History

Established in 1996 and opened in 2000 on four acres in Albuquerque’s South Valley, Mandy’s Farm is a nonprofit organization committed to providing high-quality support options for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Mandy’s Farm was founded by Ruthie and David Robbins with the goal of creating a safe and caring environment where individuals with disabilities could grow and thrive. It is named for their daughter Amanda (“Mandy”) who is diagnosed with autism. Mandy’s Farm is a testimony to the perseverance of the Robbins family and the generous support of caring individuals and donors.

Mandy’s Farm was granted a contract with the Developmental Disabilities Supports Division in 2008 through the Department of Health, initially providing supported living services. In 2013, this contract expanded to encompass community-based support, as well as employment services.

In 2018, Mandy’s Farm launched the VAMOS program, an initiative to address the needs of individuals without access to long-term services as they transition to adulthood.

Shortly thereafter, in 2019, Mandy’s Farm began providing services through the New Mexico AgrAbility Project, a collaborative program designed to provide support to individuals with disabilities who are interested in farming as a means of employment, as well as active farmers who are encountering barriers to success within their farming operation due to a new or existing disability.

Mandy’s Farm has received accreditation across all of our services for two consecutive three-year periods from CARF International and was previously accredited through the Council on Quality and Leadership.

Mandy’s Farm now supports over 200 individuals with disabilities and their families each month.