New Heights is a wellness and recovery center which is member run and member driven, many of staff identify as being in recovery. New Heights offers classes, groups, and seminars that address every aspect of emotional and physical wellness. This holistic programming includes classes such as Food and Nutrition, Mindfulness, Anger Management, Walking, and Positive Thinking. Each day a community meeting is held, this is a time where the members and staff come together to discuss announcements, issues, ideas, and concerns. We use a strengths based, recovery oriented approach that fuses cultural competency and trauma sensitivity. Our members assist with program development based on need and request. Our facility has computers available where people can enhance their personal skills, job search, create resumes, or access social media. Members can participate in outings such as trips to the beach, local restaurants, and movies. We also have on site activities which include Wii sports, Game tournaments, and Pizza Socials. We promote community activities that enrich our members lives, such as involvement with our “Adopt A Street” and visits to Farmers Markets, Museums and other community based events A low cost “healthy” lunch is offered every weekday.
64 West Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Mailing address: 24 Grassy Plain Street, Bethel, CT 06801
Fax: (203) 731-3260
Contact Person: Heather Ely ~ [email protected]
Monday through Thursday ~ 9 am-5 pm
Saturday ~ 10 am-2 pm
Friday & Sunday ~ Closed
Holidays ~ Closed
I first came to New Heights in 2009. I was scared when I walked into the building and was unsure what to expect. I was greeted warmly by both the staff and members and sat down with staff to talk about the program. At the time I was having difficulty controlling my impulses and getting along with people. I wanted to make friends and feel more comfortable in social settings. The staff spoke with me about my goals and worked with me on understanding how New Heights could help me achieve them.
Over the years, I have worked hard on my goals. I attend New Heights regularly and use the group in addition to other support services. I have facilitated groups and volunteered in many different capacities. Most importantly, I have developed many wonderful relationships and have developed skills to help me better communicate with others. New Heights has played a crucial role in my recovery and I am thankful for all the social and learning opportunities they have provided.