Founded in 1970, Pivot Ministries is a faith-based residential treatment program for men located in Bridgeport and Norwalk. Pivot is a non-profit agency with four decades of successful experience assisting men challenged by alcohol and substance abuse. Its mission is to treat drug and alcohol addiction as a spiritual problem and return the men to their families usefully whole. Serving approximately 250 men per year, the Ministry reaches men throughout the Northeast and beyond.
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). 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.
The United Methodist Church of Monroe is pleased to have assisted PIVOT for over 5 years with various collections for their ministry, including bedding for their facilities, clothing and gardening supplies for their community garden.
The Pivot Ministries Choir will be joining us for worship and our Trim-the-Tree Luncheon on December 3, 2017 — we’re happy to have them back again this year! The Mission Committee will be collecting toiletries (toothpaste, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, towels) and clothing (socks, T-shirts, underwear, sweatshirts/pants, flannel shirts – all items in either Large or Extra Large, please). A collection box will be in the Narthex by mid-November for your donations. We invite you to contribute to this collection.
To learn more about Pivot Ministries:
485 Jane Street
Bridgeport, CT 06608
Need help now?
Contact Pivot Ministries 24-hour Crisis Hotline: 203.336.9263