Friday May 6th. Bernalillo County employees delivered three truckloads and a van load of needed items to homeless women veterans.
The effort is part of County Government Month, a national celebration held each April. This year’s theme was “Serving our Veterans and Their Families.” Throughout April, county employees held a drive to support the newly-opened YWCA Transitional Living Center for Homeless Women Veterans and Their Dependent Children.
Employees brought in linens, kids’ furniture and playground equipment, women and children’s clothing items, toiletries, a computer, printer and scanners, cleaning items, gardening tools and over $200.00 in cash and gift cards.
The center, the only one of its kind in the country, provides safe, transitional housing for women veterans and their children. Residents receive food, clothing, education, one‐on‐one case management, employment assistance, life skills coaching, and access to holistic healthcare beyond traditional VA services--a comprehensive program with all the supportive services necessary for integration back into civilian life.
To celebrate County Government Month, the county also participated in a health fair, and a pet adopt-a thon, county commissioners read to children in their districts, and students participated in a mock county commission meeting.
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