Did you know there are about 120 organizations in Albuquerque that provide food to hungry people?
We are focused on seeing lives changed by the power of Jesus Christ. He can forgive the most shameful sin. He can restore the most hardened heart. Jesus makes people new.
Yes, we feed hungry people every day. A meal is temporary. A meal has no power to liberate anyone from destructive addictions. A meal cannot restore a family.
Our recovery programs for men and women are making a life-transforming difference in the lives of hurting people in Albuquerque.
They are offered FREE of charge to our guests.
Every day, hundreds of people with nowhere else to turn pass through the doors of Steelbridge for a hot meal or other services. Each has a story that brought them to Steelbridge.
For some, it is a recent health crisis or loss of a job that has them choosing between paying their rent or eating. Others are part of the new homeless who have recently lost their homes in the economic downturn.
Some have been on the street for six months to a year. Many have been homeless for long periods of time, sometimes decades.
The majority of people who seek help in our programs are burdened by alcoholism and drug addiction.
Regardless of the circumstances that brought them to us, each is welcomed and served a meal with the care that reflects God’s love for them and respects their dignity.
LIVES ARE CHANGED BECAUSE PEOPLE GIVE.
The life changing work of our residential programs are made possible through caring, generous partners and volunteers.
In the New Life Program for men, men live in a dormitory together, working to break destructive habits and preparing for lives of wholeness and lasting productivity through:
- One-on-one and group counseling sessions with counselors who model Godly character
- Addiction recovery and family restoration curricula
- Learning Center offering one-on-one tutoring, remedial education and GED preparation, computer skills training, vocational training and job preparation
- Participation in the daily tasks of running Steelbridge facility and programs, which teach responsibility, accountability, and joy of giving back.
- Daily worship, prayer and Bible studies that put men in touch with their Creator and God’s purpose for their lives.
- After 12 to 18 months in the program, most students enter a re-entry phase in which they are required to meet the following criteria before graduation:
1. Be connected to a local church community
2. Have a job
3. Have savings in the bank
4. Have a place to live
To talk to us about the New Life Program, click on the image below or call 505.346.4673.
The Jo Nicholson Women's Center of Hope residential recovery program for women are not just for the homeless. They are for any woman who wants a better life.
Less likely than men to live out on the streets, many struggling women have moved from place to place – a friend’s couch, a stairwell, a city shelter. Most homeless or near-homeless women have experienced sexual victimization, financial exploitation, emotional or physical domestic abuse that contributed their homelessness. Homeless women are often experiencing acute physical health problems. Many are burdened by alcoholism, drug addictions and mental illness.
This structured 13-18 month program has components to address spiritual issues, physical health, educational development, addiction recovery, emotional healing, and relationship skills.
Each woman in the program is assigned a case manager who meets with them regularly to assess their progress and provides individual help. Residents are given appropriate referrals to medical, dental and mental health providers, along with social service resources.
The WCOH will consider for admission those women who are or who have recently been in a controlled environment such as jail, prison, detox unit, medical hospital, psychiatric care facility, or a drug treatment facility.
To talk to someone about the WCOH, click on the image below or call 505.346.4673
The Respite Bed Program is designed as a temporary place of respite for men that are coming out of the hospital due to medical issues. We generally have 3-4 beds available. Call 505.346.4673 for more info.