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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Hera McLeod pleaded with the family court judge to keep her 15-month-old son, Prince, away from her abusive ex-boyfriend. The mother, along with many other witnesses, told the court about the man’s fits of rage, the night he threatened to kill her at gunpoint, the times he allegedly abused his older son and allegedly raped McLeod’s sister.
Nisha is part of the Goodwill program, and has been helping Yvonne in the front office. She will be helping in various departments very soon.
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WHY DO WE NEED A NEW MEXICO RELINQUISHMENT LAW? The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation makes it five times more likely the woman will die. Between 2001 and 2012, more than 6,000 women were murdered in the United States by an intimate partner using a gun. States that collect guns from…
Written by: Mike Cook Las Cruces Bulletin La Casa, lnc.-Vista College partnership means educational opportunities for victims of domestic violence. Education is part of La Casa, lnc.’s mission to provide comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence, and that’s why Executive Director Henry Brutus was so excited and “very, very humbled” when he got a…
By: Juliana Hernandez, South Valley Coordinator In November 2018, a young lady walked into the South Valley Satellite office in Anthony requesting assistance. She reported that she had just been released from the Dofia Ana County Detention Center after being arrested, charged with battery on a household member, and released on her own recognizance. She…
Jennifer Figueroa has been here for 8 years! She is a compliance now in our BIP program, but did not start here. She says her favorite thing about La Casa is “the clients we serve”.