About Us

Our Mission

The mission of The Magdalen House is to help individuals with alcoholism achieve sobriety and sustain recovery 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 people in recovery from alcoholism and their families, one person at a time.

About Us

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 are committed to helping alcoholic women and men achieve long-term, sustainable recovery through spiritually based, comprehensive programming. We present the simple problem of alcoholism, along with a practical application of the solution.

  • For Women:
    • First Step program: A two-week, residential program for an alcoholic woman who wants to stop drinking, but cannot. She is provided with the education and resources to achieve sobriety and build a foundation of recovery.
    • Next Step program: A three-phase, nonresidential program for an alcoholic woman at any stage of recovery. She is provided with support and structure to sustain her recovery while growing in her knowledge of 12-Step spiritual principles.

     

  • For Women & Men:
    • Meetings and Fellowship: Solution-focused classes, meetings, and workshops are provided for alcoholic women at every stage of recovery, 365 days a year. We also have dedicated volunteers who provide Family Support to families and loved ones of alcoholics.
    • Resources and Education: Community partnerships help us connect alcoholic women and their families to resources that include sober living, counseling, and women’s health. At the same time, education initiatives allow us to reach and serve more alcoholic women.

GENDER SPECIFIC FACILITIES

  • We provide a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment for alcoholic women andmen in gender specific facilities.

PEER IMPLEMENTED

  • Our community of recovered alcoholics is uniquely qualified to guide and equip newly sober individuals to find a solution.

No Cost

  • We believe that every alcoholic, regardless of their resources, deserves the opportunity to recover at no cost.

PRIVATELY FUNDED

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

CONTINUUM OF RECOVERY

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

COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES

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

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 alcoholic women and their families.

Another vital need has been a dream for the agency for year: opening their programming to serve men. In July 2023, The Magdalen House began offering our non-residential Men’s Community Program, allowing for a 100% increase individuals served while only increasing operational costs by an estimated 30%.

The Magdalen House Non-Discrimination Policy

Alcoholism does not discriminate. To realize the mission of helping alcoholic women and men achieve sobriety and sustain recovery, the Magdalen House proudly employs, engages, and welcomes women and men of any age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state or local law to the organization.

Additionally, The Magdalen House proudly welcomes and engages board members, family members, community members, and community partners to our programming of any sex, age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state or local law to the organization.

We are proud to offer no-cost services to individuals with alcoholism searching for freedom and clarity through recovery.
Below you’ll find links to critical reports that allow us to operate with transparency, just as our community operates with transparency in their life-saving recovery.

Impact Reports

2022 Annual Impact Report

2021 Annual Impact Report

2020 Annual Impact Report

Donor Bill of Rights