Courage to Risk

Courage to Risk provides Therapeutic Adventure programs for groups of survivors of violence and trauma, including children and adults affected by domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault. We focus on trauma-sensitive, somatic modalities that cultivate awareness and connection to ourselves, each other and Nature. Programs are a fun and engaging way for survivors to find support for healing and growth, and help increase personal power as well as a sense of belonging and community.

Funding for the program was leveraged through the New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Committee, the Children, Youth and Families Department, the Behavioral Health Department and private and tribal money.


“I healed by believing in myself and accepting myself.”

“The appreciation circle was meaningful. I didn’t know that I made such an impact on others.”

“The program helped me to feel strong, and to be OK with being wounded.”

“It reminded me that I'm stronger than I think I am.”


Misty Blakesley

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