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By Jess Block / Community Correspondent | August 25, 2008
COSTA MESA - Host of A&E's "Intervention," Ken Seeley, will visit the New Directions for Women campus for a series of free intervention community workshops at 10 a.m. Saturday and continuing the fourth Saturday of each month.  The free workshops will on the New Directions for Women campus at 2607 Willo Ave. in Costa Mesa. Ken Seeley, is an interventionist on A&E and creator of intervention911.com. Seeley has been professionally and personally involved in the recovery community for more than 17 years.
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By Jess Block / Community Correspondent | August 25, 2008
COSTA MESA - New Directions for Women will host its annual open house from 4 to 8 p.m.  Wednesday. The residential addiction recovery treatment center for women and women with children at 2607 Willo Lane features free food, fun, campus tours and information regarding its services as part of the open house festivities Costa Mesa City Councilwoman Katrina Foley will be joining New Directions for the Open House. Executive Director and Chief Executive Becky Flood and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Maurice Wilson will lead the knowledgeable and friendly staff and will be on-site to greet the public attending the event.
FEATURES
By B.W. COOK | April 28, 2007
The third annual Chrysalis Ball raised an impressive $100,000 for nonprofit drug and alcohol residential treatment in Orange County. The recent midweek event, held at Joe's Garage in Tustin, attracted a large crowd of Newport-Mesa support for an organization known as New Directions for Women that assists women with alcohol and other substanceabuse dependency in putting their lives back on course. New Directions also works closely with the children, husbands and extended families of dependent women in an effort to keep the family together as they face the crisis of recovery and rehabilitation.
FEATURES
By Jessie Brunner | January 24, 2007
Susan came to New Directions for Women — a nonprofit drug and alcohol treatment facility in Costa Mesa — to avoid jail time related to her daily drug habit. Fourteen years later, she still comes to the New Directions campus twice a week, though she long ago got a handle on her addiction. As an alumna of the organization's treatment program, Susan now serves as a care coordinator and president of the alumnae association. "I took it one day at a time," the 52-year-old said about her treatment at the facility.
LOCAL
By Steve Gregg | March 19, 2010
Volunteers and donors are the lifeblood of nonprofit organizations. Recognizing this, New Directions for Women (NDFW) held its second annual Circle of Life breakfast to honor these contributors and pay thanks to their efforts. Almost 200 supporters attended the breakfast March 18 at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach. The event featured speeches from Carole Pickup, New Directions for Women Foundation board chairwoman, Karen Crosson-Lutz, Foundation board member, staff and alumnae from New Directions and an update with the latest on New Directions for Women from Executive Director and Chief Executive Becky Flood.
LOCAL
By Jess Block | June 2, 2008
A COSTA MESA- A&E’s top-rated show “Intervention” filmed its first show at Costa Mesa nonprofit treatment center New Directions for Women. A&E filmed a patient beginning treatment on Saturday May 24, 2008 at New Directions For Women, 2607 Willo Lane in Costa Mesa. New Directions for Women is providing a 90-day treatment for the incoming patient. New Directions for Women is also the site of a monthly Intervention Workshop hosted by A&E Interventionist Ken Seeley ABOUT A&E’s “INTERVENTION” The Intervention Television series profiles people whose dependencies on drugs and alcohol or other compulsive behavior has brought them to a point of personal crisis and estranged them from their friends and loved ones.
LOCAL
June 3, 2009
Submitted by Stephen Gregg At risk teens often walk down the path of drugs and alcohol abuse. Operation Clean Slate has found art to be a creative alternative to these destructive choices. Troubled teens from the Coastal Mountain Youth Academy have taken part in an Operation Clean Slate project and have created a mural for New Directions for Women, a chemical dependency treatment center in Costa Mesa. “It’s heartbreaking to see teens experience these events, but we’re glad that they are getting help early in their young lives, and we’re grateful for the mural they’ve created for us,” said Rebecca Flood CEO, of New Directions for Women.
LOCAL
By Jess Block / Community Correspondent | August 25, 2008
COSTA MESA – The A&E reality show “Intervention” will feature New Directions for Women (NDFW), a women’s treatment center during an upcoming episode scheduled to air at 9 p.m. Sept. 15 on A&E. The patient was filmed upon arrival to New Directions in Costa Mesa with A&E Interventionist Candy Finnigan. Filming focused on her treatment with NDFW therapists, staff and Executive Director  and Chief Executive Becky Flood. A planned “viewing party” for the patient to watch her episode of the show will be held when the show airs with friends, treatment professionals and other patients of New Directions for Women.
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April 8, 2014
A Newport-Mesa area women's recovery center raised $450,000 during a recent event in Newport Beach. New Directions for Women's sixth annual Circle of Life fundraising breakfast took place March 31 at the Big Canyon Country Club. The event, which drew more than 200 attendees, generated $225,000. That amount was then matched dollar for dollar by an anonymous family, organizers said in a news release. New Directions, a state-licensed, 24-bed facility on Willo Lane, will use the funds toward scholarships for women seeking recovery from chemical dependency, according to the release.
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By B.W. Cook | August 22, 2013
Rebecca Flood , executive director and CEO of New Directions for Women, has dedicated her professional life to helping women overcome the traumatic effects of substance abuse in their lives. The seriousness of her career and the demands of her work schedule often consumed her priorities, and Flood became known in this community for her personal sacrifice, placing her own needs behind her work of assisting other women. One of Flood's most ardent supporters throughout three decades of her involvement in New Directions for Women is Carole Pickup , who has not only provided financial support for the work but has also been a major cheerleader, providing much-needed encouragement for countless women facing serious hurdles.
NEWS
April 3, 2013
New Directions for Women raised more than $400,000 at its fifth annual Circle of Life fundraising breakfast. The event, hosted at the Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach on March 25, garnered a turnout of about 250 attendees, including Mayor Keith Curry, business and healthcare professionals, and board members. The Costa Mesa substance-abuse treatment center will use the proceeds to fund scholarships for women or help mothers looking to free themselves from addiction. Established in 1977 with the help of Pamela Wilder and the Junior League of Orange County, New Directions provides a venue for affordable rehabilitative and detox care.
NEWS
By Jeffrey Harlan | May 19, 2012
Like many parents, I am often questioned by my children about my decisions. "Why do I have to do my homework now?" "Why are you making me clean my room?" "Why are you wearing that outfit, Dad?" While I can invoke my parental prerogative to just say, "Because I said so," it's not a very satisfying response for any of us. Costa Mesa is beginning to publicly discuss its annual budget (city staff has been working on this for more than six months), and this process is bound to elicit questions by the community about why the City Council is making certain decisions.
NEWS
March 23, 2011
With help from an anonymous donor, a local nonprofit organization aims to bring in $200,000 in donations at an annual fundraiser, said an event official Wednesday. The Circle of Life Breakfast, the biggest fundraiser of the year for New Directions for Women — a Costa Mesa group that provides rehab and recovery services to women — is scheduled for March 28 at the Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach. Last year, the event netted about $80,000. This year, an anonymous donor has pledged to match contributions dollar-for-dollar, said Becky Flood, the organization's chief executive officer.
LOCAL
By Steve Gregg | March 19, 2010
Volunteers and donors are the lifeblood of nonprofit organizations. Recognizing this, New Directions for Women (NDFW) held its second annual Circle of Life breakfast to honor these contributors and pay thanks to their efforts. Almost 200 supporters attended the breakfast March 18 at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach. The event featured speeches from Carole Pickup, New Directions for Women Foundation board chairwoman, Karen Crosson-Lutz, Foundation board member, staff and alumnae from New Directions and an update with the latest on New Directions for Women from Executive Director and Chief Executive Becky Flood.
LOCAL
June 3, 2009
Submitted by Stephen Gregg At risk teens often walk down the path of drugs and alcohol abuse. Operation Clean Slate has found art to be a creative alternative to these destructive choices. Troubled teens from the Coastal Mountain Youth Academy have taken part in an Operation Clean Slate project and have created a mural for New Directions for Women, a chemical dependency treatment center in Costa Mesa. “It’s heartbreaking to see teens experience these events, but we’re glad that they are getting help early in their young lives, and we’re grateful for the mural they’ve created for us,” said Rebecca Flood CEO, of New Directions for Women.
LOCAL
By Jess Block / Community Correspondent | August 25, 2008
COSTA MESA - Host of A&E's "Intervention," Ken Seeley, will visit the New Directions for Women campus for a series of free intervention community workshops at 10 a.m. Saturday and continuing the fourth Saturday of each month.  The free workshops will on the New Directions for Women campus at 2607 Willo Ave. in Costa Mesa. Ken Seeley, is an interventionist on A&E and creator of intervention911.com. Seeley has been professionally and personally involved in the recovery community for more than 17 years.
LOCAL
By Jess Block / Community Correspondent | August 25, 2008
COSTA MESA – The A&E reality show “Intervention” will feature New Directions for Women (NDFW), a women’s treatment center during an upcoming episode scheduled to air at 9 p.m. Sept. 15 on A&E. The patient was filmed upon arrival to New Directions in Costa Mesa with A&E Interventionist Candy Finnigan. Filming focused on her treatment with NDFW therapists, staff and Executive Director  and Chief Executive Becky Flood. A planned “viewing party” for the patient to watch her episode of the show will be held when the show airs with friends, treatment professionals and other patients of New Directions for Women.
LOCAL
By Jess Block / Community Correspondent | August 25, 2008
COSTA MESA - New Directions for Women will host its annual open house from 4 to 8 p.m.  Wednesday. The residential addiction recovery treatment center for women and women with children at 2607 Willo Lane features free food, fun, campus tours and information regarding its services as part of the open house festivities Costa Mesa City Councilwoman Katrina Foley will be joining New Directions for the Open House. Executive Director and Chief Executive Becky Flood and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Maurice Wilson will lead the knowledgeable and friendly staff and will be on-site to greet the public attending the event.
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