There is No Excuse for Abuse… Peace In The World
Begins At Home

El Refugio (ERI) operates the Casa Carmel Shelter for battered women/men 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.


Our guidelines and rules set a safety structure for single women/men and their children. Those entering the shelter must be self-sufficient and in immediate danger.

El Refugio’s mission and goal is to provide the doorway that is essential to a new life without violence and a path to taking control and restoring self-respect through our [Services & Programs].


El Refugio’s Casa Carmel Shelter is a doorway to a new life without violence, a doorway to reclaiming control and restoring self-respect. We provide classes that deal with the dynamics of domestic violence and ways to break the cycle.

We are able to do this work because of the dedication and continuous support of [Volunteers] from the community.

El Refugio

800 S. Robert Street
Silver City, NM 88061
Office: (575) 538-2125
Fax: (575) 538-0495
[email protected]

Crisis Hotline

New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline

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