During the COVID-19 lockdown, calls for help to domestic violence hotlines have grown shorter and more frantic. One woman shared her story with NBC News.
The pandemic has stretched this New Mexico domestic violence shelter down to its last dollar. Its executive director and staff are doing all they can to keep the doors open amid a spike in people needing services.
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La Casa, Inc. was highlighted in an amazing article by Mike Cook of The Las Cruces Bulletin, “Domestic violence: Mary’s story of survival and triumph.” We want to share with you this article that gives a glimpse of how La Casa, Inc. works and helps survivors. “I’m a survivor,” said a Las Cruces…
Why help abusers?
While arrest and incarcerations is an important deterrent to domestic violence, it isn’t a cure and repeat offenses often occur. Batterers cannot be incarcerated forever. Several organizations decided to try and help abusers through reeducation, showing abusers how to handle their emotions and learn what actions are considered abusive.
As we begin 2020, we are reminded of what a year La Casa, Inc. has had!