This is the first of several scattered houses planned for by TenderLove Community Center for low-income and homeless people in Albuquerque who might otherwise not be housed due to personal history, lack of financial history or other issues.
As a recovery house, residents will have to be drug and alcohol free and follow house rules so that everyone can get along. Regular behavioral health training and AA meetings will be held at the house and at our job training facility, and residents will benefit from a community of peers helping one another.
** In response to the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak and its unprecedented threat to our nation’s low-income families and homeless. Since all of us are in this together, the house, originally intended for students in good standing in TenderLove’s programs, has been opened to other women in need of a safe place off the streets.
The mission of TenderLove Community Center is to help homeless, near homeless and low-income women achieve stable, self-supporting lives for themselves and their families. We seek to break cycles of poverty and homelessness through programs that teach skills to enter or re-enter the job market after traumatic circumstances such as survival of domestic violence, previous incarceration, or homelessness
Our primary focus is to empower homeless and low-income women and their families to become financially self-supporting through job skills and life skills training. We provide a safe shelter and warm lunches in a community in which our clients receive individualized hands-on training. We also offer support programs such as G.E.D. preparation, personal finance, and money management workshops through our partnership efforts with Nusenda Credit Union. We connect with wrap-around services for physical and mental health, legal assistance and recovery housing while creating pathways for their children to thrive.
In the short term, women in our program will: experience safe secure shelter and a community of women working together to improve their lives; receive support and encouragement to help them determine their own worth; tap into their own creative spark and create objects that are tangible proof of their capability.
1518 Girard Blvd NE