New Directions for Women hosts community events to bring the Orange County recovery community together, to reduce the stigma that surrounds substance use disorder, and celebrate our alumnae, care partners, and volunteers. We are proud to host several 12-Step and self-help meetings to provide hope to community members, whether they have been through our treatment program or not. Each event listed below is open to the community, unless otherwise stated. For more information on any event, fill out our contact form with any questions!
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Virtual Family Support Group for Addiction Recovery
October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely
The epidemic of addiction is a critical issue during COVID-19 (and beyond); an appropriate holistic response to this pandemic must include resources for addiction treatment and recovery – including family members and concerned loved ones. Calls to SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline (1-800-985-5990, a 24/7 national hotline dedicated to immediate crisis counseling) saw calls jump 338 percent between February and March. Finding community and support is more important now than ever.
At New Directions for Women, we have served women and families since 1977. Over 5,000 families have sought recovery at our program. We believe in healing the whole family system to break maladaptive ways of coping with addiction.
Anyone struggling with a loved one’s alcohol or drug use is invited to our new weekly Family Support Group, which is fully virtual. It is free to attend and open to everyone, whether their loved one has gone through treatment at New Directions for Women or not!
Mondays 6:00 – 7:00 pm PST
Meeting ID: 942 9082 4912
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the password. Note: the password is necessary to enter the meeting.
The first twenty minutes will cover family education on the disease of addiction, including the disease model, denial, co-dependency and its origins, brain chemistry, and communication. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A, and sharing of stories in this safe, confidential community. This group will be co-facilitated by Lynette Singleton, CADC II, Case Manager and Babbi Anderson, Life Coach and NDFW Community Outreach. Between them, they have over seventy years of experience in working directly with family systems and helping them attain recovery.
About our Co-Facilitators
Lynette Singleton, CADC II, has 24-years of experience working in the field of behavioral health. She is very passionate about women’s empowerment and enjoys working with women and children. She has worked with the forensic population and the LGBTQ population.
She knows and understands the importance of the family dynamics in treatment and works with families to assist them in understanding the disease concept of addiction and to set healthy boundaries with their loved ones. Lynette is a life coach and has a certification in domestic violence specializing in victim advocacy.
Babbi Anderson is a certified life coach and she is passionate about giving others the tools and techniques needed to re-discover their joys and passions. She specializes in coaching family members of addicts and alcoholics.
She has been deeply involved in New Directions for Women since we were founded in 1977 by Pamela Wilder, Marion Schoen, and Muriel Zink. Babbi has also been responsible for developing family support programs within treatment programs throughout the country.