Celebrating Our Team: Nandin Dandar – Outreach Coordinator

by | Nov 28, 2022 | #Men, #Women, Partners, Resources

Please join us in celebrating Nandin Dandar, Outreach Coordinator at The Magdalen House! Nandin is instrumental in helping educate our community and partners on the life saving services we offer to women and their loved ones.

1. What is your role at The Magdalen House, and what does a “typical” day look like for you?

As the Outreach Coordinator, my role is to build new partnerships with fellow community members and organizations, and foster the present partnerships that we are already a part of. A typical day might include attending community events, researching prospective partners, and meeting with clients or prospective partners one-on-one to discuss resources and opportunities for partnerships and community education.

2. What is your favorite line in the Big Book and why?

“Were nothing left but pure reason, it wouldn’t be life.”

-Page 54

3. What’s something you’ve witnessed at The Magdalen House that inspires or moves you?

It is refreshing to work alongside women who have shared lived experiences. As this is my first time working in a peer support environment, I enjoy learning about my colleagues’ and our volunteers’ success (or unsuccess) stories and their unique recovery journeys. And even if I don’t get to hear them in person, our Communications and Next Step staff are exhaustive with their consistent output through our podcasts and blogs.

4. How has working at The Magdalen House impacted your life?

Working at The Magdalen House has expanded my knowledge of the resources the Dallas community has to offer. There is assistance for almost every crisis and every level of care, however unique or severe one’s situation may be. However, not many people are aware of these resources, some of which are completely free. This knowledge has only amplified the need for outreach so that our community stays well-informed and well-equipped with tools for recovery and sustainability.

5. What are some of your hobbies, or things that you enjoy doing when you’re not working?

When I’m not working, I enjoy reading or cycling around White Rock Lake.

6. What’s something that we may not know about you?

I am a polyglot!

About Nandin Dandar

Nandin joined The Magdalen House with nonprofit experience in trauma-informed care and crisis services as program support. Nandin graduated from The University of Texas in 2020 and was invited to serve in the Peace Corps as an English Education and Community Development volunteer until the pandemic delayed her departure. Nevertheless, she sees it as a blessing that she got to stay and give back to the Dallas community she grew up in.

Having worked almost exclusively with at-risk female populations at The Family Place and now The Magdalen House, Nandin is honored to be able to contribute to women’s recovery through her outreach work by connecting them to resources for successful sustainability.