Celebrate 35 Years

Our History

For 35 years, we’ve worked toward a single purpose: helping women achieve sobriety and sustain recovery from alcoholism.

Located in Dallas, Texas since 1987, The Magdalen House has played a vital role in changing the lives of thousands of alcoholic women and their families.

In the 1980s, a group of four women realized an imperative need: there was no safe place in North Texas for an alcoholic woman with no money and no insurance to get help for her alcoholism. As fate would have it, one of these women had just learned of a facility in Houston that was meeting this critical need. In March of 1987, the group drove there to visit and see how this particular place was providing a safe place for women to detox from alcohol at no cost. Within months, The Magdalen House was born.

The original house on Lovers Lane opened in June 1987, thanks to the efforts of these women and the local recovery community. From there, The Magdalen House has been at Redwood Circle and now at Gaston Avenue. The Magdalen House remains the only agency in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to offer comprehensive recovery services – without insurance or state funding – 100% free of charge.

What was once the dream of our founders has become a reality: a thriving recovery community for women and their families. Our volunteers, donors, board members, and staff are dedicated to growing the impact that our founders began more than three decades ago.

Our First House on Lovers Lane

Interview with the Founders – The Magdalen House Retreat 2019

1 IN 11 WOMEN IN THE U.S. IS AN ALCOHOLIC

There are an estimated 251,364 alcoholic women located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, alone.

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Why The Magdalen House?

Women Only

No-Cost

Peer Implemented

Comprehensive Services

Continuum of Recovery

Privately Funded

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FREE SERVICES FOR ALCOHOLIC WOMEN

Whether you’re an alcoholic woman who can’t stop drinking, an alcoholic woman already in recovery, or a loved one of an alcoholic, we’re here to help.

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