El Refugio (ERI) operates the Casa Carmel Shelter for battered women 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.
Support El Refugio's Healing Garden Landscaping Project
We are creating a secured area for anyone receiving services from El Refugio. Support completion of our healing space and purchase a Brick Paver. [ Details and Payment Form PDF
DVI Awareness Month & Beyond
El Refugio, Inc. continues to educate and bring awareness to all people of Grant and Hidalgo County about the devastating effects of domestic, family and teen dating violence in our communities. We can all help reduce the incidence and trauma of domestic violence to create healthier relationships, more peaceful lives and a community without violence. [ How to participate details, here
El 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.
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Guidelines and rules set a safety structure for single women and their children. Women entering the shelter must be self-sufficient and in immediate danger. Arrangements for shelter needed by male victims can be made as needed. El Refugio's goal is to provide the doorway essential to a new life without violence and a path to taking control and restoring self-respect.