Awards & Recognition
2018: Carol Luna-Anderson Award: Employing peers to call forth the potential within everyone to live a life of meaning and purpose.
Independent Charities of America: “Best in America” Seal of Excellence
2016: Professional Business Women of New Mexico, Santa Fe Chapter: Recognition of The Life Link for their significant contributions to our community.
2015: NM Coalition to End Homelessness. Lifetime achievement for work with homeless and supportive housing
2015: Santa Fe Reporter: Best of Santa Fe Awards - Mental Health Services 2015
2014: Christus St. Vincent: Adult Health Award for organizations that help address community health care needs.
2011: Mental Health First Aid, USA: finalist – Best Community Impact Award
2010: NIDA Clinical Trials Network: Karst J. Besteman Award to a Community Treatment Program for extraordinary contribution to the CTN's mission and goals.
2010: Mortgage Finance Authority Housing, New Mexico: Expanding Horizons Award
2010: The Stimulus Spin Award
2009: Housing and Urban Development: Award for Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing.
2009: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 5-year grant to serve families who have been chronically homeless.
2008: US Local Business Association: Best of Santa Fe Mental Health Services.
2008: Santa Fean Magazine: Featured in article: ”Intriguing Santa Feans: 17 Locals Making the City Different“.
2007: Santa Fe Mayor David Coss Proclaims November 10th to be Life Link Day.
2007: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Science to Service Award for successful
demonstration of the Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) model in Santa Fe County.
2006: State of New Mexico/Department of Health/Behavioral Health Services Division at The Southwest Behavioral Health
Conference: first ever award “Recognition for Outstanding Accomplishments and Contributions to the Field of Behavioral Health and Dedication to Helping Improve the Quality of Life in New Mexico”.
2006: Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF): Maximum 3-Year Certificate of Accreditation with special commendation for its use of evidence-based treatment practices and the quality of leadership. The Life Link adheres to CARF’s high standards for governance, business operations, quality assurance and client-centered services.
2006: Letter notifying The Life Link of its continuation as a clinical site for the Co-Occurring State Incentive Grant stated, “The Life Link has a well-deserved reputation as one of New Mexico’s outstanding providers of mental health and substance abuse services.
2005: Housing and Urban Development: Best Practices Award for a Community Housing Project.
2003:National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Certificate of Appreciation for Clinical Trails Network.
2002: Governor’s Mental Health Planning Council of New Mexico: Certificate of Appreciation for Dedication and Service.
1999: Fannie Mae Foundation: Grant to organizations that help increase the supply of affordable homes, increase sustainable homeownership and build individual and community wealth.
1998: Mortgage Finance Authority of New Mexico: Outstanding Achievement Certificate toward ending homelessness in New Mexico.
1989: The Santa Fe Foundation, Margaret W. Driscoll Award for Outstanding Community Service in Human Services.
1989: Santa Fe Community Foundation: Pinon Award
Executive Director Carol Luna-Anderson
2008: National Council for Community Behavioral Health: Carol Luna Anderson named "Behavioral Health Champion". In recognition for the "difficult and challenging work managers in the behavioral health field do."
2008: New Mexico Behavioral Health Collaborative Systems of Care Award for Excellence individuals, organizations and programs that foster a positive impact on New Mexico’s mental health and/or substance abuse systems of care. Pioneer, Carol Luna-Anderson. Ms. Luna-Anderson has served hundreds of consumers for over 20 years; offering hope, kindness and work to those who might otherwise not find it. Through The Life Link in Santa Fe she has designed and implemented programs that have gained national recognition.
2007: Governor’s Award for Outstanding New Mexico Women.
2006: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Certificate of Recognition for “many years and contributions to the behavioral health community”.
2006: Citation from Governor Bill Richardson: “Outstanding Community Service and Exceptional Dedication for your devoted work on behalf of homeless New Mexicans“.
2005: Appointed by Governor to serve as Chairman of the New Mexico Behavioral Health Council