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Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resources & Assistance Organizations

For information on other services, please dial 2-1-1 or visit the United Way website.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Commission Advanced by City Leaders

Mayor Tim Keller with City Councilors Tammy Fiebelkorn, Renee Grout, Trudy Jones, and Klarissa Peña established the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Commission to address domestic violence and better support survivors.

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic Violence is a pattern of behavior which establishes power and control over another person often through fear, manipulation, humiliation, isolation, intimidation, the threat of physical violence, and/or the use of physical violence.

Intimate Partner Domestic Violence Comes in Many Forms

Examples of abusive behavior include:

  • Emotional Abuse
  • Financial Abuse
  • Psychological Abuse
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spiritual Abuse
  • Technological Abuse
  • Verbal Abuse

Domestic Violence is an Alarming Crime and Public Health Problem in our Country and Community

The impact of domestic violence is wide ranging, directly affecting individuals and society as a whole, here in this community, throughout the United States and the world, Racism, homophobia, transphobia, ageism and discrimination based on physical ability, nationality or other factors help to perpetuate domestic violence and make finding safety even more difficult for some victims.

  • During the COVID-19 Pandemic, domestic violence incidents in Albuquerque increased by 8%, as well as an increase in incidents involving strangulation.
  • As many as 20% of homicides in 2021 were domestic violence related, according to Albuquerque Police Department,
  • According to a 2015 report by the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Program, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 7 men in New Mexico are victims of domestic violence in their lifetime.
  • According to the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence, domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women;
  • According to a study by Futures without violence, physical abuse during childhood increases the risk of future victimization among women and the risk of future perpetration of abuse by men more than two-fold
  • Only 1 out of 10 incidents of domestic violence is ever reported, according to S.A.F.E House,

You are not alone. 24/7 help is available. Find local resources below.

Reasons Why People Stay in Abusive Relationships

  • They may not recognize that their partner’s behaviors are unhealthy or abusive.
  • They may fear consequences if they decide to leave their relationship.
  • They may feel that they’ve done something wrong, that they deserve the abuse.
  • They may be financially dependent on their abusive partner.

Reasons Why People are Abusive to their Partners

  • Abusive people believe their own feelings and needs should be the priority in the relationship.
  • Abuse is a learned behavior – and it is also choice to abuse.
  • Domestic violence stems from a desire to gain and maintain power and control over an intimate partner.
  • Tactics of abuse may be aimed at dismantling equality in the relationship in order to make their partners feel less valuable and undeserving of respect.

Ways to Support a Friend Experiencing Domestic Violence

  • Acknowledge that their situation is difficult, scary, and brave of them to regain control from
  • Help them create a safety plan, or encourage them to contact a local or national hotline
  • Do not post information about them on social media that could be used to identify them or where they spend time

In an Emergency, call 911

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 and Sexual Assault 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) 625 Silver, SW – 2nd Floor
505-883-8720 (Office) or 505-884-7263 (Dispatch 24/7 for Victims).
SANE serves sexual assault and domestic violence victims by providing immediate, compassionate, culturally sensitive, and comprehensive medical treatment and forensic evaluation, human trafficking services by nurse experts.
All Faiths Children Advocacy Center: Safehouse

1709 Moon NE


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.
The Arc of New Mexico

505-883-4630 office; 505-315-2800 sexual assault contact/cell phone

The Arc of NM is committed to promoting and protecting the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supporting their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.  Their Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy Program supports sexual assault survivors with disabilities. 
Barrett House 505-246-9244 Shelter and supportive services to women and children experiencing homelessness.
Casa Fortaleza 505-910-4031 Confidential and Free. We offer therapy, support, and education in your language regardless of immigration status. You can receive our services anonymously.
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)  
New Mexico Crime Victim Reparation Commission Albuquerque Area:
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, Suite 190
505-248-3165 (24-hour line)

Walk in: M- F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Enlace Comunitario 2425 Alamo Drive SE
Dedicated to transforming the lives of domestic violence survivors in Central New Mexico's Latinx and immigrant communities through culturally and linguistically specific intervention services and prevention-focused community outreach and education. Case management, legal services, housing assistance, financial capability training and education, support groups, counseling, and prevention classes/groups.
Esperanza Shelter 505-473-5200 or 800-473-5220 24 hour crisis hotline. 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
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
Easy-to-remember local number for human trafficking victims to contact in order to get help, information, or resources. 
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 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 988 or 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 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 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
(1-855-662-7474) 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
Call or text to connect with a peer. Call 3:30pm – 11:30pm. Text 6pm – 11pm
New Mexico Legal Aid 1-833-LGL-HELP
Free services to eligible low-income New Mexico residents with civil (non-criminal) matters.
New Mexico Legal Aid: Domestic Violence Helpline 1-877-974-3400 Free services to eligible low-income New Mexico residents with civil (non-criminal) matters. 
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 505-266-7711

Free confidential services providing a 24-hour hotline, medical accompaniment, judicial accompaniment, law enforcement accompaniment, safety planning, case management, assistance with TROs and EROs, and counseling services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and sex trafficking

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.
UNM Psychiatric Center: Psychiatric Emergency Services 505-272-2800 or
UNM Psychiatric Center: Psychiatric Urgent Care Clinic 505-272-2800 or
US Attorney's Office Victim Witness Program 1-888-388-6541 The Victim-Witness Assistance Unit (“VW Unit”) provides assistance to victims and witnesses of crime while they are involved with the federal criminal justice system. The VW Unit also helps victims understand the criminal justice system and assists with restitution and services.
Valencia Shelter - Los Lunas 505-864-1383 24/7 crisis hotline. Emergency shelter for those fleeing abuse.

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