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New Directions for Women, Inc.

 2607 Willo Lane
 Costa Mesa, CA 92627
[P] (949) 3131192 x 300
[F] (949) 2699260
[email protected]
Tania Bhattacharyya
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 95-3107635 00000


Mission StatementMORE »

Saving the lives of women of all ages, women with children and pregnant women affected by alcoholism, other addictions and related issues.

Mission Statement

Saving the lives of women of all ages, women with children and pregnant women affected by alcoholism, other addictions and related issues.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $4,339,528.00
Projected Revenue $4,152,309.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Continuum of Care Programs

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Mission Statement

Saving the lives of women of all ages, women with children and pregnant women affected by alcoholism, other addictions and related issues.

Background Statement

New Directions for Women (NDFW) was founded, in part, by Pamela Wilder in 1977, with the support and assistance of the Jr. League of Orange County. Pamela stood up in a Jr. League meeting, identified herself as a recovering alcoholic and asked for help and support in establishing a recovery program for women. Two other women, Marion Schoen and Muriel Zink, were also instrumental in New Direction’s beginnings. Our treatment facility was created in response to a shortage of affordable and accessible rehabilitation treatment services for women suffering from alcoholism, substance use disorder and other chemical dependency problems.

New Directions was the first gender-specific addiction treatment program in Orange County. For nearly 4 decades, we have expanded to become an internationally recognized, comfortable, luxury, attractive 28-bed residential rehab located in Southern California (CA) in Costa Mesa, near Newport Beach’s Back Bay and Nature Preserve. New Directions remains one of few addiction treatment centers nationwide which treat pregnant women in any trimester, and also offers housing for children ages 0-13 years old to live on campus while their mothers receive treatment. State licensed and certified, our award winning facility touts a very high recovery rate.

Impact Statement


2018 was an exciting year for New Directions for Women. 210 women entered our Residential, Intensive Sober Living, or Intensive Outpatient program to heal and transform their lives. 15 children resided on campus and 8 women were pregnant while receiving our services. Offering mothers the chance to stay with their children removes an important barrier to treatment, and means they don't have to choose between recovery and family!

We were one of eight treatment centers this year that participated in the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) Outcomes Pilot Program, a completely independent research study to measure long-term outcomes for patients who received residential substance use disorder services. At 12 months post discharge, we received the highest number of responses (60%) AND had the highest abstinence rate (76%). We were the smallest treatment center out of these eight. 

Needs Statement

1. We are in need of volunteers for everything from admin to assisting in our daycare. 

2. Donations: We are currently raising funds to renovate Faith House, our home for women with children. New Directions remains one of a small number of treatment centers throughout the nation that treat pregnant women struggling with addiction, and also offers housing for children to stay on campus with their mothers. When complete, Faith House will provide an even more healing space for mothers in recovery and their little ones.

3. Volunteer at our administrative offices--we are always in need of folks who can help with data entry, mailers, and organizing files.  
4. Support those touched by addiction by being a sponsor.
5. Donate items from our Wish List, which includes: 
  • Cleaning supplies (Lysol wipes and spray)
  • Art supplies
  • Stock medicines
  • Diapers and baby wipes
  • Bed linens, covers and blankets
  • Gardening supplies (seeds, small plants, snail bait, etc.)
  • Office supplies
  • Children's books
  • Children's toys/baby dolls 

Contact Tania at [email protected] or (949) 313-1192 ext. 300 to see the complete list.

CEO Statement


Board Chair Statement


Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Donations of any size are always appreciated, and can be made in several ways: • To donate online visit: • Checks can be mailed to: New Directions for Women c/o Tania Bhattacharyya 2607 Willo Ln. Costa Mesa, CA 926267 • To donate by phone please call Tania at (949) 313-1192 ext. 300. Other ways to get involved: • Put together Welcome Baskets for newly admitted patients. • Support those touched by addiction by being a sponsor. • Teach a skill to our patients, such as resume writing or painting. • Help out with one of our events, such as our Circle of Life Breakfast in March, or our Community Open House in August. • Donation an item on our "Wish List," which includes baby wipes, diapers, sippy cups, bibs, baby cloths, art supplies, crafting beads, magazine subscriptions, new books, tickets to recreational activities, office supplies, and cleaning supplies. Please contact Tania at (949) 313-1192 ext. 300 or [email protected] for a complete list.

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County
New Directions has served patients from across the nation and around the globe. Our serene campus and location by the Newport Back Bay make it a positive environment for all women looking to find recovery.   

Organization Categories

  1. Mental Health & Crisis Intervention - Substance Abuse Dependency, Prevention & Treatment
  2. Mental Health & Crisis Intervention - Addictive Disorders NEC
  3. Human Services - Human Services



Continuum of Care Programs

There are successive levels of residential care from Primary to Extended Care services in which patients learn the skills to live as sober, recovering women. Each individual program includes daily educational and therapeutic group sessions combined with individual, family and experiential therapies tailored to meet each patient’s needs. Programs include:

  • Individual and group therapy.
  • Mommy and Me classes for women who have children with them in treatment, and daily child services where children participate in cognitive activities that meet developmental milestones.

  • Experiential therapy including equine therapy; kayaking; psychodrama; drum circles; art; yoga

  • Classes ranging from Finance, Nutrition, Physical Fitness, and Vocational Support.

  • Trauma therapy based on a nationally recognized, evidence-based treatment program entitled "Seeking Safety" that addressed post-traumatic stress disorders found in as many as 90 percent of women who seek treatment for addictive disease. 

  • Concurrent medical and psychiatric assessment, physical exercise, and family treatment services.

  • Spirituality and meditation that includes studying the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous, gardening, and journaling.

  • A family program that meets each Saturday and includes family education on addictive diseases, self-help resources for families with addicted loved ones, individual and group family counseling.  

  • Sober Living Program that combines transitional sober living with continued treatment services. The women participate in Intensive Outpatient services, receiving 7 to 10 hours of treatment weekly and are involved in 12-step programs while they work, go to school, or are involved in other productive activities.

  • Outpatient program based on the evidence-based matrix Model, which accommodates women in various stages of recovery.

  • Individualized aftercare and monitoring services to meet each woman's needs.

Budget  $2,995,000.00
Category  Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Substance Abuse Counseling
Population Served Females Families
Program Short-Term Success 

The women served at New Directions are daily making progress towards the personal goals they have set with their therapists and case managers. Aside from the universal goal of sobriety and recovery, patients' individual needs vary from procuring jobs to creating stronger bonds with their children. With the help of our staff, each day we see our patients move closer to realizing these personal accomplishments. Their daily victories help lay a firm foundation for long-term sobriety.

Program Long-Term Success 

Our goal is to assure the successful long-term recovery of women and their families so they can become productive members of society. Our ongoing objective is to assure continued recovery rates of over 80 percent after 6 months of discharge. .

Program Success Monitored By 

New Directions for Women collects data from patients and patient families to gauge treatment effectiveness, efficiency of treatment services, satisfaction with the organization and satisfaction with access to treatment.

During the year 2013, 77 patients were requested to complete a survey at discharge, 30 days post discharge, 60 days post discharge, 90 days post discharge, six months post discharge and 12 months post discharge.

Post-Discharge Follow-Up Highlights

  • 94.8% of patients surveyed report that they are working the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.

  • 81.8% of patients surveyed report that they have a sponsor.

  • 96.1% of patients surveyed report that their mental/emotional health is good, very good or excellent.

Satisfaction Surveys were taken from 68 patients upon discharge and completion of Residential Treatment.

Patient Satisfaction Highlights

  • 88% of patients surveyed report that the clinical staff treated them with dignity and respect.

  • 91% of patients surveyed report that they were satisfied or very satisfied with the experiential therapy program.

  • 95% of patients surveyed report that they would recommend New Directions for Women to others

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CEO/Executive Director Sue Bright
CEO Term Start Feb 2018
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience


Sue Bright is our Executive Director, and comes to us with almost three decades of experience in the addiction treatment field. Prior to joining NDFW in 2018, she served as Vice President of Patient Services and Quality of Livengrin Foundation in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. Sue specializes in intake and admissions, and clinical services. She has tremendous experience developing relationships with private insurers, working collaboratively with staff to ensure growth and to develop Quality measures that track the success of services over time.

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Rebecca Flood 2004 2018

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) - Behavioral Health - 3 Year Accreditation 2016



Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 35
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 30
Number of Contract Staff 15
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: --
Caucasian: --
Hispanic/Latino: --
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: --
Male: --
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy --
Whistle Blower Policy --
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? --
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --

Government Licenses


CEO Comments


Foundation Comments



Board Chair Ann Premazon
Board Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Chair Term -
Board Co-Chair Dan Carracino
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Tania Bhattacharyya -- --
Sue Bright New Directions for Women --
Dan Carracino -- --
Dr. Rev. Charles Dorsey -- --
Gianna Drake-Kerrison -- --
Rebecca Flood -- --
Dr. Daniel Headrick -- --
Jerry Johnson -- --
Amir Kahana Esq. -- --
Jim Keating -- --
Douglas Kerr Esq. -- --
Devon Martin -- --
Carole Pickup -- --
Ann Premazon -- --
Karen Stockman -- --
Barbara Wiggs- Nelson -- --
Allison Wilder -- --
Don Wilson -- --

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 12
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 3
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 9
Male: 8
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria --
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy --
Percentage of Monetary Contributions --
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Board Orientation --

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments


Standing Committees



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2018 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Revenue $4,469,957 $3,730,586 $6,327,096
Total Expenses $4,550,367 $4,333,229 $4,628,650

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$44,199 $372,900 $141,663
Government Contributions $725,139 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $725,139 -- $0
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- $0
Earned Revenue $3,700,296 $3,359,712 $3,869,696
Investment Income, Net of Losses $2,935 $6,261 $26,531
Membership Dues -- -- $0
Special Events $-2,612 $-8,387 $3,990
Revenue In-Kind -- -- $5,170
Other -- -- $-3,990

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Program Expense $3,972,611 $3,882,012 $4,213,044
Administration Expense $552,368 $430,067 $398,313
Fundraising Expense $25,388 $21,060 $17,293
Payments to Affiliates -- -- $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.98 0.86 1.37
Program Expense/Total Expenses 87% 90% 91%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 3% 6% 12%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Assets $5,626,377 $5,682,737 $6,101,506
Current Assets $883,609 $786,269 $1,120,813
Long-Term Liabilities $216,949 $530,460 $386,711
Current Liabilities $778,446 $440,885 $400,760
Total Net Assets $4,630,982 $4,711,392 $5,314,035

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 1.14 1.78 2.80

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 4% 9% 6%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) 0%
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Capital Campaign Purpose We want to keep with the loving intent our Founders had to build a safe sanctuary where women can heal from addiction. Although we do incredible work with the space we have, the buildings are costly to maintain, due to being out-of-date. The renovation supported by our Capital Campaign will create a state of the art environment of care and provide the best possible setting for women in new recovery and their families, while also reducing overall maintenance costs. To learn more visit:
Campaign Goal $3,000,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates Feb 2016 - Feb 2021
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $500,000.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.


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