Haven Behavioral Hospital of Albuquerque Collects Items for Operation Keep Warm

Haven Behavioral Hospital of Albuquerque is spreading some warmth and cheer this holiday season.  “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” have placed donation boxes throughout the community to collect new hats, scarves, gloves and socks that will be donated to Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless (AHCH) the week of Christmas.

“Every year, Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless (AHCH) touches the lives of 7,000 men, women and children experiencing homelessness,” states Anita Córdova, Director of Development, Planning and Evaluation for Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless.  “Haven Behavioral Hospital is helping make it possible for people to stay warm, hydrated and dry during their busy days walking from meal site to shelter to Workforce Solution to AHCH and all the other places they must navigate to end their homelessness.”

“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 Behavioral Hospital of Albuquerque.

AHCH continues to be the only healthcare organization in central New Mexico dedicated exclusively to providing services to homeless people. Their goal is not just to help homeless people to become healthier. Rather, it is to help them to overcome all of the health-related barriers to moving out of homelessness and into lives as participating members of the community.

Haven Behavioral Hospital of Albuquerque provides inpatient psychiatric stabilization and treatment to older adults experiencing acute symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood swings, or psychosis.  Haven is located in Gibson Medical Center, 5400 Gibson Boulevard SE, 4th Floor, Albuquerque, NM 87108.  For more information on the services available at Haven, please call 505-254-4500.

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5400 Gibson Blvd SE, Box 8
Albuquerque, NM 87108
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