Saturday, May 29, 2021

May 2021 Newsletter

MAY 2021
We might not look like we are all ready for the picture, but we are always ready to serve the LCC! The LCC staff had an eventful night with testimonies and staff appreciation for all the work being done for the kingdom of God. Through every LCC ministry, project and volunteer the seed is planted to give hope through social media, counseling, Multi-Cultural Cuisine, the Handyman Project and the Pro Services Program. Each project/program at the LCC teaches and practices life skills for the students, preparing them for their life outside the LCC program and in the community. We thank our board of directors for their hard work and dedication, the Pro Services team for their patience and also every single person that volunteers for the saving of souls through their talents and skills. 

"My name is Inna Kharkavaya and I knew about the Life Change Center for over six years. I was in the LCC program over eight times, running back and forth, I could not really understand why I cannot change my life. Every time I tried to change my life on my own, I kept running back into my addiction and lust. I was deeply entangled in chains. I did not understand why for so many years, until I reached the lowest point in my life and cried out to God. I said a prayer saying, “I cannot do this anymore, I don't know what to do.” After that prayer, God put it on my heart to come back to the LCC center. When I came back, God gave me a new understanding. He showed me that I cannot do it on my own, I must surrender everything into His hands and trust for His will to be done in my life. When I fully understood that I went through confession and fully surrendered my life to God. I opened my heart to the fullest and began seeking Him daily, and He began to change me from within. I fasted and prayed for God to help me and make the change in my heart. I faced all my problems within me and worked on myself instead of running away from them. When my heart was fully opened for cleansing, I saw the change God was doing in me. I received my full freedom from addiction and from the lust of the world. I received a new life in Jesus Christ who saved me and granted me freedom that I was trying to find on my own. I realized that in this life I can only receive it through Jesus Christ who strengthens me, and He has given me a new life. I fully received victory by allowing Jesus to lead my life and He is now leading me into taking water baptism. Gods will and timing is perfect, and I never knew how good it is to be in the center of it all. He gives me joy and peace that I have never felt before. The love that He has for me, I cannot grasp it into my mind! I thank God for changing my whole life and I am excited for what He has prepared for me in my new life walking with Him!" - Inna LCC Alumni


We had a very blessed baptism where three souls dedicated their life to Jesus! We gladly rejoiced because one of the newest members of the body of Christ was our LCC alumni! We wish only the best for our alumni and are proud of her decision. May she always stay faithful and be the light for those around her!
Definition: voluntary work intended to help people in a particular area. 

Volunteering can provide a healthy boost to your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. The LCC program has seen students flourish in their character after doing volunteer work. When they are doing good for the community and others it provides them a natural sense of accomplishment. In this picture the women's center is helping a local non-profit organization organize clothes and other supplies. 
Our hearts rejoice when we see our LCC Alumni volunteer at different projects. Two of our alumni have finished the program (at different times) and God lead their paths to serve in Mexico. Together they apply the skills and character traits that they have learned at the LCC program to help and serve the people there. In these pictures they are helping to build a fence for an outreach. We are happy that they have accepted the call of God and He is using them for His glory! May God bless them!
Do you like coffee? We DO!!
The staff members at the women's center treated their wonderful students for some coffee. The staff at the centers try to keep a balance between a strict schedule and a relaxed friendly atmosphere. They go out for coffee breaks, parks, and even a stroll in a near by little town. This helps the students refresh their minds and puts them into a new perspective of why they are on the program. It also tests their ability to be around the community outside of the program by challenging them to stay strong in their life choices. Its always a good time and most students create a healthy friendship that only the love of God can create. 
A transformational journey through drug and alcohol addiction.
Life Change Center (LCC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing a cost-free, residential, nine-18 month program that welcomes adults 18 years-of-age and older. LCC shows our students’ God’s love while providing 24/7 support through their detox and withdrawal periods. Here they are provided with mentorship and guidance to help learn life skills; and, crisis management to transform them into productive men and women of our community. The LCC success rate, within our first two years of serving this community (2016-2018), has shown 81% of our students succeed and graduate from the program.
  • Life Change Program
  • Handy Man 
  • Multicultural Cuisine
  • Basics In Life
  • Creation of Recreational
  • Community Service
If you would like to become part of our programs in any way please contact us at 210-760-2008.

  • Sponsor a student for a month
  • Donate supplies or toiletries
  • Donate a vehicle
  • Sponsor student's trip to the Yearly Conference where a student can learn the history of Life Change Centers, meet the Leadership and renew his/her choice of an addiction-free life

P. O. Box 691585
San Antonio TX 78269

phone: 210.760.2008


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May 2021 News & Announcements

Two weeks until Conference!

I'm Possible!

June 11-13, 2021

Pre-conference activities begin June 6
Post-conference replay period through June 27

Connect with hundreds of 4C women from around the world at this year's virtual conference!

  • 3 keynote addresses
  • 18 breakout sessions - attend 4 workshops live, watch recordings of the rest during our popular Replay period
  • 6 pre-conference live icebreakers
  • Video lounges, WFS meetings, fundraising, and more!

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Your 2021 WFS Virtual Conference Checklist - Use this guide to help you make the most of this incredible weekend of support, connection and empowerment! *Don't forget to check out our fun icebreakers the week prior to conference. *Prepare your space. *Organize your meals for the weekend. *If you haven't already - download Zoom using this link. *Choose your workshops. *Download workbooks for workshops if applicable. *Prepare any materials you will need for your workshops and icebreakers. *Make sure everyone in household knows tht these dates are reserved for some I'm Possible you time!

Strategic Plan

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Release the past – plan for tomorrow – live for today! 

The WFS Board of Directors was happy to release our new Strategic Plan in May 2021, which included our new, modernized Vision, Mission, and Values statements. In case you missed it, READ THE PLAN HERE.

In Memory of a 4C Sister

On August 20, 2021 after a short illness at age 90, Patricia St. G from RI left this earth for her heavenly home. Pat was a long time member, joining WFS in 1987. After two years of sobriety in 1989 she became a Certified Facilitator.  In 1992 she joined the Board of Directors. In 2011 she resigned from the Board and in 2017 resigned as Certified Facilitator. She served 19 years on the Board and led her group for 28 years. Pat attended many conferences, was an active contributor to Sobering Thoughts and organized many fundraisers for WFS. She dedicated over 30 years to the WFS organization helping women in recovery. We lost a beautiful 4C woman.
Read memories of Pat shared by several 4C women

New! WFS Videos

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WFS Online now has a new journal category for WFS Videos!

If you aren't a member of our WFS Facebook group New Life Program Connections, you can catch up on Adrienne's Tuesday Talks series, which is currently being rolled out. Recordings of previous conference workshops are also being released periodically, and when we have the proper releases on file, they will also be publicly accessible on Vimeo.

Conference Season Giving

Only a few days left to donate to the Teddy Bear Challenge!

All love given returns. Donate NOW to the Teddy Bear Challenge, our yearly fundraising event. If you prefer, you can mail a check. Note that it is for the TBC! Donations that arrive by June 8 will be eligible for the TBC drawing to win a bear or a bunny.

Bid on a one-week stay in this beautiful beachfront condo and more at the WFS Annual Auction - online!

Or attend our Celebrate the Possibilities event on Saturday night at the conference, and give during our fun virtual "paddle raise" fundraiser!

Diversity,  Equality & Inclusion

(WE)covery: Exploring Equity

Decorative ImageWFS has learned a lot through this weekly hybrid group since it started last August. Read Adrienne's recent blog post to learn more. Come join us at our new day and time through WFS Online:

Mondays 6:30-8:00 pm US/Eastern

Healing Recovery Spaces - An Anti-Racism Training

This new training has been implemented for our Certified Facilitators (CFs) and is being offered throughout the year. A special open workshop is also available as part of the conference for anyone who wishes to attend. Watch this video of WFS President/CEO Adrienne Miller interviewing training consultant Shari Hampton about this new offering:
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From the Web

The 17 Best Online Sobriety Support Spaces for 2021

WFS is ranked as one of the best women-centered sobriety support resources! Read the full article

Treatment Interventions For Women with Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol Research Current Reviews

Women with alcohol use disorder (AUD) experience more barriers to AUD treatment and are less likely to access treatment than men with AUD… Research has suggested that outcomes for women are best when treatment is provided in women-only programs that include female-specific content. To date, research on treatments tailored to the individual needs of women is limited, but research on mechanisms of change has suggested the importance of targeting anxiety and depression, affiliative statements in treatment, abstinence self-efficacy, coping skills, autonomy, and social support for abstinence.  Read the full article
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