The Mediation Center

WHAT THEY DO: Since 1984, the Mediation Center has helped community members find common ground and a way through difficult and stressful conflict. Participants — families, youths, neighbors and organizations, as well as people impacted by incarceration — work through conflict and reach agreements on their own terms. The Mediation Center also provides supervised child visitation to ensure children can stay connected to both of their parents. By helping community members resolve conflict, the Mediation Center creates a safer and more peaceful community for everyone.


  • The first 10 donors who contribute will receive a free taco from Zia Taqueria.


  • Anonymous donors will match all donations up to $10,000.


  • Each donor who contributes $20 or more will be entered into a drawing to win three bottles of Biltmore wine. (Winner must be 21 or older.)
Mediation really helped us focus our conversation on solutions rather than just rehashing past grievances. By having the mediators, everyone remained committed to not simply walking away when angry. We actually got somewhere — I was surprised how well the process worked.
—Community mediation participant