To promote a safer and healthier community by focusing on families and children

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.

Our History

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.

Our Services and Programs

Safe Exchange and Supervised Visitation

AmeriCorps

Child & Adult Care Food Program

Children's Advocacy Center

El Crucero Permanent Supportive Housing

Family Support Service

Juvenile Assessment & Reporting Center (JARC)

Juvenile Community Corrections

Summer Food Service Program

Time Limited Reunification

In Home Services

Prevention Services

Accu-Detox

HIV/Hepatitis C Testing

NARCAN Distribution and Overdose Prevention

Needle Exchange

Next Rainbow Generation

GLBTQ Youth Group

Comprehensive Sexual Health Education

For Teens, MSM, and Parents

AURA-Alcohol Use Reduction and Awareness Program

Our Team

Chief Executive Officer - Brian Kavanaugh, MPA

I first discovered my passion for working with youth during my senior service learning project at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy. The service project focused on mentoring and tutoring children in the inner city of Detroit. I quickly became struck by the disconnect between these young children and the availability of any kind of positive external support. I witnessed and worked with young children wrapped in social disorganization and community dysfunction. Any opportunity for positive change – or, to move beyond the influences of their immediate surroundings – was rare and disturbingly absent. Looking back, I have come to see my senior service project as influential in organizing my life and passion around developing “opportunities for change and growth” for young people.

Later, I graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with an academic emphasis in Juvenile Justice. Shortly thereafter, I moved to Las Cruces to more fully embrace my own “opportunity for change and growth” as a case manager in a Transitional Living Program for youth at Families & Youth, Inc. (FYI). I fully embraced the core values of FYI, organized my efforts around advancing FYI’s mission “to promote a safer and healthier community by focusing on families and children,” and worked to strengthen and expand our community based programs. During the next 11 years at the agency, I occupied myself in a range of different programs and in a variety of different roles.

In March of 2015, FYI unexpectedly lost its founder and leader of over 35 years, Jose Frietze. Jose was a dedicated champion to helping families and children in need; he was my supervisor, colleague, and mentor. I was honored and privileged when asked to serve as his successor and lead the agency as Chief Executive Officer.

In May of 2016, I received my Master’s degree in Public Administration from NMSU and was inducted into Pi Alpha Alpha, the International Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. My FYI history, education, and experience has provided me with a rich and unique opportunity to learn about the mission and purpose of FYI from the bottom-up, inside out, and outside in. I remain passionately dedicated and committed to FYI’s mission, staff, and purpose in working with the community, families, and youth.

My vision and plan is to continue making FYI 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.

Executive Management

Kavanaugh, Brian Chief Executive Officer

Directors

Boudreau, Renee
rboudreau@fyinm.org
Director of Development
Fierro, Annabelle
afierro@fyinm.org
Director of Programs/Grants Administrator
Lopez, Monique
mleyba@fyinm.org
Director of Programs
Martinez, Jolene, LCSW
jmartinez@fyinm.org
Clinical Director

Supervisors

Aguilar, Alicia
aaguilar@fyinm.org
Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC)
Bustos, Sandy
sbustos@fyinm.org
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Chavez, Lisa
lchavez@fyinm.org
Home Based Services (IHS, FNES, TLR)
Fuchs, Nicole
nfuchs@fyinm.org
El Crucero Permanent Supportive Housing Program
Lozoya, Lorena
llozoya@fyinm.org
At-Risk Meal and Summer Food Service Program Coordinator
Medina, Deserey
dmedina@fyinm.org
Access and Visitation
Miranda, Glynis
gmiranda@fyinm.org
Americorps
Molina, Julie
jmolina@fyinm.org
Juvenile Assessment & Reporting Center (JARC)

Board of Directors

Wootton, Karen E. FYI Board Chair
Myers, Barbara Y. FYI Board Vice-Chair
Aguilar, Richard Director of Accounting
Duran-Nickerson, Sylvia E. FYI Board of Directors - Member
De La Rosa, Dr. Ivan FYI Board of Directors - Member
Martinez, J. Joe FYI Board of Directors - Member

Employment Opportunities

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Residential Care Staff
To provide direct supervision, mentoring, and life skills interventions to residents based upon the goals outlines in individual client treatment plans and following CYFD Certification Requirements including but not limited to: basic skills building, processing clinical issues, developing a positive rapport, redirecting and providing appropriate and logical consequences. The Residential Specialists will also be expected to provide crisis intervention, clients support, case management, and maintaining the clinical file.
Letter of interest and resume should be sent to Clinical Director, Jolene Martinez, LCSW at jmartinez@fyinm.org

Part-time; Full-time; Relief

PRN - Non-Exempt Status

In-School Support Specialist
Summary of Duties: providing tutoring and after-services to at-risk youth in a local elementary school (K-5th.) Tutoring is conducted under the supervision of a certified teacher in a classroom. Will collaborate with school supervisor and staff members to assess students’ academic needs and develop plans to address them. Tutoring sessions may be one-on-one or small groups and will cover basic math and/or literacy components of Common Core Education Standards.
Qualifications: High school diploma or GED. US Citizen or National, or a Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the United States. 1-year previous experience working with children. Team player; works well with others; excellent communication skills; must be flexible, dependable, responsible, and committed. Bilingual preferred but not necessary. Have a heart for making a difference, giving back to the community and helping others. Must be able to pass a three-tiered background check (NSOPW, FBI & STATE).
Please completely fill out the and ensure two references are submitted as well from the .
Both should be emailed to americorps@fyinm.org Research AmeriCorps by visiting: AmeriCorps Website

Half-time AmeriCorps member;
Temporary


9:00am–2:00pm, M-F

Safe After-School Specialist
Summary of Duties: Responsible for providing safe after school activities for children in at-risk neighborhoods at various community sites. This includes, but is not limited to, supervising students in physical activities and on field trips; developing and implementing arts & crafts activities; providing homework help, and possible one-on-one tutoring in basic elementary academics.
Qualifications: High school diploma or GED. US Citizen or National, or a Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the United States. 1-year previous experience working with children. Team player; works well with others; excellent communication skills; must be flexible, dependable, responsible, and committed. Bilingual preferred but not necessary. Have a heart for making a difference, giving back to the community and helping others. Must be able to pass a three-tiered background check (NSOPW, FBI & STATE).
Please completely fill out the and ensure two references are submitted as well from the .
Both should be emailed to americorps@fyinm.org Research AmeriCorps by visiting: AmeriCorps Website

Half-time AmeriCorps member;
Temporary


2:00pm-6:00pm, M-F

In-School Support and Safe After-School Specialist
Summary of Duties (In-school Support) 9am-2pm): Providing tutoring and after-services to at-risk youth in a local elementary school (K-5th.) Tutoring is conducted under the supervision of a certified teacher in a classroom. Will collaborate with school supervisor and staff members to assess students’ academic needs and develop plans to address them. Tutoring sessions may be one-on-one or small groups and will cover basic math and/or literacy components of Common Core Education Standards. Summary of Duties (Safe After-School, 2:00pm-6:00pm): Responsible for providing safe after school activities for children in at-risk neighborhoods at various community sites. This includes, but is not limited to, supervising students in physical activities and on field trips; developing and implementing arts & crafts activities; providing homework help, and possible one-on-one tutoring in basic elementary academics.
Qualifications: High school diploma or GED. US Citizen or National, or a Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the United States. 1-year previous experience working with children. Team player; works well with others; excellent communication skills; must be flexible, dependable, responsible, and committed. Bilingual preferred but not necessary. Have a heart for making a difference, giving back to the community and helping others. Must be able to pass a three-tiered background check (NSOPW, FBI & STATE).
Please completely fill out the and ensure two references are submitted as well from the .
Both should be emailed to americorps@fyinm.org Research AmeriCorps by visiting: AmeriCorps Website

Full-time AmeriCorps member;
Temporary


9:00am-6:00pm, M-F

Safe After-School Program Site Supervisor
Summary of Duties: SASP Site Supervisor will be responsible for planning and supervising a developmentally appropriate safe after-school childcare program. Provide direct supervision and leadership to AmeriCorps members at assigned site.
Qualifications: SAssociate's Degree in Child Development/Child Care Credentials OR High School Diploma/GED with a minimum of three years’ direct experience with children under age 13, preferably with at least one year in a supervisory capacity. Must have demonstrated knowledge of child development, staff supervision, program planning and implementation. Be able to pass CYFD Criminal Records Check and have a valid NM Driver’s License.
Letter of interest and resume should be sent to AmeriCorps Program Supervisor, Glynis Miranda at gmiranda@fyinm.org

Part-time;
Non-exempt

Contact Info

Main Office
1320 S Solano Drive
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001
P: (575) 522-4004