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


Proclamation Day 2020 was held on Oct 1st. It started off with Rosemary Farrell reading the opening prayer.  ERI Board President Bruce Ashburn  gave a welcoming speech while Grant County Commissioners Chair Chris Ponce read the Proclamation. Executive Director Rachel Sierra acknowledged local Law Enforcement agencies along with the NM State Police  for their assistance in helping El Refugio, Inc with crisis calls, transporting clients and above all helping to end domestic violence in Grant County. Officers in attendance were Jesus Palacio with the Grant County Sheriff's Department, Chief Freddy Portillo, Anthony Flores, Manuel Jaure and Jason Woods with the Silver City Police Department, and Ray Goetz with the NM State Police. Monica Placencio also gave her testimony. A few of the officers were asked to light a candle for the "Lighting of the Candle" ceremony. El Refugio, Inc. employee Amber Brandt sang "Landslide" and was accompanied on guitar by  El Refugio, Inc. employee Mario Ogas. This was a beautiful ceremony to begin Domestic Violence Awareness Month.



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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