At the Heart of Recovery

Proyecto Nueva Vida (PNV) Outpatient Services

PNV – Outpatient – 690 Arctic St. and 592 Kossuth St, Bridgeport, CT 06608 – 203-339-4112

PNV is an outpatient treatment program with a focus on the city of Bridgeport, targeting Spanish speaking (male and female) residents of the greater Bridgeport area who may be poor, unemployed or underemployed and have a criminal background. PNV works in collaboration with HIV care services at the Optimus Community Health Center and vocational services at the COOP center in Bridgeport. PNV sees an increasing population of non-treatment seeking individuals mandated to care through DCF or through the criminal justice system.

PNV features an active peer-mentoring program that is inclusive of the recovering community at large. Emphasis is placed on empowerment, community involvement and cultural pride. The mentorship program is a peer-driven, peer-led, and peer-operated recovery support program that supports diverse pathways to recovery and includes all aspects of what the recovering community is seeking: family support activities; recovery forums for those in recovery and their families; events and celebrations for spiritual growth; community involvement and civic service; alcohol and drug-free recreational/social activities; the value and the power of the “wounded healer,” helping oneself by helping others; legislative education and advocacy that work to put a visible face on recovery in the Latino and African American community; active involvement in the annual CCAR Recovery Walks effort.

Services Include:  
  • Individual and Group Therapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation and Follow-up
  • Recreational Therapeutic Activities
  • Family Counseling and Forums
  • HIV/AIDS/STD Testing and Counseling
  • Gender Specific Therapy
  • Integration with natural supports in the community
  • Services addressing the impact institutionalization
  • Urine/Drug Screens
  • Problem Gambling Services


Those seeking access to this program should contact the intake and screening department at 203-339-4112.