Where People are People – Not an Illness
The Life Link is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), and has been in existence for over 25 years.
In the beginning, the intention was simple – get homeless families back on their feet. It took a split-second to recognize that many of these families had substance problems, and then another second to recognize there may be mental health concerns. Those few seconds defined the direction of The Life Link. Our programs primarily focus is on housing, mental health, and substance abuse. We provide help to people that are in need of one service and any combination of the three.
As a New Mexico Licensed Community Mental Health Center, we are interested in people’s behavioral health. We offer up-to-date mental health and substance abuse treatments that have undergone clinical trials.
The Life Link
Santa Fe Clubhouse and Healthy Homes
Successful Living Initiatives and Sojourners
La Luz de Santa Fe
We are open from 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday. Off-schedule appointments may be available.
Services – All Outpatient for:
Community Support Services
Mental Health Screenings and Assessments
Primary Care Physician
Substance Abuse Screening and Assessments
Services to family members and others to help get an addicted loved one into treatment without confrontation.
Examples of Conditions, but not limited to:
Human Trafficking (Sexual)
Schizophrenia and psychotic disorders
Our treatments and services include:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT)
Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA)
We serve adults through individual, group, and intensive outpatient programs.
We accept insurance and use a sliding-fee scale . Please call for details.
Yes, we treat those with severe conditions. However, just like in physical health, it makes sense to address any condition before it becomes severe. We serve people regardless of the severity, and we can do screenings.
Did you know? According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 8.9 million people have a concurrent mental and substance use disorder. Yet, only 7.4% ofindividuals receive treatment for both at the same time. 55.8% receive no treatment at all. Our programs work together and are integrated to follow best-practice.
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A Sojourners Christmas
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Successful Living Initiative
The Life Link’s Successful Living Initiative (SLI) a SAMHSA funded federal grant is now beginning its fifth and final year. SLI targets chronically homeless individuals and families with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance abuse disorders, providing them with the support and tools they need to more successfully integrate into their communities. Housing, employment, social connections and a more effective management of both mental health and substance abuse issues allow participants in the project to embrace recovery, resiliency and a healthy and fulfilling life. SLI is the most intensive clinical program offered at The Life Link, serving our most vulnerable and challenging population.
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NM AG Continues Fight Against Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery, widespread throughout the United States today. Trafficking of humans is the second largest criminal industry in the world after drug dealing, and is the fastest growing. Human trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by means of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of exploitation. A person does not need to be transported to be considered a victim of trafficking. A large number of victims are trafficked within their own countries. Most victims of trafficking are forced to work in the commercial sex industry, such as prostitution or sex entertainment, or exploited for labor, such as domestic servitude or restaurant work, sweatshop factory work or migrant agricultural work.
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GOP Senator Introduces Bill To Help Homeless
New Mexico’s homeless programs that help people get a fresh start could get a funding boost if a legislative bill wins approval in Santa Fe. Senate Bill 50 is sponsored by Albuquerque Republican Sander Rue. He says as a member of the Mortgage Finance Authority interim committee, he wanted to do something to help homeless people and families hit hard by the recession.
“We’re just trying to create a mechanism here, a safety net, where these folks can have access to some funds that may help them in a transition period, to get their feet back on the ground and allow them to get on with their life, and you know help them not plunge further into that situation.”
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