Our Mission

The mission of The Magdalen House is to help women achieve sobriety and sustain recovery from alcoholism at no cost and based on 12-Step spiritual principles.

Our Vision

The vision of The Magdalen House is to build a thriving community of recovered women and their families — one woman at a time.

About Us

The Magdalen House is a non-profit organization helping women achieve sobriety and sustain recovery from alcoholism at no cost and based on 12-Step spiritual principles. Founded in Dallas in 1987, The Magdalen House remains the only agency in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to offer comprehensive recovery services – without insurance or state funding – 100% free of charge.

The agency offers crisis intervention through a two-week, in-house Social Detox Program, alongside continued care through a Peer Recovery Program. One serves women in crisis, while the other is available to any alcoholic woman at any stage of her recovery. This creates a recovery community grounded in the idea that together, we can accomplish what we cannot do alone.

After 32 years, The Magdalen House continues to play a vital role in changing the lives of thousands of alcoholic women and their families. The Magdalen House is wholly privately funded – accepting no government monies – with a vision to build a thriving community of recovered women and their families, one woman at a time.

History

The Magdalen House was founded in Dallas, Texas in 1987 by four female alcoholics. These women saw a vital need: there was no safe place in North Texas for an alcoholic woman with no money and no insurance to get help. After visiting a facility in Houston that was providing a safe place for women to detox from alcohol at no cost, they wanted to offer a similar experience for women in North Texas. Within months, The Magdalen House was born. What was once the dream of our founders has become a reality: a flourishing recovery community for women and their families.

WOMEN ONLY

  • We focus on providing a safe, supportive environment for women to recover from alcoholism.

NO-COST TREATMENT

  • We believe that every alcoholic woman, regardless of her resources, deserves the opportunity to recover.

PEER IMPLEMENTED

  • A recovered alcoholic woman is uniquely qualified to help another woman still struggling with alcoholism.

COMPREHENSIVE

  • Our extensive programs are accessible to any alcoholic woman, regardless of where she is in her recovery.

CONTINUUM OF RECOVERY

  • Our programs are offered year-round – 365 days a year – and are accessible for free, to help ensure a lifetime of sustainable recovery.

PRIVATELY FUNDED

  • We are 100% privately funded – we don’t accept government funding or require insurance.

251,364 ALCOHOLIC WOMEN IN DALLAS-FORT WORTH

An estimated 251,364 alcoholic women are located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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Why The Magdalen House?

Women Only

No-Cost

Peer Implemented Programming

Comprehensive Programming

A FREE ALCOHOL DETOX PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Our Alcohol Detox Program Serves as a non-clinical, mutual help approach to the problem of alcohol dependency for women.

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