Flores de Juarez


students of Flores de Juarez help at a homeless shelter for people disabled with mental illness


Make a Tax-Deductible donation for Flores de Juarez easily with your credit card.  Or you can send donations to Crossroads Acupuncture 130 S. Main Las Cruces, NM 88001.

What is Flores de Juarez?

Flores de Juarez or “Flowers of Juarez” is collective of local groups in the borderlands committed to the long-term sustainability and comprehensive advancement of barefoot community health and wellness in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. We assist with leadership development and helping local groups build the capacity to create cooperatively-led, grassroots, community-supported projects. Groups involved include volunteers from the Catholic Diocese of Juarez, Crossroads Acupuncture and Shakti Rising.

Stories from Flores de Juarez

Acupuncture for Healing in Border Communities, by Molly Molloy on Latina Lista 

Residents in violent border city use acupuncture to cope with trauma, by Angela Kocherga and Hugo Perez on the Border News Bureau

Article in the Las Cruces Sun News



Siba Escobedo, founder of Rags to Britches and Prayer Flags in Juarez, volunteers weekly at the Farmer’s Market in Las Cruces to support Flores de Juarez

This program is volunteer-based, we have dozens of unpaid helpers assisting:  volunteer teachers, as well as health providers.   We have had over a dozen volunteer health professionals travel to this region to assist.

How is it funded?

Flores de Juarez is funded primarily by private donations, donation-only days at our clinic, and a percentage of surplus revenues from Crossroads’ Community Acupuncture clinic in Las Cruces.  These funds were formerly referred to as the Crossroads Border Project.


  • Over 30,000 treatments provided since 2011 within community centers, women’s groups, homeless shelters, mental health programs, and orphanages
  • 120 health promoters trained in ear acupuncture
  • Over 20 community-supported ear acupuncture programs, offering care for underserved groups

How you can support

acupuncture las cruces el paso

Volunteer Imelda offers ear seed therapy for youth in the border region

As a social enterprise committed to reducing health disparities in our region, we want the Las Cruces community to be able to contribute to our project.  There are several ways you can support.

1.   Donate through Moonclerk by using your credit card. 

A tax-deductible receipt can be offered upon Crossroads’ approval from the IRS as a 501c3 non-profit organization, currently under review. We anticipate these receipts will be ready to offer to donors by January 2015.  Please contact us for questions about donations.

Checks may also be sent to:

Crossroads Community Supported Healthcare

130 S. Main

Las Cruces, NM 88001

2.  Donation only acu days

Be on the lookout for donation only acupuncture sessions we periodically offer at our Crossroads clinic.  Proceeds will  benefit the Border Project.  You can receive updates on these specials by following our blog, our facebook page, or to subscribe to our E-newsletter, (subscription is free, just email us at crossroadsacu@gmail.com).

3.  Purchase Fair Trade weavings, pinatas, prayer flags, and more!

Crossroads sells a variety of fair trade artisan products made in Mexico.  They are available at the farmer’s market every Saturday 8-12 on South Main, and at our downtown clinic 130 S. Main Monday through Saturday.  A portion of all proceeds from fair trade sales benefits the Crossroads Border Project. Currently we have on display and for sale at our clinic the paintings of patients participating in an art therapy program for people with psychiatric illness. Learn more about the various products 

4.  Get acu yourself 

The easiest way to support the Crossroads Border Project is to come for a treatment at Crossroads Acupuncture in downtown Las Cruces 130 N. Main. We re-invest our surplus revenues into our capacity building program.  By receiving acupuncture treatments yourself, and inviting others to also come receive a treatment, at the same you’ll also be assisting your neighbors in the border region.

5.  Volunteer!

Without volunteers, Flores de Juarez would not exist!   If you’re interested, email crossroadsacu@gmail.com with a resume and cover letter.

Specifically we are in need of volunteers in these areas:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Licensed acupuncturists and doctors
  • Translators and interpreters
  • Outreach and public education
  • Fundraising/Grantwriting
  • Administration

What trainings does Crossroads offer for health promoters?

acupuncture las cruces el paso

Crossroads volunteer Tracy Thorne trains heath promoters in pediatric medicine


Interested in volunteering, helping these efforts or making a financial contribution?

Email crossroadsacu@gmail.com or call 575-312-6569




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