Worcester’s LIFT to open outpatient clinic for mental, behavioral health for survivors of the sex trade with $35,000 grant

Living in Freedom Together, a Worcester-based survivor-led organization working to end the sex trade, is planning to open a first-of-its-kind outpatient clinic for mental and behavioral health specifically for victims and survivors of prostitution, officials said.

The announcement comes after LIFT was awarded $35,000 from Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association through their Healthy Relationships Community Grant initiative.

Those dollars will support LIFT in opening the outpatient clinic at its flagship site, HARBOR.

“I am profoundly grateful and impressed by the generosity and support by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association of the Outpatient Clinic’s opening. Not only will this funding help us get the Outpatient Clinic started, but this sends a major message to new audiences that supporting mental health services, and prioritizing survivor’s access to mental health services, should be a priority to our nation,” said Nicole Bell, LIFT’s

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Trade to Pacers saved Caris LeVert after kidney mass found

Caris LeVert felt totally healthy when he was traded from the Brooklyn Nets to the Indiana Pacers last week.

Now, though, LeVert has been sidelined indefinitely after an MRI revealed a small mass on his left kidney.

Had he remained in Brooklyn, who knows when doctors would’ve found the mass. The trade — which was part of the larger four-team deal that sent James Harden to Brooklyn from the Houston Rockets — may have actually saved his life, because as part of it he had to undergo a team physical. And that physical is what revealed the mass.

“I didn’t have any symptoms. I was playing in games. I hadn’t missed any games this season yet. I was feeling 100 percent healthy,” LeVert said Tuesday, via ESPN. “So, in a way, this trade definitely showed and revealed what was going on in my body, so I’m definitely looking

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