As a tribal coalition, CSVANW does not provide emergency or direct services.  If you are in an unsafe situation or need immediate assistance please dial 911.

Sexual Violence is not a new concept in tribal communities. Since colonization, Native men, women have experienced it in overwhelming numbers. Sexual violence can include everything from catcalling, sexual harassment, molestation, incest, and rape. At CSVANW, we support tribal communities who are doing the difficult work of advocating for survivors, advocating for funding, and advocating for the end of sexual violence against all Native men, women, and children.

More than half of Native women (56%) have experienced sexual violence.1

In New Mexico, 88% of Native survivors reported that their offender was also Native.2

Only 17% of sexual assault are reported in New Mexico.2

Native women are 2.5 times more likely to experience rape than other women in the nation.3

1. National Institute of Justice Research Report, Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men, May 2016
2. Betty Caponera, Sex Crimes Trends in New Mexico, January 2016
3. U.S. Department of Justice, Full Report of the Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women, November 2000

When we discuss topics like sexual violence in our tribal communities, it is important to recognize and honor the resilience of our peoples. We know that sexual violence affects everyone- no one is exempt from the impact of sexual violence. And in those times of need, we honor not only our survivors but our advocates and programs who work tirelessly to stand beside our victims on their journey to healing.

Sexual Violence Helplines & Hotlines

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
(505) 884-SANE (7263)
Available 24/7
Services are FREE and include a medical/forensic exam after an assault, pregnancy & STD prevention, referrals to support services, and assault documentation.
Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico
(505) 266-7711
Available 24/7
Services are FREE and include counseling, referrals, advocate support when receiving care, and legal information
Sexual Assault Services of Northwest New Mexico
(505) 326-4700 or 1-866-908-4700
Available 24/7
Farmington office: (505) 325-2805
Gallup office: (505) 399-5940
Services are FREE and include medical care and forensic exam after an assault, counseling and support
SOLACE Crisis Treatment Center
Hours: Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Serving those who have experienced sexual violence and other traumas. Spanish speaking staff are onsite for clinical, education and advocacy services.