The 2013 WINGS Luncheon is almost here! Buy your tickets to this inspirational event now!
New Friends New Life

 

April
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Our Mission

 
New Friends New Life restores and empowers formerly trafficked girls and sexually exploited women and their children. 

By providing access to education, job training, interim financial assistance, mental health and spiritual support, New Friends New Life helps women and their children overcome backgrounds of abuse, addiction, poverty and limited opportunities. 

Did You Know?

 
In January and February of this year, New Friends New Life has placed three protégés in internships and helped four protégés secure full-time employment.

In the News

 
See the latest media coverage of New Friends New Life, including recent radio interviews and an op-ed piece by Executive Director Katie Pedigo.  


NOW is the time: If you don't yet have your tickets to the New Friends New Life WINGS luncheon featuring Barbara Pierce Bush on Friday, April 12th, it's not too late to get them! Tickets are available here for $150 to $500, depending on the level of event seating you choose.  
 
Barbara Pierce Bush, humanitarian and co-founder and president of Global Health Corps, will be the guest speaker at this year's event, which is taking place at the Hyatt Regency. First Lady Bush will be a special guest at the luncheon. Gina Betts is this year's Event Chairman; Honorary Chairmen are Lana Andrews and Natalie McGuire. 

Mystery Bags can be purchased in advance or at the luncheon for $100. Each bag contains at least one Sfuzzi gift card and a pass for two to Studio Move Grill. Some Mystery Bags contain a weekend stay at a luxury home in Sante Fe, a diamond necklace from Pedigo International Diamond Company, a Baccarat butterfly donated by Bachendorf’s, and gift certificates to restaurants such as Salum and Hattie’s.

We thank our Presenting Sponsor, Texas Health Resources, and our media sponsors, CBS 11 and TXA 21. 


            


NFNL Resource Center


Photo:  Melanie Meijering and Taryn Stinson, Resource Center Staff

The New Friends New Life Resource Center offers important services to protégés, including computer classes, GED tutoring, Money Skills for Life training, bible studies, and group therapy. In January and February of this year, 48 protégés accessed services at the Resource Center. Protégés have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a Career Works volunteer to gain valuable training. The first Career Works training class was held this year and was a success, culminating in an interview workshop. This enriching program guides the protégés in skills assessment, writing, career exploration and interviewing skills. The goal of the Career Works program is to enhance a protégé's ability to obtain employment to allow her to be self-sufficient.

A special thanks to DallasHR Chapter!  DallasHR is a 2,000+ member organization of human resource professionals that is assisting NFNL by offering their network of members for volunteer and company involvement.  Members from DallasHR taught interviewing skills to the New Friends New Life protégés, are volunteering at the WINGS luncheon and  will host a career day in the fall. 
 
 
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