Please support our National Outreach Campaign for National Recovery Month in September through community screenings and a special public television broadcast of On Life’s Terms: Mothers in Recovery across the country.  You can make a tax-deductible donation in any amount on the film’s page on our non-profit fiscal sponsor San Francisco Film Society’s website.  Click the Donate button on the right.

Your generous donation will empower us smash the stigma through community screenings and panel discussions about real life issues that mothers with substance issues face.  On Life’s Terms: Mothers in Recovery continues to spark conversation about the importance of gender responsive residential treatment programs – to provide a safe environment for women to talk about difficult issues they are dealing with, learn recovery, parenting and life skills, and start on the path of self-sufficiency, and regain custody of their children.  Thank you!

Stopping the cycle of addiction and violence begins with mothers.  There are 1.9 million drug rehab treatment slots in the U.S., but only 200,000 for women.  That’s 1.29%.  Only 150 residential treatment programs in the country will take a pregnant woman, or a mother with young children, if she has a substance use disorder.  These mothers need your support.

If you prefer to send a check, please make it out to “San Francisco Film Society” and send to:

Sheila Ganz, Director
Pandora’s Box Productions
1546 Great Highway, Suite 44
San Francisco, CA  94122

Thank you for your support,  Your generous donation in any amount will make a difference!  For more information call (415) 564-3691 or email

We believe the heartfelt stories of five women with substance use disorders determined to turn their lives and parent their children in the documentary On Life’s Terms: Mothers in Recovery will help reduce the stigma and raise awareness about underlying issues for addiction, and promote funding for gender responsive residential treatment programs.  We believe this uplifting film gives women and men hope that they can change their lives through recovery.

Funded in part by: The Artemis Rising Foundation, Pacific Pioneer Fund, Lucius and Eva Eastman Fund, Open Meadows Foundation, Penny Harvest Roundtable and Individual Donors.

© 2018 Sheila Ganz