Please join us in celebrating Renee Rochin, Volunteer Program Coordinator at The Magdalen House! Renee is essential to helping our community of volunteers that make Maggie’s thrive. We are so happy to have her!

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

I’m the Volunteer Coordinator here at Maggie’s. A typical day at work is busy as this house cannot operate without our volunteers. I come in ready to go and ready for anything. I get to work directly with the volunteers and help them with daily things around the house and special events like Birthday Night. I love that I have the opportunity to get to know the volunteers personally.

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

“When we look back, we realize that the things which came to us when we put ourselves in God’s hands were better than anything we could have planned. Follow the dictates of a Higher Power and you will presently live in a new and wonderful world, no matter what your present circumstances!”

-Page 100

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

I see several amazing things happen here at Maggie’s, but the most inspiring thing I get to witness is the community continually coming back, whether it’s for a meeting or to drop off a donation or to help. It reminds me of how important it is to be here.

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

It has impacted my life in many ways it truly inspires you to be aware and present daily for all of the clients and our community, but you learn so much from each other it just makes you want to be better daily! It has also taught me such a valuable lesson in giving selflessly, I have never seen anything like it before working here.

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

I love spending every second I can with my three boys! I also love to read and listen to country music, well any music but especially country!

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

I am a good swimmer and I love to paddle board. I also have gone across the United States in a camper with my kids, Mom and Dad for a month! Amazing doesn’t describe it!

About Renee Rochin

Renee Rochin first visited The Magdalen House in 2021 as a First Step client. She was in awe of the education she received on the 12-Steps from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous used in our curriculum. Once she completed the program, she moved to Dallas to stay close and get involved with the community.

Before joining Maggie’s staff, she served as a community volunteer at the House, Our Calling, and the 24-Hour Club in Dallas. Through these volunteer experiences, she was inspired and filled with gratitude each time she got the opportunity to help others in the recovery community. She gained valuable friendships and dove right into the community of recovered women. She hopes to help bring a similar experience to all of the volunteers at The Magdalen House.

Renee is a mother of 3 beautiful boys, Briley, Steven, and Hudson. They are the biggest joys of her life.