Portales, NM –Roosevelt County was awarded $500,000 to construct a new building for Arise Sexual Assault Services through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). Roosevelt County was one of 12 applicants to be fully funded for the CDBG. A little over $10.5 million has been awarded to 23 applicants throughout the state.
Arise provides free, confidential services to victims of sexual violence throughout Eastern New Mexico. This program was founded in 2003 at Roosevelt General Hospital. The Roosevelt County Special Hospital District Board of Trustees voted to donate a parcel of land to the county for the site of this new facility.