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.

Treatment Programs

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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Vida Nueva in numbers


People attended


social attention in the last

5 years


without economic resources


without relapse after 5 years follow-up


Young people with limited work experience and professional qualifications

for access


  • 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

Vías de ingreso

Centro Penitenciario de Pamplona 

Bajo la colaboración y la supervisión de la Junta de Tratamiento, y los diferentes Servicios Sociales de la Prisión, se informa, atiende y realiza el seguimiento de los internos que cumplen condena con problemas de adicciones antes de su ingreso en prisión, ofreciéndoles la posibilidad de ingresar en el Centro Vida Nueva en cumplimiento de condena sustitutoria.

Complejo Hospitalario

de Navarra

y la red de Salud Mental (Centros de Salud Mental, Clínica de agudos del Hospital de Navarra, Hospitales de día y Clínica de rehabilitación)

El Trabajador Social de dichas instituciones se pone en contacto con la Trabajadora Social del Centro Vida Nueva y, junto al equipo médico, se evalúa la posibilidad de atender y ayudar a la persona en vulnerabilidad dentro de la Asociación. Si la valoración es positiva se procede a realizar ingreso.


Sociales de Base

Como puerta de acceso a la ayuda social el Servicio Social de Base deriva, según las necesidades detectadas, a las personas en riesgo o situación de exclusión social al Centro Vida Nueva.

Solicitud directa

Del interesado o de la familia.

Proyectos de intervención


Se atiende a personas en situación de emergencia social y vulnerabilidad alta, que se encuentran sin hogar y con imposibilidad de sostenerse económicamente por sis propios medios. Encajan en esta descripción inmigrantes sin permiso de trabajo asentados en la Comunidad Foral de Navarra, personas que por diversos motivos no pueden acceder a la Renta de Inserción Garantizada, mujeres que han sufrido violencia de género, minorías étnicas y culturales…


Situación análoga al programa anterior, pero dirigida a familias o parte de las mismas. Un colectivo de especial atención son las familias monoparentales; en su mayoría, mujeres con escasa cualificación profesional y con algún menor a su cargo.


Personas en vulnerabilidad por trastornos mentales leves o moderados que, tras valoración por los servicios psiquiátricos públicos, no precisan de internamiento en una institución especializada, pero que, sin embargo, es necesaria. Sin embargo es necesario trabajar en la inserción social de estas personas, ya que con el paso del tiempo, sin una ayuda adecuada ocurre que evolucionan hacia una exclusión social permanente. Ejemplo de esto son personas con tendencia a la depresión.


Personas que tienen un tratamiento psiquiátrico, como las personas atendidas dentro del programa de “Trastorno Mental”, pero con el agravante de haber sufrido un brote psicótico debido a una adicción de comportamiento.


Se incluyen aquí personas en situación de exclusión social que presentan como factor agravante el haber sufrido dependencias adictivas de diversas naturalezas (ludopatía, tóxicos, sexuales, nuevas tecnologías…) y mantienen en el momento de su solicitud de ingerso riesgo de recaída en la dependencia. Mayormente, por consumo de tóxicos.

Vida Nueva Staff


Data 2017

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.








social educators


social worker



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.