About us


Gil and Liz Silva, founders of Jeremiah’s Place, have been married since 1982 and are the parents of a young adult daughter with Downs Syndrome.  Seeing the need in their own family for an organization that would support and encourage safe and independent lifestyles for adults with special needs, they began Jeremiah’s Place. They have home schooled for 25 years and have graduated all four of their children.  The Silva’s served as directors of a Cooperative Teaching Program serving up to 100+ families (a year) for 19 years.  They are current Ministry leaders of the special needs ministry at their church, and volunteer with Special Olympics. Former board member the of Joni and Friends of Albuquerque, Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network and San Gabriel Valley Regional Center.

The Silva Family

Gil and Liz Silva