What Is the Path to Peace Program? Esperanza Shelter offers hope to people who have learned to use power and force to control others. Why? Because we want to break the cycle of violence. Most people who abuse others were either abused as children or witnessed abuse while growing up. Those childhood experiences, while tragic, do not excuse abusive behavior.
Esperanza’s Path to Peace program helps participants to understand the pain and suffering caused by their abusive behavior, and helps them make changes in their lives. Most of the Path to Peace participants are court-ordered into the program; however, some realize they need help and call us directly. Participants typically attend both individual and group counseling, led by an experienced advocate or counselor specially trained to work with this population.
If you are have been abusing others and want to change: Call 505-474-5536 to register for the Path to Peace Program.
Esperanza charges a small fee for the Path to Peace Program; call for details.