The Santa Fe New Mexican has a feature article on a special residence for persons with mental health issues called Casa Milargro, established in 1995. It houses 12 people and has a very brief interview with Elizabeth&, who has been living there for 11 years and has dissociative identity disorder.
Started by Meryl Lieberman who still serves on the board and volunteers there, and it’s current incarnation was funded by a grant from HUD (the U.S. Housing and Urban Development department), the home houses 12 residents who are like family to each other and work together to support the home. It’s staffed (hence assisted living) 24 hours a day, and allows pets.
Lieberman, who was selected as one of The New Mexican’s 10 Who Made a Difference for 2018, says there need to be more similar facilities.
The original article mentions a house fire and institutionalization very briefly. There are no other content warnings.