Women Veterans Program

Our program will continually improve all aspects of our services to provide the best for our Women Veterans and their families.  Our vision is to be the most women veteran-centric program; to make New Mexico a state where no female veteran will go without the benefits they have earned for serving our country.

Commitment

We are committed to reaching out to women veterans throughout New Mexico to increase awareness and accessibility to their benefits. We seek to bring back women who have previously tried to apply for services but have been turned away. We will advocate for changes needed to recognize the unique challenges facing women veterans.  These are benefits women have earned through their sacrifice and service to our country.

“One-Stop Shop”

The program is designed to help women veterans navigate through state and federal resources, benefits and services.  We seek to minimize problems/frustrations, and getting you answers in a timely manner.  Please visit the New Mexico Department of Veteran  Services website at www.nmdvs.org and click on Women Veterans Program for a list of resource links and contact information.  If the answer you are looking for is not there, don’t turn away: Contact us, and we will figure out the direction you need to take.

Applying for these benefits can be complicated.  We are here to help with the filing process.  We have 18 Veteran Service Officers (VSO’s) located throughout the state.  VSO’s are Veterans and accredited by the VA — and will work with you every step of the way. Our team can also  help you navigate through the VA Health Care Systems, with fifteen VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinics, and four VA Vet Centers in New Mexico.

 

Melanie Suazo
406 Don Gaspar
Santa, Fe NM 87501
(505) 827-6307
Melaniea.suazo@state.nm.us