The AOC emergency shelter provides overnight shelter to 54 adult men each night. There is no selection criteria or application process to receive shelter at AOC. Any man over the age of 18 who is homeless is eligible to receive services. Reservations are made by phone at 505-344-2323, daily at 8:30am. Beds are reserved on a first-call, first served basis. Once a bed has been reserved, it belongs to that resident for 30 consecutive nights. AOC does more than help men with immediate needs of temporary shelter; Heading Home staff help residents develop the skills necessary to get back on their feet and stay there by connecting them to agencies that provide job training, education, rehabilitation, and other resources that assist them in becoming self-sufficient.
Heading Home envisions experiences of homelessness as rare, short-lived and nonrecurring. It is the mission of Heading Home to fulfill the HH vision through a unified voice of advocacy, prevention and service; and to be an innovative convener, collaborator and educator about homelessness in the community.PO Box 27636