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I give thanks to Southwest Shalom Ministries for Women for being there when I had nowhere else to turn. Without this affordable counseling option, I would most likely be dead today.

~A Survivor of Clergy Sexual Abuse

Southwest Shalom Ministries for Women has meant a lot to me for support and affordable counseling. I have been able to open up and discuss things that I had suppressed all my life. I feel it's very important for Southwest Shalom Ministries for Women to be available as an advocate for women.
~A Sexual Abuse Survivor

When I found Southwest Shalom Ministries for Women, I felt that I had been thrown a lifeline... while everyone else was watching me drown.
~A 35 Year~Old Woman Raped at Gunpoint

I feel coming to Southwest Shalom Ministries for Women is the best investment I have ever made in myself.
~Wanda, A Survivor of Date Rape


Southwest Shalom Ministries for Women was founded in Texas in 1992 as an interfaith organization promoting wholeness for women who have been victimized. After serving the needs of abused women in Albuquerque, New Mexico from August, 1997 to August, 2002, the agency once more relocated. After relocating to the Illinois Valley area in August, 2002, Southwest Shalom Ministries for Women is now offering a variety of services and resources in response to the special needs of abused women. A variety of self-empowerment, grief recovery, and positive spirituality porgrams for women are also available.

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