There is no excuse for abuse . . .

bldgfrontEl Refugio (ERI) operates the Casa Carmel Shelter for battered women/men and their children, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Temporary shelter is provided for up to 90 days with 30 day reviews. Safety and security are provided along with case management services and educational programs.
Our guidelines and rules set a safety structure for single women/men and their children. Those entering the shelter must be self-sufficient and in immediate danger. El Refugio's mission and goal is to provide the doorway that is essential to a new life without violence and a path to taking control and restoring self-respect through our [Services & Programs].
home_sundaymealsEl Refugio's Casa Carmel Shelter, a doorway to a new life without violence, a doorway to reclaiming control and restoring self-respect. We provide classes that deal with dynamics of domestic violence and ways to break the cycle. We are able to do this work because of the dedication and continuous support of [Volunteers] from the community.

 DVI Awareness Month - October

Year round El Refugio, Inc. continues to educate and bring awareness to all people of Grant and Hidalgo County about the devastating effects of domestic, family and teen dating violence in our communities. We can all help reduce the incidence and trauma of domestic violence to create healthier relationships, more peaceful lives and a community without violence. We have special events and additional programs during DVI Awareness Month.

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El Refugio
800 S. Robert Street
Silver City, NM 88061
Office: 575-538-2125
Fax: 575-538-0495

Toll Free: 1-888-538-2125




or TTY 1-800-787-3224

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El Refugio's front offices will be re-floored and will be closed beginning Friday, April 26th, through Sunday, April 28th. Due to this event, front office services will be unavailable during this time (April 26th - April 28th), but will resume once the front offices open back up on Monday, April 29th.

During this time, shelter services will still be available and our crisis line will still be active. Access through the front entrance will be closed and we will be directing anyone in need of assistance to the back entrance. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause, but thank you for your patience and understanding.

The Crisis Hotline can be reached at 575-538-2125 or toll free at 1-888-538-2125