Established in 1979 and incorporated on May 15, 1981, the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NMCADV) works to achieve a coordinated local, regional, and statewide response to domestic violence through a collaborative network of member programs that consist of domestic violence service providers and other allied organizations and individuals. The NMCADV serves as a clearinghouse for information and referrals on all domestic violence related issues and services. The coalition collaborates 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.