In This Issue

  • In the News: Read how our partnership with KDC began in the October story from D CEO.
  • Family Support: We invite friends, family, and loved ones to connect with our Family Support group.
  • Partner Spotlights: See how our Community Partners, CLEAN Cause and Genesis Women’s Shelter, help women in Maggie’s community.
  • Holidays at the House: They may look a little different this year, but they’ll be just as special.
  • Legacy of Light: Save the date for December 17 for an extra special, drive-by holiday event.
  • Our New Home: See the latest happenings at 4513 Gaston Avenue.
  • Raffle for Recovery: Thank you to everyone who helped raised enough to provide seven alcoholic women with life-saving services!
  • Maggie’s Women’s Group Cookbook: Take a look at the beautiful cookbook that our volunteers worked so hard on!

I absolutely love this place and grateful for the second chance. Thank you so much. You saved my life.
Social Detox Alumna

What is the Social Detox program? Learn more.

In The News

D Magazine: Steve Van Amburgh and the KDC team, led by Hector Patino and Walt Mountford, have dedicated hundreds of hours to The Magdalen House’s new home on Gaston Avenue by lending their expertise, talent, and industry contacts to ensure a timely and cost-effective building experience for not only The Magdalen House and its clientele, but also for the community of Dallas and the Peak Addition neighborhood as well.

🏡Read More: Development Giant KDC Partners With Local Nonprofit to Build New Recovery Home

Family Support

Do you love an alcoholic? Whether you’re a spouse, best friend, mother, son, etc., our Family Support group knows how it feels to be in your shoes. You are welcome to attend our virtual meetings Wednesdays at 6:30 pm (Central Time) and text or call any of our committee members anytime.

📱Get Support: Phone Numbers, Meetings, and more: magdalenhouse.org/family

Are you wondering what to expect from a Family Support meeting? Do you want to know if you can be an alcoholic and attend Family Support?

❔Read More: Family Support FAQ

“I received a scholarship of $250 from CLEAN Cause that was a lifesaving gift. It paid my deposit to go into sober living. I had no job or place to go and I am grateful. It was easy to apply for and really lifted a burden.”
– Cynthia Brown, Social Detox Alumna

🤝Read More: CLEAN Cause: Providing “CLEAN Kickstarts” Sober Living Scholarships to Alcoholic Women

“I’m so grateful for the partnership with Genesis because of my own experience with domestic violence and the domestic violence shelters that took me in on my many attempts to get away for good and all. It was a vicious cycle. My abusive relationship would always take me back to my alcoholism and my alcoholism would always take me back to my abusive relationship.” – Stephanie Crawford, Lead Program Coordinator at The Magdalen House

💜Read More: Genesis Women’s Shelter: Helping Women and Children Live Abuse-Free Lives by Providing Safety, Shelter, and Support

I can’t put into words how much Next Step had helped me. Really, it makes me cry. 
– Next Step Graduate

What is Next Step? Learn more.

Holidays at the House

Our wonderful volunteers from Maggie’s Women’s Group will be organizing Holiday Dinners for women in Social Detox, and you are more than welcome to donate a dish for the meal. Please see the links below for more information and to sign-up:

Please note, due to current operating procedures, this year’s dinners are only for women staying in the House over the holidays. We will miss seeing so many of you in person, and we look forward to celebrating with you again soon.

💻 All virtual recovery meetings will follow our normal schedule. View the Meeting Schedule.

Save the Date

Join us for a special holiday drive-by event at 1302 Redwood Circle as we light candles in honor of the women we serve while celebrating this festive season with carols, hot chocolate, and holiday lights.
🕯️ More information is coming soon!

Our New Home

Hardwood floor installation finished in September, followed by lots of beautiful trim work in October. Follow along on Facebook and Instagram for the latest photos!

Raffle for Recovery

Thanks to everyone who participated in our first-ever Raffle for Recovery, a grand total of $11,706.80 was raised for The Magdalen House! Enough to provide seven alcoholic women like Sandra with life-saving recovery services through our Social Detox program.

Maggie’s Women’s Group Cookbook

A big thank you to everyone who contributed over 200 recipes, nearly 250 volunteer hours, and infinite amounts of love to the 2020 Maggie’s Women’s Group Cookbook! It came out absolutely beautiful.

If you would like to purchase copies, they are available for $20 each from Maggie’s Women’s Group. They will be offering drive-up sales at the House this weekend.

  • Saturday 11/14: 11 am – 3 pm
  • Sunday 11/15: 12 pm – 4 pm

If you have any questions about the cookbook, please contact Nancy McMahon at 214-675-5323. Because this is a Maggie’s Women’s Group fundraiser, we kindly ask that you please direct all cookbook questions to Nancy and not The Magdalen House front office!