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Making Welcome Baskets For Women In Recovery

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New Directions For Women

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 20 people are interested

New Directions For Women has been serving women, women who are pregnant and women with children who wish to enter recovery from substance use right here in our community for 44 years.

Each year we serve up to 200 women and countless children and babies, some who are born while their mom's are in treatment.

Often times women enter our residential treatment program, on or 4 acre campus near the back in Costa Mesa, in crisis. They've been unable to pack or have no hygiene items and toiletries. Upon admission, each women receives a welcome basket with their name on it and a welcome note or card.

This project will be hosted using COVID friendly guidelines at our administrative offices at 3001 Redhill - Building #4 - Suite 106, Costa Mesa from 9-11 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be served and volunteers will be able to view a video offering a virtual tour of our campus and stories from women like those they will be helping.

(If you are willing to donate your own supplies, this project can be done virtually in your own home or office and the baskets you create can be delivered that day or you can make an arrangement with Lori in our Foundation Office.)

Items that can be donated & included in the welcome basket:

* The Actual Baskets which are carrying totes * Cellophane bags or wrap for the baskets * Ribbons & Bows for the baskets * Loofah sponge or other shower items * Body Wash/Bubble bath * Nail Care items * NEW Travel or smaller sized toiletries (lotion, shampoo/conditioner) * Tea bags (decaffeinated!) * Mug or teacup * Journal or planner * Eye mask * Bottle of water * Chapsticks or lip balm * Hairties or headbands, bobby pins * Sugar free gum or mints * "To-go" Crystal light type packets for water * Pens, highlighters * Make Up Wipes * Small Cosmetic Bags * Hair Brush or Combs * Other such items


Our logo includes a butterfly and is purple & white if you are looking for theme ideas for your basket/s.

We promise this will be one of the most rewarding projects you can do this spring to help a mom, grandma, daughter or sister find healing, help and hope.

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About New Directions For Women


2607 Willo Lane, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, US

Mission Statement

New Directions for Women is a safe, caring and sensitive residential treatment facility. By providing exceptional, gender-specific addiction treatment services that are grounded in the 12-Step principles, New Directions assists women, their families and their children to achieve sustained responsible recovery.


We believe in treating the whole woman in affordable sanctuary where she finds independence and support while healing the wounds inflicted by addiction. Our program is creative, invitational and employs proactive treatment methods to meet the special treatment needs of each patient and their family.

Our gender-specific, culturally relevant treatment consists of a variety of proven programs. We teach our patients how to live a more holistic life and coach them on relapse prevention skills. Our program provides successive levels of residential care from Primary to Extended Care services in which our patients have the opprtunity to learn necessary skills and coping mechanisms to live as sober, recovering women.

Crisis Support
Health & Medicine


Sat May 15, 2021
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM  


3001 Redhill AveBuilding #4Suite # 106Costa Mesa, CA 92627



  • Visual Arts
  • People Skills
  • Interior / Exterior Decorating


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 16
  • 9-11:00 a.m. Future projects will be held once a quarter on the 2nd Saturday of the month.
  • Caring, kind and giving hearts welcome!

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