How We Reached this Milestone
In early 2014, APNM forged a partnership with the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NMCADV) and together we successfully lobbied the New Mexico Legislature for state funding to grow and develop the lifesaving CARE Program. Championed by Senator Rodriguez, funding was approved! Beginning this summer, APNM is working with NMCADV and the New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department (CYFD) to provide CARE’s critical services to domestic violence victims and their companion animals.
To expand APNM’s CARE Network of safe havens offering temporary, confidential housing and care for animals threatened by domestic violence, APNM now has the opportunity to reach out to additional animal shelters, veterinarians, animal-related businesses, and individuals to maximize program impact. While the CARE Network has helped many domestic violence victims and their animals since 1999, providing temporary foster care and enabling individuals to leave a violent home, we’re excited to move forward with a reinvigorated and expanded CARE Program to continue this lifesaving work!
Become a CARE Provider!
To help expand our capacity to meet this critical need across the state, we need your help.
If you or someone you know would like to join our CARE Network of Service Providers, providing a safe, temporary (30-90 days) foster home, boarding facilities, or transport services, please contact APNM right away (505-265-2322, ext. 23 or apnm.org/care). All participants are kept confidential and anonymous. A packet of our new application materials can be sent by mail, or see the CARE Service Provider Application.
Thanks to the CARE program and compassionate people like you, human and animal victims of domestic violence will have greater access to the services they need to find a safe haven and a fresh start..
APNM’s CARE Hotline: 505-803-3770
New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence: www.nmcadv.org
National Link Coalition: www.nationallinkcoalition.org
National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-SAFE (7233)