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.

We offer 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, we continue 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: a 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.

PEER-IMPLEMENTED

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

NO-COST

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

PRIVATELY FUNDED

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

CONTINUUM OF RECOVERY

  • Our programs are offered year-round to women at every stage of recovery, supporting a lifetime of sustainable recovery.

COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES

  • Our broad spectrum of recovery programs includes Social Detox, Next Step, Meetings, Family Support, and more.

1 IN 11 WOMEN IN THE U.S. IS AN ALCOHOLIC

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

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Why The Magdalen House?

Women Only

No-Cost

Peer Implemented

Comprehensive Services

Continuum of Recovery

Privately Funded

FREE PROGRAMS FOR ALCOHOLIC WOMEN

Whether you’re an alcoholic woman who can’t stop drinking, an alcoholic woman already in recovery, or a loved one of an alcoholic, we’re here to help.

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