Sexual Assault Services of New Mexico provides a number of services to help you or a loved one recover from a sexual assault. We have a 24 hour hotline you can call for assistance, resources, referrals and emotional support: 505-326-4700, or Toll Free 1-866-908-4700.
To reach an advocate via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SANE Exams – Sexual Assault Nurse Exams
Medical/Forensic examination by a SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) after assault has happened.
- STD Prevention
- Pregnancy Prevention
- Forensic Evidence Collection
- Injury Documentation
It is critical that you receive an exam as soon as possible after the assault occurs. The timeframes for Exams are:
- Age 13 and over: 5 days from the date of assault
- Age 12 and under: 3 days from the date of assault
- Delayed Disclosure Exams: for ages 17 and under that disclose after acute window
Rape Crisis Advocacy Program
Rape crisis advocates provide support at the time of the SANE Exam, along with resources and referrals, support and education, emergency funds assistance, and court accompaniment in both criminal and civil settings.
Therapy is a very important part of the healing process. Our therapists are able to work with survivors regardless of when the sexual assault or abuse occurred in their lifetime. Call for an appointment: (505) 325-2805. As we have adapted to the pandemic, therapy sessions can be conducted virtual via our confidential tele-health system.
Primary Prevention of Sexual Assault Programs
Our Primary Prevention Programs include Safe Dates for middle and high school students, and Care for Kids for parents and their children ages 3-8. Both are multi-session programs designed to be delivered over several weeks.
Safe Dates is a school-based prevention program for middle and high school students designed to stop or prevent the initiation of dating violence victimization and perpetration, including the psychological, physical, and sexual abuse that may occur between youths involved in a dating relationship.
Care for Kids contains 6 units: Asking for Help, Feelings, Bodies, Babies, Asking for Permission and Wrap-Up. Each unit teaches and reinforces 2 to 4 simple, age-appropriate messages via a circle time, a book, and an activity or craft. Children in this age group are receptive to learning about body parts, health and boundaries, making this an ideal time to lay the foundation for abuse prevention.
Sexual Assault Services of New Mexico strives to educate the community on prevention and awareness of sexual violence. Our programs include topics such as: Child Sexual Abuse Awareness and Prevention, Healthy Sexuality in Children, Sexual Assault 101, Mandatory Reporting, Healthy Relationships, Teen Dating Violence, LGBTQ Education and Understanding
Call our office to ask about developing a program or presentation for your organization or group: (505) 325-2805
We also have connections to several other organizations who can also help you through recovery from intimate partner violence (IPV).
Desert View Family Counseling: mydesertview.org
Family Crisis Center: familycrisiscenternm.org
New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs: nmcsap.org
Stop It Now!: www.stopitnow.org