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.


Effective Monday March 16th   2020 till April 3rd 2020 Families & Youth Inc. Summer Food Service Program are partnering with Las Cruces Public Schools Nutrition services to provide free breakfast and lunch to children ages 1 – 18. During the 3-week school closure, nutritious meals will be provided at10 different sites throughout Las Cruces.  Parents/Caregivers can bring children to the meal sites during breakfast and lunch meal service times and all family members should remain in their vehicles.  The process will be operated in a drive thru type manner and children will need to be present in the vehicle to receive the meal.

The following sites will be operational Monday to Friday for Breakfast and lunch:

-Desert Hills Elementary School 280 N. Roadrunner Parkway Breakfast 8:00am-9:00am Lunch 12:00 – 1:00pm

-Dona Ana Community Center 5745 Ledesma Dr.  Breakfast 8:00am-9:00am Lunch 12:00pm- 1:00pm

-East Mesa Recreation Center 5589 Porter Rd.   Breakfast 8:00am-9:00am Lunch 12:00pm- 1:00pm

-Frank O’ Brien Papen Center 304 Bell Ave.  Breakfast 8:00am-9:00am Lunch 12:00pm- 1:00pm

-Las Cruces High School      1755 El Paseo Rd.  Breakfast 8:00am-9:00am Lunch 12:00pm- 1:00pm

-Meersheidt Recreation Center 1600 E. Hadley Breakfast8:00am-9:00am Lunch 12:00pm- 1:00pm

-Metro Verde Splash Pad & Park 7125 Metro Park St. Breakfast 8:00am-9:00am Lunch 12:00pm- 1:00pm

-Picacho Middle School 1040 N. Motel Blvd.   Breakfast 8:00am-9:00am Lunch 12:00pm- 1:00pm

-Radium Springs Community Center 1260 Lindbeck Rd.  Breakfast 8:00am-9:00am Lunch 12:00pm-      1:00pm

-Families & Youth Inc. 1320 S. Solano Breakfast 9:30am-10:30am Lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm

Please call Families and Youth, Inc. for more information, 575-522-4004


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