The Crisis Center of Northern New Mexico

As a Northern New Mexico organization committed to raising public awareness about women’s striving to overcome abuse we are always eager to learn of local organizations making an impact in the community.  In November, Board Member Lynette Montoya and I visited The Crisis Center of Northern New Mexico in Espanola, New Mexico.

The mission of The Crisis Center is “to educate people to make positive choices that help build and sustain healthy families and a violence free environment.”  They offer a variety of programs: an emergency shelter that operates 24/7; individual and group therapy; and educational programs.  Executive Director. Carol Merriweather suggested we meet with Ramon Garcia, their outreach coordinator.

We were very impressed with Ramon’s enthusiasm and dedication to his work.  In particular he described how The Crisis Center has partnered with the Espanola School District distributing DVD’s advocating for a violence free home.  We look forward to keeping in touch with Ramon and his work with The Crisis Center.


About JoAnne Tucker

JoAnne Tucker is the President of Healing Voices - Personal Stories, a non-profit organization with the mission of raising public awareness of women's strivings to overcome abusive trauma through the creation and distribution of film and video. I also write a blog called Mostly Dance which shares my experiences directing a modern dance company for over 30 years and other related topics.
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