Presented by Albuquerque Health Care For The Homeless Image Via Patrick Coulie Albuquerque Health Care For The Homeless Resource Center By abqnewscastic 03/07/2017 Albuquerque News In downtown Albuquerque, there sits an award-winning building that deserves praise and recognition. Why you ask? AHCH envisions that their building will continue to serve as a community space for partner organizations to hold space and meetings, for service providers to meet clients, and for medical, dental and behavioral health staff to conduct more clinical care in the triage space as flow is perfected. Founded in 1985 as one of nineteen original projects in the nation, AHCH serves our community as the only health care organization in Central New Mexico dedicated exclusively to providing services to homeless people. What is the Resource Center? Image Via Tomas Abeyta The resource center, which sits on the corner of 1st Street and Rosemont, is green certified and energy and water efficient along with a coffee bar, bathrooms, showers and water stations for over 500 people in need in Albuquerque.Combined with the development and planning efforts of the AHCH Board, AHCH staff, Wright and Hammer Architects and members of the community the $3.65 million, an 8,600-square-foot resource center was built to life and is now being awarded for its unique building efforts. Presented by Albuquerque Health Care For The Homeless AHCH is excited to announce we have received the newest version of naloxone (narcan)! The new delivery system for narcan is much quicker to administer to someone experiencing an overdose. The previous version required six different assembly steps, while the newer narcan can be opened quickly and administered right away. To learn more, visit www.abqhch.org Albuquerque Health Care For The Homeless The Resource Center won the Associated Builders & Contractors Excellence in Construction Awards Eagle Award The eagle award goes to a commercial building under 25,000 square feet and was awarded to Enterprise Builders Corp. for the Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless First Street Campus expansion.Enterprise Builders Corp was also awarded the Merit in Excellence in Construction Award for the Resource Center. The competition is an opportunity to distinguish and recognize the highest quality of workmanship in the construction industry and to demonstrate to public and private owners, as well as others in the AEC industry, what can be achieved in working with ABC Merit Shop contractors. Safety updates "Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless would like to thank City Councilor Isaac Benton, the contractors, city inspector, and other city staff who were involved with the work in the Mountain-to-Rosemont stretch of 1st NW on either corner connected to our health campus. Thanks so much for the improvements. We’ve observed that they already are changing street-crossing behaviors here, as designed. Both staff and clients are drawn to the shortened distances." Take a look inside the Resource Center's doors... Your browser does not support the video. More care to more people Image Via Tomas Abeyta AHCH is committed to meeting the new needs and shifting demands. As new or changing information is learned the Resource Center will respond to those changing needs. For example, with the Real ID Act, AHCH has had to adjust its processes and budget to understand the legal ramifications of those changes and fill the gaps as other organizations have stopped providing the service.A very special thanks to the ACA. Without these funds, distributed through the Bureau of Primary Health Care, the Resource Center and this expansion of care to people without homes would not have been possible. Subscribe to get the best Albuquerque stories delivered free right to your inbox. Yes Please! Thank you for subscribing!