Family and Children Services
New Directions for Women is committed to the healing of the entire family that has been profoundly affected by the disease of chemical dependency. For those who live with or relate on a regular basis to a person who is diagnosed with chemical dependency, New Directions for Women recommends, encourages, and supports you in making a commitment to being involved with the family treatment program we offer so that you too may enter into your own personal journey of recovery. We recognize the importance of treating chemical dependency as a family disease. Those of you that have experienced the emotional pain of broken promises, false hopes, and other common side effects of this disease deserve the opportunity in identifying and voicing your own thoughts and feelings. We will openly and honestly assist you in working toward developing a deeper understanding of yourself and developing the kind of relationship you deserve to have with your loved one who suffers from chemical dependency.
The Family Program is grounded in the 12 step principles and encourages each family member in participating in self help meetings on a regular basis. Learn how to participate our Family Program by reading our Family Fact Sheet. You can also read more about our services offered.
In addition, we specialize in treating the children both living and not living with their mom throughout their treatment experience. During our children’s treatment experience, they will receive early intervention services and individual treatment services that address each child’s individualized needs. Children will receive counseling services that assist each youngster in building emotional strength and deepening their resilience. Services are provided to children utilizing an array of therapies such as: art, storytelling, role playing, recreation and journaling. School age children are enrolled in Newport Mesa school district and are encouraged to develop healthy participation in extra curricular activities, summer camp programs, and educational programs. Lastly, our children also participate in 12 step based programs. [more info]