Together, We Can

A NOTE FROM OUR Co- 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!


Elise Padilla, MSW, MBA, GCDF

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 

May 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. Come see us at 913 2nd St. NW Albuquerque, NM 87102.


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. Come by the center to get more information. 


our history

Meet OUR BOARD PRESIDENT: Catherine Trujillo






Catherine Trujillo is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico who earned her BA in Psychology from UNM. Trujillo is a Business Consultant with SER Jobs for Progress, Inc. who specializes in workforce development as a liaison between employers, employees, and job seekers to help lower Albuquerque’s unemployment rate, increase job retention and promote economic development. In addition to serving on the Albuquerque Center for Hope and Recovery Board, she also serves as the Vice President of the Taylor Ranch Neighborhood Association and also serves as a Board Member for the Domestic Violence Relief Fund. 
Ms. Trujillo brings great insight to the ACHR Board of Directors and is an up and coming community leader. We are blessed to have her guiding our Board and look forward to great things to come.

NETWORKS + ASSOCIATIONS + COLLABORATIONS

New Mexico Ticket Partners

New Mexico Returning Citizen's Coalition

NM Job Developer Network

NAMI STAR Center

​Peers of the Land of Enchantment