24 Hour Domestic Violence Crisis Line

575-437-COPE (2673)
Toll Free 1-866-350-COPE (2673)

What is COPE all about?


COPE, Inc. (Center of Protective Environment) is a non-profit organization founded in 1980 to address the problems of family and relationship violence. From the beginning, COPE has been dedicated to intervention and prevention of family and relationship violence by offering a range of services including crisis intervention, shelter, advocacy, support, outreach, education and counseling. COPE Main office

Our Vision:

A community knowledgeable about domestic violence and abuse and fully engaged and committed to its eradication.

Our Mission:

To help people affected by domestic violence and other forms of abuse in Otero and Lincoln Counties, New Mexico.

We do this by:

• Providing a comprehensive array of direct services, including shelter,
• Engaging others in effectively addressing these is- sues in our community,
• Promoting safe and healthy relationships through awareness and prevention.
Services include: shelter and housing advocacy to reduce homelessness, crisis intervention, advocacy and counseling services. 

What is Family and Relationship Violence?


Any act of forceful control of a partner or family member. This violence is the least reported crime in the country and is our nation's number one public health problem. Everyone involved in the family or relationship violence is adversely affected.
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If you have a domestic violence emergency dial 911 for assistance or call our crisis line, 575-437-2673 (COPE).

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