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La Casa, Inc. Mission Statement

La Casa, Inc. is a non-profit organization providing comprehensive services, including shelter, in order to diminish domestic violence and abuse in all forms.   Our services are available to ALL individuals, regardless of race, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.

We envision a community knowledgeable about domestic violence and abuse and fully engaged and committed to its eradication.

We believe domestic violence and abuse can be overcome. We believe that dignity, social justice, safety, freedom from abuse and the pursuit of happiness are basic human rights for all, rights that can only be realized with the active engagement of the entire community. In all our endeavors we affirm these rights without regard to race, creed, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or any other differentiating factors. We actively oppose all forms of violence and abuse including physical, psychological, emotional, verbal, sexual and economic.

 La Casa, Inc. History

Founded in 1981 by a group of community volunteers, La Casa, Inc. has been providing 25 years of safe housing and counseling for victims of domestic violence and their children.  As the needs in the community have grown, La Casa, Inc. has expanded its services to include non-resident counseling to victims/survivors, children's services, case management, advocacy, civil legal services, community outreach and education, parenting, transitional housing, and a counseling program for court- and self-referred domestic violence offenders.  La Casa, Inc. also offers ESL, GED, literacy and mentorship services for the families served.

La Casa, Inc. has one of the safest and most modern emergency shelter facilities in the state of New Mexico.   It is open 365 nights per year and is staffed around the clock with a paid staff person trained in crisis intervention and intake procedures.  The Shelter has a total of 45 beds, with family members sharing double beds at times.  When the 45 beds are occupied, some families must spend the night in the living room or playroom areas. 

The La Casa Inc. Board Members, 2016-2017

Nicole Garland President
Robert Doyle President-Elect/Past
Jon Juarez Treasurer
Edward Martinez Treasurer-Elect
Olivia Carver Secretary
Vicki Simonson Guild President
Theresa Armendariz Executive Director
Tanisha Brown Member
Susana Chaparro Member
Robert Campos Member
Terri McBrayer Member
Kathryn Morrow Member
Dawna Vance Member


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