Established in 1979 and incorporated on May 15, 1981, New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NMCADV) has been working to achieve a coordinated local, regional, and statewide response to domestic violence.

The Coalition serves as a clearinghouse for information and referrals. We collaborate with agencies and advocates in the areas of program development, public policy, education and funding proposals.

Our VISION: The New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence aspires to a world free of violence and oppression.

The MISSION of the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence is to lead a coordinated and effective response to domestic violence throughout the state.

We will accomplish our mission through:

  • Expanding our capacity to deliver excellent services throughout New Mexico
  • Developing and advocating policy and practice that considers the diverse needs of victims and survivors
  • Strengthening our impact through forging valued partnerships
  • Seeking and promoting innovative approaches to positive social change  


Integrity – Creating trusting relationships.

In all we do we will:

  • Communicate honestly, directly and openly
  • Practice inclusivity
  • Take accountability for our actions
  • Follow through with our promises and be consistent

Respect – Honoring the worth and dignity of all.

In all we do we will:

  • Recognize the various ways trauma presents itself, including the continuing impact of historical trauma
  • Be mindful of the impact of systemic and intersectional oppression on people and communities
  • Include the voices of New Mexico’s many cultures
  • Support victims and survivors by promoting alliances beyond the domestic violence community

Collaboration – Leading through cooperation, communication, and inclusiveness.

In all we do we will:

  • Provide a unified voice on state and national issues
  • Create dialogue with those whose viewpoints are different than ours 

Innovation – Identifying, understanding, and harnessing the power of a changing environment.

In all we do we will:

  • Recognize that our full potential has yet to be reached
  • Envision and energize a truly open process
  • Rejuvenate and refresh our work

Courage – Exploring and implementing new directions to increase our reach and significance.