auditor, our amazing sponsors, auction donors and bidders, and committed volunteers, we still met our goals and then some.

Welcome Home is SHC's annual fundraising event that gives us an opportunity to celebrate our successes, thank our donors, share our mission, tell our stories, and raise the all important operational funds needed to support our work. 

Thank you to all who contributed to its success. We are hopeful that we can all be together in person next year. 

Missed our event? You can relive the event, see all the videosand make your donation or pledge.
Check Out the Welcome Home Event!
Staff Promotions
SHC is proud to announce the promotions of Cassandra Porter to Programs Supervisor and John Gauthier to Community Housing Manager. Cassandra steps into the Programs Supervisor position to support and oversee the delivery of person-centered, trauma-informed, housing and services for persons emerging from homelessness to housing. She provides holistic leadership and direction to the Community Housing team as they implement a range of housing services. As Community Housing Manager, John oversees contracts, program implementation, compliance with regulations, policies and procedures, as well as internal protocol. He manages a team of Housing & Services Coordinators as they implement a range of housing services and directly manages referrals, intake, housing searches and housing retention. Meet all our staff HERE.
Grant News
We are thrilled to announce that SHC is the recipient of grants from these organizations who support our work of ending homelessness through affordable and permanent supportive housing!
  • SHC has received COVID Relief Grants from United Way of Central New Mexico to address the immediate, basic needs of our NM community members affected by COVID-19 and the economic impact of the pandemic. 
  • PNM awarded SHC funds for our programs that reduce homelessness and shares the PNM Resources Foundation vision of moving New Mexico forward together. 
  • SHC received a grant from Walmart Giving for ending homelessness for individuals and families in New Mexico
  • Bank of Albuquerque, WAFD, and Wells Fargo all awarded SHC grants to support our efforts to maintain existing programs and develop additional affordable and permanent supportive housing units in New Mexico. 
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