The Results Are In!
What will the future WFS logo be?
Mark Your Calendar – Logo Launch Party
Thursday, October 28, 8:00 pm US/Eastern
After receiving design submissions, getting input from focus groups, and voting by WFS women the future logo has been selected.
Join us online to see which one was selected and learn more about it.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 897 9914 3009
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbL58R1OKO
WFS Online New Platform
WFS is excited to announce that our WFS Online community will be moving to a new, more user-friendly and feature-rich platform in the coming months. This new online community will have all the current content as well as some really great new features and improved functionality. Read more about the new platform here.
Introducing Joanne – WFS Volunteer Coordinator
Hi, My name is JoAnne O. I live in Millis, Massachusetts. I have been living in Recovery for just about 9 years. I have 4 young adult children and two loving dogs. I love spending time outdoors exploring new areas in my Jeep, and feel so very blessed to live close to the ocean, the mountains and everything in between! My background is in early childhood education and for many years I had the privilege of working with young children and families with special needs. The past 6 years I have been the volunteer coordinator for a non-profit Hospice, connecting patients and caregivers with volunteers and community resources. I am beyond excited to begin working with Women for Sobriety, Inc. and look forward to sharing time and space with women on their path to recovery.
WFS is Hiring!
WFS is hiring a full-time Program Manager. The Program Manager will oversee all day-to-day business operations of the corporation including planning, implementing, and maintaining efficient procedures for coordinating the organization’s various peer-support resources, managing official WFS events, and providing additional services such as the provision of free and sale literature and other materials. Applicants with diverse backgrounds and identities are encouraged to apply. This is a remote position open to anyone who lives in the US. Read more here.
Conference 2022 Planning
Grab your popcorn & join us for a night of fun as we gear up for the 2022 Conferences. Do you remember how magical Conference 2021 was? Wouldn’t you like to be part of the behind the scenes effort? Join us to learn all about Conferences 2022 & get involved!!
Saturday, October 9, 7pm EDT
Log in to WFS Online to access the Zoom link or email [email protected]
WFS is pleased to announce new In-Person* and Regional Video Meetings. We thank the dedicated volunteers who bring the New Life Program to their community. Use the email address for the specific meeting to get meeting details.
Albany, OR In-Person Meeting – [email protected]
Boulder, CO In-Person Meeting – [email protected]
Denver, CO Regional Video Meeting – [email protected]
Toms River, NJ In-Person Meeting – [email protected]
* Due to Covid related health measures some meetings are currently held online.
Join Adrienne Miller, WFS President/CEO
on the New Life Connections Facebook page for some great recovery topics!
Motivation in Recovery*
Sister Skills: Alternatives to Advice*
PAWS: Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome*
See More on Great Videos
All 13 Acceptance Statements are now available on Vimeo
WFS Strategic Plan – Our Mission, Vision and Values
Have you read the WFS Strategic Plan yet? Fundamental to this important work was clarification of the organization’s Vision and Mission, and articulation of its Values.
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.
- 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.
From the Web
Research Supports WFS
A longitudinal study of the comparative efficacy of Women for Sobriety, LifeRing, SMART Recovery, and 12-step groups for those with AUD.
Results tentatively suggest that WFS, LifeRing, and
SMART are as effective as 12-step groups for those with AUDs, and that this population has the best odds of success when committing to lifetime total abstinence. An optimal care plan may thus involve facilitating involvement in a broad array of mutual help groups and supporting abstinence motivation.
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
This Peer Alternatives for Addiction Study will be replicated soon in an additional PAL2 study. Keep an eye out for your opportunity to become a part of this important research!