Mental Health Hotline: 1-855-662-7474
Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-505-326-4700
Report Abuse or Neglect: 1-855-333-7233

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Children’s Emergency Shelter


Created in 1969, the Children’s Emergency Shelter is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is available for immediate placement of youth from birth through 17, who have been or are at risk of being abused, neglected or abandoned. Childhaven’s shelter is the largest in the state. It is licensed to care for 32 children, ranging in age from birth to 17 years. This is significant in our ability to accept sibling group placements, who might be split up if placed elsewhere. Children in our care are provided with:

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Medical attention
  • Educational assistance
  • Transportation and recreational activities to all clients
  • Trauma screenings
  • Referrals for therapy as needed

Annually, our shelter provides over 4,000 nights of care to over 150 children in need.

Report Child Abuse

Call  1-855-333-7233 or #SAFE from your cell phone to report child abuse and neglect in New Mexico. If a child you know is in immediate danger, dial 911.

Interested in donating items to our shelter or volunteering?

Check out our Donation Wish List or visit our Donate Page to learn more about how you can help or volunteer!

Public Release Re: Seamless Summer Option Meals through Childhaven

Childhaven is offering free meals to all enrolled students/children ages 18 and under under COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #85 Nationwide Waiver to Allow the Seamless Summer Option through School Year 2021-2022 (see release here).



Affiliated with:

CASA For Children
National Children's Alliance
The Local United Way