Sadly, New Mexico has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the country. In addition to intimate partners, children and pets are also often affected by abuse in households where violence occurs. The Nest is one of the only domestic violence shelters in New Mexico that welcomes pets of women and children to accompany their families when fleeing abuse. We believe that it is important for women, children, and their pets to be able to remain together to try to heal from the trauma they experience when there is violence occurring within the family. Your donation helps to feed, clothe, and provide a variety of assistance to a family whose life has been turned upside down by violence.