St. Martin’s strongly regrets the recent events surrounding the death of James Boyd, and empathizes with the feeling of loss within the community. At this time, the organization is focused on solutions and on advancing evidence-based methods for ending homelessness. Through the Project End Homelessness initiative, St. Martin’s targets Albuquerque’s most vulnerable men, women and children, including the chronically homeless and individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Key focus areas of assistance are:
* Emergency shelter and support services (meals, food boxes, clothing, bus passes)
* Behavioral Healthcare (outreach, individual and group therapy, recovery support, case management)
* Employment/Income support services (job training, placement and job retention)
* Housing & Rapid rehousing services (permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, hotel/motel vouchers, displaced tenant relocation)
This comprehensive approach allows St. Martin’s to engage the root causes of homelessness and provide solution based approaches to this pressing human/social issue. We feel it is critical for us all to treat each other with respect and to recognize that we all belong to one human family.