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!

Thank you to the PNM Resource Foundation for once again awarding El Refugio, Inc. with a 2022 PNM Vision Grants in the amount of $10,000.

El Refugio, Inc. will be taking part once again in the Give Grandly event along with 54 other organizations. The event will be held both live and virtually. El Refugio, Inc. will have staff downtown at the Maker's Market on Main Street Plaza between 7th & 8th Streets in downtown Silver City - from 9:00am-2:00 pm. If you wish to donate to El Refugio, Inc. you may do so in person by going downtown on May 7th and dropping by the El Refugio, Inc. booth or at El Refugio, Inc. 800 S. Robert St, you may mail your donation to El Refugio, Inc. 800 S. Robert St. Silver City, NM 88061, or log on to  or As always all donations are very much appreciated and are used to continue providing the much needed services such as shelter, counseling, and legal advocacy to men, women and children in a clean and safe environment.

Also don't forget to listen to GURU 89.1 on May 7th to listen to an interview by El Refugio, Inc's. Executive Director, Rachel Sierra.

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