New Life II’s recovery home offers an atmosphere of love, faith, hope, and possibilities. A place where individuals are heard, seen, valued, and respected. Our Recovery Community Center connects individuals with direct services, workshops, resources, and Peer Support services through hands-on leadership, life skill modeling, and educational training, those in Recovery can plan for a different and New Life.
We are a faith-based, Christian Recovery Housing & Recovery Community Center and we believe that there are many roads to recovery–ours being only one. Our programs are open to everyone, no matter their religious background. In addition to our recovery housing options, our Recovery Community operates without walls to provide recovery support services and faith-based meetings in our community, meeting people where they are.
Unshakeable Men & Unshakeable Women
New Life II assists men and women who are recovering from addiction transform their lives so they may assimilate back into society as caring and productive citizens. To help accomplish this, New Life II hasnimplemented the Unshakable Men and Unshakeable Women programs.
Built on tenets of the Urban Alliance 5-Cs, the Unshakable Men and Unshakeable Women programs help participants cope with life’s challenges and heal from painful experiences. Urban Alliance aids in strengthening our care programs by equipping us to sensitively respond to individuals who are in distress, connect them to appropriate community resources, and provide education and training that help people improve their mental, emotional, and relational health and resilience.
Not your traditional Bible study! Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7pm. Men’s and women’s groups available.
Integrated healing Facilitators
Integrated Healing Facilitators—people credentialed by life experience and our IHF training—areavailable on-site delivering services across the stages of long-term recovery. The role of the IHF is to provide care to the recovering participant. Typically, these caregivers have real-life experience in, or with, recovery. Whether they are a volunteer, a family member of a recovering person, or a former user, IHFs are critically important when providing emotional and informational support to those in recovery at New Life II. Our IHFs view people holistically and through a social justice lens. No appointments necessary, support provided on a walk-in basis.
New Life II participants have access, if they wish, to pastoral care and shepherding through our chaplain, Pastor Dana Smith. Pastor Dana has had years of experience mentoring men and women, teaching them life skills and how to cope with peer pressure, low self-esteem, and how to build character. Pastor Dana offers biblical counsel through teaching Godly principles, and supports participants in their personal and spiritual growth, recovery, and transition back into society.
Greater New Britain Re-Entry Welcome Center
Our Re-Entry Welcome Center cultivates successful reintegration into our neighborhoods by connecting our valued returning citizens to individualized support services in partnership with Greater New Britain Re-Entry Council (GNBRC).
We understand that the transition back to your neighborhood and family life can be difficult. New Life II is here to help you get back on your feet. Some services offered include Support Obtaining Identification, Bus Passes, Local Mental Health, and/or Addiction Recovery resources, Assistance with finding Basic Needs (housing, clothing, food), Narcan and Safe-Use Kit Distribution, and Computer Labs.
The Greater New Britain Reentry Council is an extension of the CT Reentry Collaborative; a statewide initiative to serve the needs of formerly incarcerated individuals by identifying and reducing barriers to reentry through the sharing of information and resources, educating the community, and influencing public policy. Council members meet monthly to share and provide resources, information, support, and advocacy to those individuals and their families.
The Greater New Britain Reentry Council is a collective representing state and local agencies that are committed to identifying and reducing barriers faced by previously incarcerated individuals returning to this region by organizing resources in a way that makes the greatest impact on these individuals and their families as they rebuild their lives.
The GNBRC seeks to reduce recidivism rates in Greater New Britain by providing coordinated access to resources, stable and long term housing solutions and access to quality employment opportunities where individuals earn livable wages.
Our network of community settings where you can meet our staff, I.H.F. and Ministers includes
Mens Recovery Home
49 Union St. New Britain, CT
Recovery Community Center
117 West Main Street New Britain, CT
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