Resources for Caregivers and Parents

CYFD is providing the following helpful resources to help Caregivers and Parents amid the coronavirus pandemic.


COVID-19 Status for New Mexico:

Click here to stay up-date on the latest from the Department of Health on the Coronavirus in New Mexico.


Download a Poster:

NM COVID-19 Prevention Poster       


Caregivers - Thank you for all YOU do to help keep children and New Mexico safe!

March 13, 2020 - Caregivers:
We wanted to provide you with an update directly from Department leadership as you and your families navigate the news that novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has been confirmed in New Mexico and the Governor and members of the cabinet are taking the safety and well-being of New Mexican very seriously and have therefore taken steps to close schools and cancel events over 100 people. This type of aggressive action has saved countless lives in other countries. Click below to read on:

Letter - March 13, 2020
Letter - March 18, 2020
Letter - March 20, 2020
Letter - March 27, 2020


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Click on a link below to go to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page(s) to find answers to questions, important numbers, partner websites, and or learn more about the services offered in CYFD.

Protective Services Division - FAQs
Juvenile Justice Services - FAQs


COVID-19 Factsheet:

Click here to read the current fact sheet.


Free Meals for Children:

Need to find free meals for your child or children. Please click here to view the list of sites, contact information, and available hours for grab & go meal packs.


Emergency Child Care Information: has provided an emergency childcare provider availability survey and additional resources to help with childcare needs and services.


Additional Hotlines:

Health Questions - (855) 600-3453
Non-Health Questions - (833) 551-0518
Senior Food Hotline - (800) 432-3080


More Resources & Information:

Tips for covid overload and dealing with distress