HELPING ANY WAY WE CAN
Supporting Our Clients in All Aspects of Life
Who We Serve
Tobosa Developmental Services is Southeast New Mexico’s premier provider of services to individuals living with developmental disabilities. We serve hundreds in our community, giving them a safe space to experience growth and development through our innovative programs and individualized care.
Our clients come to us with different levels of ability, so it’s key to our success that we offer care for four different stages of need, from around the clock to occasional check-ins as needed. This stair-step structure gives us the power to meet each student’s need where they are, and to graduate them to a life of accomplishment and independence.
About Our Programs & Services
Our Supported Living program provides 24-hour guidance to our students with developmental disabilities. For many of them, living alone is not an option. Supported Living means full support for them to live in a safe home where they build the skills they need for a more independent life. We help with basic and advanced tasks, such as
- Taking medication
- Meal preparation
- Grocery shopping
One of the most important things this program gives our clients is a chance to live with their peers. Through communal living with two or three other clients with whom they often form great friendships, our Advocate Support students these clients get to learn together, experience life together, and share everyday activities. Enjoying residence in a spacious home in one of the friendly and safe residential neighborhoods in or around Roswell, they sleep, eat, and play together, supervised up to 24-hours a day by trained, direct-support staff.
Unfortunately, these opportunities to grow and become independent were not always available. Decades ago, individuals lived in institutions, and in some instances were confined to cells. By advocating for these individuals both locally and in our state capitol of Santa Fe, we changed how and where they live. Now, a safe and comfortable space to thrive is a reality.