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The 2017 Pledge for Children Campaign - Please donate today!

Our campaign starts with Giving Tuesday, November 28, but of course you can donate anytime. Our goal this year is $60,000 and we have a donor who will match up to $5,000. So make your donation go twice as far! Donate here.

Also, we have a 2017 Wish List of items that Childhaven needs. We appreciate your help!

Pledge for Children fundraiser


San Juan United Way Victory!

Childhaven is pleased to be one of the San Juan United Way 24 partner agencies. Thank you to all of you who continue to help those in our community through your donations and support of the San Juan United Way.

Childhaven is pleased to be one of the san Juan United Way 24 partner agencies.

Pictured from left to right: Erin Hourihan – Childhaven CEO; Helena Begay – CASA volunteer; Cathryn Abeyta – SJUW Executive Director; Jennifer Johnson – SJUW Director of Resource Development; Dana Longenette – Childhaven Child Advocacy Director; Amanda Lee – CASA Advocate Coach; Chanelle Benally – Family Advocate.


Farmington Proclaims April to be Child Abuse Prevention Month

Thank you to Mayor Tommy Roberts and the Farmington City Council for proclaiming April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. We appreciate our community and the agencies and organizations that collaborate and support us in our mission of “Lifting children from crisis to hope”. Read the proclamation.

Kite Flying Event April 16, 2015

Photo above, left to right: Foundation Board President - Connie Dinning; Mayor Tommy Roberts; Childhaven CEO - Erin Hourihan; Foundation Development Director - Jamie Church; San Juan United Way Exececutive Director - Cathryn Abeyta; CASA Volunteer Supervisor - Becky Adams; Sexual Assault Services - Shannon Hoshnic; Childhaven Nuturing Parenting Program - Cristina Duran; CASA Program Director - Amy O’Neill; Farmington Police Department - Lisa Haws; Childhaven Board members - Elaine Benally and Tedra Liessmann.


FREE - Parent Education Services

We provide services to any parent or caregiver that has a child 0-17 years of age in their care. Parents learn to build nurturing skills, alternatives to punitive child-rearing practices, development in empathy, self-worth, empowerment, and disciplining with dignity. We also teach age appropriate expectations and family roles.

Please call Cristina Duran at 505-325-5358 ext. 130 or stop by our office to register, 406 Airport Drive, Farmington.


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.

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.


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 Dena Lee 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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