Mary Carol Hartley 1941-1978


The Hartley House has been serving Curry, Roosevelt and Quay Counties since 1979. We are a non-profit organization funded by grants, United Way, fundraisers, and private donations.

Doctor Pat Naomi founded the Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc. in November 1978. It was first known as The Battered Women's Project. The first shelter was located in Portales, NM. In 1979, The Shelter relocated to Clovis, NM.

In 1985 a safe house was established to provide protection for victims of domestic violence and their children. After several moves, the offices relocated to our current home at 900 North Main Street in May 2003. The Hartley House also has satellite offices in Portales and Tucumcari.

The Hartley House has a Board of Directors consisting of nineteen members. In the early 1990's, Mary Carol Hartley served as a member of the board. After many years of dedicated service, she resigned her position on the board to face an even greater challenge; cancer. Sadly, Mary Carol lost her fight in October 2003. On January 7, 2004, The Shelter For Victims of Domestic Violence officially changed its name to "The Hartley House" in honor of Mary Carol.

What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains immortal. 

Hartley House

Domestic Violence Shelter 

Serving families and our communities since 1979

hartley house Foundation History

Lorna Harpold

Financial Administrator

Lorna has been dedicated to Hartley House for 12 years. 

Residential Supervisor: 

Meet the Staff

Hartley House has a residential supervisor on shift at all times at our shelter. These staff members are there to make sure everything is running smoothly. They assist clients in cooking dinner, make sure they have clothing and hygiene supplies and are always there to lend an ear when a client needs to vent. 

Christine Solano

Office Manager

​Christine has been dedicated to Hartley House for over 20 years. 

Our advocates are the backbone of Hartley House. Without their hard work and dedication, we wouldn't be able to do what we do. They facilitate our groups, provide crisis intervention 24 hours a day, and help our clients achieve their goals. Their hard work does not go unnoticed! 

For Immediate 

Assistance Call

(575) 769-0305

Donna Horton

Executive Director 

​Donna has been dedicated to Hartley House for 13 years.