Founded in 1978, the Adelante Development Center is a nonprofit agency that supports people with disabilities in New Mexico. Its services include life skills and vocational training, supported and independent living and day care. The Adelante Development Center offers Desert Harvest Food Rescue and Meals on Wheels programs. It also provides senior citizens with a variety of recreational options, such as shopping, gardening, and group and individual games. The local agency employs more than 900 staff members. The Adelante Development Center has achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities. In addition, it was awarded the National Award of Excellence by the Accreditation Council on Services for People with Disabilities.