2001 - A group of peers met in an Albuquerque living room, looking for support in a friendly and safe place away from the clinical setting. These informal meetings developed into Jeff Revel's Albuquerque Drop-In Center (ADIC).
2002 - ADIC becomes an environment of recovery by providing peer support through Certified Peer Support Workers. Small groups are developed to encourage recovery and continued involvement.
2010 - Based on the needs of the community, Albuquerque Drop-In Center transitions into the Albuquerque Center for Hope & Recovery (ACHR). ACHR also receives approval to become an Employment Network with the Social Security Administration Ticket to Work Program and begins working with Division for Vocational Rehabilitation.
2012 - ACHR was awarded a grant through SAMHSA to bring Healthcare Reform education to New Mexico consumers of behavioral health services by facilitating the 1st New Mexico Behavioral Health Fair in Albuquerque.
2014- ACHR is again awarded a grant through SAMHSA, bringing the New Mexico Behavioral Health Fair as a regular annual event. A partnership with St. Martin's Hospitality Center allows for AHCR to share a great space and offer collaborative services to St. Martin's clients.
2015 - Office of Peer Recovery and Engagement mini-grant allows ACHR to offer Employment Empowerment Job Clubs on a regular basis.
2016- Albuquerque Community Foundation grant brings on two new staff to the ACHR family.
- League of Extraordinary Gentlemen begin offering peer support and clinical behavioral health services to ACHR clients.
- ACHR moves to it's own space to accommodate the many new wonderful clients joining us each day.
- Molina and UnitedHealth Care begin offering Valued Added Services to members through ACHR.
2017 - ACHR welcomes Blue Cross Blue Shield of NM clients in addition to those being served by UnitedHealthcare and Molina.
- Addict2Athlete finds a New Mexico home at ACHR. This great program has already seen success in recovery and community support.
2019 - ACHR partners with Bernalillo County and the Behavioral Health Initiative to offer Peer Support at the Westside Community Center in the
South Valley and on the West Side at the Central & Unser Library.
A NOTE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Nearly 18 years ago, Albuquerque Drop In Center came to be through the efforts of a group of individuals looking for non-institutional support. Through the years ADIC became Albuquerque Center for Hope & Recovery, but despite the many changes, our mission holds true: Providing peer support in a safe environment, focusing on Hope, Humor and Personal Responsibility. I am proud to have the opportunity to lead ACHR into the future, and look forward to your support and success!
Maxine Henry, MSW, MBA
NETWORKS + ASSOCIATIONS + COLLABORATIONS
New Mexico Ticket Partners
New Mexico Returning Citizen's Coalition
NM Job Developer Network
NAMI STAR Center
Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative