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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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