Founded in 1970, Pivot Ministries is a residential treatment program located in Bridgeport and Norwalk, CT. The Pivot process is faith-based. We are a nonprofit agency with four decades of successful experience assisting men challenged by alcohol and substance abuse. Pivot’s mission is to treat drug and alcohol addiction as a spiritual problem and return the men to their families usefully whole.
Pivot Ministries serves approximately 250 men per year. The Ministry reaches men throughout the Northeast and beyond. Pivot Ministries is an integrated service delivery system, which includes three phases of living (Crisis, Stabilization and Transitional).
Helping men with alcohol and substance addictions requires a combination of services. Pivot addresses both immediate physical needs (such as shelter, food) and long-term stability (through counseling, healthcare assistance and job skills training). The core of Pivot’s programming however is treatment of addiction as a spiritual problem. Pivot is known as a safe place, a sanctuary for men in trouble. Through acceptance, discipline and structure, men gain the emotional and spiritual confidence to meet the challenges of life without depending on drugs and/or alcohol.Pivot runs a very structured program whereby each participant is expected to follow a rigorous schedule of daily activities, which includes: personal counseling, a bible based curriculum of study, life skills training, educational tutoring, AA meetings and chore duties. Each resident is assigned a pastoral counselor with whom they meet six sessions per month.