“Enlace Comunitario is a social justice organization led by Latina immigrants whose mission is to transforms lives of individuals and their families experiencing domestic violence by working to decrease gender inequity and intimate partner violence in the Latino immigrant community in Central New Mexico..”
Our efforts benefit the entire community by bringing awareness about the magnitude of the problem, engaging the community in a process to find ways to eliminate domestic violence. Because of the dire need for bilingual services (Spanish/English), Latino immigrants are our targeted community for outreach efforts. Of course, all individuals in need of domestic violence services are welcomed and served.
We accomplish this through transformative direct services, leadership development, preventative community education, outreach and policy advocacy in collaboration with community partners.
Vision: Enlace envisions that Latino immigrants in New Mexico become a collective force that creates a community free of gender inequity, violence and injustice.
Guiding Principles/Values: Enlace Comunitario values a collective process to achieve gender equality and promote Integrity, Justice, Respect, Dignity and diversity within the staff, board, families we work with and the community as a whole.
Justice & Gender Equality: EC recognizes that all of our individual and collective efforts are to uphold complete social and gender equality for all people regardless of their immigration status.
Concientizacion: EC believes that the collective wisdom of the community is essential to harness the process of community change. EC’s employees and Board members work to increase community engagement and the understanding of the root causes of all types of oppression.
Dignity & Respect: EC provides due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights, traditions and inherent value of each individual.
Diversity: EC promotes an environment of inclusivity where reality is created by individuals and groups from a broad spectrum of demographic & philosophical differences.
Integrity: EC’s staff and Board members are guided by honesty and ethical communication in all their actions.
Non-Religious: EC’s staff and Board members operate under religious neutrality where personal beliefs do not interfere with the affairs of the organization.