Albuquerque Opportunity Center

College Guide for Servicemembers- Military Financial Aid Resources

Are you a Veteran seeking opportunites to attend college? Not sure how to pay for your education? Please follow this link to review a resource guide book for Veterans to attend college. http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/college-guide-for-veterans The guide is comprehensive, but easy to use, … Continue reading

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A Letter From Jean

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Program Director’s Corner

I would like to share a poem I wrote about an older gentleman I used to work with and my experience with him. He was experiencing homelessness at the time…and was still a great man. A STORY OF A HOMELESS … Continue reading

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Speaking From The Streets

“What is home?” This is one of the powerful and complex questions Fiachra MacFadden ’13, Ireland/Singapore, and Ana Dougherty ’13, USA-NM, ask in their documentary Speaking from the Streets. The 20-minute film, produced entirely by the two second-year students, was … Continue reading

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“Speaking from the Streets” Ana Dougherty- United World College, Las Vegas, NM

MHP is honored to share the work of Ana Dougherty and Fiachra MacFadden who  are both second year students at United World College in Las Vegas, NM. Ana and Fiachra created a short documentary video to ask people experiencing homelessness in … Continue reading

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Sandia National Labs provides support to MHP.

ECP Campaign – OPEIU Donation As a part of a recent ECP Campaign Sandia National Laboratories OPEIU Local 251 conducted a drive on behalf of Metropolitan Homelessness Project, one of the agencies where ECP Representatives toured.  They collected 20 pairs of … Continue reading

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Medicaid Community Meeting

From Lisa Huval, Policy & Advocacy Director at New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, along with other allies, is organizing a community meeting about Medicaid on November 9th. The organizers have invited the Governor … Continue reading

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Volunteers Needed!

The Metropolitan Homelessness Project is looking for some great new volunteers to assist staff and residents in the shelter. We need help with the following: 1) Respite Drivers- these volunteers help us to ensure that our respite residents make all … Continue reading

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A new beginning for one of our own…

Bill has suffered with homelessness and alcoholism for over 3 decades. He was referred to AOC from the VA Medical Center after a recent alcohol binge. Bill was diagnosed with military trauma, PTSD and depression after he was connected to … Continue reading

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Program Director’s Corner

I often wonder why so many people are living on the streets as I drive to and from work each day. It is obviously a problem we have not found the answer to. I think to myself; “Is it a … Continue reading

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