Thanksgiving Schedule November 23rd to 27th.

Dinner service available Monday to Friday. Grab and Go service. Children (5-18) need not be present and first name, last name, and age of children REQUIRED at pick up.

Service Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th at following sites:

-Cesar Chavez Elementary 5250 Holman 4:30pm to 5:30pm -Dona Ana Elementary 5551 Camino De Flores 4:30pm to 5:30pm 

-Lynn Middle School 950 S. Walnut 4:30pm to 5:30pm 

-Tombaugh Elementary 226 Carver 4:30pm to 5:30pm

-Zia Middle School 1300 W. University 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Service Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th, & Wednesday 25th at following sites:

-Meerscheidt Rec Center 1600 E. Hadley Ave 4:30pm to 5:30pm

 -East Mesa Rec Center 5589 Porter Dr. 4:30 pm to 5:30pm

-Henry R Benavidez 1045 McClure Rd. 4:30pm to 5:30pm

-A.Fielder Weed & Seed 906 N. Tornillo    4:30pm to 5:30pm 

-Frank O’ Brien Papen Center 304 Bell Ave. 4:30pm to 5:30pm 

No Service Thursday 26th or Friday 27th. 

*Normal Schedule will resume Monday, November 30th, 2020. 

 Thank you for your continued participation. Please keep checking our website and our Facebook page for more programs and changing information.


Families and Youth, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at FYI will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. FYI does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Families and Youth, Inc., (FYI) began as Children in Need of Services (CHINS) in April 1977 as a pilot project. CHINS became incorporated and designated as a nonprofit 501c3 in 1979. The agency was later renamed Families & Youth, Inc. in 1987 to reflect the agency’s expansion of services to the community.

FYI has become a trusted change agency in the community and a dynamic, vital, and integral component in providing youth and their families with rich opportunities to discover and follow more positive alternative paths in making their decisions and choices in life.

FYI continuously interacts with the community and values the feedback it receives to successfully develop and implement prevention, intervention, treatment, and advocacy service models that address the most complex and ever evolving community needs.

FYI also conducts ongoing evaluation, assessment, and quality improvement processes to ensure services and programs offered by FYI continue to be effective, efficient, and impactful; leading to the continued fulfillment of FYI’s Mission “To promote a safer and healthier community by focusing on families and children”.

Families and Youth, Inc., headquarters is located at 1320 S. Solano in Las Cruces New Mexico and has several satellite offices in Sunland Park, Anthony, Deming, Hatch, T or C, and Socorro, New Mexico.

Accu-Detox Services
Child & Adult Care Food Program
Children’s Advocacy Center
Community Based Programs
El Crucero Permanent Supportive Housing
HIV/ Hepatits C Testing
Home Study Services
Juvenile Assessment & Reporting Center (JARC)
Juvenile Community Corrections (JCC)
My Friend’s Place Emergency Youth Shelter
NARCAN Distribution & Overdose Prevention
Harm Reduction Needle Exchange Program
Next Rainbow Generation
Summer Food Service Program
Safe Exchange and Supervised Visitation
at-risk After school meals program 
Brian Kavanaugh
Brian Kavanaugh
Chief Executive Officer
Richard Aguilar
Director of Accounting
Renee Boudreau
Division Director
Annabelle Fierro
Director of Grants, Contracts, & Compliance
Monique Lopez
Division Director
Jolene Martinez, LCSW
Clinical Director
Lisa Noelani Chavez, LISW
Assistant Clinical Director