The Family Advocacy Center (FAC) provides free and confidential services for victims of interpersonal violence. The FAC has many different agencies all working together under one roof. The unique design of the facility dramatically reduces the stress and trauma often placed on victims and their families by giving them access to a wide range of services all at one single location. Services are free and confidential and include medical care, advocacy, legal and financial assistance, as well as law enforcement and prosecution. Below is a list of all the agencies located at the Center.
- Albuquerque Police Department
- Child Protective Services/CYFD
- Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST)
- District Attorney (2nd Judicial District)
- Domestic Violence Resource Center (DVRC)
- Enlace Comunitario
- NM Crime Victims Reparation Commission
- NM Asian Family Center
- NM Legal Aid
- Para Los Niños
- Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico
- Albuquerque SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners)
The FAC offers support services for families and victims of:
Child Sexual Abuse
Mental Health Issues
The Family Advocacy Center is located at 625 Silver SW, Suite 200. You can contact the center by calling (505) 243-2333. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, no appointment is necessary. If you need information or help outside of those hours, please call 243-2333. After hours, the Albuquerque Family Advocacy Center phone number will be answered by victim advocates who can assist or make referrals to address your crisis situation. If it is an emergency, always dial 911.
There are a variety of free services available at the Family Advocacy Center to assist you and your family. These include:
- Assistance with Domestic Violence.
- Help understanding your risk of serious injury or even death by your partner.
- Assistance with a safety plan to protect you and your children or other family members.
- Medical/forensic exams that include a head to toe assessment for injuries; treatment for sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancy; collection of any DNA evidence; forensic photography; referrals for other appropriate and/or needed services.
- Comprehensive medical examinations for children and adolescents who have been sexually abused and sexually assaulted, laboratory evaluations, crisis counseling and anticipatory guidance.
- Provision of limited food and clothing to you and/or your children if returning to your home is not practical.
- Counseling services with social workers or a psychiatrist as indicated after meeting with program staff.
- Assistance with reporting the crime to law enforcement if choosing to do so.
- Assistance finding temporary housing.
- Reimbursement assistance for costs related to being a victim of a violent crime. Things such as medical bills, counseling services, loss of wages, etc.
- Transportation assistance for some services.
- Referrals to other agencies who partner with the Family Advocacy Center.
For more information or to take a tour of the site, please email our FAC Coordinator, Bev McMillan or call her at 505-975-7484.