Courage to Risk Program


Presented by Santa Fe Mountain Center

The Courage to Risk (CTR) Program provides services to victims of violent crime, including children and adults affected by domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault. The CTR curriculum is based on fourteen clinical objectives appropriate for survivors of violence or clients with post-traumatic stress disorder. An overview of topics covered in the clinical objectives includes: self-esteem, personal power, boundaries, communication, connection to physical self, and belonging. We are proud to report our pre/post quantitative and qualitative evaluation data shows a significant client improvement on each clinical objective. CTR is funded by VOCA (Victims of Crime Act) from the New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission.

Dates: Friday November 16th &  Saturday November 17th

This is a two-day therapeutic adventure program for survivors of domestic violence and trauma. We do expect participants to commit to attending BOTH days.

There is no cost for the program itself.  Related costs, such as lunch, transportation and lodging (if necessary) cannot be covered by SFMC and must be covered by the client or the referring agency.

We recommend that clients come prepared to spend some time outside, dress in layers, and wear closed-toed/closed-heeled shoes (we have warm clothing if extra is needed).

Santa Fe Mountain Center in Tesuque, just north of Santa Fe, NM.

This program will focus on women 18 years and older and who are survivors of domestic violence and trauma. We encourage that the clinicians/counselors attend with clients to support, observe and continue the process of this powerful experience. We require that all participants be able to commit to the two days.

This is also a first come, first serve program with a cap of 20 participants. Due to our grant, we cannot take returning clients from last fiscal year; they must be all new participants.

How to Register:

Each participant needs two items to register: 1) SFMC Registration Form and 2) VOCA Treatment Chart.

SFMC Registration Form: All participants are required to fill out a registration form for the SFMC. This form is attached and also on our website.


Registration Form

VOCA Treatment Chart: This VOCA grant requires a simple screening to be done in advance by the agency clinician (if needed, this can be done by our SFMC staff clinician, Marge Kelley ( 505-983-6158 ext.27 or The Treatment Chart is attached (both an example and a blank).  Because we require the screening, clients will be officially registered when we receive a complete TX chart form. You can get this to us by using our confidential fax # 505-983-0460.

Questions? Contact Beverly Billie at 983-6158 x 29 or


We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.