Taos, NM - 87571
(505) 758-8082
Fax Number: (575) 758-4051

Community Against Sexual & Domestic Violence

Services provided:

24-Hour Crisis Line: 

  • 24-hour crisis intervention services providing emotional support
  • advocacy
  • and information for victims of domestic violence
  • sexual assault


  • Emergency and transitional shelter on-site for women and children.
  • Referrals to shelter for male victims of domestic/sexual violence. 
  • Short and long-term transitional housing program for families.
  • Advocacy and support provided to families enabling them to move into independent living.

Legal Advocacy: 

  • Assistance in obtaining protective orders against a partner or spouse. 
  • Accompaniment to the courthouse for hearings and other legal proceedings related to domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
  • Advocacy and support with criminal cases involving domestic violence and/or sexual assault situations.

Medical Advocacy: 

  • Accompaniment and advocacy for victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault at the hospital, emergency room and/or doctors office.

Counseling and Support Groups: 

  • Individual counseling for adult victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. 
  • Support group for adult female survivors of domestic violence. 
  • Individual counseling for children impacted by domestic/sexual violence.

Offender Re-education:

  • Based on nationally recognized best practices, CAV provides a 52-session offender re-education program called "CHANGES." Participants may be self- or court-referred.

Childrens Programs: 

  • Resources and referrals for parents, short-term childcare, information on the effects of domestic/sexual violence on children, therapeutic activities and various playgroups for child witnesses of domestic/sexual violence.

Information and Referral: 

  • To medical, legal, substance abuse, mental health services
  • housing resources
  • food and clothing resources
  • off-site support groups, VOCA information and forms, and other related resources


  • Education and prevention programs provide age appropriate, culturally relevant presentations for schools and community groups topics related to the prevention of and response to domestic/sexual violence.
  • Thrift Store: 
  • CAV Thrift Store receives donations of items for resale or use by CAV clients. 
  • All sales proceeds go to fund CAV programs and services.

Taos Childrens Saferoom Program: 

  • Forensic interviews of child victims/witnesses of abuse that support legal investigations of suspected child abuse and help minimize long-term, negative impact on children.

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