Independent Charities of America: “Best in America” Seal of Excellence
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 10 to be Life Link Day.
2007: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Science and 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: 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: 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. Executive Director Carol Luna-Anderson 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