April Showers Underwearness

The Crisis Center of Northern New Mexico is asking for your support in our April Showers Underwearness underwear drive. We will place drop off boxes at different locations in town where our community supporters can donate new/unused underwear items for women and children of all sizes.

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2013 Golf Tournament Charity Event

The Crisis Center of Northern New Mexico is excited to announce the Second Annual Champions for Children Golf Tournament. This extraordinary event will take place on Sunday, October 12, 2013 at Towa Golf located at the marvelous Buffalo Thunder Resort Casino in Pojoaque, NM. You have the great opportunity to support all children coming out of abuse.

Over the last year, the Crisis Center has helped over 200 women and children in our community stabilize their home environment and live healthier lives. Across the Counties of Santa Fe, Los Alamos, and Rio Arriba we have brought professional advocacy to help them find jobs, housing resources, and the confidence to become part of a productive community. Our work is made possible because of the strength of our supporters. That is why we would like to make you part of the network that changes the lives of kids who witness violence.

There are several ways that you can participate in this golf tournament:

1. Become a Major Sponsor

2. Sponsor a hole

3. Sign up with a foursome

4. Single golfer sign up

Click here to register and support us. Call us and support us.

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4th Annual Honor the Women in Your Life Benefit Event

It’s time again for the “Honor the Women in Your Life” event.  This important event reminds us of the importance of women’s roles in our daily lives. Whether they are mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, nurses, teachers, professionals, or volunteers they make a great impact and influence our everyday choices. We are grateful to them and we want to make a statement: “We honor women”

Take this opportunity to join us in this celebration on women’s role in the home and in the community by attending our Annual “Honor the Women in Your Life” benefit dinner. It will take place at Anthony’s at the Delta located at 233 Paseo de Oñate Espanola, NM 87532 on Friday May 10th, 2013 at 6:00 PM.

There will be a Silent Auction sponsored by local business and individual who are eager to contribute to their community. The minimum donation is $20.00 per person. All proceeds help support survivors of Domestic Violence.

Call us now at 505-753-1656 and reserve your place. Click here for a printable flyer and help us include more people in this celebration by posting it at your work place, or local business.

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Wine and Chocolate Event in Benefit of Survivors of Domestic Violence

On April 19 at 5:30 PM Anthony’s at the Delta presents “Wine and Chocolate” and wine tasting event featuring local wineries.  We encourage everyone to attend this great event for a fun social evening. Tickets are for sale at Anthony’s at the Delta for $15.00. A portion of the proceeds will benefit survivors of Domestic Violence through the support of the Crisis Center of Northern New Mexico’s programming.

For more information call 505-753-3102. Support your local business and your community.

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Kountry Kidz Espanola make a great contribution.

Liz Ronquillo and the Kountry Kidz Club

The Kountry Kidz Club based in Espanola got together to impact our community positively. The kids collected and recycled aluminum cans with the objective of giving back to the community. Organization leader, Liz Ronquillo, works with this kids to instill commitment for their community.

Their contribution to the Crisis Center goes beyond financial.  Their hard work and effort also adds plenty of good will and positive energy to the work that we do as an emergency shelter for battered women.  The example that these kids are giving to us is of high value because it helps us see that the future of this community is is good hands.  Thanks to the admirable work from this group we can keep working on healing people with violence problems.

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Friend VS Mom: Ways to be Both

A woman’s role within the family is generally seen as maintaining order within the household. Often women can be seen as the backbone of the family; she is the care giver of the children, the housekeeper, the bookkeeper, and the financial supporter. Being a mom isn’t easy. You love your children and you want them to share their lives with you, but also know that you have to set boundaries and limitations that may cause frustration and tears.  Is it possible to be both mother and friend?

The Crisis Center provides guidelines to ensure that the balance between being a mother and a friend is kept at a healthy point.

1. Set aside time each week to do something fun together. Maybe you choose to take a bike ride together or you hit the mall for a shopping spree.  Whatever it is, time is sacred – you can ask her about her week, how school is going, what she sees in her future. She’ll know that you care intimately about the details of her life.  Click here for some examples of activities you can do with your daughter which will enhance your relationship.

2. Use logic: Children are not so stupid – They don’t like  being yelled at, grounded or disciplined, especially if they don’t think the punishment fits the crime. If you can learn to discipline with logical reason and care, she’ll develop a great respect for your decision and your bond will continue to grow.  This is not an easy concept but one that you can learn.

3. Learn to let go: As your child  enters let adolescence, your relationship will begin to change. She’ll need to develop independence, and you’ll need to allow her to strike out on her own.  This doesn’t mean you’re not needed, though; a grown child who feels loved by, but not babied by, her mother is more likely to turn to her for advice and support. Son’t be afraid to let go little by little; chances are it will afford you the opportunity to develop an adult-like friendship when she is grown.

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Deside on Your Public Education Campaign

Make your suggestion

Next year, the Crisis Center of Northern New Mexico will be requesting help from the community to decide on a theme for a public education campaign. Visit us on Facebook, and post your suggestions. It could range from violence in the lives of children, teen dating violence, perpetrator responsibility, and violence against an intimate partner. The only rule is that the topic needs to be related to Domestic Violence.

Let us know what you would like to learn more about the next year.  We’ll be deciding on a topic based on popularity at the end of January.

Good Choices. Healthy Families. Strong Communities.


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First Annual Champions For Children was a Success

On October 14th, 2012 the Crisis Center of Northern New Mexico executed the first annual Champions for Children Golf Tournament. Buffalo Thunder’s Towa golf club hosted this tournament that brought together the community in the support of children coming out of abusive homes. “It was a perfect day for golfing and saving children,” Said Carol Merriweather after the tournament ended.

The support from the community was showcased in this event. As many as 15 local businesses contributed with sponsorship, and many individuals came out to support the cause.  The big name sponsors for the even were the local Presbyterian Hospital, Lovelace Community Plan, and the Domestic Violence Unit at Nambe Pueblo, each of them contributing $1,000. “We are very thankful for the great support and the enthusiasm this group has shown for the mission of our organization.” Said Ramon Garcia Crisis Center Assistant Director.

Mika Tari, a social work student and golfer who won the longest drive for women contest and a closest to the pin contest expressed how important the programs at the crisis center are and that she will be support this event next year, and continue to impact the community positively.  A special recognition was given to Cal- Metro’s Lou Baker for her unconditional support to the Crisis Center, no only for this event, but throughout the year.

The funds received from this first annual event will support programs designed to provide free services such as emergency shelter, advocacy, therapy, counseling for children coming out of abusive homes. The Crisis Center of Northern New Mexico is thankful to all the supporters and participants at this tournament for their commitment to bring stable environments to children suffering from Domestic Violence.

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Devon Energy Corporation makes a contribution

Crisis Center receives donation from Devon Energy

We would like to thank Devon Energy Corporation for their charitable contribution of 200 lb of pork and lamb for our Emergency shelter. Eleanor Townsend and Robert Jordan made the trip all the way from Artesia, NM to make a positive impact on our community.

From all the staff at Crisis Center of Northern New Mexico thanks for all the effort and time to make this possible.

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Champions for Children Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament LogoFellow Community Supporters,

The Crisis Center of Northern New Mexico is proud to announce its first annual “Champions for Children” Golf tournament on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at the Buffalo Thunder’s Towa Golf Club located in Santa Fe, NM.

The tournament will be limited to 25 teams filled on a first-come-first-served basis.  Entry fee is $500 per foursome or $125 per individual.

Proceeds from this event will benefit Children Victims of Domestic Violence through the support of Crisis Center programs that promote healthy choices amongst families and children.

The continued support of socially responsible organizations for the Crisis Center has enabled us to offer free services to the community such as:

–        Community Education for Northern Santa Fe, Los Alamos, and Rio Arriba Counties.

–        Counseling for children and adult victims of domestic violence that are in their path to stability.

–        Emergency Shelter for fleeing victims and their children.

–        Anti-bully Education for children in elementary schools.

–        Dating Violence awareness for teenagers.

–        Group Therapy for victims of domestic violence and their children.

Your support of the Crisis Center of Northern New Mexico will ensure that children coming from unstable homes will get an opportunity to learn about making healthy choices and stop the cycle of violence.

Register Here. All forms can be emailed or faxed. All contact information in on the forms.

Like us on Facebook, or follow us of twitter @CCnorthernNM for updates on this event.

We hope to see you at our first annual “Champions for Children” golf tournament, and we thank you for your support.



Carol Merriweather, Executive Director/CEO

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