1. Information
  2. Family Resources

Family Resources

Last Updated :

Family, Children and Child Care Services

Cannon AFB Guide_2019 Family Resources


Babysitters, Nannies, Child Care and Senior Home Care

Find family care with this website that will allow you to search for local caregivers for children, adults/seniors, pets and even housekeepers for your home.

Or you can post a caregiver job and the let the applicants find you — guaranteed responses within three days. Access to background checks, references and reviews helps you to make hiring decisions with confidence.

The site also provides helpful information such as how much to pay a baby sitter, how to interview a pet sitter and how to find a tutor or after-school activity for your student.

Active-duty military families receive a 25 percent discount on any subscription.

Child Care Aware

Improving access to affordable, quality child care is one of Child Care Aware of America’s top goals. Search the site’s “State by State Resources for Families” to connect with national organizations and associations that provide information for families regarding child development, parenting, and child care concerns and questions.

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.

There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department

P.O. Drawer 5160
Santa Fe, NM 87502

The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department offers prevention, intervention, rehabilitative and after-care services to New Mexico children and their families. Child care assistance and child care licensing are the department’s responsibility. Its divisions are early childhood, protection and juvenile justice, all of which strive to make life better for New Mexico residents.

New Mexico Human Services Department

P.O. Box 2348
Santa Fe, NM 87504

The New Mexico Human Services Department aims to reduce the impact of poverty on New Mexicans by providing support services that help families break the cycle of dependency on public assistance. The department implements state and federal grants and programs in income support, medical assistance, Medicaid, behavioral health care and other public issues. It includes the Child Support Enforcement Division.

Curry County Parents in the Loop

This website provides parents with information on youth services, resources and events in Curry County.


State of New Mexico

Department of Public Safety

Nonemergency 505-827-9000

The Department of Public Safety’s mission is to protect human life and property in New Mexico. The department includes the New Mexico State Police, the New Mexico Motor Transportation Police, the Law Enforcement Records Bureau, the Law Enforcement Academy and Special Investigations. This department is also the go-to source for information about permits for carrying a concealed weapon.

Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management

Nonemergency 505-476-9600

The purpose of the Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management is to help New Mexico residents prepare for emergencies, to mitigate hazards and give help when needed, to prevent attacks, and to coordinate local, state and federal disaster response and recovery. This a primary source of guides for family emergency preparedness.

Curry County

Emergency Management

Nonemergency 575-763-9485

The Clovis-Curry County Office of Emergency Management responds to emergencies and disasters that affect the city of Clovis and Curry County. Visit the office’s website,, for the county’s hazard mitigation plan and other disaster preparedness information.

Fire Department

Nonemergency 575-769-7814

Fire safety services for Curry County are provided by the Clovis Fire Department.


Nonemergency 575-769-2335

Roosevelt County

Emergency Management

Nonemergency 575-356-4404, ext. 2005

The Roosevelt County Emergency Management’s mission is to measurably improve capabilities and reduce the risks to local communities in times of man-made and natural disasters. Visit the office’s website for information on the county’s emergency notification system.

Fire Departments

Visit the Roosevelt County Volunteer Fire Departments website for a full list of fire departments in the county.


Nonemergency 575-356-4408


Fire Department

Nonemergency 575-769-7814

Police Department

Nonemergency 575-769-1921


Fire Department

Nonemergency 575-356-4406

Police Department

Nonemergency 575-356-4404


Family Resources

Cannon AFB Guide_2019 Family Resources Family Resources

Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier.

American Red Cross

The Red Cross helps members of the military, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with, and respond to, the challenges of military service.

The American Red Cross offers confidential services to all members of the military, veterans, and their families by connecting them with local, state and national resources through the network of chapters in communities across the United States and offices on military installations worldwide.

Local Red Cross offices develop and maintain relationships with key community partners. Military families rely on the Red Cross to help them identify their needs and connect them to the most appropriate Red Cross and community resources. This key Red Cross service includes responding to emergency needs for food, clothing, and shelter, referrals to counseling services (e.g., financial, legal, mental health), respite care for caregivers, and other resources that meet the unique needs of local military members, veterans and their families.

The American Red Cross Emergency Communications Center is available to help 24/7. Call 877-272-7337 or submit an online request at

Armed Services YMCA

The ASYMCA is made up of 13 branches and about 20 affiliate locations at local Y’s and on some DOD facilities across the U.S.

It makes military life easier by providing programs and services to the young men and women of all five armed services: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.

ASYMCA programs, services and events are designed to help the family come together, stay together and have the ability to adjust, bounce back and thrive wherever the services send them — with a particular focus on junior-enlisted men and women, the individuals on the front lines of defending our nation. Programs are offered at low cost and require no dues or membership fees.

Signature programs include: Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala, Art and Essay Contest, Military Family Month, Operation Hero, Operation Holiday Joy, Operation Kid Comfort, Operation Outdoors, Operation Ride Home, Parent and Me, Teddy’s Child Watch and YMCA/DOD Military Outreach Initiative.

Find ASYMCA locations by visiting

Child Care Aware

Improving access to affordable, quality child care is one of Child Care Aware of America’s top goals. Search the site’s “State by State Resources for Families” to connect with national organizations and associations that provide information for families regarding child development, parenting, and child care concerns and questions.

The site has information on the different types of child care and how to choose the right child care for your family. Financial resources include a child care budgeting calculator and information on federal and state fee assistance. There’s also a special section for military and DOD families with links to military child care fee assistance. To speak with a specialist about military and DOD child care programs, call 800-424-2246, option 6.

Curry County Parents in the Loop

This website provides parents with information on youth services, resources and events in Curry County.

Military OneSource

Military OneSource is your central hub and go-to-place for the military community. Get to know your benefits and prepare for the big stuff — deployments, reintegration, moves, parenthood, retirement and more. Browse by topic or search for that strangely specific question you want to know the answers to. No matter where military life takes you, with Military OneSource you will always be in the loop.

New Mexico Human Services Department

Curry County Field Office
3316 N. Main St., Suite A
Clovis, NM 88101 575-762-4751

Roosevelt County Field Office
1028 Community Way
Portales, NM 88130 575-356-4473

The New Mexico Human Services Department aims to reduce the impact of poverty on New Mexicans by providing support services that help families break the cycle of dependency on public assistance. The department has four divisions: medical assistance, income support, child support enforcement and behavioral health services.

The department administers a variety of programs and services to low-income residents, including energy assistance, meals for the homeless, food assistance, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and more. Visit the department’s website for more information on programs and services.

Operation Homefront

Operation Homefront assists military families during difficult financial times by providing food assistance, auto and home repair, vision care, travel and transportation, moving assistance, essential home items, and rent-free transitional housing for wounded veterans and their families.

Helping military families gain long-term stability is a specific concern for Operation Homefront. Homes on the Homefront awards mortgage-free homes, impacting veteran families for generations to come. The caregivers for wounded warriors also need help and that is why Hearts of Valor was formed.

Operation Homefront’s annual gala recognizes extraordinary military kids. The organization also hosts multiple Homefront Celebrations, Star-Spangled Baby Showers, Back-to-School Brigades and Holiday Meals for Military events each year to show appreciation to military spouses.

Visit Operation Homefront online for more information.

United Service Organization

Since 1941, the USO has kept our military men and women connected to their families, home and country no matter where they are or under what conditions they serve. Programs for military families include Couples Seminars: Stronger Families, Comfort Crew for Military Kids, Operation That’s My Dress, United Through Reading, Baby Showers: USO and What to Expect Present Special Delivery and The Sesame Street/USO Experience.

The USO also provides transition services to support Americans’ return to civilian life after completing their military service. For more information, go to

Visit the USO’s website to find a location near you.


Cannon AFB GUide_2019 Family Resources Pets

Moves are stressful for everyone — including the family pet. Pets can sense stress and a change in routine can be difficult for them. If possible, keep your pets in a quiet, secure area while movers pack up or unload your belongings. Movers will have your door open while they move boxes and furniture, and a pet may slip out the door undetected. Make sure you keep a collar with an ID tag on your pet at all times. Ensure the tag has your current phone number on it. It is also a good idea to microchip your pets. Remember to keep the microchip’s contact information up-to-date. If your pet escapes during any part of your move, you want the animal shelter that scans the chip to be able to contact you.

In New Mexico, your pet may face new outside dangers, such as venomous coral snakes and rattlesnakes. Coral snakes have red, yellow and black bands. They are often confused with the milk snake, which is not venomous. A simple rhyme about the two reptiles’ coloring can help you tell the difference: “Red touch black, poison lack; red touch yellow, kill a fellow.” Rattlesnakes are generally 2.5 to 4.5 feet long, have triangular-shaped heads and rattle their tails if they feel threatened. Keep your dog on a short leash outside, and stick to walking in cleared areas with good visibility.

Animal Services

New Mexico Department of Game & Fish
General information 888-248-6866
Depredation hotline 888-727-4883

The New Mexico Department of Game & Fish’s mission is to provide and maintain an adequate supply of wildlife and fish in New Mexico. The website provides information on hunting and fishing regulations, as well as information on native wildlife species.

Clovis Animal Services
2203 E. Brady Ave.
Clovis, NM 88101 575-769-7893

The Clovis Police Department maintains an animal control team. This team enforces the city’s animal ordinances, patrols the city for stray animals and responds to calls about sick and injured animals.

The city of Clovis requires all dogs and cats to be licensed. The license is free, but the owner must provide proof of rabies vaccination. Licenses are available at the Clovis Animal Shelter and at the police department’s records unit. Owners of unlicensed pets are subject to a $500 fine and 90 days in jail.

For more information on the city’s animal shelter and pet adoption, visit the website.

High Plains Humane Society

The High Plains Humane Society, a nonprofit organization with a mission to reduce animal cruelty, exploitation and neglect, consists of volunteers who work hard in the community to raise money to fund a low-cost spay and neuter program. It has veterinarians, veterinary technicians and a full staff to provide quality care. Its services benefit those people who live below the poverty level, are disabled, elderly or unemployed, or work for minimum wage. Additionally, the service people at Cannon AFB may qualify for this program.

Portales Animal Services
1700 N. Boston Ave.
Portales, NM 88130 575-356-4404

The Portales Police Department provides full-service animal control to all residents within the city limits. Animal control officers attend state certification classes and are trained to handle calls for domestic animals or wildlife.

All dogs and cats kept within the city limits must get a Portales city license. This license can be picked up at the animal shelter for a small fee. Owners should bring proof of vaccination for their pets.

Visit the website for information on pet adoption at the city’s animal shelter.

Pets for Patriots

Pets for Patriots’ vision is to end animal homelessness in the United States while giving our military veterans and their families the greatest “thank you” of all: the extraordinary love of a companion pet. It makes this happen through its nationwide shelter and veterinary networks, military and veteran organizations, and a public that values the lives of both the vulnerable and heroic among us.

To learn more about adopting a pet, visit

Veterinary Services

Veterinary services in Curry and Roosevelt counties are plentiful; see the Military Buyer’s Guide to connect with local providers. Begin your search with the New Mexico Veterinary Medical Association website,


© 2020 - MARCOA Media