Image of Adelante's 40th Anniversary logo

Adelante was founded in central New Mexico in 1978, supporting just six men with autism. Over the years we have expanded to support a wide variety of people with disabilities in addition to seniors and people with disadvantages in our community, always striving to be a resource to our community above and beyond our mission.

Today, Adelante provides employment, residential services, day services, and volunteer opportunities for people with disabilities and seniors. Adelante also provides a variety of services addressing hunger and providing resources for disadvantaged populations.

We kicked off a yearlong celebration on Friday, February 23, our actual founding day, with a big group photo, but we’ll be sharing more history on social media and via our e-news all year long. Watch for those historical highlights and if you’ve known our organization a long time, feel free to chime in with your own memories.

Adelante could not have reached this milestone without the support of donors, individuals who receive our services, families, guardians, case managers, and everyone who supports the efforts and ideals of this organization.

Image of 40th Anniversary Founder's Day cupcakes