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 residential services, supported employment, and day services across four properties, Mandy’s Farm provides a peaceful, therapeutic experience unlike any place else. More than just a place to live or learn, Mandy’s Farm strives to create an environment of structured and skilled care. We work closely with each client’s Inter-Disciplinary Team, develop and implement Individual Service Plans, and collaborate with 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.
Since its conception, Mandy’s Farm has expanded to three more properties: A three-acre farm also in the South Valley, Appaloosa Art Space in Nob Hill, and an additional Supported Living home in the Northeast Heights. Our clients live and work alongside goats, chickens, alpacas, guinea hens, turkeys, cats, dogs, and horses. Mandy’s Farm also has a large garden, orchard, pastures, and an indoor therapeutic pool. With any needed assistance, clients feed, groom, and tend to the animals, cultivate produce, contribute to service learning projects, participate in the visual arts, and engage in a variety of community outings of their choice.
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.
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) Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (national accreditation awarded in 2015)