New Mexico's largest social detoxification center says that it’s closing down due to unavailable funding.
Jay Azua is the program manager for the Na'Nizhoozhi Center Inc. in Gallup. He says that the facility projects that they will only be able to operate another 30-90 days without committed donors.
Azua said. “We will offer the detox program until we go broke. However dietary and short-term housing programs will cease to exist.”
In 2009 the center was made aware that they would no longer receive ongoing congressional funds. Since then, Na'Nizhoozhi said they have done their best to scale back on certain programs for budgeting purposes.
“For example, we used to offer transportation services for members of the detox program.