Haven Behavioral Hospital of Albuquerque Collects Items for Operation Keep Warm

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Haven Behavioral Hospital of Albuquerque is, once again, getting into the holiday spirit of giving and spreading cheer with “Operation Keep Warm”.  “Operation Keep Warm” is an annual project that the staff at Haven embark upon to provide much needed winter items to the homeless in the area.

The “Havenly Angels” place donation boxes at locations throughout the community to collect new hats, scarves, gloves and socks that will be donated to local organizations the week of Christmas.  Last year, over 700 items were collected and distributed.  Haven also held a contest between the donation sites to see who could collect the most items. Albuquerque Heights Rehabilitation was the winner and received a free meal.

“According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, mental illness is the third largest cause of homelessness.  On any given day, we are treating an individual(s) who have to come to Haven for treatment and have no home to return to upon discharge.  It is a growing problem in our city and our nation and will take many helping hands to find an answer and protect this vulnerable population.  “Operation Keep Warm” is our small contribution to a large issue,” remarked Lea Harrison, Director of Business Development at Haven.

 

 

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