Transformative communities

We have a community in Bolivia and will soon be launching a community in Nicaragua, partnering with local organisations, and employing a local team. We view addiction as a whole-person problem (bio-psycho-social-spiritual) requiring a whole-person solution. 

Our approach

Our communities centre on Christ, but we never impose our viewpoint upon anyone –  recognising freedom of choice in faith. And we welcome applications from men from all walks of life, background, ethnicity, culture, and faith.

We focus on the whole person: expressing grace and truth, promoting freedom and responsibility.

On our 24-week Therapeutic programme, residents address the past and prepare for the future, staying mainly within the security of the Novō community.

Our 12-week Transition programme focuses on ‘putting into practice’ learning and growth from the recovery programme, and establishing healthy relationships in the wider community.

Both programmes involve: 1-1 counselling, recovery groups, opportunities to explore the Christian faith, vocational work, training, and the benefits of living in community.

Five core values shape everything we do: integrity, empowerment, respect, excellence, and community.

Novo Communities

Our Community in Bolivia

Novō’s first residential community opened in November 2016 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. 

Bolivia is an incredible country, a place of breathtaking scenery, engaging people, and amazing natural and human diversity. It is also one of the poorest countries in Latin America and one of the most unequal countries in the world. Bolivia is also amongst the world’s largest growers of the coca leaf – the raw ingredient of cocaine and crack – and a centre for drug production.

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