Veteran Homelessness

Operation Urgent Need Combats Food Insecurity in Bernalillo County

August 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8/17/2020 OPERATION URGENT NEED COMBATS FOOD INSECURITY IN BERNALILLO COUNTY Veterans Integration Centers Home Delivery Service Expanded for Food Pantry Clients (Albuquerque, NM) –The Veterans Integration Centers has expanded its home delivery program, Operation Urgent Need, with funding support from the PNM Foundation and Bernalillo County District 5 Funding from Commissioner Pyskoty.…

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Operation Onward Support Continues To Help During COVID-19 Pandemic

August 4, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8/04/2020 Operation Onward Support Continues To Help During COVID-19 Pandemic (Albuquerque, NM) –For over 15 years, the annual Albuquerque Homeless Stand Down has been conducted each year to help increase community connections and resources to our homeless Veteran community. Scheduled for October 23, 2020, we have had to cancel this essential event…

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Operation Support Our Heroes: Helps Veteran Families During COVID-19

April 28, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/28/2020 OPERATION SUPPORT OUR HEROES HELPS VETERAN FAMILIES DURING COVID-19 (Albuquerque, NM) –The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for safe housing and food security among some of our most vulnerable community members. The Veterans Integration Centers (VIC) programs increase safety and security by providing homeless and at-risk Veteran families with multiple…

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Smith’s Inspiring Donations Program Helps Support Veterans and their Families

April 10, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/10/2020 SMITH’S INSPIRING DONATIONS PROGRAM HELPS SUPPORT VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES Did you know that by using your Smith’s rewards card you can help support Veteran families in need? Every time you shop at Smith’s, 0.5% of your purchases can benefit the VIC simply by swiping your Smith’s rewards card. There is no…

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Help Homeless or At-Risk Veteran Families Build New Lives

March 17, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 03/17/2020 HELP HOMELESS OR AT-RISK VETERAN FAMILIES BUILD NEW LIVES Imagine yourself putting on the uniform and selflessly serving your country. You may have endured unimaginable peril, you may have PTSD or trauma, or found yourself addicted to alcohols, drugs, or both, to help calm those memories and thoughts that will not…

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Veterans Homelessness on the Rise

September 23, 2019

New Mexico is one of only four states in the nation seeing the number of homeless veterans increasing. There are more than 150,000 veterans living in New Mexico. Nine percent live in poverty, and nearly 17 percent are homeless. “We are asking the community to come together to serve those who have valiantly served our…

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