The vision for New Life II has always been to be more than just a recovery home. Pastors Dana and Evelyn envisioned their ministry to be about community, learning to heal together,  supporting and encouraging one another, and teaching one another how to build, maintain, and restore relationships. One way we live out our mission is to provide community-based education and growth opportunities.


New Life II Offers Co-Supervision to peers in the workforce as a space to process and reflect on engagements with participants, and to navigate the complexity of the unique peer support role. The goal is to create expertise together, through a process of learning, practice, and reflection. It is designed to model Intentional Peer Support’s (IPS) Co-reflection which is about creating mutual learning relationships, focusing on hope and possibility, and exploring together the four tasks –
connection, worldview, mutuality and moving towards. Meeting with trained peer professionals contributes to relationship building, increased levels of personal growth and overall professional development.

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(IHF) Integrated Healing Facilitator

*This course is open to everyone*

In the attempt to address addiction and mental health issues, New Life II utilizes trained Integrated Healing Facilitators (IHF) to implement addiction recovery-related support to participants. Our IHFs are people who are in recovery and have been trained to use their life experiences as tools to assist individuals in all stages of their recovery. Our IHFs are graduates of the Integrated Healing Facilitators Institute, whose trainers are provided by New Life II and are certified by the Connecticut Certification Board. IHFs are available for one-to-one support to meet with an individual struggling with an addiction, mental health and reentry-related issue. 

New Life II’s IHF provides non-clinical, mutual peer-to-peer support to people whose lives have been affected by addiction, incarceration, trauma, and other life-changing situations. Our team is comprised of individuals who draw from their own diverse experiences and backgrounds to build meaningful relationships. Participants come from throughout the state of Connecticut. The work we do is flexible and designed to meet the individual where they are in their recovery, with enthusiasm and understanding, and without pressure or judgment. 

The IHF approach is built around five considerations:

  • Impact of Trauma
  • Impact of Systemic Oppression
  • Science & Research
  • Harm Reduction Principles
  • Best Practices for Support

New Life II provides the community with IHF training on a monthly basis at various community-based sites. Certified trainers educate participants on the competencies specific to work as an IHF. Our Integrated Healing Facilitator (IHF) training offers a holistic approach to working with and supporting individuals. IHFs view people holistically, as whole people living complex lives and who may be facing a variety of struggles. IHF Training and curriculum are taught through a social justice lens that redefines the nature of what “help” means. IHF is one of the only approaches that attempt to hold all of these pieces at the same time. In doing so, we consider four primary components of a full life: Mind, Body, Spirit, and Community. There are many different approaches in circulation that are designed to help people learn how to better support one another. However, few of them look at people holistically and through a social justice lens. With this understanding in mind, IHF training has proved to be incredibly impactful for “everyday people” and clinical professionals alike. IHF training re-envisions what it means to be human, and to have a multitude of struggles. Because of this “human” approach, the IHF training is beneficial to all demographic areas of service.

During training, participants learn to:

  • Provide support in Reentry, Recovery, and Trauma-informed engagement.
  • Support each individual in identifying what is important to them and facilitate connections with their community and its resources.
  • Provide supports, or act as liaisons to individuals or systems identified as needed by the individual. 
  • Provide transportation as needed to access resources. 
  • Provide culturally competent and person-centered services that promote personal recovery.

Note: The above tenets of this training can be sectioned to fit any individual or agency needs. This training is approved for 37 CEU’s by the Connecticut Certification Board.

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Narcan Training

*This course is open to everyone*

What You Will Learn:
• Ability to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose,
• Demonstrate how to administer the opioid overdose reversal medication naloxone,
• Discuss the role of Harm Reduction in the opioid public health crisis, solutions, action plan, and strategy,
• Attendees will receive free Narcan


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Understanding Peer Support

*This course is open to everyone*

One of the most valuable components of a recovery lifestyle is ongoing, regular peer support. Peers are individuals who
draw from their own diverse experiences and backgrounds to build meaningful relationships with enthusiasm, understanding, and without pressure or judgment. We offer this one-day training to individuals with lived experience or organizations that employ peers, who are interested in supporting the recovery process, and learning practices that are reflective of authentic peer support. Participants will be able to understand what a healthy peer relationship is, learn the rich history and evolution of the profession, understand the 9 Myths about Peer Support, and are able to identify and discuss examples of authentic peer support.

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[IPS] Intentional Peer Support (Coming Soon!)

*This course is open to everyone*

Peer support is not about developing more effective services, but rather about creating dialogues that have influence on all our understandings, conversations, and relationships. Group Rates for up to 15 Participants.

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New Life II: Recovery Housing & Recovery Community Center

New Life II Recovery Community Center 

117 West Main Street

New Britain, CT 06051

860-371-8271 | 860-371-8287

FAX: 860-223-4670

New Life II is a 501(c)3 organization