Meet our Volunteer of the Month, Diane Brooks!
“Diane has always so generously offered her skills and time to The Magdalen House, she has a personal affinity for our mission and helps many family members on their path to recovery. I am always so inspired when I get to witness recovered family members in service here at Maggie’s. Being a recovered alcoholic and getting to see what recovery looks like on the other side, the side of our loved ones, is powerful. I thank her for being that example to others. We are forever grateful for the work she does here and the time and love she pours into The Magdalen House.”
– Kady Younkman, Volunteer Program Manager
Diane + The Magdalen House = 💚
Has donated a total of:
457 hours! This is valued at $13,043 for our organization, meaning Diane has helped us provide eight women with our two-week First Step program at zero-cost!
You can usually find her:
Attending Family Support, on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm in the carriage house.
I’ve never seen her without:
A kind word to say!
One time she:
Showed up to help us unpack, clean, and prepare our new home. We were moving our clients from our old Redwood location soon, and needed all the help we could get! She came with her fellow Family Support Committee members and helped us tremendously.
Our favorite thing about her is:
Her commitment to help! Diane is a committee member and integral part of our Family Support program, she was a long time volunteer board member, she currently works with staff and other volunteers to spread awareness of our programs with our Outreach Committee, and she donates delicious dinners once a month for our First Step clients.
The Magdalen House wouldn’t be the same without her because:
She is dedicated to helping family members who are suffering. She is reliable, selfless, and trustworthy. We know when we need her, she will be there!
We asked Diane, why putting her gratitude into action is an important principle in her recovery?
“Putting my gratitude for Maggie’s into action is essential to my being happy whether my alcoholic loved one is drinking or not. I am so grateful for the Family Support committee members and family members attending Family Support every week. This supportive community offers so much hope and encouragement to family members struggling with how to respond to their loved ones disease in healthy ways, which is a constant reminder to me. I definitely receive more benefit than those in attendance when sharing my experiences and answering other’s questions. I am also grateful to work with Ainsley, Delia, Robin and Nancy in reaching out to the community to heighten awareness of Maggie’s and create partnerships.”
– Diane Brooks, Volunteer of the Month