Nonviolence Works (NVW) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Taos become a better, safer, and less violent community by serving at-risk youth and adults in need of guidance and counseling.
Since 2004, NVW has implemented programs designed to support an attitude of nonviolence in homes, schools, and the community.
For at-risk youth of Taos County: We offer a way to channel your passion, anger, grief and despair into productive and worthwhile activities. We provide one-on-one and group counseling, along with a range of other programs and services.
For parents and families: We offer counseling, supervised visitation, and nonviolence awareness classes for those who have experienced and/or are engaged in domestic violence.
To accomplish all this, we have the largest staff of credentialed and licensed behavioral health workers in Northern New Mexico.
We devote most of our resources—70%— to helping the youth of Taos County. About one in five Taos County students receive our services. Some 79% of them have demonstrated improvement in academic performance, anger management, and skills in communication, decision making and conflict resolution.
Above all else, we are dedicated to inspiring, teaching, and empowering the people of Taos County to lead lives of nonviolence. We do this through:
- A staff of full-time healthcare professionals and administrators who are the foundation of the nonviolence work done by NVW. They are supplemented by part-time counselors and social workers.
- A board of nine directors who guide and direct the activities of NVW.
- Community partners who collaborate by providing financial and in-kind support.
Our work is supported by private and corporate donations, state contracts, foundation grants, and insurance reimbursements.
If you are moved to offer support, you may make a donation online.
Or call us at 575-758-4297 to make a pledge or to learn more about our programs. And feel free to drop by our office at 1337 Gusdorf Road, Suite E, Taos, New Mexico.