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State of New Mexico Homeless Services Event at Mesilla Valley Community of Hope

November 21, 2019 - Public Relations - Information

On Friday November 22, 2019 from 10am – 2pm three state agencies will be providing services for the homeless at Mesilla Valley Community of Hope. Taxation and Revenue’s Motor Vehicle Division’s Mobile Unit will assist individuals obtain a Driver’s License or ID, Department of Health’s Mobile Unit will provide birth certificates and flu shots, and Department of Workforce Solutions will assist in job search services.    

The loss or theft of ID’s is one of the common problems heard from the homeless community. This effort by state agencies was first held last month in Southeast Albuquerque. Each process will cost $20 ($10 for the birth certificate, $10 for the ID) and the first 25 applicants will be covered by a $250 donation from the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce and a $250 donation from Sec of Workforce Solutions Bill McCamley. The Community of Hope has extra funds should more people wish to get ID’s.

“Having a driver’s license or state ID is something most of us take for granted, but if you’ve ever lost your license, you know how difficult life can be without one,“ said Taxation and Revenue Secretary Stephanie Schardin Clarke. “For anyone without a permanent address, obtaining a license or ID can be even harder. Removing that barrier removes one important obstacle standing in the way of someone being able to obtain services, employment, or housing.”

“Governor Lujan Grisham believes passionately in an economy that works for everybody and that includes our neighbors who might be currently down on their luck,” said New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions Secretary Bill McCamley. “When this administration hears that there are problems we can fix, we’re going to do everything we can do make that happen.”

Employment Representatives from the Las Cruces New Mexico Workforce Connection center will be providing assistance in creating resumes, giving interview preparation tips, and registering individuals into the New Mexico Workforce Connection Online System, Department of Workforce Solutions to begin their job search. Additional information on priority of service will be given to those who indicate they are a homeless veteran.

In addition to flu vaccinations and Vital Records services, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) will also have the Women, Infants, Children (WIC) program there to both provide services to existing clients and enroll any qualified mothers and children for supplemental nutritional assistance.

 “The Department of Health’s job is to provide safety net services for all people in New Mexico, and it’s important to us that in those times when people can’t come to us, we will come to them.” said NMDOH Cabinet Secretary Kathy Kunkel. “We are grateful to the opportunity our agencies have to get in the field and help our constituents.

 


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Evento para Servicios de Indigentes del Estado de Nuevo México en Mesilla Valley Community of Hope