Enlace Comunitario is a social justice organization led by Latino immigrants in Central New Mexico and located in Albuquerque.
We are a non-profit community based organization that has bilingual (Spanish/English) staff capacity and an effective language access plan to provide direct services to all victims of domestic violence. We also advocate for the rights of Latino immigrants and their children. Our holistic approach includes counseling, legal services, community education, leadership development and organizing to impact system change.
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 and its root causes and in formulating policies that enhance the rights of immigrants victims of domestic violence regardless of their immigration status.[/two_third]
Our mission is to work to eliminate domestic violence in the Latino immigrant community and to promote healthy families through: comprehensive domestic violence intervention services in Spanish, preventative community education, policy advocacy and leadership development. In 1995, during a parenting education program, one of our participants was tragically killed in a domestic violence incident. Since that time, our team has focused on providing previously unavailable services to Spanish speaking victims of domestic violence.
In the summer of 2000 Enlace Comunitario incorporated as a not-for-profit agency and broadened its mission to include advocacy for the rights of immigrants’ victims of domestic violence.
Enlace Comunitario is 1 in 4 in organizations in the nation to receive Mary Byron Award in 2011.
KOB4 report on immigrants and domestic violence.
Espejos de Aztlán – our prevention efforts were featured at Espejos de Aztlán a KUNM Radio segment.