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Abraham Placencio spearheads one of the most active outreach initiatives in Albuquerque as the outreach caseworker of St. Martin’s Hopeworks intensive outreach program. Every day, Placencio and his team head across the city from the street corners to locations commonly labeled “not fit for human occupation” – the storm [...]
Even the smallest steps in the right direction can make a difference. When “Phillip” entered HopeWorks' CRT program, his mental health problems were completely un-managed. Phillip was dealing with bipolar disorder, which was exacerbated by a traumatic brain injury he had suffered. He had great difficultly controlling his emotions and [...]
The Winter Shelter houses over 300 individuals seeking shelter in the coldest months of winter. HopeWorks seeks to support the residents and staff at the Winter Shelter by providing necessary services and referrals for clients in need of assistance. These services include performing Coordinated Assessments, Medicaid and SNAP enrollment, [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKXopMstLZo "Experiencing Hope" video debuted at HopeWorks' Seventh Annual Stone Soup Gala. All of the work done at HopeWorks would not be possible without your support!
Michael entered HopeWorks' Dismas House program in August of 2015. He was 50 years old at that time and was a self-described alcoholic with a history DUI and a battery conviction. He was also struggling with PTSD. Michael found himself in a recurring cycle of homeless episodes and incarceration due [...]
Like many of the clients who are referred to the HopeWorks ACT Program, Debbie came into the program during a time of great distress. After her and her ex-husband divorced, they had begun a long custody battle over their youngest son. Debbie did not handle this well; because her youngest [...]
Bob arrived at Dismas House after being incarcerated for two years years. He is well educated, but due to his criminal history he is no longer able to find work in his field of expertise. Nevertheless, Bob remained optimistic and accepting of his situation. By the second week of his [...]
Written by Honor Joseph, LMSW and Therapist at HopeWorks Initially I didn't want to write this story, because I didn't feel like it had the kind of ending we strive for, but then I thought about a hope I’ve seen in this particular person’s eyes when we sit down together [...]