All Saints partners with Family Promise of Albuquerque to provide shelter for up to four families at a time. We convert classrooms into bedrooms for one week at a time, up to 4 times per year. Family Promise provides the beds and we provide the volunteers!
Volunteers provide homemade meals and sit down with the guests for family-style dinners. They help children with homework and also tutor parents when needed. They provide activities in the evenings and on weekends and they stay overnight to ensure safety. In the mornings, they drop all of the children at school and bring parents who do not have jobs to the day center where the parents spend every weekday morning with tutors, attending skill-building classes and applying for jobs. Case management also is provided to help families connect with resources.
- Shelter up to 4 families at a time
- Home-made meals
- Transportation to school and work
- Job interviewing skills
- Math, literacy, and GED tutoring
- Intensive case management
- Budgeting classes and individual assistance
- Parenting resources
- Goal-setting classes
- CPR certification classes
- Mock interview classes
- Life skills classes
- Crisis and solution-focused therapy
- Homework assistance for children
Must be a family experiencing homelessness with at least one child.
Must be able and willing to seek employment, housing and financial assistance.
Must pass background checks and drug test.
75% of parents graduated from the shelter with employment or in an academic program in 2014.
82% of families find housing within 90 days of entering the program.
95% of graduates from 2014 with employment and/or education, and housing remained stable for at least one year.
What does “Homeless” look like?
The mission of our work: “To assist homeless families in the Albuquerque community to achieve and sustain independence.”
During the winter of 2014-2015, temperatures dropped to 15 degrees Fahrenheit at night and Albuquerque Public Schools reported 3,904 school-age children registered as homeless that school year – this does not count children under school age. Half of the families who call for shelter are two-parent families who do not have anywhere else to go. Families who are struggling daily to find shelter and food do not have the stability to focus on getting ahead, finding jobs, doing homework and other actions that lead to long-term success.
- Networking with 24 congregations of different faiths around Albuquerque
- Developing relationships with a cohort of other families experiencing similar struggles
- Mentorship relationships between over 1,000 volunteers, successful graduates, current guests, prospective guests and day use only participants