Immediate Help

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence reach out for help today.

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For Immediate Help Hotline

To talk with an advocate or make an appointment to meet with an advocate in person, call the DVRC Helpline: 505-248-3165.
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DVRC is located at 625 Silver Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. We are part of the Albuquerque Family Advocacy Center and walk-ins are welcomed for immediate services or to schedule future appointments.
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Field Response

Law enforcement officers responding to domestic violence calls will contact DVRC when needed or requested and advocates will assist victims on-location.
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Types of Abuse

The all encompassing methods used by the abuser to maintain dominance over the victim.
Physical Abuse
Any physically aggressive and harmful behavior, intentional or not. This can include the withholding of physical needs or threat of physical abuse.
Sexual Abuse
Any and all unwanted sexual activity, including forcing, threatening or taking advantage of victims without consent.
Emotional Abuse & Intimidation
Behavior that exploits the victim’s vulnerability, insecurity, or character and wears down their self esteem and mental health.
Behaviors that slowly sever all emotional ties except those to the abuser, making the victim dependent emotionally, financially, socially, etc. on the abuser.
Verbal Abuse - Coercion, Threats, & Blame
Any abusive language used to denigrate, embarrass or threaten the victim.
Using Male Privilege
Domineering the relationship by power hoarding, treating the victim like a servant, and using size and status as a weapon.
Economic Abuse
Manipulation of economic resources and trapping the victim financially.

Albuquerque Family Advocacy Center

  • DVRC
  • SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners)
  • Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico
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  • DVRC Safe Cards
  • Survivor Support Groups
  • CU SAFE - Survivor Alliance for Financial Empowerment
  • New Mexico Legal Aid
  • CYFD
  • APD
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Interested in helping
victims of domestic violence?


  • Don’t gossip
  • Believe their story
  • Tell the Victim that they Do Not Deserve Abuse
  • Know your Local Resources
  • Encourage the Victim to contact DVRC for Help

Victims of Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault are left in trauma. Fear (for themselves, their children, other family members, etc.) can convince a victim that they have no options. By offering support and understanding, you might save a life.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, reach out for help today.

If you need immediate help, call our 24-hour hotline at (505) 248-3165.