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Information about preventing domestic violence

Millions of women are confronted with violence at the hands of their husbands, boyfriends, and significant others each year in our country.

This devastating experience is often kept a secret. Victims of domestic violence are unwilling to tell anyone—even close friends and family. They are ashamed to let anyone know about intimate family problems. Victims of domestic violence come from all walks of life, cultures, ages, and income groups.

If left unchecked, this type of violence will affect the entire family, destroy self-esteem, and will usually escalate into serious physical harm.

If you or a loved-one is a victim of domestic violence, seek help immediately.

Warning Signs Of Battering Behavior

  • Jealousy
  • Controlling Behavior
  • Isolation
  • Blaming Others
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Psychological Abuse
  • Cruelty to Children or Animals
  • Threats of Violence
  • Force During Arguments
  • Anger Easily When Drinking or Using Other Drugs
  • Breaking or Striking Objects
  • Discourage Other Friendships
  • Threaten With Weapon
  • Controls Your Schedule
  • Accuses You of Being Unfaithful
  • Controls All Finances
  • Forces You to Have Sex

What to do if You are Hurt

Call the police as soon as you can—assault, even by a family member is a crime. Get medical attention, ask the medical staff to photograph your injuries and keep detailed records in the event legal action is necessary. Contact the court system about civil protective orders. Leave the scene immediately or as soon as possible

Domestic Violence Resources & Assistance

If you are in immediate danger, leave or have someone you can trust stay with you and call a crisis hotline for assistance, location of a women's shelter, counseling, and crisis intervention.

Agency Name Agency Contact Information Additional Information
Albuquerque Family Advocacy Center
(505) 243-2333 Providing a safe setting to assist victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and their families.
2nd Judicial District Court, Office of District Attorney: Victim Impact Program
(505) 841-7020 Help with the trauma and the burden the victim suffers as a result of the commission of a crime.
2nd Judicial District Court: Restraining Orders
(505) 841-8400  
A Child's Voice
(505) 916-2007 An agency designed to meet the mental health needs of families including; parents, infants, toddlers, children, teens and their caregivers.
Adult Protective Services Statewide Intake
(505) 476-4912 or 1-866-654-3219 Call if you suspect an adult is being abused, neglected, or exploited.
AGORA NM Crisis Center
(505) 277-3013 or 1-855-505-4505 Compassionate, non-judgmental help for anyone in need of emotional support.
Albuquerque Community Safety
Emergencies: 911
Non-emergencies: 311
If you are experiencing a mental health, housing, substance use or other non-violent crisis, call 911. ACS will send a trained professional to help you address the need and make sure you get connected to the right services. If it can wait for a follow-up, call 311.
Albuquerque Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE)
(505) 883-8720 SANE serves sexual assault and domestic violence victims by providing immediate, compassionate, culturally sensitive, and comprehensive medical treatment and forensic evaluation by nurse experts.
Alcoholics Anonymous
(505) 266-1900  
All Faiths Children Advocacy Center: Safehouse
(505) 271-0329 Child-sensitive interviews and inter-agency coordination for the effective investigation of child abuse cases and crimes witnessed by children.
APD Victim Assistance Unit Albuquerque
(505) 243-2333 Helps crime victims get help with medical expenses, counseling, a restraining order, pre-court preparation, advocacy with landlords, referrals for self-defense courses, and whatever they choose to do.
Barrett House
(505) 246-9244 Shelter and supportive services to women and children experiencing homelessness.
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)  
New Mexico Crime Victim Reparation Commission
Albuquerque Area:
(505) 841-9232
Ask for the Victim Advocate
Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741 to reach a Crisis Counselor  
CYFD Statewide Central Intake: Child Abuse Hotline
1-855-333-SAFE (1-855-333-7233) or call #SAFE (#7233) from a mobile phone #SAFE cannot receive text messages
Domestic Violence Resource Center
625 Silver Ave SE, #185
(505) 248-3165 (24-hour line)

Walk in: M- F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Enlace Comunitario
2425 Alamo Drive SE
(505) 246-8972
Services available for Spanish speakers
Esperanza Shelter
(800) 473-5220 Safe, confidential housing, counseling, food, clothing and supplies—for you and your children, if you have kids.
Family Promise
(505) 268-0331 Helps families who are experiencing homelessness in the Albuquerque community to achieve sustainable independence.
First Nations Community Healthsource: CARES for Trafficking Victims

(505) 697-0039
(505) 705-3356
(505) 375-8511

Care of services to survivors of human trafficking that includes advocacy, client-centered case management and linkages to care.
First Nations Community Healthsource: EAST for Native American victims of sex trafficking.
(505) 515-3924 Dedicated to supporting Native American/Alaskan Native victims of sex trafficking in Albuquerque, New Mexico and the surrounding Tribal communities
First Nations Community Healthsource: Nurse Advice Line
(505) 715-4206 New Mexico’s urban Indian health center and a Federally Qualified Health Center in Albuquerque.
Haven House
(505) 896-4869 or
24-hour Crisis Hotline
Joy Junction
(505) 877-6967 Offering a safe place to sleep, a warm meal, or simply spreading awareness about homelessness.
Kirtland Airforce Base: Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO)
(505) 846-7272 24-hour Hotline. The SARC serves as the single point of contact for integrating and coordinating sexual assault victim (survivor) care for Team Kirtland members.
Life Link: NM Human Trafficking Hotline
(505) GET-FREE
(505) 438-3733
Easy-to-remember local number for human trafficking victims to contact in order to get help, information, or resources. 
Love is Respect
1-866-331-9474 Engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
(TTY): 1-800-787-3224
24/7/235 compassionate support, crisis intervention information, educational services and referral services in more than 200 languages.
National Human Trafficking Hotline
1-888-373-7888 Find social and legal services for victims and survivors of human trafficking,
National Problem Gambling Helpline Network
1-800-522-4700 Single national access point to local resources for those seeking help for a gambling problem. 
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
1-800-537-2238 A comprehensive source of information for those wanting to educate themselves and help others on the many issues related to domestic violence.
National Runaway Safeline
1-800-RUNAWAY or
 24/7 support for youth and parents.
National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-HOPE RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) anti-sexual violence organization operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense and carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 English & Spanish services available
National Teen Dating Abuse Help
1-866-331-9474 Engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships.
Native American Professional Parent Resources
(505) 345-6289 Empowers, Educates, and provides supportive services to build healthy Native American children and families.
New Mexico Asian Family Center
128 Quincy NE
(505) 717-2877
Counseling and case management services, survivor led and centered services, programs centering traditional methods of healing, youth and community leadership programs, financial education workshops, cross-racial movement building, and civic engagement work.
New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence
(505) 246-9240 Support and assistance to domestic violence programs across the state.
New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs
(505) 883-8020 or
1-888-883-8020 (toll-free)

Training and technical assistance to service providers, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, medical practitioners, and mental health professional and produces annual reports of sexual assault and domestic violence data.

New Mexico Crisis & Access Line
1-855-NMCrisis (662-7474) or 1-855-227-5485 (TTY) 24/7/365 NMCAL is a centralized, single telephone number to get immediate assistance and resources for mental health and substance use issues.
New Mexico Crisis & Access Line: Healthcare Worker & First Responder Support Line
1-855-507-5509 24/7/365 support line specifically for healthcare workers and first responders.
New Mexico Crisis and Access Line: Peer to Peer Warmline
1-855-4NM-7100 (466-7100)

Call or text to connect with a peer. Call 3:30pm – 11:30pm. Text 6pm – 11pm

New Mexico Legal Aid
Free services to eligible low-income New Mexico residents with civil (non-criminal) matters.
New Mexico Legal Aid: Domestic Violence Helpline
Statewide: 1-877-974-3400
Albuquerque Area:
(505) 243-4300
Free services to eligible low-income New Mexico residents with civil (non-criminal) matters. 
New Mexico Rape Crisis Center
(505) 266-7711 24-hour hotline
Poison Control
Pull Together
1-800-691-9067 Enlisting parents, families, community members, and young people in the fight to make sure our children are safe, cared for, and ready to succeed.
Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico
(505) 266-7712 or
(505) 266-7711
24-hour hotline
S.A.F.E. House Domestic Violence Hotline
(505) 247-4219 or
1-800-773-3645 (toll-free)
Shelter and empower survivors of intimate partner domestic violence.
StrongHearts Native Helpline
1-844-762-8483 Confidential and anonymous culturally-appropriate domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans, available every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The Trevor Project: LGBTQ Hotline
1-866-488-7386 If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, trained counselors are here to support you 24/7.
Trans Lifeline
1-877-565-8860 A trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.
Transgender Resource Center of NM
(505) 200-9086 Support, community, and connection to transgender, gender nonconforming, nonbinary, and gender variant people and their families through advocacy, education, and direct services.
UNM Psychiatric Center: Psychiatric Emergency Services
(505) 272-2800 or
(505) 272-2920
UNM Psychiatric Center: Psychiatric Urgent Care Clinic
(505) 272-2800 or
(505) 272-9038
US Attorney's Office Victim Witness Program
Valencia Shelter - Los Lunas
(505) 864-1383  

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