V.O.I.C.E.S. is a culturally based response to sexual violence and other trauma related to sexual violence in the diverse communities located in Northern New Mexico primarily, Northern Santa Fe and Rio Arriba Counties and the Pueblos and Tribal Nations located in New Mexico.
V.O.I.C.E.S. is comprised of two projects. Brave Voices Project for children 3–17 years old who are impacted by child sexual abuse, sexual assault, rape and other trauma related to sexual violence. Spirit of Butterfly Project addresses sexual assault, rape and other trauma related to sexual violence for adults 18 years and older.
Tewa Women United (TWU) was started in 1989 by several Tewa women as a support group for various issues including alcoholism, suicide, and domestic and sexual abuse and assault. Our mission is to provide safe spaces for Indigenous women to uncover the power, strength and skills they possess to become positive forces for social change in their families and communities. All our activities seek to ensure effectiveness and cultural integrity, and promote lasting change by working methodically to overcome barriers and engage community partners within the TWU frameworks of The Two World Harmony Butterfly Model (balance between indigenous cultural ways of knowingness and western knowledge), and The Tewa Braiding Way of Community Engagement “Opide”, a Social Justice Practice to Action framework the builds upon an intersectional analysis.912 Fairview Lane