Women for Sobriety (WFS)

Women for Sobriety (WFS) is an organization whose purpose is to help all women find their individual path to recovery through discovery of self, gained by sharing experiences, hopes and encouragement with other women in similar circumstances. We are an abstinence-based self-help program for women facing issues of alcohol or drug addiction. Our “New Life” Program acknowledges the very special 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. We recognize each woman’s necessity for self-discovery. WFS 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. Our vision is to encourage all women in developing personal growth and continued abstinence through the “New Life” Program. WFS believes that addiction began to overcome stress, loneliness, frustration or emotional deprivation in daily life – dependence often resulted. Physical, mental, and emotional addiction are overcome with abstinence and the knowledge of self gained through the principles and philosophies of WFS. Membership in WFS requires a sincere desire for an abstinent “New Life.” WFS members live by the philosophy: “Release the past – plan for tomorrow – live for today.”

MONDAYS 12:30 – 1:45 pm
Redwood Shores Branch Library
399 Marine Parkway, Room B
Redwood City, CA 94065

The meeting space is provided as a community service by the City of Redwood City. The City neither sponsors nor endorses this event.

Class Fee: By Donation.
Suggested Minimum Donation $2.00
Suggested donation is $2 (or more if possible); however no one is turned away from the meeting if they are unable to give a donation. These group donations are sent directly to the WFS office to help support the program’s services and to help defray some of the operating costs of the organization. Making a donation toward the program is an important part of recovery.


Women’s Circles and Fees
All Women’s Circle Courses are due in full upon registration, or if indicated, they are charged monthly always payable on the 1st of the month. See Women's Circle description for course fee. Sliding Scale rates are available. Receive a 10% discount when friends register together.

Where Women Support Women

650.558.1156
Shelley.Richanbach@gmail.com

Next Steps for Women
wellness | recovery | expressive arts

"The best mind-altering drug is the truth."

– Lily Tomlin

CALENDAR

Now offering Telehealth and House Calls!

Upcoming Women's Circles

Contact Shelley about Women's Circles that interest you. Classes can be arranged on a personalized schedule.

Descriptions of Women's Circles

Contact Shelley by calling 650.558.1156 or by email.

September

CELEBRATE RECOVERY MONTH

Recovery Happens Everyday with Voices of Recovery San Mateo County
Celebrate the people who recover and those who support them. I'm helping them spread the word that prevention works, treatment is effective and recovery is possible.
Find events through the month at www.smchealth.org

She Recovers LA 2nd Annual Conference
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY
September 14 – 15
Part celebration, part reunion and an important first foray into the land of sober sisterhood offers the opportunity to celebrate your wellness efforts and successes and pick up tools and ideas to aid in your recoovery journey. Register online: www.sherecovers.co/la-event

Rock Sober Fest Weekend – San Geronimo Valley Community Center
SATURDAY, SUNDAY September 15 – 16
A special opportunity to celebrate life surrounded by a community of substance-free music fans.
www.cleanandsobermusicfest.org

October, November, December

WATCH FOR A POP UP CIRCLE HYBRID in the coming months! Email ASAP if you are interested in expressing yourself simply and creatively in nurturing surroundings.

On-Going

Women For Sobriety (WFS)
75 Minutes MONDAYS 12:30 – 1:45 pm at Redwood Shores Branch Library