To Love Her is To Help Her


Our Mission: “Our Foundation exists to provide investors with a forum to give enduring financial security to New Directions for Women enabling the operating organization opportunities to provide treatment for women, children and their families, with a vision of achieving lifetime recovery and wellness.”

Our Vision: Investing in Women’s Recovery

Our History: In 1977, Pamela Wilder was brave enough to stand up during a meeting of the Junior League of Orange County and declare the need for a space for chemically dependent women to be treated for their disease. There was a shortage of affordable rehabilitation treatment services. Over three decades later, NDFW is the vision Pamela, and our other two founders Marion Schoen and Muriel Zink, spoke of. Our adherence to this original vision can be seen in our willingness to work with all women. We believe that all women deserve care, despite their ability to pay for treatment.


New Directions for Women Foundation was created to financially support the treatment we provide. Every woman and child who comes through our doors receives some amount of scholarship funds. Our aim is to raise $500,000 a year, which goes directly to the Pamela Wilder Scholarship Fund. On behalf of the staff, patients, and alumni of New Directions for Women, we are honored to have your support as we continue our 37th year of excellent treatment.

Investor Testimonials

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By investing in New Directions I know that I am investing in the lives of women and children who deserve a chance to live a full life without substances. As a recovering woman myself, I have the opportunity to personally meet the patients at New Directions and see the hope in their eyes, hear the gratitude in their speech and witness their courageous actions.

Karen Crosson Lutz January 16, 2009

New Directions for Women is CARF Accredited

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New Directions for Women accepts most insurances

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