SURVIVOR RESOURCE GUIDE

New Mexico

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COUNSELING AND OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES

Common Bond
Community Information Hotline: (505) 891-3647
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.commonbondnm.org

Common Bond serves the needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning (LGBTIQ) communities and their allies throughout New Mexico.

Service area: New Mexico
Work with: All LGBTIQ people and allies
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information and referrals to social service organizations, community resources, crisis hotlines, legal service organizations, community groups, and more via the 24-hour Community Information Line and through the directory on the Common Bond website.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as an Under 21 group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex youth.
Services for loved ones include: Information and referrals via the 24-hour Community Information Line and through the directory on the Common Bond website.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: Common Bond does not have the resources to respond to requests for assistance or information by mail or email.

Community Against Violence
P.O. Box 169
Taos, NM 87571
Office: (575) 758-8082
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm MST
Hotline: (575) 758-9888
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Website: www.taoscav.org
Email: info@taoscav.org

For over 32 years, Community Against Violence, Inc. (CAV) has provided a range of services including crisis intervention and support services to adults, children, and families affected by domestic and sexual violence; early intervention services in order to reduce violence and its effects on the community; and community outreach and education to raise awareness about sexual and domestic violence throughout North Central New Mexico.

Service area: Colfax, San Miguel, and Taos Counties
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault, their family, and friends
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline; emotional support and advocacy; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as individual counseling; emergency shelter for adults and families; group counseling for adult female survivors of childhood sexual assault; and a library containing books, videos, and audio tapes on a variety of topics related to domestic violence, sexual assault, health, self-help, and recovery.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

Desert View Sexual Assault Services and Family Counseling
2700 Farmington Ave. # F1
Farmington, NM 87401
Office: (505) 326-7878
Hotline: (505) 947-3645
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.desertviewsas.org
E-mail: admin@desertviewsas.org

Desert View Sexual Assault Services and Family Counseling is a nonprofit mental health agency serving men and women of all ages who are survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence or sexual abuse. Services are available to recent or past trauma survivors of any age.

Service area: San Juan County
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault and abuse and their family members
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; in-person counseling, by arrangement; information; and referrals to other agencies and organizations in the community that can offer support and assistance.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as individual counseling; support groups for adult women and teen survivors of sexual assault; and case management.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free for survivors of sexual assault
Additional Information: Desert View Sexual Assault Services and Family Counseling also offers classes on life skills for children, anger management, and parenting.

El Refugio, Inc.
800 S. Robert Street
Silver City, NM 88061
Office: (575) 538-2135
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm MST
Hotline: (575) 538-2125
Toll-free Hotline: (888) 538-2125
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: No
Email: sierrar@elrefugioinc.org

El Refugio provides services to male and female domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in Silver City and surrounding areas.

Service area: Grant, Hidalgo, and Luna Counties
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault, their friends, and family
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; court accompaniment and legal advocacy for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as individual counseling and advocacy.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

La Piñon Sexual Assault Recovery Services of Southern New Mexico
525 South Melendres
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Office/Hotline: (505) 526-3437
Toll-free Hotline: (888) 595-7273
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.lapinon.org
Email: office@lapinon.org

La Piñon provides a comprehensive array of services related to sexual assault and abuse to individuals, families, and the community.

Service area: Dona Ana and Luna Counties
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault and abuse, their friends, and family members
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; emergency room accompaniment for sexual assault cases and information and advocacy regarding medical treatment; and information and assistance throughout the legal process.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as individual and group counseling; information; and referrals.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

Laguna Family Services
P.O. Box 194
Laguna, NM 87026
Office: (505) 552-9701
Hotline: (505) 552-9702
Toll-free Hotline: (800) 530-2199
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: No
Email: lagunafamilyservices@lagunatribe.org

Laguna Family Services provides emergency shelter and counseling services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Service area: Primarily Laguna tribal lands, but Laguna Family Services is willing to provide services to prisoner rape survivors in Grants and Milan, as well
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault and their friends and family
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; victim advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals to other local social service agencies.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as individual and family counseling and support groups.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

New Mexico AIDS Services
625 Truman St., NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Office: (505) 938-7100
Toll-free Office: (888) 882-2437
Office Hours: Monday, 9am-7pm and Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5pm MST
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Website: www.nmas.net
Email: kateschneier@nmas.net

New Mexico AIDS Services (NMAS) is a non-profit community based organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for people and communities affected by HIV/AIDS through innovative and comprehensive services, support, and prevention education.

Service area: Bernalillo County and Northwestern New Mexico
Work with: People infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS
Services for survivors during incarceration include: An elective peer-education class for women at the New Mexico Women’s Correctional Facility in Grants and free, anonymous HIV testing for detainees at the Bernalillo County Jail. Survivors who are concerned about their HIV status or who want additional information on NMAS services can call or write to the address above.
Services for survivors after release include: Anonymous HIV testing and counseling; case management; housing assistance; food bank; emotional support services, such as individual counseling, a support group for Spanish-speaking people with HIV, a medication support group, and a support group for HIV+ women; information; and referrals.
Services for loved ones include: Anonymous HIV testing; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: Se ofrece servicios en español, incluso un grupo de apoyo para hispanohablantes con SIDA.

New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc.
3909 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, Suite 6
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Office: (505) 883-8020
Toll-free Office: (888) 883-8020
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm MST
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.swcp.com/nmcsap
Email: nmcsap@swcp.com

The New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc. (NMCSAP) is a private, non-profit organization that provides services to professionals (medical, mental health, law enforcement, social services, prosecutors, judges, etc.), which will assist them to offer appropriate services to survivors of sexual violence. NMCSAP also provides training and child sexual abuse prevention projects in rural New Mexico as well as a clearinghouse of literature and resources to assist professionals in New Mexico in the assessment, prosecution, and treatment of sexual abuse and assault cases.

Service area: New Mexico
Work with: Survivors of sexual abuse and assault, professionals, and community members
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information and referrals to the nearest rape crisis program via phone or by mail.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free

New Mexico GLBTQ Centers
P.O. Box 2374
Las Cruces, NM 88004
Toll-free Office: (888) 286-9306
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4pm MST
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.gaynewmexico.org
Email: info@newmexicoglbtcenters.org

New Mexico GLBTQ Centers seeks to reduce homophobia and enrich the lives of individuals living in New Mexico who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (GLBTQ) through education, advocacy, support, and collaboration.

Service area: New Mexico
Work with: Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning individuals
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information, support, and referrals by phone, email, and mail.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above.
Services for loved ones include: All of the above.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: Currently, New Mexico GLBTQ Centers is in the development stage and plans to begin programming after opening a regional community center in Las Cruces in the fall of 2010.

Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico
1025 Hermosa Dr., SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Office/Hotline: (505) 266-7711
Toll-free Hotline: (888) 811-8282
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: Yes
Website: www.rapecrisiscnm.org
Email: info@rapecrisiscnm

The Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico (formerly Albuquerque Rape Crisis Center) provides emotional support and advocacy to survivors of sexual assault and abuse throughout Central New Mexico, and serves as a community resource on issues regarding prevention and awareness of sexual assault and abuse.

Service area: Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia Counties
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault over the age of 13, their friends, and family members
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline, by mail, and by email; advocacy; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for sexual assault cases; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as individual, couples, family, and group therapy for sexual assault and abuse survivors and case management services.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

Sexual Assault Services of Northwest New Mexico
812 W. Maple
Farmington, NM 87401
Office: (505) 325-2805
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm MST
Hotline: (505) 326-4700
Toll-free Hotline: (866) 908-4700
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: No
Email: sanjuanSANE@aol.com

Sexual Assault Services of Northwest New Mexico provides comprehensive services for survivors of sexual assault and abuse throughout Northwestern New Mexico.

Service area: San Juan, McKinley, and Rio Arriba Counties
Work with: All survivors of sexual assault, their friends, and family
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; in-person crisis counseling, by arrangement; hospital accompaniment and on-site medical/forensic exams and advocacy; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as referrals for counseling services.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; advocacy; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free

Solace Crisis Treatment Center
6601 Valentine Way
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Office: (505) 988-1951
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm MST
Hotline: (505) 986-9111
Toll-free Hotline: (800) 721-7273
Hotline Hours: 24 hours
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.findsolace.org
Email: info@findsolace.org

The Solace Crisis Treatment Center provides direct support services to survivors of trauma and sexual violence and their families in all of Northern New Mexico. The Center works together with community groups and agencies to build a community free of sexual violence by: treating and rehabilitating people affected by sexual violence in Northern New Mexico; providing education and training to promote the prevention of sexual violence; and maintaining the provision of crisis services to survivors of sexual assault and their families and assisting them to overcome the trauma of the crime committed against them.

Service area: Northern New Mexico
Work with: All survivors of sexual violence, their friends, and family
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline, by mail, and by email; forensic exams through a partnership with St. Vincent Hospital, where survivors of sexual assault can undergo an exam in a safe environment with a trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and rape crisis advocate; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above, as well as therapeutic counseling for children, adolescents, and adults who are survivors of sexual abuse and other forms of trauma.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; counseling; information; and referrals.
Fees: Free
Additional Information: Solace Crisis Treatment Center also has special programs for treating children and adolescents with sexual behavior problems.

Southwest CARE Center
649 Harkle Road, Suite E
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Office: (505) 989-8200
Toll-free Office: (888) 320-8200
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm MST
Accept Collect Calls: No
Website: www.southwestcare.org

Southwest Comprehensive AIDS-Care, Research and Education (CARE) Center provides comprehensive care, research, education, prevention, and support services to people affected by HIV/AIDS and related conditions in New Mexico.

Service area: Santa Fe and eight counties in Northern New Mexico
Work with: All people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Information via phone and by mail and coordination of medical care for Southwest CARE clients.
Services for survivors after release include: Anonymous rapid HIV testing; primary medical care for HIV+ clients; case management; behavioral health services, including mental health and substance abuse counseling; transportation and housing assistance for those who qualify; clinical research programs; information; and referrals.
Services for loved ones include: Anonymous HIV testing; mental health services; information; and referrals.
Fees: Medical and case management services are available at low or no cost based upon individual needs and circumstances. If a client is insured, their insurance will be billed for medical care, and the client will be responsible for co-pays. A sliding scale is available for those without insurance. No one is turned away for lack of ability of pay.

 

LEGAL RESOURCES

ACLU of New Mexico
Attn: Legal Panel
P.O. Box 566
Albuquerque, NM 87103-0566
Office: (505) 266-5915
Fax: (505) 266-5916
Website: www.aclu-nm.org
Online Complaint Form: http://aclu-nm.org/PDF/form-complaint.pdf

The mission of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico (ACLU-NM) is to maintain and advance the cause of civil liberties within the state of New Mexico, with particular emphasis on the freedom of religion, speech, press, association, and assemblage, and the right to vote, due process of law, and equal protection of law. The ACLU of New Mexico continues to fight unconstitutional conditions in jails and prisons, including the sexual abuse of detainees and abuse at the hands of law enforcement officials through the Law Enforcement Oversight Project. Survivors of sexual abuse behind bars can file a complaint with the ACLU-NM by filling out the Online Complaint Form, by printing out and mailing in the complaint form to the address above, or by sending a written request. The process usually takes 6-8 weeks.

State Bar of New Mexico, Lawyers Care Referral Program
5121 Masthead NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Office: (505) 797-6066
Toll-free: (800) 876-6227
Website: www.nmbar.org
E-mail: referral@nmbar.org

The Lawyers Care Referral Program, in conjunction with other programs of the State Bar of New Mexico, attempts to reach out to those who need legal help and may not know where to find it. The Lawyers Care Referral Program offers a 30-minute consultation/case assessment with a private attorney for a cost of only $26.45. A paralegal will ask for information needed to determine the area of law and county needed for the referral and will then contact attorneys and find one to consult with the potential client for 30 minutes. During the 30-minute consultation, the client will receive legal advice, have documents reviewed, and have questions answered by the attorney. Any representation or time beyond the 30-minute consultation/case assessment must be negotiated with the attorney.

 

GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

New Mexico Corrections Department, Office of Special Investigation and Internal Affairs
4337 NM 14
Santa Fe, NM 87508
Policies for Inmate Rights email: CDPolicies@state.nm.us
Inmate Grievances Form: http://corrections.state.nm.us/policies/CD-150500.pdf

The Office of Special Investigations and Internal Affairs (SIIA) investigates all reported violations of law to include misdemeanors, felonies, and internal affairs relating to New Mexico Corrections Department (NMCD) employees, inmates, institutions, and divisions. Inmates who have been sexually assaulted in a NMCD facility can contact SIIA to report the assault and any concerns regarding the handling of investigations into such abuse.

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JDI has directly contacted each organization listed in the Resource Guide in hopes of pointing survivors toward those currently accepting new clients. However, the inclusion of any group or individual in the Resource Guide does not necessarily constitute an endorsement or recommendation by JDI, nor can JDI guarantee the availability of the services described here.