The Orlando Bridge Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program

Alice Powell

Alice Powell
Executive Director

Carol Bencivenga

Carol Bencivenga
Clinical Director

Scott Davidson

Scott Davidson
Chaplain

Program Beds:
91 Male
Program Description

The Orlando Bridge is a Residential Level II Substance Abuse Treatment Program built on the Therapeutic Community Concepts. The peer-led, peer-driven environment encourages clients to become active participants in their recovery. These are adult male felony drug offenders who have been sentenced by the local courts to participate in drug treatment as a deterrent from incarceration as a condition of probation.

The program is implemented in three phases:

Phase I – Intensive Substance Abuse Treatment (2 to 3 months)

  • Accountability and Therapeutic Groups
  • Addiction Education
  • Individual Counseling Sessions
  • Organized Recreation
  • Substance Abuse Treatment

Phase II – Employment (3 to 4 months)

  • Employment Education
  • Therapeutic Groups
  • Employment in Community

Phase III – Community Re-Entry (1 to 2 months)

  • Recovery Maintenance
  • Reentry into the Community
Programs and Value-Added Services
  • 12 and 12 Workshops
  • AA Big Book Meeting
  • Addiction Education
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Anger Management
  • Bible Study
  • Bridge Builders
  • Changing Criminal Thinking
  • Chaplaincy Services
  • Community Re-Entry Services
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Creative Arts
  • Credit & Debt
  • Domestic Violence Education
  • Employability Skills
  • Family Development & Reunification
  • General Equivalency Diploma
  • Grief Counseling
  • Health & Fitness
  • High School Diploma Program
  • HIV/AIDS Education
  • HVAC Certification Classes
  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Mapping Your Steps
  • Meditation Training
  • Mentoring
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • National Career Readiness (Florida Ready to Work)
  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Certification
  • Parenting Education/Group
  • Purpose-Driven Life
  • Resume Building
  • Save Our Selves
  • Self-Esteem
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Therapeutic Community Concepts
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Transition/Re-Entry Services
  • Victim Awareness
Community Partners
  • Al-Anon Recovery
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • American Cancer Society Smoking Cessation
  • Center for Disease Control HIV/AIDS
  • Center for Drug-Free Living
  • Central Florida Workforce
  • Centura Institute
  • CriminalThinking.Net
  • Florida Ready to Work
  • Goodwill Employment Services
  • Lakeside Alternatives Mental Health
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Orange County Health Department
  • Northland Church
  • Purpose-Driven Life
  • Westwood Church
  • Word of God Church

Florida Department of CorrectionsSesame Street - Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration

Highlights of the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year
  • Clients volunteered a total of 200 hours at Word of God, Grateful Mind and Westwood Churches
  • Implementation of a Thinking for a Change class
  • Staff completed the Therapeutic Community Immersion Training
  • Sesame Street Family Back-to-School Day
  • Jack Murphy & Bill Glass Ministries Revival