New Life II…Your Community on the Road to Recovery
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.
We are a faith-based, Christian Recovery Housing/Recovery Community Center, however, we believe that there are many roads to recovery–ours being only one. Our houses are open to everyone, no matter their religious background. In addition to our recovery housing options, our (R.C.O) Recovery Community Organization 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 has implemented the Unshakable Men and Unshakeable Women programs. Built on three tenets of the Urban Alliance Charis Initiative (Addiction, Crisis & Trauma, and Marriage,) the Unshakable Men and Unshakeable Women programs help participants cope with life’s challenges and heal from painful experiences. Charis 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.
New Life II works under the principle that a critical part of a person’s recovery is engaging in healthy relationships and finding community. This is at the very core of the Unshakable Men and Unshakeable Women programs and what makes it uniquely positioned to offer this type of relationship and community to people who are recovering from addiction. New Life II recognizes that proven and modeled therapeutic modalities coupled with God’s power are a mechanism for healing. It’s in the context of loving relationships and a supportive community that a person can most effectively heal, grow, and address struggles with unhealthy addictive behaviors.
Both Unshakeable Men and Unshakeable Women are open not only to the recovery and faith-based communities, but to the community as a whole.
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—are now being integrated into a wide variety of settings and are delivering services across the stages of long-term addiction recovery. This approach is an integral part of New Life II.
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 addict, IHFs are critically important when providing emotional and informational support to those in recovery at New Life II.
IHFs are often the living proof that addiction recovery works if you put in the energy and time it takes to get sober.
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.
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.
Integrated Healing Training
In the attempt to address addiction and mental health issues, New Life II offers training at the Integrated Healing Facilitator Institute to provide addiction recovery-related support to our participants. Our trainers are certified by the Connecticut Certification Board to teach community-based courses that address mental health, recovery support, diversity and inclusion sensitivity, and other topics related to addiction.
Participants in our IHF program come from throughout the state of Connecticut and from every background and walk of life. Our training programs are for anyone wanting to gain a better understanding of the recovery community.
Our network of community settings where you can meet our staff, I.H.F. and Ministers includes
49 Union St. New Britain, CT
188 North St. New Britain, CT
285 Main St. New Britain, CT
If you are interested in becoming a host community partner, please contact our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org