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Our Services

We offer a variety of services to survivors of sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking. We also aim to prevent future acts of sexual violence in our communities through our education and prevention efforts.

All services are offered in English or Spanish and at no cost to our clients.

The Education & Prevention Department supports cultural change by providing comprehensive sexual violence prevention programming, technical assistance, and policy advocacy to schools, government agencies, and community organizations. These programs are age-appropriate, bilingual, culturally relevant, and rigorously evaluated. Our prevention, outreach, education, and training programs address both primary and potential secondary victimization of sexual assault victims.

 

The work of this department includes: collaborating with members of the LGBTQI+ and immigrant communities; providing sexual health education curricula to all Santa Fe Public Middle Schools; presenting culturally specific prevention curricula to immigrant families; and providing prevention curricula and technical assistance to childcare-providing organizations (daycare and pre-k centers). 

Education & Prevention

therapy

The Clinical Department provides crisis stabilization, assessment, and long-term therapy to restore strength and a sense of safety to individuals above the age of three who experience sexual violence.

 

We use evidence-based service models and deliver all of our services by applying the principles of trauma-informed care. Our clinicians are all licensed by the State of New Mexico as social workers or psychotherapists. 

Our therapists use a three-pronged approach to meet therapeutic needs of survivors of sexual crimes. During the initial assessment phase, counselors build rapport with clients, explain the scope of treatment, discuss the rights of clients and the duties and responsibilities of counselors, as well as the limitation on confidentiality. Clients identify their goals and share their expectations. In the next stage, evaluation, the counseling team determines which counselor is best for that client, what treatment modalities are most appropriate and what additional services that client might need. At that point, the team is ready to start the third stage, treatment.

 

Solace’s clinical team uses cognitive behavioral therapy, Trauma-focused CBT, Prolonged Exposure, EMDR, Trauma Resiliency Model, mindfulness-based stress reduction, Somatic Experiencing, Lifespan Integration, and art therapy.

 

Because so many sexual assault survivors have experienced multiple assaults at different ages, our counselors teach clients ways to prevent further victimization without victim-blaming.

 

Solace’s comprehensive program of clinical services and advocacy is available at no-cost to children and adult victims of sexual abuse, stalking, teen dating violence and human trafficking.

We provide a comfortable, private, child-friendly setting that is both physically and psychologically safe for children. Our forensic interviewers are trained to conduct interviews in a manner that is developmentally and culturally sensitive, unbiased, fact-finding, and legally sound. Our program is committed to minimizing stress and trauma experienced by a child during an investigation. Every effort is made to ensure that a child is not interviewed repeatedly by various agencies.

 

The purpose of a forensic interview is to obtain information from a child or youth about sexual abuse, physical abuse or serious neglect allegations that will support accurate and fair decision making within the criminal justice, child protection, and service delivery systems.

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Advocacy

Solace’s advocates address our client’s non-therapeutic needs. They provide survivors with information about their legal rights. They make soft hand-off referrals for emergency financial assistance, housing, and other social service needs. They help survivors create a safety plan and provide emotional support for the survivor and the survivor’s family.

 

Advocates help survivors understand the role of law enforcement, prosecution and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. They also provide emotional support during forensic interviews, court appearances, grand jury testimony and other legal proceedings.

 

 Advocates work with survivors of sexual assault to identify the financial impact of the crime and help them complete and submit their application to the NM Crime Victims Reparation Commission for assistance with compensable expenses. 

The Education & Prevention Department supports cultural change by providing comprehensive sexual violence prevention programming, technical assistance, and policy advocacy to schools, government agencies, and community organizations. These programs are age-appropriate, bilingual, culturally relevant, and rigorously evaluated. Our prevention, outreach, education, and training programs address both primary and potential secondary victimization of sexual assault victims.

 

The work of this department includes: collaborating with members of the LGBTQI+ and immigrant communities; providing sexual health education curricula to all Santa Fe Public Middle Schools; presenting culturally specific prevention curricula to immigrant families; and providing prevention curricula and technical assistance to childcare-providing organizations (daycare and Pre-K centers). 

Education & Prevention

Education & Prevention

We provide age-appropriate sexual violence prevention programs in schools and community organizations.

therapy

We provide crisis stabilization and long-term therapy for survivors of sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking.

Forensic Interviewing

Our nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center conducts forensic interviews of child and youth victims.

Advocacy

Our advocates provide resources to meet the immediate needs of survivors of sexual violence.

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We staff a 24-hour hotline for survivors of sexual violence and collaborate with a wide range of providers to connect survivors to services.

 

 A key part of Solace's commitment to keeping our community safe is our 24-hour crisis line for victims of sexual assault. Our hotline is covered during non-business hours by a combination of trained volunteers and staff members.

People who have experienced sexual violence should not have to make numerous stops at different agencies to get the services they need. To this end, Solace co-houses the Santa Fe Police Department's Special Victims Unit. This enables families to connect with law enforcement in a trauma informed environment.

Additionally, Solace provides an office for a New Mexico Immigrant Law Center attorney to work with our immigrant clients. Solace also houses Christus Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) and provides advocates for SANE exams. 

 

Solace collaborates with the Santa Fe County Adult Detention Center, the Penitentiary of New Mexico and the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility to ensure that all three facilities are fully compliant with the federally mandated Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Inmates in these facilities who have experienced sexual assault have confidential access to Solace advocates and full access to SANE exams. Solace clinicians are also available for professional consultations with correctional behavioral health staff and other representatives from these facilities.

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Our Center

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All of our services are intentionally housed in a single location.
Our clients and their families have access to our supportive staff who are trauma-informed, ready to collaborate, and equipped to provide a holistic approach to each situation.