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The Albuquerque Center for Hope & Recovery (ACHR) was founded by recipients of mental health services in the Albuquerque area in 2001, and was formerly known as the Jeff Revel's Albuquerque Drop-In Center.

The mission of ACHR is to support people who live with mental health, or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse challenges. Through peer support, in a safe environment, ACHR aims to help people experience positive life growth by focusing on hope, humor and personal responsibility.

ACHR was the first organization operated by, and for people living with mental health or a co-occurring diagnosis. 
The sense of acceptance found at ACHR is a direct result of people in recovery reaching out to others. We strive to provide a stigma-free environment to promote acceptance and recovery. Everyone has the ability to grow and change; therefore, if we relate to a person's potential, there is the possibility of calling forth greatness.

We are always looking for volunteers.
You will find that through volunteering, you will find happiness and strength

"After becoming disabled from my previous career, ACHR helped me explore and develop my skills into new endeavors!"

 D.H. Valencia County


Our doors are open to anyone seeking the support and help needed to change. Our philosophy is simple, everyone has the ability to grow and change.

We are a member run organization that relies on our volunteers and donations to keep the Center open.

The Albuquerque Center for Hope & Recovery’s current funding sources include grants and private donations from corporations and individuals. Due to the economic strains of today, many of those grants and donations have dwindled.

In order for us to continue our work, we need your support! Without it, many people who need and seek out our help will fall through the cracks.

If you, a family member or a friend were to fall on tough times, wouldn’t you want support?

Hopefully we can count on your help. 

Thank you,

Elise Padilla Executive Director

Albuquerque Center for Hope & Recovery

Albuquerque Center for Hope & Recovery strives to provide services as a stand-alone organization, and as a 501c3 we ensure that your tax-deductible donations go a long way to support our mission.

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