Days before Thanksgiving, our team was forced to make one of the most difficult decisions in our program’s history. Asking women to leave who were seeking transformation through our 14-day Social Detox program was one of the hardest things we’ve done.
Alcoholic women aren’t just battling a life-threatening illness; they’re fighting for their lives during a global pandemic.
But because of support from our generous donors, Amber, one of the women affected by our COVID-19 suspension of services, is able to share her story today. And thankfully, her story’s ending is one of hope.
“Being able to come back to The Magdalen House after the temporary suspension of services over Thanksgiving means everything to me… most importantly, my life. I was in such a dark place and only on day three at Maggie’s when it shut down. I was homeless, broken, and completely alone – hopeless.
The staff helped me into sober living during the interim so that I had a safe and supportive place to go while it was all sorted out. While I did stay sober for those 10 unsure days of suspension, I still had little hope for my future and no solution.
Maggie’s opening back up has helped me more than I can ever write or verbalize. Without this extra time and support since reopening, I don’t know how I would be coping or dealing with the wreckage I have created in my life without the love and hope this House offers. I am so grateful to you all for allowing me back. You are God-sent. Thank you!”
– Amber, December 2020 Social Detox Alumna
We desperately need your tax-deductible donation as we look toward the end of this unprecedented year and our future as the only agency who provides no-cost services to alcoholic women. Every single dollar donated helps ensure the implementation of new and necessary protocols, based on the pandemic’s changing reality, so we can keep our doors open for women like Amber.
As you consider your End of Year giving opportunities, it’s helpful to understand the benefits of The Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Securities Act, also known as the CARES Act.