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Resources for Survivors of Catholic Diocese Abuse

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Many institutions have a responsibility to protect the vulnerable, and the Catholic Church is no exception. Unfortunately, the Church has a long history of failing to protect children from sexual abuse by clergy members.

Davis Kelin Law Firm is working with Huffman Wallace & Monagle, LLC who are dedicated to helping survivors of this abuse seek justice. Through NM Priest Abuse, we are providing resources and support to survivors in the Diocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico. The website offers a safe space for confidential communication through a hotline and email address.

If You Are a Survivor of Catholic Diocese Abuse, You Have Options

This abuse has caused lasting trauma, and survivors deserve a chance to heal and hold those accountable responsible. If you are a survivor in New Mexico and are ready to take a step towards healing, visit https://nmpriestabuse.com/ to learn more.

It’s important to remember you are not alone. There are resources available to help you, and you don’t have to carry this burden by yourself.

Survivor Resources

Every survivor’s journey is different, and healing does not occur on one consistent timetable. Some of you may feel ready to end a long silence regarding the abuse you suffered; some of you may not feel ready. We respect each of you alike in your own decision-making process.Whatever your decision may be, we believe that there are certain resources that may be valuable to each of you in your own individual journeys of learning and healing. Some of these resources are specifically oriented to therapy and counseling; others relate to the broader history of the Catholic clergy abuse crisis in America; others relate specifically to the Diocese of Las Cruces and its own accused priests.In addition to the resources below, please know that you may call us at any time to ask questions and seek additional support or resources on these topics, even if you do not wish to discuss your own personal circumstances. This message is extended not only to abuse survivors, but to their friends and families as well.

La Piñon

La Piñon is the only full-service sexual assault response agency in Southern New Mexico, providing comprehensive sexual assault recovery services for sexual abuse victims and their families.

Agora Crises Center

A trained crises hotline with specialists standing by to listen to anyone in need of emotional support.

The Life Link

The Life Link is committed to improving individual and community health to assist in breaking cycles of chronic homelessness, mental illness, trauma, exploitation, and addiction.

Rape Crises Center

The Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico (RCCCNM) provides emotional support and advocacy to survivors of sexual assault and abuse throughout Central New Mexico, and serves as a community resource on issues regarding prevention and awareness of sexual assault and abuse.

Albuquerque Family Advocacy Center

Providing victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and their families with a safe setting to assist in addressing and overcoming the trauma of their experience.

Child Protective Services

CYFD receives reports of alleged child maltreatment 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


National Sexual Assault Hotline. Free. Confidential. 24/7.

Child USA

A nonprofit dedicated to preserving and strengthening children’s rights to be free from sex abuse through legal reform and holding institutions accountable.

Bishop Accountability

Documenting abuse within the Catholic Church.

Pro Publica

List of Catholic clergy within the Diocese of Las Cruces that have been deemed credibly accused of sexual abuse or misconduct.

Diocese of Las Cruces

Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service

National Catholic Reporter

New archive of Santa Fe clergy abuse documents hailed as unprecedented.

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