Calendar of Events

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

El Refugio, Inc. strives to continually educate and bring awareness to all individuals of Grant & Hidalgo Counties regarding the devastating effects of domestic violence in our communities. Our HOPE is that by providing continued attention, education and awareness to this issue, a better understanding of the importance of working together becomes a priority. Together we can reduce the incidences and trauma of domestic violence and ultimately become partners in peace.

                            We invite YOU to participate & support DV Awareness Month


September 30 - Purple ribbons and signs will be displayed in downtown Silver City.

October 1 - Proclamation Day will be streamed live @ 12:00 and, will be shared via our Facebook page @ El Refugio, Inc. Casa Carmel.

October 12 - "Remember My Name" video will be shared via our website and social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

October 15 - Purple Thursday wearing purple is a simple, yet meaningful way to raise awareness about Domestic Violence. Take a selfie or a group picture with friends, family, co-workers and post it with #PURPLETHURSDAY and tag us on Facebook @ El Refugio, Inc. Casa Carmel.

October 26-30 - This week is dedicated to child victims of Domestic Violence. We will be posting pictures, music and information on our Facebook page and Website.

All month we will be incorporating the #1Thing project by asking members of our communities to fill out and sign the Community Pledge which we will then post on our website and social media pages.     #1 Thing Community Pledge


During the month of October, El Refugio displayed silhouettes throughout the community.
Silhouettes are a traveling exhibit of dedicated life-sized figures, each representing a woman, man or child who has died at the hands of someone they loved. Each Silhouette bears a shield- shaped plaque with personal details about each victim.
Even though these victims were silenced by domestic homicide, their Silhouettes are powerful in spreading awareness of domestic violence without speaking a word.
El Refugio would like to thank the following businesses for allowing us to display our silhouettes during the month of October in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month.
Manzanita Ridge
Small Town Roots
Curl Up and Dye
Carson Insurance Agency
WNMU Miller Library


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

Toll Free: 1-888-538-2125




TTY 1-800-787-3224

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