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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services, Mental Health, Mental Health & Crisis Intervention, Mental Health Disorders

Mission: To provide a place where homeless people could come and gain protection from the elements and provide for many other basic needs, such as meals, showers, clothing and health care. Also, to provide various services to homeless people such as counseling, job opportunities and housing alternatives.

Programs: Hopeworks is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Founded in 1985 by a group of concerned leaders who dared to ask the question - "how can we help" - when encountering someone experiencing homelessness in a public bathroom, hopeworks has grown to become the largest provider of services for people experiencing (or at risk of) homelessness in albuquerque. Hopeworks' mission is to assist people who are experiencing homelessness or near-homelessness by providing resources, opportunities, and hope. Hopeworks aims to end homelessness, one person, and one family at a time. No one is turned away. Everyone is treated with dignity and respect, and most importantly, offered hope for a better tomorrow. But, hopeworks is more than a homeless shelter. The day shelter is not only where meals are served, but also has: "a mail room. "a place to shower. "short and long-term storage. "a clothing room. Hopeworks also offers: "behavioral health services. "assistance in employment. "help in rapidly placing individuals and families in their own homes. During the last fiscal year, nearly 6,000 individuals came to hopeworks for shelter. Hopeworks' comprehensive service array is able to help those most at risk of homelessness, including those with severe and persistent mental illnesses, substance abuse problems, military veterans, women and families fleeing domestic violence, and the medically fragile. Since 1985, hopeworks has established itself as a premier provider for the most marginalized and misunderstood populations in our community. Hopeworks understands and has deep respect for those experiencing homelessness. Hopeworks understands the needs of clients change, as does their environment, which hopeworks is constantly adapting. Hopeworks continues to build on what works and innovate what doesn't. Because of this approach, hopeworks is the largest provider of services to those experiencing or at risk of homelessness in albuquerque. Hopeworks' goals are to provide a one-stop shop to meet the physical and mental health, employment, and housing needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness in albuquerque and the surrounding areas; to reduce homelessness among clients; to promote independence; and to enable clients to obtain housing, employment, and supportive services-all crucial for empowering our clients to survive and thrive. Hopeworks long-term goal is to end homelessness in albuquerque and the surrounding communities. We also offer: "behavioral health services. "assistance in employment. "help in rapidly placing individuals and families in their own homes. During the last fiscal year, nearly 6,000 individuals came to hopeworks for shelter. Hopeworks' comprehensive service array is able to help those most at risk of homelessness, including those with severe and persistent mental illnesses, substance abuse problems, military veterans, women and families fleeing domestic violence, and the medically fragile.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 3

unm mental health encouraged me to go to Saint Martin's to help me out of my homeless situation. I am going there tomorrow. I will report my findings on my return. I read 2 reviews on this site. They better not yell at me! I plan to record my experience on my phone.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

I had the same bad experience as the reviewer below! Just a greedy organization that doesn't care about anything but getting money to line their pockets. I went there about two years ago when I was homeless. I also have Autism. I was sneered at and laughed at by the staff. After about 20 minutes or so of being there I was yelled at and removed for feeding a pigeon an old cereal bar I had. Never got any food or anything.

2 so totally lost

Volunteer

Rating: 1

my doctor sent me there to get rides and grief counseling and help getting work after many years as a caregiver to my mom with Alzheimer's...but the only thing they were interested in was lots of paperwork, giving bad and illegal advice, yelling at me and having my food and medical assistance shut off for complaining about it, by refusing to even give me my own mail...but i did get a line of bowling out of them...just another corporation that gets millions to exploit the poor by pretending to help people and fill their pockets when they really do not care about a living soul, only their cash flow and protecting their right to yell at people. http://www.gofundme.com/nu5tec