20 Summit Street Framingham, MA 01702
The Mission of New England Aftercare Ministries is to reconcile individuals to God and society.
To fulfill this Mission NEAM will:
- Provide aftercare, primarily to ex-offenders and individuals with substance abuse or addiction issues. This includes, but is not limited to, alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and gambling.
- Establish a center or centers in which this work will be accomplished.
- Network with Christian and secular organizations in order to teach, equip, and minister to the needs of the community.
- Seek to develop and encourage ministry, primarily in New England.
- The Mission of The Bridge House Program is to provide treatment for criminal justice involved men with AOD abuse/dependence and to offer them the Christian faith as a pathway to recovery.
Director’s Biographical Information
The Reverend Father Thomas J. Stevens III, SSD, LADC1, CADAC, CCJP. Father Tom is a priest in The Society of Saint Dismas of The International Communion of The Charismatic Episcopal Church. He serves as the Executive Director of New England Aftercare Ministries, Inc. NEAM operates a 33 bed re-entry program for formerly incarcerated men with drug and alcohol addictions, located in Framingham, Massachusetts, USA (The Bridge House Program). Fr. Tom is a Masters Level Licensed Alcohol and Drug Addictions Counselor (LADC1). He is also Certified as an Alcohol and Drug Addictions Counselor (CADAC) and as a Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJP). Fr. Tom came to a life saving, life changing, knowledge of Jesus Christ in 1996 while in jail awaiting trial on several felony counts. He subsequently served seven and one-half years in Massachusetts prisons during which time the call of God to full time service became evident in his life. Fr. Tom has been the husband of Kathleen (Kathy) for over 37 years and together they have four children and nine grandchildren.
Contact Person for Referrals
Consideration for admission to the Bridge House requires that an individual is not at risk of physical withdrawal and is assessed with an alcohol/and or other drug dependency disorder based on established diagnostic criteria. A prospective resident must be medically and behaviorally stable, must be able to comply with the program rules, participate in treatment planning and be at high risk for relapse. Each resident is interviewed before acceptance into the program and must agree to abide by policies, rules and guidelines before entry. Prospective residents who have histories of convictions for arson or sex offenses, or, who have open court cases that may lead to incarceration will not be considered for admission to the program.