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.

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

Peace in the World
Begins at Home

Save the date! May 8, 2021 from 9:00-2:00 the annual Give Grandly day of giving event will be taking place. Please help El Refugio, Inc reach our goal of $400. 

As always we are very excited to be taking part of this day of giving and hope that you will join us online or in person with your donation. Every dollar counts and is greatly appreciated. 

All donations received by 2:00 pm on May 8th  will be entered to win one of the many gift baskets to be raffled off every hour during the event. 

You may make your donations by:

Logging onto or by typing the direct link to El Refugio, Inc at

Going to downtown Silver City and looking for the Give Grandly booths at either the Farmer's Market located on Pope St. or the Maker's Market located at the Main St. Plaza.

Stopping by El Refugio, Inc. at 800 S. Robert St. in Silver City.

or here on the El Refugio, Inc. website How to Help page.

Tune in to GMCR 89.1 or on May 8th to hear interviews with participating nonprofits- learn more about El Refugio, Inc. and all the wonderful work they do. 

If you are unable to attend the day of giving event, Give Grandly donations will be accepted starting May 1st until May 22nd 2021. When donating please add that our donation is a Give Grandly donation.

As always thank you to all our donors for helping El Refugio, Inc. continue it services to men, women and children who are victims of domestic/sexual violence.