Women Veterans of New Mexico is a Federal 501(c)3 Non-profit organization
of New Mexico!
President: Judy M. Quintana
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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 membership dues 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!
Check out what WVNM has been doing!
See our December 2012 Newsletter
And read about veterans news and upcoming veterans events in the NM Dept of Veterans Services (NMDVS) May 2013 newsletter.
Elections were held January 19, 2013 at our Annual Membership Meeting:
President - Judy Quintana
Vice President - Fundraising/Sales - Patricia Ruiz
Vice President - Membership - Elinor Reiners
Treasurer - Myra Powers
Secretary - Greta Moore
Asst Secretary - Mae Lockett
Sargeant-At-Arms - Joni Seymour
Director/Logistics - Sofie Maestas
Director/Events - Sharon Lester
Chaplain - Gloria Vinsky (non-board position)
We welcome your input and participation!
If you are interested in helping Board members by joining a Committee, please contact Judy Quintana (505) 306-3756
Conference in Farmington Reaches
Out to Women Veterans
Read the Newspaper coverage of the May 4 Conference here.
Every Wednesday: Writing for Your Life
Writing is a great form of creative expression and stress
management. Open group lead by Army Nurse Veteran,
Caroline LeBlanc, MFA, RN, MSN.
This group takes place every Wednesday at 2:00 pm, Building #2 Rec Hall Classroom.
For more information, see the flyer here.
Acupuncturists Without Borders
- FREE Clinics -
1st and 3rd Thursdays
For more information, see flyer here
Jun 9: Children's Freedom Festival
1-4 pm -FREE-
NM Veterans Memorial, 1100 Louisiana Blvd SE
Children and families are invited to celebrate the men and women of our community who serve, protect and keep you safe. There will be exhibits and demonstrations by our first responders and representatives of our military. See flier here for more info.
Jun 9: 2nd Annual - Free - Vet Clinic
for Pets of the Homeless
This event is limited to Pets of Homeless ONLY
See flier here for location and more information.
Jun 14: Farmington Vet Center Grand Opening
1 pm 4251 E. Main St, Farmington NM
Jun 15: NM Veterans' Memorial Presents:
Paul Clever who has searched for
10 years to resolve the loss of his
father 44 years ago
Please join us at the New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial, 1100 Louisiana Blvd SE on Saturday, June 15th at 10:00am
See both the flyer and informational article, which is about Kris Olson Olexa Harrison, who represented the family in Olive Branch, Mississippi for a repatriation ceremony honoring the recently recovered remains of the crew, lost in the wreck of a spy plane over Laos of Olson’s father, Maj. Robert E. Olson.
Jun 21: Molina Healthcare Career Fair
10am - 6pm
For location and more info, click here
Jul 9-10: Resilience Training
8 am - 4 pm Location TBA
See flyer for more information
Sep 7: SAVE THE DATE!
Women Veterans Conference
8 am - 5:30 pm Albuquerque
Location: To Be Announced
Sep 18-22: Holistic Retreat for Women Veterans
"Regaining Balance for Women with PTSD"
See the flyer for location and more information. This retreat is free to women veterans with PTSD and their adult family members.
Retreat participants will need approval from both their medical- and mental-health care providers before being accepted to retreats.
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
|Logo with Blue Zia on white Tshirt $15
Shirts. Choose one
size smaller than women's sizes (ex: Women's Large = Men's Medium)
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
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.
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.
Women Veterans License Plate!
Order your special license plate from the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) in Santa Fe. (see http://www.mvd.newmexico.gov/Vehicles/Pages/License-Plates.aspx#Military).
You can fill out the Veteran License Plate form on line (Click here to open the form), or print the blank form and hand-fill in. 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), etc. Again, 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
Order your Personnel Records/Discharge Certificate
Click here for more information, instructions and links.
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.
Presbyterian Medical Services (PMS)
Veteran and Family Support Services
provides comprehensive intake, assessment, treatment and referrals for NM veterans and their families living with the effects of military service, deplo9yment, and coming home. Providing services in support of trauma and relatyed issues vetrans and their families face including substance abuse, depression, anger, domestic violence, and social and economic challenges. More information here or contact: Lora Smalley, NC, LMFT Clinical Therapist VFSS, 1-877-929-9797 firstname.lastname@example.org. Locations in Rio Rancho, Gallup, and Farmington.
provides energetic treatments to individuals and families suffering from an array of ailments using various forms of oriental medical modalities. For more information, go to their website: www.grandmeridian.org