Help Us Rebuild El Paso’s Shelter

Center Against Sexual and Family Violence


Your gift will change the lives of current and future survivors. We have land, a design and partners in place. Now we need you.

89% raised of $7.5 million

Why we need to rebuild

Picture of old CASFV Shelter

In 1979, when we began, we could only refer violence victims to motels and “safe houses.” In 1983, we finally had enough funds to buy our current shelter. Originally built as a church in 1950, our shelter building has seen many transformations, but we’ve remodeled all we can. Now we need to rebuild.

Today, our shelter barely meets families’ needs

Old CASFV shelter bathroom Up to eight people share each bathroom.
Old CASFV shelter bedroom Two moms and six children may have to share a bedroom like this.

We never turn anyone away, but serving 79 people a day is difficult with the resources we have.

Who We're Rebuilding For

More than 30,000 people have rebuilt their lives with CASFV. We give them protection, counseling and help them find new careers. People who’ve spent time with us say our help meant everything to them.


The New Shelter


Mijares-Mora Architects Inc. generously donated their time and talent to design a shelter optimized for the work we do.

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We’re ready to get going. Talented architects and community leaders have already helped us plan a new shelter that will make a huge difference:

  • 31,000 square feet
  • Grouped bedrooms and living spaces to encourage vital social interaction and mutual support
  • Small school so children won’t fall behind
  • Computer lab for training and job searching
  • Commercial-size kitchen
  • Indoor play area

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Who We Are

The Center Against Sexual and Family Violence helps El Paso–area women, children and men who are victims of sexual and family violence literally rebuild their lives. We provide safe shelter from abusers, along with time to heal and the tools that victims need to transform their own worlds. Last year, we reached a record high, housing more than 900 people. Learn more at

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