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 three boarding homes. 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
  • Hazel Hankins, 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: Therapeutic Living Services, Inc. (TLS) operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, national origin and disability in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with the TLS Title VI Coordinator at 5601 Domingo Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 or (505) 268-5295.