Who we are
Endorsed by more than 30 years of experience in sheltering and rehabilitating people
Asociación Cristiana Vida Nueva is a "non-profit" association, declared of Public Utility according to O.M.INT/3897/2008. It was established on January 13, 1988 as a shelter and social reintegration center that intervenes in the process of rehabilitation and social inclusion of excluded and / or vulnerable groups.
Mission and values
The objective of the social intervention carried out is to achieve the abandonment of conditions, conducts and factors of exclusion in favor of a complete and permanent social inclusion of the person, so that it can function autonomously in society. For this, each project is adapted to the individual needs of each beneficiary and their problems, helping the person in their physical, emotional and moral area. It is intended that the individual can maintain, in the long term, all the resources and tools acquired in rehabilitation when the time comes for socio-labor insertion.
To this end, Vida Nueva offers a residential reception area open 24 hours every day of the year, with a compensatory functional structure of the home. The foundations of the association are the Christian principles and each activity is carried out from them. The only condition for access to the intervention is that it is carried out voluntarily by the interested party, excluding any other economic, cultural or ideological condition.
It is intended to respond to a need detected in a vulnerable group: people at risk of social exclusion who have in common stories of growth and development produced in scenarios of precariousness and failure (school, work, family, personal). Within this group the groups of people served have diversified into four main areas:
People who have suffered addictive dependencies of various natures (gambling, toxic, sexual, new technologies ...).
People with mild or moderate mental disorders that do not require admission to a specialized institution.
People in situations of social emergency and high vulnerability, who are homeless and / or unable to sustain themselves financially.
Families with problems
Situation analogous to the people who are in shelter, but directed to families.
Relevant data of 2017
A total of 113 people have been treated: 53 men and 60 women, all of them with extended biographies of exclusion that due to the situation of crisis, the economic recession and unemployment, have fallen into itineraries of difficulty. These conditions of vulnerability have worsened in cases of dependence and mental illness. The average age of intervention was 32 years.
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without relapse after 5 years follow-up
Young people with limited work experience and professional qualifications
Being in a situation of social vulnerability due to a situation of risk or social exclusion.
Adaptation of the services offered by the Vida Nueva Center to the profile and needs of the potential beneficiary.
What we do
The New Life Center was born in response to a social need that hit Navarre in the 1980s, drug addiction. A group of drug addicts asked for help in a parish and a team of 4 volunteers decided to host them altruistically in their homes and offer them social help.
Soon, due to the increase in requests for help, the need to give an associative structure to the project was seen. Thus, on January 13, 1988, Asociación Cristiana Vida Nueva was constituted and registered as a non-profit organization, with the general objective of sheltering and rehabilitating socially excluded persons.
Over the years the social needs that knocked on the door were changing, but attending any request for help is one of the principles of the association that remains unchanged. This principle has given the center a great flexibility and has allowed the creation of intervention projects adapted to the social needs that have been presented and their different problems, all of them having as a common factor working in the person.
Altas del programa
Pamplona Penitentiary Center
Under the collaboration and supervision of the Treatment Board, and the different Social Services of the Prison, information, care and follow-up are provided_cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_of inmates serving sentences with addiction problems before entering prison, offering them the possibility of entering the Vida Nueva Center in compliance with_cc781905-5cde-bb-31 -136bad5cf58d_substitute sentence.
and the Salud Mental network (Mental Health Centers, Acute Clinic del Hospital de Navarra, Day Hospitals and Rehabilitation Clinic)
The Social Worker of these institutions gets in contact with the Social Worker of the Vida Nueva Center and, together with the medical team, the possibility of attending is evaluated and_cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_helping the person in vulnerability within the Association. If the assessment is positive, income is proceeded.
As a gateway to social aid the Basic Social Service refers, according to the needs detected, to people at risk or in a situation of exclusion_cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b- 136bad5cf58d_social to the New Life Center.
Of the interested party or the family.
People in situations of social emergency and high vulnerability, who are homeless and unable to support themselves financially by their own means, are cared for. Immigrants without work permits settled in the Comunidad Foral de Navarra fit this description, people who for various reasons cannot access the Guaranteed Insertion Income, women who have suffered gender-based violence, ethnic and cultural minorities...
Situation analogous to the previous program, but aimed at families or part of them. A group of special attention are single-parent families; mostly women with little professional qualification and with a minor in their care.
People in vulnerability due to mild or moderate mental disorders who, after evaluation by the public psychiatric services, do not require admission to a specialized institution, but which, nevertheless, is necessary. However, it is necessary to work in the social insertion of these people, since with the passage of time, without adequate help, it happens that they evolve towards permanent social exclusion. An example of this are people with a tendency to depression.
People who have a psychiatric treatment, such as people treated within the "Mental Disorder" program, but with the aggravating circumstance of having suffered a psychotic break due to a behavioral addiction.
This includes people in a situation of social exclusion who present as an aggravating factor having suffered addictive dependencies of various natures (gambling, toxic, sexual, new technologies...) and maintain at the time of their application for admission a risk of relapse into dependency. Mostly due to drug use.
Vida Nueva Staff
The center has 14 professionals on staff.
In addition, it has 223 members and 273 active volunteers, of which 87 (32% of the total) are permanent volunteers. There has been an increase of 9%. The latter attend weekly to the center to help in the different tasks of attention to users and operation of the center.
The average age of volunteering that ranges around 41 years: 15% are in retirement age, 45% are between 35 and 60 years and 40% are under 35 years. Due to this, many do their volunteering after attending their work or their studies. The students, during the summer period, increase their collaboration. However, all volunteers offer help in the name of benevolence, and with an extraordinary level of commitment, contributing their knowledge and skills to the good work of Vida Nueva, while collaborating closely with the monitors and project leaders.
24% of them have been registered in some of the intervention programs offered by the association or are relatives of a user. This factor is of great value, since they bring hope to the beneficiaries and are a reference to imitate for those who are in the center. This commitment of the people with the projects and users of the voluntary center with the projects and users of the center, makes our volunteering very stable, which results in quality and excellence of work.