bout Tri-County Family Care Center

There are many resources available in the area, but people may not know where or how to access them. We can assist them in getting the help they need.

Our Vision:

Families Coming together is a Beginning, Working together is Progress, Individuals and families becoming Self-Sufficient is SUCCESS!

Mission Statement:

Our Mission is to provide a "Single point of entry" to help people with general and emergency needs.

Our Programs:
  • Resource and Referral Agency
  • Newborn Visitation/Bright Beginnings
  • Parents As Teachers
  • Promoting Safe & Stable Families Project
  • Foster/Adopt/Kinship Support Group & Training
  • Early childhood education and respite care assistance
  • Traffic Safety Program - assistance with seat belts, car seats, etc.
  • Permanent Child Seat Fitting Station
  • Car Seat Safety Program
  • Reducing Children's Exposure to 2nd Hand Smoke
Other Services:
  • Resource and Referrals
  • Arkansas Valley Resource Guide
  • Newborn Visitation - Home Visits for newborn babies and their mothers
  • Moving-On Visits - Home Visits for 1-3 year olds.
  • Parenting Classes, i.e. Love & Logic and Partners In Parenting
  • Family Health Advocacy and Support
  • Family Strengthening Activities that are 2 days to 6 weeks long
  • Financial Management Classes
  • Training & Support for Childcare Providers and Foster Care Parents
  • Traffic Safety Education - Car seats, seat belts, etc.
  • Car Seat Inspections and Installations
ur History
Sarah Dillon, Executive Director

Tri-County Family Care Center was established by Sarah Dillon, Executive Director on May 5, 1995 and opened the first office on January 16, 1996.

Tri-County Family Care center moved to the current office in April, 2008. The TCFCC is a "single point of entry" for people in Otero, Bent, and Crowley counties with general and emergency needs to find the resources and services available to help them. It is not a crisis center for life threatening situations. TCFCC serves as a networking and coordinating center to connect the various services and resources for better utilization by the community.

Since January 2000, we have served more than 4000 clients. 1800 individuals received referrals to various resources to help with basic living expenses or emergency services.

We have offered 755 trainings, parenting classes, educational workshops, home visits, car seat safety training, support groups and many other types of activities.