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 91 bed Residential Therapeutic Community for 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.

This six to eight month treatment program is established on the Therapeutic Community (TC) Concepts, which are essential to maintaining a drug-free lifestyle in social contexts. The peer-led, peer-driven environment encourages the clients to become active participants in their recovery.

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • CriminalThinking.Net
  • Florida Ready to Work
  • 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