WFS envisions a world where individuals live mindful lives and take responsibility for their thoughts and actions.


Through the New Life Program, WFS supports women seeking a sober life in recovery from problematic substance use.


“We are capable and competent, caring and compassionate, always willing to help another, bonded together in overcoming our addictions.”   

Diversity and Inclusion

WFS is committed to expanding and celebrating diversity and individual uniqueness. We create safe spaces for connection and belonging to enhance everyone’s recovery


Compassion: WFS promotes empathy and caring for self and others.

Connection: WFS creates safe spaces where women support the expression of thoughts, feelings, and needs.

Empowerment: WFS encourages and celebrates women and their right to be their own unique individuals.

Love: WFS commits to authentic relationships defined by mutual value and worth.

Respect: WFS acts with integrity, honoring every woman’s experiences and ideas.

2021 Strategic Plan

WFS Founding Principles

Women for Sobriety (WFS) is an organization whose purpose is to help all women find their individual path to recovery through discovery of self. We share experiences, hopes, and encouragement with other women in similar circumstances. We are an abstinence-based, self-help program for women overcoming challenges with alcohol and other drug use. The New Life Program acknowledges the needs women have in recovery – the need to nurture feelings of self-value and self-worth, and the desire to discard feelings of guilt, shame, and humiliation.

WFS is unique in that it is an organization of women for women. We are not affiliated with any other recovery organization and stand on our own principles and philosophies. The New Life Program offers a variety of recovery tools to guide a woman in developing coping skills which focus on emotional growth, spiritual growth, self-esteem, and a healthy lifestyle. We encourage all women to engage in lifelong personal development through our 13 Acceptance Statements.

WFS believes that addiction began to overcome stress, loneliness, frustration, or emotional deprivation in daily life – dependence often resulted. The physical, mental, and emotional components of addiction are overcome with abstinence from all substances and the self-awareness gained by practicing the program. Participation in WFS requires a sincere desire for a New Life. We live by the philosophy: “Release the past – plan for tomorrow – live for today.”