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Statistics: Mental illness, addiction common in vets needing housing
Published: April 29, 2017

The number of homeless and near-homeless veterans needing services is significant around the Albuquerque area, especially in those over the age of 60.

However, the services available for them have increased. The New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers (VIC) staff believes the resources are reducing the actual number of homeless veterans.

In 2013 the total number of homeless veterans was 170 people in Albuquerque, according to the Coalition to End Homelessness Point-In-Time report. They made up 18 percent of the homeless population.(Read More)
Services help vets facing homelessness, legal trouble
Published: April 29, 2017

Veterans who have experienced combat face a special set of circumstances when integrating back into society.

Many veterans trying to integrate go through a period of thrill-seeking.

“It’s an invincibility complex; they are trying to achieve the adrenaline rush they lived with in the high-stress environment of deployment,” said New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers lead case manager Wilford Crain, an Army combat veteran.(Read More)
Group supports vets, families with several Dec. donation drives
Published: December 16, 2016

Support for veterans and their families takes on a new level of meaning and comfort during the holidays at the New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers, with several donation drives to help.

The VIC is a small non-profit with focus to support veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

“This is our heritage and we see it as our responsibility to care for the generations before us and to look after those who will follow us,” said Wendy Webber, VIC outreach coordinator.(Read More)
New Mexico to share in veteran homeless prevention grants
Published: September 05, 2016

Getting back on two feet after being homeless is never easy. It’s especially difficult for veterans. New Mexico has been awarded millions of dollars in homeless prevention grants, and it’s already helping people right here in the metro.

Every Friday hundreds of veterans show up to the New Mexico Veterans Integration Center for a vets-only food bank. This center not only tries to keep vets from going hungry, they try to keep them off the streets.(Read More)
Rail Runner Partners with Local Veterans Centers
Published: April 2016

Albuquerque, NM – As the New Mexico Rail Runner Express approaches its 10 year anniversary this July, we are looking back at the many programs and partnerships that have developed over the years. (Read More)
Veterans centers mark 10 years
Published: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Albuquerque, NM – Veterans Integration Centers celebrate 10 years of helping homeless veterans in New Mexico with an open house for the community and partners. (Read More)
"Deployments" support Veterans Integration Centers
Published: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Albuquerque, NM – To help raise funds, the Veterans Integration Centers are deploying volunteers to extreme and harsh environments such as Mars, the moon or Mount Everest.(Read More)



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