Queer Action Coalition

Friday, July 15, 2005

LIA Still Offers Drug and Alcohol Counseling

Despite promises in this Commercial Appeal article published July 12th where John Smid said

LIA executive director John Smid says they'll tweak their services -- and the wording on their Web site -- in an effort to remain unregulated by the state.

"It's a very minor aspect of what we do," Smid said. "It's really not our focus."

The website for Refuge, Love in Action's "outpatient program for young men and women ages 13-18" still contains the following text:

Refuge is designed to minister to adolescents struggling with broken and addictive behaviors such as…

-Drugs and alcohol
-Sexual Promescuity

Take a look here: Refuge Site


  • Via Pam's, Zach's story made the New York Tmes.

    By Anonymous JohnJB, at 8:53 AM  

  • It is mid-August (10Aug) and LIA is still deceiving the state...

    Not only does Refuge still offer drug and alcohol treatment, according to their website, it is still advertised on Exodus Youth...

    Check out the ad for yourself: http://exodusyouth.net/youth/index.html

    By Anonymous mudd, at 3:34 PM  

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