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Make a difference this Giving Tuesday – November 29th – by donating now.


Pledge for Children Campaign and Give the Gift of Hope

Please donate to the 2016 Pledge for Children Campaign

When you make a donation to the Childhaven Foundation “Pledge for Children” Campaign you help provide safe shelter, meals, care, advocacy, foster homes, family support, education and ensure that Childhaven can continue its mission of “Lifting Children From Crisis to Hope.” Please donate today.

This holiday, give the Gift of Hope in honor of a loved one or family member by making a pledge to the Campaign for Children. A card will be sent to the person letting them know that a gift was made in their honor to the Campaign. Please donate today.

Pie Smash Fundraiser! Thank You All!

They smiled and you sponsored! Thank you for the great fundraiser for Childhaven.

See more Pie Smash Challenge videos (and like us on Facebook!) here.


Nurturing Parenting Classes with Childcare and Dinner

Meetings are every Tuesday night from 5:30 PM– 7:30 PM. Dinner and childcare is provided. To register or ask questions, contact:
Elleen Peshlakai, Services Coordinator, (505) 592-0630. Read the brochure.


Fall CASA Program Training in Starts October 12

CASA — Court Appointed Special Advocates—Speak up for a child. Be the eyes and ears of the court and make a difference in a child's life. Find out how to become a volunteer. See the fall schedule.


Alisha Hawthorne-Martinez's book is available! "This Is My Body and It Belongs To Me"

The book shows what community members can do to prevent, rather than just treat, child sexual abuse. It's available at Lulu.com and as an e-book at Amazon.com. Read more about it at the Daily Times.


Help Them to Soar - Become a Childhaven Foster Parent Today!

Learn more about Childhaven’s foster care program and how you can make the difference in the life of a child. Call Heather Yazzie at (505) 325-5358 ext.150 or Sydney Nez at ext. 151 to find out how you can make a difference in the life of a child. Foster Hope – Foster a Child! Learn more here.

Kite Flying Event April 16, 2015


Shop at Amazon Smile to benefit Childhaven Foundation every time you buy. Click here to shop.


Children's Advocacy Centers of New Mexico host a buffet breakfast for New Mexico legislators during the 2015 Legislative Session

Below, members include Erin Hourihan, McKenzie McIntosh and Terri Brooke, here with Children Youth and Families Department Secretary Designate Monique Jacobson. Child Advocacy Center (CAC) of New Mexico is the National Children’s Alliance Accredite Chapter that assists with continuation and development of the CAC model throughout the state, provides technical assistance to the CACs and multi-disciplinary teams, and facilitates a network dedicated to a coordinated & comprehensive response to child abuse.


Thank you for your support.

Together we are Lifting Children from Crisis to Hope. Our Pledge for Children Campaign was a success because of all of YOUR help.



Childhaven Cares!

Childhaven serves children and youth who have suffered from abuse, neglect and traumatic experiences. Our services are comprehensive, from 24-hour out of home care to the full spectrum of Child Advocacy Services aimed at investigating the abuse, treating the child and family members, and lending support and advocacy so that they may recover from their trauma. We serve children from infants through 21 years of age. We provide competent and caring services in an environment that is culturally competent, child centered, family focused and community based.

Since 1969, Childhaven has been a safe haven for child victims of abuse and neglect in the Four Corners region. Please join us as we continue to make a difference in the lives of children and families!



Reunion Visit from a Shelter Resident

Dear Erin
...I do think it has been a blessing that I was able to stay in Childhaven as long as I did. Had I not, I would have been a really troubled teen or worse, in jail... Click here or on the image for an enlarged view and the story.


Foster Care: Help us spread the word! Childhaven’s  main goal for this next year is to license more foster families to help us in our mission of Lifting Children from Crisis to Hope…Read about foster care, and about how to become a foster parent.


To report child abuse or neglect in New Mexico, call #SAFE(#7233) from a cell phone or

Childhaven's mission





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