Women Veterans of New Mexico is a Federal 501(c)3 Non-profit organization



Welcome to
Women Veterans
 of New Mexico!

President: Judy M. Quintana

Contact Phone: (505) 358-0839
nmwomenveterans@gmail.com

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WOMEN Veterans of NM

Women Veterans of New Mexico wants all who can, to participate! For this purpose, we no longer collect dues.

                      
We appreciate and welcome donations!  

Women Veterans of New Mexico (WVNM) has many ongoing projects, such as filling the gap for homeless women veterans in transition for housing, assisting in StandDowns for homeless women veterans, performing Honor Guard at various events throughout the year, and administering to and camaraderie for  women veterans.

If you are not already a member, this is a personal invitation to join us and make a difference with your talents and memberships. Your donations go to accomplish our missions of supporting and advocating for our sister veterans throughout the state. Your time is greatly appreciated in helping us to help our fellow women veterans.

Together we can make great things happen!

 

Judy M. Quintana  
Women Veterans of New Mexico, President
(505)358-0839
nmwomenveterans@gmail.com


Women Veterans of New Mexico is run by volunteers, and we need you! If you are looking for a place to put your ideas and energy to work, JOIN US and participate!
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Your WVNM Monthly Board Meetings are open, and are scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday of each month, though some months vary. If you are interested in attending the board meetings and seeing your board in action, please RSVP to Judy Quintana (505)358-0839 so we'll set a chair out for you!

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All are invited to assist WVNM in fulfilling our mission. Talk to any Board member to learn how you can help us help women veterans!


JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT MEMBERSHIP MEETING/LUNCH!!
Date:  OCT 25, 2014 Time:  10-12noon
Location: Golden Corral, 5207 San Mateo NE, Abq
nmwomenveterans@ gmail.com


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Your Board
You can contact your Board at nmwomenveterans@ gmail.com 
Elections were held January 18, 2014 at our Annual Membership Meeting: 
     
 
     
President - Judy Quintana
      Vice President - Community Relations - Patricia Ruiz
      Vice President - Membership - Elinor Reiners
      Treasurer - Myra Powers
      Secretary
- Mae Lockett
Dir/Human Resources - Alexis Derriso     
      Dir/Logistics - Theresa Zamora
      Director/Logistics - Cathy Earl
Director - Shelbie Allen/Legal
Dir/Homeless Veteran Rep - Ruth Nesbit
Special Positions:
 Chaplain - Rae Mares 
      Sergeant At Arms - Joni Seymour

We welcome your input and participation!

If you are interested in helping Board members by joining a Committee, please contact (505)358-0839

             IN THE NEWS...

What does the Veterans Access Choice and Accountability Act 2014 mean to veterans?
The Senate, in an overwhelming and bi-partisan manner, said veterans’ lack of access to timely care is an emergency and agreed to emergency funding to address the problem. Read what this means to us as veterans here, along with links to the original bill.
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ABQ RIDE Offers Free Rides to Veterans!
(KRQE) – A new program here in the metro is giving back to our veterans by giving them free rides on the city’s buses.
    
Starting on Monday (April 28, 2014), veterans who are enrolled in the Veterans Administration Health Care System, or have a NEWLY issued veteran’s ID card will get to ride ABQ ride for free.
    
The mayor announced Friday that the program will extend to any veteran from in or out of state.
     To see the KRQE News video, click here:
http://krqe.com/2014/04/18/abq-ride-to-give-free-rides-to-veterans/

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2014 Women Veterans' Conference
in Las Cruces
held April 12, focused on services, new Women Veterans monument. Read about it from the Las Cruces Sun-News:

http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_25554469/women-veterans-conference-las-cruces-focuses-services-new

Women veterans were thanked for their service and offered information on a variety of services and benefits Saturday at the the 2014 Las Cruces Women Veterans' Conference at the Las Cruces Convention Center.
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Governor Martinez Holds News Conference Announcing Initiative Urging TV and Movie Industry to Hire and Train Veterans for New Mexico Productions Aug 1, 2013.







 

 

 

 

Sue Mendez, Gov Martinez, Alexis and Brig General Griegos at the Governor's announcement.  Watch the KOB News4 coverage here.


Looking for Employment?
Click here for a list of companies that are hiring Veterans now!


                      EVENTS
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2nd Tues of each Month:
            Free Legal Advice for CIVIL Cases
 
Service provided by local Attorneys and UNM Law Students
                            (NO Criminal Cases) 
Sign up at 8:30am, time is 9 - 11:30am, at the VA Hospital
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1st & 3rd Thurs of each Month at 4:45pm
             Stress Relief and Relaxation
             Community Acupuncture Clinic
             for Female Veterans
Acupuncturists Without Borders is providing this free clinic at 909 Virginia St NE in Albuquerque.
For more info and phone number, please see their
flyer here.
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2014 WOMEN VETERANS WRITING SALONS:   Bring your pencils, pens, paper, laptops, stories, poems, scripts, essays.  Experienced and inexperienced writers are invited.  Let’s share, teach and learn with each other.  Free salon hosted by Caroline A LeBlanc, MFA, MS, RN, Writer in Residence, Museum of the American Military Family, published writer and Army Nurse Corps veteran.  Email Caroline with questions:  wildernessspalding@msn.com.

Morning WOMEN VETERANS WRITING SALON (ongoing) NORTH DOMINGO BACA MULTIGENERATIONAL CENTER, Classroom 6, every other Thursday, 10 to 11:30 am.  
November Dates Cancelled, Next Class: Thurs, Dec 11
For a printable flyer, click here

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Santa Fe:
Carolyn Lee, owner of Absolute Nirvana Balinese Spa & Gardens in Santa Fe, has offered to all Military Veterans - especially Women Veterans - a 10% discount off spa treatments.
The website is :
www.absolutenirvana.com, ph 505-983-7942. Just mention your military status when booking.
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                   NMVA Adaptive Kayaking Program
Includes kayaking skills and conditioning program. Program is by pre-scheduled appointments only, requires Primary Care Physician( PCP) authorization and request by consult. Limited to 3 kayaks in water at a time. Offered on Mondays 1-4pm in the SCI Pool by Kelly Gossett, Kayaking Instructor. Speak to your PCP and get consult.

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Through Dec 14, 2014:
                        
Fly Fishing Program
Learn to tie Flys, learn to cast, then GO FISHIN'!!
This program is provided by the VAMC Rec Dept and is sponsored by VAMC, NM Trout Association, and The Project Healing Waters.
For more info, please see
details here or to sign up,
call Barbara Tremmel 505-265-1711 ext 4208
OR Dave Patton 505-681-0835
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SAVE THE DATE!!!
Women Veterans Christmas Party
December 12

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                     Show your colors ~ Order Your Shirt Now!!
         We have Women Veterans of New Mexico T-Shirts!!

Use PayPal below, OR c
omplete an online Tshirt Order Form,
print and mail with your check or money order!!

 Logo with Blue Zia
"Women Are Veterans Too!"

Sizes
plus $5 shipping  
 White logo-"Women Are Veterans Too!"


Sizes
  plus $5 shipping

Pocket-size "Proudly She Served" logo

Sizes

plus $5 shipping


Patch $5.00
plus $1 shipping



Women's Sport Tek Polo Shirt
Sizes
Men's Port Authority
Shirts. Choose one
size smaller than women's sizes (ex: Women's Large = Men's Medium)             
Sizes
     plus $6 shipping


HENDERSON HOUSE FOR WOMEN VETERANS
The YWCA's Henderson House provides housing for women vets and their children.  Space is still available. If you know of potential women veteran candidates, please contact Andrea Nash at the YWCA (see below).

For continuing operations, we need your help.  If you are able to assist, please donate.  You could also help by spreading the word.  You can pledge on line,  in a lump sum or by monthly deductions. This house is the first in the nation and will provide a home environment for women who have served our country and now need our help.  I encourage you to go to the website at www.ywca-nm.org, click "donate".

If you can donate your time, we need drivers to take our women veterans to doctor appointments or to do a 'fire watch' at the home so everyone doesn't have to go to one person's appointment.

For more info, contact Andrea Nash, YWCA, Vice President at
(505) 254-9922 or email anash@ywca-nm.org

Check out the pictures of Henderson House to see what we've helped accomplish!!

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Need Help?
Love, INC 
Ever feel like you are overwhelmed and have less than you need?
Love, INC
provides help with food items, clothing, baby items, child care, transportation help, automotive repair, budget counseling, legal services, homeless shelter, affordable housing, substance abuse counseling, and job placement by knowledgeable people referring you to what you need. Their mission is to mobilize local churches to transform lives and community In the Name of Christ

Thrift Store located at 8011 Central Ave (6 blocks W of Wyoming at Central & Tennessee). They also take donations!!
Open 9:30am - 4:30pm.
For more information, see their website: www.LoveINCabq.org
505-255-LOVE (5683)
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Homes for Heroes
Thinking of buying or refinancing a home?
Homes for Heroes is a non-profit organization, a network of real estate professionals, mortgage brokers, and title companies who have offered to provide savings when a 'hero' purchases or refinances a home. See their flier here or their website: www.homesforheroes.com.
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City of Albuquerque gives "Veterans Preference" in hiring to Veterans from the services or qualifying reservists
Check out their website:
www.cabq.org click on 'employment' for an on-line application.
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Women Veterans License Plate! 
                           

Order your special license plate from the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) in Santa Fe.  You can print out the blank Veterans License Plate form and complete it using pen. Mark the box for "WOMAN VETERAN" and pay the noted, one-time only fee. Then complete the steps as described on the form (attach proof of service/DD214, get Dept of Veterans Services' certification signature), etc. Only Santa Fe's MVD has the plates at this time so they must be ordered through them.
 



Albuquerque SCORE offers free business counseling and seminars in learning how to start your own business or learn more about how to run the one you have  www.albuquque.score.org
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Tool Helps Women Assess Risk for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancers

Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older, but about 9,000 women who are younger than 40 years old are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the United States.

Two genes influence risk for breast cancer: BRCA1 and BRCA2. When one or both of them have a mutation (change), they increase your breast and ovarian cancer risk.

The new Know: BRCA tool can help you learn about BRCA genes and assess your risk of having a BRCA mutation. Learning your risk can help you and your doctor make important decisions about your health. If you learn that you have a BRCA gene mutation, you can take important steps to reduce your cancer risk.

Learn more about breast cancer in young women.

Understand your risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Use the know b r c a online tool. Learn about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and your risk for having a b r c a gene mutation.

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Women Veterans Outreach Toolkit 

 

 

Women Veterans Health Care: You served, you deserve the best care anywhere


VA's national Women's Health program office and the National Women Veterans Communications Workgroup have created a toolkit for outreach to women Veterans.
Find the pieces at:
      www.womenshealth.va.gov/WOMENSHEALTH/toolkits.asp

_______________________________                           MILITARY STRESS RELIEF PROJECT
                                                AT THE
    ALBUQUERQUE VETERANS ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC
Weekly community-style acupuncture treatments available to active duty, national guard, and reserve, and veterans of military service and immediate family members. Weekly acupuncture treatments have allowed many military service personnel to experience diminishing symptoms of stress resulting in better sleep, less anger, reduced anxiety and depression, and subsequently, an improved quality of life.

There is no charge for treatment at this clinic, but donations welcome.
For more info and contact numbers, see the flyer here.
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                                 Access To Recovery (ATR)™
         Walsh Counseling Services

Walsh Counseling Services is the ATR Central Intake Site for Bernalillo County, New Mexico. Their mission is to connect you to quality service providers in their network.
More info
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         Order your Personnel Records/Discharge Certificate
           
Click here for more information, instructions and links.

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