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WFS Mission Statement
WFS has a new shorter, more modern Mission Statement which will be released on May 1st, 2021. However, the retiring, 2011 version of the Mission Statement is such a great intro to the program, we know some Certified Facilitators will want to continue to use it as part of their meetings. We are interested in getting your feedback about what to do with the retiring version of the Mission Statement. Please review it and then answer the simple questions below.

Mission Statement

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.”
Should we maintain this passage for anything other than historical purposes?
If we keep the passage for groups that want to continue to use it as an introduction to the program, what should we name it?
Please include any other feedback you would like us to consider.
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