When ESELM community opened in 1971, options for people with disabilities were practically non-existent. El Mirador began in the village of Alcalde, New Mexico as a small single facility operation serving three people. It has grown into a large, nationally accredited, federally certified, state licensed agency serving more than 70 people in the Santa Fe, Espanola, and Alcalde Counties. Through the years of development, ESELM has been involved in providing an array of services and choices for people who need support and assistance to live in their communities. Based on our organizational growth and our diversified clientele, we have developed a variety of programs and services including:
On December 19, 2005 Easter Seals, the leading national non-profit provider of services for people with disabilities, welcomed Santa Maria El Mirador, (ESELM) as a non-profit company that cares about people in the community. Thus it is our commitment to provide quality programs and service for individuals and families. Our extensive experience provides us with the skills and resources to continue in a leadership role as exciting new options and choices are made available to people with different abilities.