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Mayor Tim Keller Launches Veterans Resource Center Ahead of Veterans Day

New resource center provides veterans resources all in one place.

November 13, 2018

Mayor Tim Keller launched a Veterans Resource Center to make resources easy to find for veterans and their families. The resource center is a one-stop-shop for veterans’ services.

“One of the ways we can honor our veterans is to make sure they receive the benefits they have earned,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “Our new veterans’ resource center connects veterans and their families to the services that are available for everything from job opportunities to housing to behavioral health services.”

The comprehensive resource guide located on the City’s website will help veterans navigate the vast system of veterans’ services in New Mexico. Included on the page are links to the organizations serving veterans, contact information for those organizations, as well as contact information for Mayor Tim Keller’s constituent service representative dedicated to veterans’ services, Army veteran Thomas Tozier.

Tozier served with the United States Army and United States Army Reserves for eight years, including completing two tours in Iraq, before pursuing an education at Central New Mexico Community College and the University of New Mexico.

“Having first-hand experience with veterans’ services helps me in this role, and it’s my goal to guide my brothers and sisters in arms through the programs that can help them with their needs,” Tozier said. “I also know the struggle of the transition from military life to civilian life. I want veterans to know that they are not alone and we’re here to help.”

New Mexico has one of the nation’s highest percentages of veteran populations according to New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions.

The Mayor’s Veterans Resource Center will navigate services in the following areas:

  • Physical and Mental Health
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Small Business
  • Family Support
  • Life Insurance and Burial Benefits
  • Legal Assistance
  • City of Albuquerque's Veterans Hiring Initiative
  • Events and Comradery

The Mayor’s office knows that veterans often experience homelessness, behavioral health crises, and addiction at a higher rates than other populations in our city and has implemented a new leadership structure in the Department of Family and Community Services focused on providing resources for those experiencing homelessness and addressing the root causes of homelessness as a whole.

Veterans can use the website or contact the Veterans Resource Center by phone, email, or in person.

 

Thomas Tozier

One Civic Plaza, Mayor’s Office, 11th Floor

Phone: (505) 768-3000

Email: [email protected]