Governing Board Approves New Domestic Abuse Leave Policy

On Tuesday, the CNM Governing Board approved a new Domestic Abuse Leave policy that is effective immediately. The new policy allows an employee to take up to 14 days of unpaid domestic abuse leave, on an intermittent basis, for up to eight hours in one day.

Jul 16, 2015

The leave may be taken in order for the employee to meet with law enforcement officials, consult with attorneys or victim advocates, or to attend court proceedings related to the domestic abuse of the employee, a minor child of the employee, or a person for whom the employee is a legal guardian in accordance with state law. For more information on the new policy, see Section 8.21 in the Employee Handbook, or call Human Resources at (505) 224-4600.

CNM’s Employee Assistance Program, administered by Deer Oaks, is always available as a resource for employees and may be contacted via telephone at (866) 327-2400 or via e-mail at  In addition, the following resources are also available to anyone experiencing domestic violence-related issues:

A.A.R.D.V.A.R.C. An Abuse, Rape, and Domestic Violence Aid and Resource Collection


Resources: This site is for victims of violence, their families and friends, and the agencies and programs which serve them, both public and private. The goal of the website is to assist efforts to aid and support those individuals trying to remove themselves from abusive situations and build healthier, stronger lives.

Albuquerque Rescue Mission

525 2nd Street

Albuquerque, NM 87102

(505) 346-4673


Resources: emergency shelter ~ long-term recovery program ~ case management ~ day room ~ clothing room ~ feeding ministry ~ food boxes

All Faith’s Receiving Home (Emergency Shelter for Children)

Two Locations:

1.  1709 Moon Street NE

Albuquerque, NM 87112

2.  3001 Trellis Drive NW

Albuquerque, NM 87107

(505) 271-0329


Resources: Prevention ~ Investigation ~ Out Patient Treatment ~ Community-based Wraparound Services ~ Training and Consultation

APD Victim Assistance Unit

(505) 768-2104


Resources: Victim’s Rights and Assistance

Domestic Violence Resource Center (DVRC)

625 Silver SW

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Helpline: (505) 884-1241

Counseling and Case Management: (505) 243-8240

Administrative Office: (505) 843-9123


Resources: 24 Hour On-Site Crisis Intervention ~ Domestic Violence Helpline ~ Legal Advocacy ~ Adults and Childrens Individual Counseling ~ Adults and Childrens Group Counseling ~ Parenting Classes ~ Safe Housing Referrals ~ Avon Empowerment Workshops ~ Case Management ~ Community Connections ~ Domestic Violence Education

Enlace Communitario

P.O. Box 8919

Albuquerque, NM 87198

Tel: (505)246-8972

Fax: (505) 246-8973


Resources:  Comprehensive domestic violence intervention services ~ crisis intervention ~ case management ~ therapy ~ civil legal services ~ life skills ~ preventative community education ~ policy advocacy

Haven House

PO Box 15611

Rio Rancho, NM 87174

(800) 526-7157 (24 Hour Hotline)

(505) 896-4869


Haven House is the only Domestic Violence agency serving Sandoval County and provides emergency shelter for women and children, and located in Rio Rancho, NM.

Resources: Emergency shelter ~ crisis intervention ~ case management ~ support groups ~ life skills groups ~ legal advocacy ~ referrals ~ therapeutic counseling ~ Batterers Intervention Program ~ individual counseling for victims and child-witnesses ~ community education and training

Joy Junction

4500 2nd Street SW

Albuquerque, NM 87125

(505) 877-6967


Resources: emergency shelter ~ day room ~ long-term recovery and rehab program ~ transitional housing ~ case management

New Mexico Domestic Legal Help Line

(877) 974-3400 (Toll free – Statewide)

(505) 243-4300 (Albuquerque)


The website was launched to provide state-specific legal information and resources for survivors of domestic violence.

Resources: Legal Services available in NM including Shiprock, Crownpoint, Dulce & Farmington ~ Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Talking Helpline ~ Law Access NM (legal hotline) ~ Legal Resources for the Elderly Program ~ NM Legal Aid (locations in Albuquerque, Clovis, Gallup, Las Cruces, Las Vegas, Roswell, Santa Ana, Santa Fe, Silver City and Taos  

The Barrett House

10300 Constitution Avenue NE

Albuquerque, NM 87112

(505) 246-9244

(505) 243-4887

Albuquerque, NM


Resources: Housing ~ meals ~ case manager ~ skill development ~ life skills training in parenting, financial literacy, stress management and career development ~ assistance regarding health care, childcare, employment, substance abuse treatment, and mental health care

Women’s Community Association/Shelter from Domestic Violence: S.A.F.E. House

PO Box 25363

Albuquerque, NM 87125

(505) 247-4219 (Albuquerque)

(800) 773-3645 (Statewide Hotline)

(800) 799-7233 (National DV Hotline)

(505) 247-4219 Office Crisis

S.A.F.E. House grew out of an informal collaboration of community women who saw the need for physical safety for women who were being battered. This group developed a network of volunteers who offered their homes as a “safe” house. Today they offer a wide range of services to both women and men and their children who aren’t safe in their own homes.

Resources: Crisis shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children  ~ meals ~ personal care items that have been left behind ~ children programs ~ Families in Transitions Program ~ support groups ~ case managers for advocating and coordinating services ~ Family Coach