New Heights is a psycho-social rehabilitation program for adults with mental illness in the Greater Danbury, CT area. New Heights offers a variety of services to meet the varied needs of each consumer in their personal recovery.
- New Heights is a “consumer run, consumer driven” program; everything about New Heights is consumer driven.
- We have daily community meetings where we come together as consumers and staff and discuss announcements, concerns, and ideas.
- We have a Sunshine Committee which is made up of 5 consumers who act as ambassadors of New Heights and help relay concerns or suggestions.
- New Heights is dedicated to hiring staff who self-identify as being in recovery.
- We offer support groups featuring topics such as Anger Management, Depression, Schizophrenia, Food & Nutrition, Pathways to Recovery, & Meditation, to name only a few.
- We offer a computer room that is available at all times where individuals may enhance their skills, write letters, & create resumes.
- We offer both in-house and community based activities; some examples of community based activities include trips to the movies, parks, beaches, museums, Bronx Zoo, afternoon movies, Wii sports and other games or group activities.
- We offer lunch every Monday-Thursday at a low cost.
- New Heights is a safe environment for all who are working toward their personal recovery.
64 West Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Mailing address: 24 Grassy Plain Street, Bethel, CT 06801
Fax: (203) 731-3260
Contact Person: Heather Ely ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday through Thursday ~ 9 am-5 pm
Saturday ~ 10 am-2 pm
Friday & Sunday ~ Closed
Holidays ~ Closed
Six years ago, I was practically homebound and isolated, other than going to the psychiatric clinic for treatment. I met another patient and we became friends. This person was a member of New Heights.
She wanted me to visit this program, but I didn’t have the self confidence and became overwhelmed with new situations. How could a person who couldn’t leave their home join a program of strangers? She kept bugging me over a couple of months to visit.
Eventually I got up the courage and said, “yes.”
On the first day, I did an intake at New Heights and met Ed who is one of the staff members. From that point forward, he and other staff members made a significant difference in my life. The next big step was meeting the members. I was scared, felt inferior, and not good enough. Once I entered the community room, much to my surprise, members started reaching out to me. The groups I and other members attend support and guide us to live a stable and healthier life.
I encourage those of you who need support to join the New Heights Program.