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ABOUT US

Affirming Heart Victim Services started out as the Cavern City Child Advocacy Center in 2015. Over the years we have grown to include a variety of programs in South Eddy & Lea Counties- leading to our name change in 2023- Affirming Heart Victim Services (AHVS).

 

The Cavern City and Lea Co. Child Advocacy Centers are dedicated to providing fact finding interviews for children and adolescents when there is suspected abuse, neglect, or if they witness a crime. Our interviewers use research based methods that are forensically defensible for law enforcement and CYFD. Our CACs also offer advocacy services for vicitms and their families, as well as child and adult prevention & awareness programs.

 

We offer trauma counseling services through our Rise Up counseling program and sexual assault & domestic violence exams through our SPEAK sexual assault & domestic violence program. We are fortunate to also provide crisis shelter to youth who may be experiencing homelessness or are victims of human trafficking, with our Foundry Home youth shelter.

 

AHVS is a part of the Eddy Co. and Lea Co. Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Teams that are composed of representatives from the District Attorney's Office, local and state Law Enforcement agencies, CYFD, Child Forensic Interviewers, Medical personnel, Mental Health professionals, and Victim Advocates.

Affirming Heart Victim Services Mission

Our mission is to provide compassionate and comprehensive support to survivors of child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault. We are committed to creating a safe and empowering environment where survivors can heal and rebuild their lives. We strive to raise awareness about these issues, and work towards preventing future instances of abuse. Our organization values diversity, inclusivity, and social justice, and we are dedicated to serving all survivors regardless of their background or circumstance.

Clovis/Portales Area

RGH CAC

New Mexico's Child Advocacy Center's

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Lea Co. CAC

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Cavern City CAC

Albuquerque

All Faiths CAC
505-271-0329

maldana@allfaiths.org

Alamogordo

Kid's Inc. CAC

575-430-6127

kidsinccac@gmail.com

Carlsbad & Hobbs

Cavern City & Lea Co. CAC

575-200-3929

cac@senmcac.com

Farmington

Childhaven CAC

505-325-5358

danal@childhavennm.org

Las Cruces Area

La Pinon CAC

575-556-9486

cac@lapinon.org

Los Lunas

Roswell & Artesia

Chaves County & Artesia CAC

575-625-0112

Santa Fe

Solice, Inc. Strongheart CAC

505-988-1951

Taos

Northern NM CAC

575-758-2361

juliekayv@taoscav.org

OUR BRANCHES

Cavern City Child Advocacy Center

1313 W Mermod - Carlsbad, NM 88220 - 575-200-3929

Lea Co. Child Advocacy Center

114 W Snyder - Hobbs, NM 88240 - 575-964-2064

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