New Mexico Domestic Violence Programs

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If someone in your life is hurting you or makes you feel afraid, help is available. Throughout the state of New Mexico, 28 programs and shelters are designed to improve well-being and reduce future violence for children and adults surviving domestic violence, family violence, and dating violence.

For immediate help, call your local provider or call, chat, or text with one of the national hotlines, who will provide support and connect you to local service providers, if appropriate.

“I was literally in need of almost everything at once. It was the most devastating time in my life. El Refugio was there for me in every way possible and continues to be there for my child and me.”


National Domestic Violence Hotline

Call: (800) 799-7233 TTY (800) 787-3224
Chat: Visit website for live chat
Text: Text “START” to 88788

Stronghearts Native Helpline

For more information on CYFD’s Domestic Violence programs, visit the pages below or contact the CYFD Domestic Violence Unit at, or directly contact the Domestic Violence Program Manager, David River at (505) 795-1645 or