About Us

Therapeutic Living Services (TLS) has proudly served the Albuquerque community since 1977.

We began when a small group of community leaders recognized the need to establish a caring, rehabilitative home for individuals suffering from long term mental illness. A group home called Haven House marked our humble beginnings.

Over the next 30 years, TLS has grown to meet the needs of the consumers we serve. We now offer supported living options for individuals diagnosed with severe, disabling mental illness in two group homes, one specifically for individuals dually diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse disorders. In addition, TLS owns two apartment complexes, has a large family residence, and offers rental assistance for consumers in apartments scattered throughout Albuquerque.

TLS became a State of New Mexico licensed Community Mental Health Center in 2000.

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Board of Directors

  • Steve Nuanez, President
  • Christine Smith, Vice President
  • Jim Van Der Geest, Treasurer
  • Patricia Beery, Secretary
  • Charlotte Mary Toulouse, member
  • Hazel Hankins, member
  • Calle Poindexter-Hayes, member

Leadership Team

  • Barbara L. Church, MS, LPCC, Executive Director
  • Melinda Rossi, BA, Finance and Administration Director

Our Mission

To provide comprehensive services that assist adults and their families living in New Mexico in the recovery from severe disabling mental illness. Our programs optimize the health, wellness, and independence of the individuals we serve.

Title VI Notice to the Public: The New Mexico Department of Transportation operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with The New Mexico Department of Transportation Title VI Coordinator at PO Box 1149, Santa Fe, NM 87504-1149 or (505) 629-9890.