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.
Thank you PNM

El Refugio, Inc. is excited to share that our nonprofit was selected to participate in “The PNM Power Kick” on September 18th  at the NM United Game. It was incredible!

We had the opportunity to be awarded $2500 while getting our work out to thousands of NM United Fans. Additionally, KOB4 interviewed Executive Director, Rachel Sierra to promote El Refugio’s work.  The commercial aired for two weeks.

During the game a fan was selected from the stands to attempt three goals that could earn up to $2500, courtesy of PNM shareholders. Nine year old Arthur Bell was selected to kick the ball, the three attempts were successful! Thank you Arthur! Attending the event was Executive Director; Rachel Sierra, Financial Director; Selah Lee Bencomo, Shelter Director; Linda M. Tollefson, and Victim Advocate; Clarissa Sierra.

El Refugio, Inc. was awarded $2500. Thank you PNM, Bruce Ashburn and Arthur Bell.

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Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!


El Refugio, Inc. would like to give a big thank you to the following for their generous donations of turkeys and food boxes toclients who receive services at El Refugio, Inc.

Not pictured is Amanda Borrego who donated a turkey with all the fixings.





Silver City Police Department: left to right - Sgt. Arthur Rascon, ERI Executive Director- Rachel Sierra, Cpt. Jason Woods, Cpl. Manny Jaure, and Police Chief Freddie Portillo who donated 4 turkeys.


 AJ Tow owner of Twin Sisters Cycling, ERI Executive Director - Rachel Sierra, and Jason Quintana owner of Silver Barbell. who donated 14 turkeys with 14 food boxes.   


  Below is Ligia Rodriguez from Buddy's Home Furnishings who donated a turkey.