We are honored to be celebrating 32 years of helping alcoholic women. What an ✨INCREDIBLE✨ 32nd Anniversary Party with over 200 attendees! Thank you to this special community for making Maggie’s the magical, wonderful place that it is – it wouldn’t be the same without you.
Here’s to 32 years of God making The Magdalen House a place of love, fellowship, friendship, hope, and recovery from alcoholism. Here’s to 32 years of miracles. Here’s to 32 more.
32 Years of Helping Alcoholic Women
Located in Dallas since 1987, The Magdalen House has played a vital role in changing the lives of thousands of alcoholic women and their families through the spiritual solution embodied in The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.
In the 1980s, a group of four women realized a vital need: there was no safe place in North Texas for an alcoholic woman with no money and no insurance to get help. As fate would have it, one of these women had just learned of a place in South Texas that was helping alcoholic women. In March of 1987, the group drove to this women-only facility in Houston, and after seeing how they were providing a safe place for women to detox from alcohol at no cost, they realized they wanted to offer a similar experience for women in North Texas. Within months, The Magdalen House was born.
The original house on Lovers Lane opened in June 1987, thanks to the efforts of these women and the local A.A. community. Now in its 32nd year, The Magdalen House continues to be the only facility in North Texas to offer crisis intervention through a two-week, in-house Social Detox Program with continued comprehensive care through Peer Recovery programming. What was once the dream of our founders has become a reality: helping alcoholic women and building a flourishing community of recovered women and their families.
With a 41% increase in Social Detox Program admissions and 8,242 visits to our Peer Recovery Program classes, meetings, and educational workshops in 2018, our volunteers, donors, and staff are dedicated to growing the impact that our founders began 32 years ago.
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About The Magdalen House
The Magdalen House is a non-profit organization helping alcoholic women achieve sobriety and sustain recovery at no cost and based on 12-Step spiritual principles. Founded in Dallas, Texas in 1987, The Magdalen House is the first – and continues to be the only one of its kind – in the area to offer crisis intervention through a two-week, in-house Social Detox Program with continued comprehensive care through Peer Recovery programming. Together, these programs sustain a recovery community for women that provide a continuum of care available to any alcoholic women at any stage of her recovery, at absolutely no-cost. Through the Social Detox, Peer Recovery, and Community Outreach Programs, the agency continues to play a vital role in changing the lives of thousands of alcoholic women and their families. We strongly believe that every alcoholic woman, regardless of her resources or circumstances, deserves the opportunity and has the right to receive help and recover from alcoholism. 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.
While The Magdalen House is not a treatment center, we provide three critical programs to the DFW community, all at no cost:
- Social Detox Programming: Crisis intervention through a two-week, in-house social detox model that physically separates an alcoholic woman from alcohol while immersing her in support and education.
- Peer Recovery Programming: A continuum of care consisting of community, fellowship, meetings, and service opportunities available to any alcoholic woman, at any stage of her recovery.
- Community Outreach Programming: Partnerships that meet additional needs of alcoholic women and their families within our community while also reaching new women and families who want and need our free services.