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 adults 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 has 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 support through a day program, as well as employment services.
Mandy’s Farm launched the VAMOS program, an initiative to address the needs of individuals on the waiting list for adult services in New Mexico, in 2018. 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 and their families each month, providing a lifeline to some of the most vulnerable members of our community.