To Love Her is To Help Her

Open HouseNew Directions for Women will be hosting our Annual Community Open House and our very first Showers of Love Event on Wednesday, September 6th from 5-7:30pm on our beautiful campus in Costa Mesa.

In honor of forty years of transforming the lives of women, children, and their families, we invite you to celebrate with us! We are inviting alumnae, neighbors, other professionals in the addiction treatment field, and all supporters of recovery in our community. We will have yummy eats, an interactive photo booth, balloons & face painting as well as chair massages! In addition, we will have informational tours of our treatment facility given by our patients and staff. Complimentary valet parking will be provided.

Please RSVP to Christina Vecchi at

Our event will also serve as an opportunity for you all to be a part of our first “Showers of Love” fundraiser. We’re asking all attendees to bring a gift for a newborn baby or new Mom, so we can shower our mothers and babies with a gift as soon as they return to NDFW from the hospital after giving birth, as well as replace our aging baby equipment on campus.

For gift ideas, see our wish list below:

Wish List – Includes ideas for Children, for Mothers, and for Aging NDFW Materials to be Replaced

Newborn Basket:

  • Sleep Sack
  • Baby bath thermometer
  • Baby bibs (cloth, plastic or disposables)
  • Baby bottles
  • Baby lotion, shampoo & conditioner, and body wash
  • Baby socks & booties
  • Baby thermometer
  • Baby towels
  • Bathing sponge
  • Burp cloths and receiving blankets
  • Diapers and diaper-rash cream
  • Musical toys
  • Onesies (in newborn and three month sizes)
  • Pacifiers & clips
  • Rattles
  • Teething toys
  • Washcloths

Estimated Basket Value: $350 – Note: we will also accept donations for an entire or partial basket!

Mother’ Basket

  • Aromatherapy Nausea Mist
  • Baby Carrier/Sling
  • Hospital, Maternity Robe
  • Palmers Massage Cream
  • Oatmeal Bath by Aveeno
  • Diaper Bag
  • Essential Oils
  • Foot Soak
  • Heating Pad
  • Breast Pump
  • Maternity Belt
  • Nursing Bra
  • Nursing Cream
  • Nursing Pad
  • Parenting From The Inside Out By Daniel J. Siegel
  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting By Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel

Estimated Basket Value: $250 – Note: we will also accept donations for an entire or partial basket!

Larger Contributions to replace aging NDFW materials

  • Bassinet
  • Bumpo Seats
  • Changing Tables
  • Book Shelf
  • Children’s Bed linens, covers and blankets
  • Infant Car Seats
  • Kid Rugs
  • Playhouses
  • Sand & Water Tables for Sensory
  • Wagons
  • Scooter and Scooter 3
  • Tricycle
  • Strollers (Double and Quadruple)
  • Umbrella Strollers (Lightweight)
  • Nursery and Wall Decals Decal 3

Donations and Gift Certificates are always helpful! (Target, Babies R Us, Amazon)

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