SERVING THOSE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND OTHER TRAUMAS
We are here to respond to the needs of individuals who are in crisis or suffering from trauma. We are a state-of-the-art non-profit agency, located in Santa Fe, combining the healing power and life changing services of a specialized clinical team, advocacy center, and education and prevention experts to help survivors and our community restore strength in the face of adversity.
Solace Crisis Treatment Center has been restoring strength for over 40 years. Our Center provides a safe place to receive evidence-based services including therapy for post-traumatic stress and anxiety disorders, victim advocacy and primary prevention programs. Solace changed its name from the Santa Fe Rape Crisis and Trauma Treatment Center in October 2010, to ensure there were no barriers to receiving services. Because of that name change Solace provides more safety and more privacy and confidentiality than ever before. We also received national accreditation from the National Children’s Alliance as a family advocacy center for children and their families in cases of abuse, neglect or the witnessing of violent crime.
We employ staff members within three departments – Clinical, Family Advocacy and Education and Prevention. The three departments work closely together in response to crime victimization, child abuse, and other traumatic and tragic events such as: fatal accidents, homicides, returning from military service, human trafficking and a myriad of other overwhelming adversities that beset individuals, families and the community. For example, a prevention specialist may elicit a disclosure of abuse from an elementary school student. A Solace advocate and forensic interviewer might then assist the family during the investigative process, and finally Solace counselors might help the child as well as distressed parents for symptoms related to the abuse.
Solace serves Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Los Alamos Counties and central northern New Mexico. We serve individuals from San Ildefonso, Nambe, Tesuque and Santo Domingo pueblos. Currently, we have three bilingual, English/Spanish, therapists and two other bilingual staff, English/Spanish, trained as victim advocates, with two having extensive experience in primary prevention for the immigration and Native American Populations. One of these individuals also understands Tewa Native American language.