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Taos domestic violence organization awarded $570,000 from the Department of Justice for transitional housing services

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico

             ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Department of Justice today announced a grant award of $570,000 to Community Against Violence, Incorporated (CAV) of Taos New Mexico to provide transitional housing services to survivors of domestic violence. 

            “As we approach Domestic Violence Awareness Month, this is welcome news for northern New Mexico,” said John C. Anderson, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico. “The work of organizations such as Community Against Violence is critical in the network of support for victims of violence, and a key component of that work is assisting survivors with transitional housing. The flexibility of these Department of Justice funds is important as they may be utilized for other support services survivors need to transition to safer lives for themselves and their children.”

            The Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program (Transitional Housing Program) assists victims who are homeless or in need of housing assistance and for whom emergency shelter services or other crisis intervention services are unavailable or insufficient. The program support a comprehensive approach to providing transitional housing and support services that move individuals into permanent housing and help them secure employment.

            CAV is a non-profit organization located in Taos, New Mexico, a rural region of the state. Through the grant, CAV will provide 20 scattered-site residences for 20 survivors and their families in private housing units. CAV will collaborate with its five partners - the Protective Services Division of the Children Youth and Families Department, Rio Grande Alcohol Treatment Program, Taos Pueblo, Taos County: Inside/Out Recovery, and the Heart of Taos - to provide a victim-centered and multidisciplinary approach to transitional housing needs in the community.

            The range of optional support services under this project include rental and utility assistance, case management, safety planning, childcare, transportation, career counseling, financial and credit counseling, support groups, individual counseling, job training, education attainment and housing advocacy.

            For more information about CAV, visit their website at

            For more information about this grant, contact the Office on Violence Against Women at (202) 307-6026 and ask for the Outreach and Communications Division.

Updated September 8, 2020

Office and Personnel Updates
Press Release Number: 20-154