Dear Friends of The Magdalen House,
With this past year providing opportunities to find innovative ways to adapt to disruptions and challenges, we are emerging more adept and flexible. As we move into 2021, these learnings will allow us to have greater reach, expanded programming, and more targeted operations.
This year has taught us that we can’t predict what will happen next, but that doesn’t mean we can’t prepare for what comes next. It has highlighted the need to have contingency plans while also reminding us of the necessity to stay flexible. As a Board, while we don’t know what or when the next disruption will be, we know there will be one, and we will have the foresight and insight to handle it.
Our most exciting and anticipated growth will be moving to our beautiful new home at 4513 Gaston Avenue. With the expanded capacity of the space, combined with the insight 2020 has given us, we are excited to serve more women and families than ever.
In 2021 we will continue to make strides in our strategic goals, with improvements in programs, financial sustainability, governance, leadership, communications, development, and long-term growth. Integral to these goals is to actively find ways to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion within BOD, staff, clients, volunteers, and meeting attendees at The Magdalen House, to create a robust organizational culture and infrastructure. To this end, we have formed a DEI Task Force that will oversee an audit of our agency to find ways to be more inclusive in all areas. In this way, we can ensure we are serving our mission – to help all women with alcoholism.
We accomplish all we do with the contributions of our generous donors, the assistance of thousands of volunteer hours, the service of our devoted community of recovered women, the faithfulness of our family support members, the hard work of our Board members, the dedication of our Executive Director, and the commitment of our very capable staff.
We would love to have you join us and be a part of our journey!