Los Alamos Task Force Paints White Rock ‘Rock’ In Support Of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Members of the Los Alamos Domestic Violence Task Force Paint the ‘Rock’ this afternoon at the corner of Rover Boulevard and N.M. 4 in White Rock in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to show support for victims and survivors. LADVTF members from left, Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, Cpl. Adele McKenzie, Sgt. Chris Ross, Deni Fell, Maura Taylor, Kim Ferguson and Cmdr. Preston Ballew. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Members of the LADVTF also paint the side of the rock this afternoon in White Rock in support of the #SurvivorSpeaks movement. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

ADVTF News:

In conjunction with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Los Alamos Domestic Violence Task Force (LADVTF) is bringing awareness to Domestic Violence Awareness Month by showing support of the #SurvivorSpeaks movement. 

This afternoon they painted the “Rock” in White Rock to show support for victims and survivors of domestic violence.

The Los Alamos Police Department is proactive in bringing recognition to October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month. With the joint efforts of the Domestic Violence Task Force, local service agencies, and neighboring community service agencies, victims that come forward can get the necessary assistance they need without having to make a report to a law enforcement officer.

The Los Alamos Domestic Violence Task Force was founded in effort to assist the community affected by domestic violence by the collaboration of multi-agency support. Members of the task force are both professional workers and civilians that meet monthly, at noon on the third Tuesday, at Smith’s in Los Alamos in the conference room. Anyone interested in joining the task force is welcome. The task force goals are to educate, empower and remove barriers.

If you ever need help or would like to know where to find help for another person, these are the resources that can be utilized to begin the healing process.

Local Resources:

• Los Alamos Police Department Victim Assistant (505) 663-3511

• New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission (505) 841-9432

• Los Alamos County Social Services (505) 662-8068

• Self Help Inc. (505) 662-4666

• LA Cares Food Bank (505) 661-8015

• NM Income Support (800) 283-4465

• Youth and Family Resource Advocate (505) 670-8153

• First Born Program (505) 661-4810

• Family Strengths Network (505) 662-4515

• Hope Pregnancy (505) 662-2300

Shelters: 

• Crisis Center of Northern NM (505) 753-1656

• Esperanza Shelter (800) 473-5220

• Community Against Violence (888) 758-8082

Crisis Hotlines:

• National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233

• National Sexual Assault Hotline (800) 656-4673

• NM Crisis and Access Line (855) 662-7474

Sexual Assault Services:

• Solace Crisis Treatment Center (800) 721-7273

• Sexual Assault Nurses Examination (505) 989-5952

• NM Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (888) 883-8020

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