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Additional Information on the Shelter


    The shelter is a grassroots organization and services are offered free of charge. Clients are referred to the shelter by government agencies, law enforcement, the public, and other non-profits in the city.


    The residents have the option of seeking employment and saving funds for when they depart. The center offers assistance in finding employment. The children of the clients who work are cared for by other women who, due to their legal situation or the level of risk, are unable to leave the shelter.


    The shelter is usually at maximum capacity. Despite this, the center does not deny entry to clients who are in need, even though the result is that they often experience overcrowding.





    Angela Fierro Sandoval is the Director and Founder of the shelter.


    A Board of Directors oversees the services that are offered by the center.


    Many of the staff, including the director, are former victims of domestic violence.


    The shelter also counts on professional volunteers for various services, including therapy and legal services.


    The staff specializes in domestic and gender-based violence.





    The Center has partnerships with Encuentro Latino National Institute on Family Violence (a project of NMSU’s Family Violence Project) and with the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Service Organization (RPCVSO) of New Mexico State University. Other organizations and churches have also provided support to the shelter.


    Tax exempt donations are accepted on behalf of the shelter by the International Safe Shelter Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Click here for more information on donations to the shelter.