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If you are experiencing domestic violence

If you are experiencing domestic violence/intimate partner violence, our SANEs are available 24hrs to provide you with services. Domestic violence services include a physical examination, injury documentation, referrals, documenting the assault, analgesic drugs for pain, and more. The examination may be scheduled by you, law enforcement, the hospital, your family/friends, an advocate, etc. If you have visible injuries for documentation, or have survived a recent strangulation incident, you can activate one of our SANEs by calling (505) 884-7263.

 

If you are unsure if you meet this criteria, please call the Domestic Violence Resource Center first at (505)-248-3165 to consult with a service provider.

Gracias al Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico y United Way, tenemos servicios Españoles las 24 horas del día, siete días a la semana para nuestros pacientes. Si eres víctima de abuso sexual o abuso domestico, tenemos ayuda para ti. Habla (505)-884-7263.

Law enforcement does not need to be involved for you to be seen by us. SANE services are 100% free for victims and totally confidential. Your exam will be conducted in our clinic in a respectful, caring, and supportive manner. A trained crisis advocate will be available to provide other support for you. Advocates can answer any questions about restraining orders, temporary shelter, counseling, etc.

Our SANEs are prepared to support your case in legal proceedings. Our SANEs receive subpoenas for trial, and can speak to the injuries you sustained from your abuse.

 

We are proud to be partnered with Albuquerque's Domestic Violence Resource Center, and work collaboratively together to best support victims of domestic violence.

If you are in danger: Dial 911 for help.

If you are experiencing suicidal or homicidal ideation: Dial 988 for help.

If you are injured: Seek medical care or go to an emergency room.
Please dial (505) 884-SANE (7263) to dispatch a sexual assault nurse examiner.

The Domestic Violence Resource Center operates a crisis hotline 24 hours-a-day. Call (505) 248-3165 for information.

MYTH

Victims can leave the relationship at any time if they really want. Cheyenne must be exaggerating about the abuse if she stays with him.

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Domestic violence only happens in lower class homes. Justin has a good job, a beautiful family, and volunteers at Church. He can't be abusive.

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Victims must be provoking their partner. I bet Robin was drinking again and cheated on him. She probably deserved it when he hit her.

TRUTH

On average, it takes more than 7x times for someone to leave an abusive relationship permanently.

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Domestic violence happens in all socioeconomic levels, races, genders, sexualities, religions, and more. Abusers can come from all backgrounds.

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Abusers choose to control and manipulate their partners. It's about power and their sense of entitlement over their victim, not personal interactions. Anything else is victim-blaming.

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