During the month of November, a lot of us take time to list what we’re grateful for. You’ve probably seen gratitude challenges across social media, where your friends make a list each day of something they’re grateful for. At Women Against Crime, we’re going to chime in with a list of organizations that we’re especially thankful for.
Finding healing at the Grief Resource Center
The Grief Resource Center is a fantastic organization in New Mexico founded to help anyone who is grieving, no matter the reason. They offer a variety of counseling options, as well as resources for specific types of grief. Grief is a natural response to trauma, whether it’s losing a loved one, dealing with a chronic illness, or the aftermath of surviving domestic violence or assault. The center offers a multitude of pathways to healing, such as access to peer-to-peer support groups, workshops, training, seminars, and more. The GRC also provides helpful brochures for anyone experiencing grief and even friends of those experiencing grief.
Advocating and educating at the Rape Crisis Center of New Mexico
Beyond providing 24-hour support and crisis intervention, the Rape Crisis Center of New Mexico is also heavily involved in community education and outreach. They are a pillar of hope in our community, giving survivors of sexual assault a place to heal while also working to prevent sexual violence going forward. They work tirelessly to provide survivors the resources they need to get out of bad situations, heal from past abuses, and help others in the community get the help they need.
Preventing violence with the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Through a number of programs, the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence is another resource in our community for those experiencing domestic violence or healing from past traumas. Several of their programs aim to change the story of domestic violence in our community right now, such as their Batterer Intervention Program and training. They are also part of a network of safe havens for pets and animals of domestic violence survivors, and support programs serving children who are affected by domestic violence.
Finding safety at the Domestic Violence Resource Center
Another local resource, the Domestic Violence Resource Center aims to break the cycle of domestic violence through a number of programs to prevent, intervene in, or recover from domestic violence. They provide education, events, and counseling to help support survivors and advocate in the community for the end of domestic violence. Their services are free of charge for survivors of domestic violence, including child witnesses.
We’re grateful to all of the organizations throughout New Mexico that work to support and empower women, and especially those that help survivors. If you’d like a list of more resources, visit our list here. And remember: if you are in danger, always call 911.