Domestic ViolenceDomestic violence is a worldwide epidemic. Violence against women is a global problem, affecting women of all ages, ethnicities, races, nationalities and socio-economic backgrounds. Studies show that between one quarter and one-half of all women in the world have been abused by intimate partners. HEAL (Help End Abuse for Life) is committed to ending violence worldwide. The Nest Domestic Violence shelter educates the community on the worldwide prevalence of domestic violence using presentations, media, public service announcements and education. To arrange for a guest speaker from HEAL, please telephone (575) 378-6378.The Nest serves women and children who are victims of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, human trafficking and elder abuse. Some forms of violence are gender-based and impact women more disproportionately, such as domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment and human trafficking. If you or someone you love is hurting, please call our 24-hour hotline at 1-888-378-6378 and speak to a specially trained HEAL advocate.
Lincoln County Domestic ViolenceLincoln County ranked higher than any other in the state of New Mexico for Domestic Violence cases. HEAL opened the Nest to respond to an overwhelming need for services in Lincoln County. The Nest advocates work closely with service providers in Lincoln County to provide comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence. HEAL advocates accompany clients to court, assist with residency status, secure orders of protection and connect clients to financial resources in the community. The Nest is Lincoln County’s only Domestic Violence Shelter and provides shelter to women and children without regard to race, religion, sexual identity, ethnicity or legal status. Specially trained advocates guide clients in resume development, job search and securing essential services such as daycare, medical or education.
Lincoln County Community Coalition on Violence Against Women (LCCC-VAW)Combating the problem of domestic violence is a challenge; however, in partnership with LCCC-VAW (Lincoln County Coalition on Violence Against Women), HEAL has developed a program that encompasses specific areas that are targeted for educations and outreach services. Recently HEAL has begun joined with the Lincoln County Sheriff Department to provide law enforcement training to outlying areas. The Nest serves many rural populations in Lincoln County, Otero County and beyond. 88345, 88346, 88250, 88252, 88253, 88265, 88343, 88350, 88419, 88351, 88429, 88252, 88436, 88434, 88318, 88325, 88348, 88338, 88323, 88347, 88011, 88012, 88030, 88031, 88045, 88045, 88047, 87501, 87501, 87503, 87504, 87002, 87004, 87013, 87020, 87117, 87592, 87594, 88316, 88301
New Mexico Domestic ViolenceIn 2003, there were 25,644 reported cased of domestic violence in New Mexico. New Mexico NM ranks 8th in the US for family violence and Lincoln County ranks first in the state of New Mexico. The Advocates at HEAL are chosen carefully to represent the diverse population that the Nest serves. The picturesque village of Ruidoso Downs offers victims of domestic violence a tranquil and secure environment to began the process of recovery. Victims from Roswell, Hobbs, Las Cruces, Farmington, Deming, Gallup, Taos, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Espanola and Raton. Victims seeking to escape their abusers seek the security of the Nest when seeking to put great distance between themselves and their abuser. Clients regularly arrive from Arizona, Texas and Oklahoma but some have traveled from as far away as Maine or Alaska.