Since its founding in 1978, Option, Inc. has worked tirelessly towards its mission by providing a comprehensive menu of services for victims of domestic violence in Lea County, New Mexico.
The essential services, which include emergency shelter, crisis intervention, and advocacy, have provided the foundation from which Option, Inc. has built its services. Additional services include counseling, (individual and group), transitional housing, food, clothing, transportation, assistance with acquiring protective orders, and safehouse interviewing for child abuse victims.
In the 40 years of its existence, Option, Inc. has looked for innovative ways to influence the families experiencing domestic violence by providing services to children, services to offenders as well as expanding the core services to victims.
All individuals seeking assistance from Option, Inc. are treated with non-judgment and respect without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age and sexuality as they try to change the abusive patterns that have defined their lives. Creating opportunities for change is not always an easy task, but with the assistance and support of the local community, Option, Inc. continues to grow and assess its programs for impact and progress. In maintaining this fluidity in the expanded programs offered, Option, Inc. will continue to be a leader in southeast New Mexico in the services provided for victims and families of domestic violence.