ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - An Albuquerque program that has already helped more than 250 people who are homeless in the city will now reach out to women veterans.
The city announced Thursday that the Albuquerque Heading Home project will branch out.
The new Vets Heading Home program will help homeless women veterans find housing, employment, childcare, transportation and it will provide mental health services.
Today, Lockheed Martin and Sandia National Labs announced they're donating $20,000 to the program.
Local volunteers have vowed to increase those funds to $100,000 to help veterans returning home from war get back on their feet.
“So if we don't have an approach as the mayor just described a real systematic approach to this – Albuquerque – will be in trouble,” said volunteer Kyla Thompson.
The city is hiring a coordinator to reach out to veterans in need of these services.
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