Our Roots

The Beloved Community began in 2015 as a grassroots demonstration project funded by the Department of Health to address the outrageous length of time individuals with IDD wait for services provided by the Developmental Disability (DD) Waiver in New Mexico. The current wait time is more than a decade.

We weathered the loss of state funding after two and a half years and became a nonprofit organization in 2018. Beloved has continued to grow though intentional experiences and accidental occurrences that have magically transformed us as individuals, an organization and community.

We interviewed the folx involved with the Beloved Community since the beginning, and captured the highlights in short videos. Follow the links to each category.

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