Here's To Life, Inc.

Quality Education & Counseling


Project ANEW

  • As part of Here's to Life's substance abuse counseling services, Project Anew offers a specialized program for Men who have sex with men (MSM) who are HIV positive or who are at high risk for contracting HIV.

  •  Anew is guided by a six-stage transformation model designed to assist participants in identifying the developmental process of coming out in the gay world and how substance use interferes with that transformation. 

  • Anew will particularly help participants look at how substance use and recovery interrelate with being gay and with the ways some people experience their sexual identities.  Led by a culturally competent, sensitive team of professionals, this HTL program brings focus to issues rarely addressed in mainstream substance abuse treatment programs.

  • We provide quality education, support, and substance abuse counseling services and HIV education and risk reduction that will empower and motivate participants to lead healthy productive lifestyles with dignity and self-respect. 

  •  HTL is committed to offering this project in environments that allow them to promote a sensitive program of care for men who have sex with men. Anew will support them to reach back and address issues such as self-hatred that led to uncontrollable drug and alcohol use.

Philosophy for the Project Anew Concept

“Phoenix rising from the ashes.”

As the story goes, the phoenix is a mythical bird with fiery plumage that lives up to 100 years. Near the end of its life, it settles in to its nest of twigs which then burns ferociously, reducing bird and nest to ashes. And from those ashes, a fledgling phoenix rises – renewed and reborn.

Life can present some challenging circumstances that leaves one hanging on. And then, with the return of sanity – we look out with fresh eyes. The fog has lifted, and the dark clouds have moved on.

Anew helps people to reflect on their past and recognize how new knowledge and behavior represents their own re-birth or transformation into Anew life.


To increase the success of long-term recovery among men who have sex with men, by providing guidance that will help transform their negative self-identities into positive self-identities.


   The goal of Anew is to reduce the unsuccessful attempts at treatment, and improve the chances for MSM to live successful, chemically-free and productive lives.