Founded in 1972 as Peanut Butter & Jelly Therapeutic Preschool, PB&J pioneered the use of interactive parenting and bonding programs as an effective way to prevent child abuse and neglect and as a way to preserve the family unit.
PB&J believes that through intensive therapeutic counseling, support, parenting education, early intervention and prevention, and case management services, seriously challenged families can learn the skills necessary to survive and even thrive. Thus, helping to build the foundation for parents to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their children.
When Peanut Butter & Jelly Therapeutic Preschool first opened its doors in 1972 in a donated storage room, it was a two-person volunteer program serving two young children. In the 30-plus years since, PB&J Family Services has become a respected, nationally accredited agency with two permanent sites and some 90 employees, serving tens of thousands of children and families throughout Central New Mexico over the years.
Today, PB&J operates an ambitious range of programs throughout Central New Mexico dedicated to helping at-risk children within their families. Since day one, PB&J's commitment has been, and always will be, to respond to the needs of those families most in need of the services we provide.