HOMELESS in Albuquerque

This is not a guy with a cardboard sign.

homeless-childWhen you think of the homeless, you probably picture a man standing at an intersection, with an outstretched hand. You don’t see the nearly invisible homeless families right here in Albuquerque.

They are mostly hidden, trying to sleep on streets you don’t travel, in cars parked in vacant lots, on rooftops, in abandoned buildings, or with any luck, in shelters.

You probably don’t know that an astonishing number of our homeless are kids. In fact, APS says 6,000 to 7,000 of its students are homeless and many of them are under six years old, innocently being swept along in a tide that’s crashing to shore, leaving their lives a wreck.

They are hungry.

Can you help?