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New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Homeless & Housing, Housing Support, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Temporary Housing

Mission: To enable Veterans and their families to achieve stable housing, financial security, and a renewed sense of community

Results: Since our inception in 2005, the VIC has helped over 12,000 families, both Veteran and non-Veteran, with essential needs and services. Although our mission is to support literally and at-risk homeless Veteran families we believe in being a resource for all Veteran families throughout New Mexico and helping them obtain resources and support from any agency, program or organization that is available to honor their service and sacrifice for our great nation. Please feel free to call us for any Veteran question or problem!

Target demographics: All Veterans and their families

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 700 Veterans & their families, and over 450 non-Veteran families through our programs and services

Geographic areas served: the great state of New Mexico

Programs: Emergency, Transitional and Rapid Re-housing options helping at-risk and literally homeless Veterans and their families with safe and stable housing options based on their unique needs; a Thrift shop and Donations Program that helps turn a "house" into a "home" by fully furnishing our Veterans home when they move into permanent housing, and helping community Veteran families in need of the same services (when stock is available) with our donations and sales; a free Community Support Shuttle connecting over 1200 riders each month all Albuquerque community members in the downtown corridor with essential social services and income supports; a Peer Support Program that helps provide therapeutic outings to help Veterans & their families relax and enjoy camaraderie with other Veteran families and gives every Veteran in our programs a "battle buddy" they can call with stressors and concerns anytime; a Jail Diversion program that assists previously incarcerated Veterans with a second chance at getting back to positive life of self-sufficiency. All Veterans and families served receive a case manager and team to support all their unique needs and ensure that each Veteran is able to become self-sufficient and independent; a food pantry that is an authorized community food distribution site for the Roadrunner Food Bank ensuring that both Veteran and non-Veteran families receive essential food sources.

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers (VIC) is an amazing nonprofit organization, which does invaluable work for our veterans and community at large. NM VIC fills exactly that gap which helps homeless veterans successfully reintegrate back into society. This nonprofit deserves all the support they can get.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

AS A VETERAN I HIGHLY VALUE AND ENJOY HELPING OUT THIS GREAT ORGANIZATION "VIC" VETERANS INTEGRATION CENTER.I'M A MEMBER OF TEAM RWB AND VETERANS ON DEMAND AND WE LOVE TEAMING UP AND WORKING WITH VETERANS INTEGRATION CENTER AND HELPING OUT IN THE COMMUNITY. THE WORK THAT THEY DO HELPING OUT HOMELESS VETERANS REINTEGRATE INTO SOCIETY IS INVALUABLE.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

They do a great job with helping everyone they can. They also do a lot of outreach to connect with Veterans that may not know what resources are available to them.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NMVIC provides a wide variety of services to homeless and near homeless veterans. Beyond the necessities of life they provide a family atmosphere and help the veteran find support.

Scott W.7

Donor

Rating: 5

This organizational fervently works to better the lives of our veterans. There’s no doubt that they would be able to do so much more with so much more

Tommy Walmsley J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The mission of the New Mexico Veterans Integration Center is absolutely amazing and a huge need here in New Mexico. Team Rubicon recently teamed up with the NMVIC to clear some trees from an apartment complex they will be moving into. Bobby is a true lead from the front leader, literally hauling heavy logs side by side everyone else. It was an honor to work with the men and women at the NMVIC and we look forward to seeing homeless veterans transition off the streets.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a Veteran and daughter of a Veteran, I wholeheartedly support the work of the Veterans Integration Centers. This organization is staffed Veterans and immediate members of Veterans and absolutely believe in leaving in “Supporting Veteran Families Beyond the Battlefield.” While this organization is based in Albuquerque, they are focused on Veteran Families throughout New Mexico. Not only do I refer Veteran families to them for services, I support them financially. They have an overhead budget of 10%! I feel good knowing my financial donation is spent wisely.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The VIC always goes above and beyond whether it be helping Veteran families or a Veteran in the community; they are there when you need them. Homeless Veterans and their families get to stay together during the emergency shelter process and their SSVF team helps get them into their own apartment.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There was an elderly Veteran gentalman in our neighborhood that needed help with his yard, as the city had been giving him tickets for weeds and old appliances in his back yard. The NM Veterans Integration Center (VIC) brought in a group of its employees and volunteers to clean the yard and carry off old appliances. They spent an entire day and now that house is nearly the best on the block! Thank you to the VIC for your support and all that you do for our community and our Veterans!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have seen first hand that amount of care and focus the VIC staff provides when a veteran needs it the most. The amount of care provided is greatly needed in today’s times.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I love the passion the staff has for helping others. I was able to see the dedication they have and the amount of work they put in to help the people they serve. It was a great experience working with such a great group of professionals who strive to make a difference in our community.

Timothy S.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Seen this flyer on FB to support our Veteran & families Sept 28th from 10 am to 2 pm. The price was either a cash donation, new pair of underwear (men or women), or canned food. What a great way to engage the community and garner support for our Veterans in need.Great Job NMVIC!