By Mary McPhail Gray
NVW Board Chair
In the four northern New Mexico counties (Taos, Colfax, Mora and Union) 6,525 veterans have just been informed (or perhaps may not even know!) that all services for therapeutic counseling or social services through the Department of Veterans Administration are not available until further notice.
All appointments are canceled for through Nov 15, or longer, until new social worker has been licensed and credentialed and arrives in Taos. The closest services are in Albuquerque.
This is a refutation of our promise to them—who risked their lives in service to this country when we asked.
Nonviolence Works has always listened to the community and created programs to fill needs identified by community agencies, leaders and individuals. We do not believe it is moral or ethical or compassionate to leave these veterans out in the cold. We are here for them—and want to hear from veterans themselves or the caring people in their circle who recognize the need for support. [Read more…]