New Friends New Life And Kevin Costner

It seems only fitting that actor Kevin Costner would be the keynote speaker for the 12th annual Wings Luncheon (April 10, 2015) which will benefit New Friends New Life.  Even in his body of acting roles, he seems to always come back to a part that is pertinent to a subject in the world today.  His latest movie “Black or White” is one example. Now he comes to Dallas, Texas to help the nonprofit organization New Friends New Life which empowers girls who were formerly trafficked and sexually exploited women and children begin their new life with new friends.

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The luncheon will feature Mr. Costner in an interview format with Gary Cogill. There will be an update on the work that is being done by New Friends New Life.

The Honorable Jeanne Johnson Phillips who is the luncheon chairperson stated that “New Friends New Life is about protecting the most vulnerable citizens of our city–our children”. She wants the world to know that Dallas is a zero tolerance zone for human trafficking.

New Friends New Life is currently serving over 1,000 women and children annually.  They provide holistic services for sexually exploited girls, women and their children.  These services include education, job training, financial assistance, spiritual and mental health support. Counseling is provided. There is a High Risk and Trafficked Teen Girls Program which offers recovery groups for adolescent girls (12 to 17) teaching them how to define, recognize and recover from the abuse they have endured. It is both an intervention and a prevention program.

To find out more about New Friends New Life go to: or call (214) 965-0935. Sponsorships are available and individual tickets for the luncheon will go on sale February 4.

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