Chicago’s Dept. of Family and Support Services is one of the local channels for access to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds – Economic Stimulus efforts. SLM will receive $270,000 in Stimulus funding through DFSS. The Barlow Center will initiate its own transitional jobs program which will assist 40 individuals as they move to permanent employment. SLM will develop a relapse prevention program to assist individuals as they continue their struggle to remain drug and alcohol free. The ultimate goal of both new programs – solidly employed individuals.