In 2018, I founded Women Empowering Women CODA Group of The Woodlands, the first all Women's CODA group in Houston and surrounding areas. I started the group because, as a survivor of abuse,
I needed a safe place to share with others who were safe for me. In my personal situation, I only felt truly safe to share with other women due to the nature of my abuse.
During the pandemic of 2020,"The NEXT STEP" was born. This group attempts to meet the ever changing needs of our members seeking to further their individual and collective growth. It is true that we branched off of our CoDA 12 step program. This group is NOT CODA nor any other 12 step, it is NOT affiliated with any organization or religion and is INCLUSIVE to ALL who identify as female.
This group is for ALL WOMEN who seek to have healthy relationships. My goal is to continue to meet the needs of our members in our community by providing resources, share our experience, strength and hope, professional publications, research, outreach programs, counselors, life coaches, sex therapist, etc.
Our Group meets Fridays online, and the link to the meeting is on our home page. The meetings are topic specific each week, the leader speaks on the topic, then the discussions begin followed by individual share time. People can choose to be anonymous or they can have their videos on for the meetings. Participation is NOT required, you can simply call in and listen if you would like. We are a group of women from all ages and walks of life. Our group honors healthy communication, consent, boundaries, and has a ZERO tolerance policy ABUSE whether verbal, emotional or physical. We treat everyone as equals because we all deserve to be honored and respected and welcomed in the world.
This is the beginning for us, we will grow and cultivate a rich resource of information for all of us to share. This website is in its beginning stages, since our group was just born. We HIGHLY recommend following us on Facebook, as we post daily on that platform. We will eventually have a YouTube Page for our Video Series coming in 2021, Instagram, and we are working on our boutique with inspirational and empowering items to help support the community. We need sponsor/ partners to help us grow, Are YOU READY TO HELP OTHERS? Contact me via email at
Please come back regularly for updated details and resources.
This is my personal contribution FREE OF CHARGE, to the collective sisterhood of women everywhere, continuing to grow and become better women, our authentic selves, one day at a time.