Women Veterans of New Mexico is a Federal 501(c)3 Non-profit organization
of New Mexico!
President: Judy M. Quintana
Contact Phone: (505) 358-0839
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WOMEN Veterans of NM
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
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!
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
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.
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
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: email@example.com.
Morning WOMEN VETERANS WRITING SALON (ongoing) NORTH DOMINGO BACA MULTIGENERATIONAL CENTER, Classroom 6, every other Thursday, 10 to 11:30 am.
For a printable flyer, click here
Aug 27: Sgt Kuhel March Across America
Comes to Albuquerque
Please join the NM Veterans Memorial for a Welcoming Ceremony for Sgt Justin Kuhel at the New Mexico Veterans' Memorial on Wed, Aug 27, 2014. He will march down Central from Tramway leaving there at about 12:45 PM; then south on Louisiana to the Memorial about 2 PM for a short ceremony.
Sgt. Kuhel is marching across America for several veterans’ causes. He started in Camp Lejuene, NC and will end up at Camp Pendleton, CA. The latest schedule of events for his stay in Albuquerque is attached.
For more information on Sgt Kuhel’s march, visit his website http://www.marchacrossamerica.org/.
We are in need of volunteers to assist us on Wednesday about noon to set up flags on the Memorial’s Boulevard Flags and again at 3:30pm for the take-down.
If you are interested in assisting, please contact:
Chris Timm, PE
Member, Board of Directors
New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial
These meetings are specifically for active and veteran military women and for the wives and daughters of all military members and are free of cost. The flyer has name and phone number to contact.
Please see attached flyer and help spread the word!
Sep 17-21: Regaining Balance Retreats
Retreat for Women Veterans with PTSD
This retreat is held in a beautiful location!
For application, please see their website: http://www.regainingbalance.org/
For more information, please see flyer here
Contact: Shannon Starkey or Mitra Bishop
OCT 2014: PTSD Treatment Class
A local counselor is recruiting for a class starting in October that combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Kundalini Yoga to treat PTSD. This is an Integrative Trauma Recovery Program. For more detailed info visit the following website http://www.danielmintie.com/Trauma_Recovery.html
Oct 16-17: 2014 StandDown
Oct 16: Veterans Only 9am-3pm
Oct 17: Veterans & Civilians 9am-3pm
NOON DAY MINISTRIES
101 Broadway Blvd NE
This is a great volunteer opportunity to get involved in helping others.
For Information Contact:
Wendy, Fermin or Elinor (505) 265-0512 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see Needs List here.
Show your colors ~ Order Your Shirt Now!!
We have Women Veterans of New Mexico T-Shirts!!
Use PayPal below, OR complete an online Tshirt Order Form,
print and mail with your check or money order!!
Logo with Blue Zia
"Women Are Veterans Too!"
White logo-"Women Are Veterans Too!"
Pocket-size "Proudly She Served" logo
Women's Sport Tek Polo Shirt
Shirts. Choose one
size smaller than women's sizes (ex: Women's Large = Men's Medium)
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
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.
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.
Women Veterans Outreach Toolkit
_______________________________ MILITARY STRESS RELIEF PROJECT
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.
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.
Order your Personnel Records/Discharge Certificate
Click here for more information, instructions and links.