SHC-NM has been preventing and reducing homelessness in New Mexico since 1996 and we thought that was a great reason to celebrate. Over 150 friends of the organization attended the event, held Oct. 13th at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, including government, community, and business leaders as well as our partners and funders. Sponsored in part by Hinkle & Landers, P.C. and the City of Albuquerque Department of Family & Community Services, the event showcased the impact SHC-NM has had on the community and in the lives of people experiencing homelessness.
City Councilman Isaac Benton presented long-time former executive director, Mark Allison with the Visionary Leadership award for his achievements in developing affordable and permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness. John Ames and DeAnna Leggett were honored for their distinguished service to SHC-NM. SHC-NM’s founding partners from 1996 were also recognized for their continued partnership.
A special feature of the evening was the premiere of a video prepared especially for SHC-NM by the students of CNM’s Integration of Film and Digital Media class as part of Project Awareness. Project Awareness is an initiative of Leadership Albuquerque, in partnership with Share New Mexico and CNM, which was developed to increase public awareness of the services offered by non-profit organizations. You can view the video at bit.ly/shcvideo.
“Providing housing is the best way to combat homelessness,” states Steve Ross, SHC-NM Executive Director, “We are so pleased we were able to celebrate this accomplishment with our partners, friends, and community.”
See more photos at www.shcnm.org/photo-gallery/.