Established in 1996 and opened in 2000 on four acres in Albuquerque’s South Valley, Mandy’s Farm provides high-quality 24-hour community living services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Mandy’s Farm is a private nonprofit organization founded by Ruthie and David Robbins with a goal to create a safe and caring environment where individuals could grow and thrive to become all that they can be. It is named for their daughter Amanda (“Mandy”) who has autism. Mandy’s Farm is a testimony to the perseverance of the Robbins family and the generous support of caring individuals and donors.
Providing Supportive Living, Supported Employment, and Day Services across three properties provide a peaceful, therapeutic experience, Mandy’s is unlike any place else. More than just a place to live or play, Mandy’s provides structured and skilled care. We work closely with the interdisciplinary team, follow the individual service plan, and bring in outside therapists (occupational, physical, behavioral, speech/language, etc.) who cross-train staff in the most current therapy techniques in order to provide the most effective supports possible. Staffing is based on individual need and we strive to help create learning opportunities that encourage our clients to build independence.
Mandy’s has since expanded to two more properties: A three-acre farm also in the South Valley and the Appaloosa Art Space in Nob Hill. Through participation in these programs, individuals build skills in therapeutic horsemanship, swimming, animal husbandry, and organic gardening.
Our clients live and work alongside goats, chickens, alpacas, guinea hens, turkeys, cats, dogs, and horses. Mandy’s Farm also has a large organic garden, an orchard, pastures, and an indoor Therapeutic Pool. With any needed assistance, clients feed, groom, and tend to the animals, cultivate organic produce, participate in service learning projects, participate in the visual arts, as well as a variety of community outings of their choice. We foster an environment of inclusion and encourage individuals to express their dreams and desires.
Mandy’s Farm is a place of continual learning and skill building. We encourage all of our clients to take on important roles, both on the farm and in the greater community.
Mandy’s Farm does not discriminate or choose applicants receiving DD Waiver funding based on gender, disability, ethnicity, religious preference, or any other personal factor.
Security and Safety: The perimeter of both Mandy’s residential properties are secured by fencing designed to prevent climbing from the inside and to keep undesired guests out. Access to both properties is controlled by a key-coded automatic entrance gate. Each staff member is trained in first aid, CPR, and emergency procedures.
Licensing, Certifications, and Accreditations
NM Developmental Disabilities Waiver Facility
Bernalillo County Business License
NM Board of Pharmacy Boarding Home
Bernalillo County Environmental Health Department Certificate for Swimming Pool and Care Facility
Counsel for Quality and Leadership (national accreditation awarded in 2010)
Title VI Notice to the Public
NMDOT operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. To find out more about our nondiscrimination obligations, to file a complaint, or to request this information in another language, please contact us at NMDOT Title VI Coordinator, PO Box 1149, Santa Fe, NM 87504-1149 or 1-800-554-0936 or (505) 827-1774.
El Departamento de Transporte del estado de Nuevo México opera sus programas y servicios, sin distinción de raza, color y origen nacional, según el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles. Para obtener más información sobre el programa de derechos civiles del Departamento de Transporte de Nuevo México o para obtener más información sobre los procedimientos para presentar una queja, llame al NMDOT Title VI Coordinator, PO Box 1149, Santa Fe, NM, 1-800-554-0936 o al (505) 827-1774.