Our History

Inspired by “A Way Out Women’s Center” in Houston, a group of four recovered alcoholic women saw the urgent need for a Dallas-based safe and welcoming place for women to detox from alcohol free-of-cost. Our first home located on Lovers Lane was opened one week after it was leased thanks to generous donations from members of the local A.A. community and served 110 women in its’ first year. We not only provided our clients with “lots of honey and orange juice, food, and lots of tender, loving care,” but we also introduced them to other sober women and the recovery program. Our method was working and the community was enthused to help us keep our doors open.

Today, our current facility, located in the Little Forest Hills neighborhood in East Dallas, is the first, and continues to be the only one of its kind in the area to provide these critical services to alcoholic women in need.

Our Lovers Lane Home:


Unique programming for women in recovery facing different obstacles than men, no comparable facility in North Texas.


Women come to us with depleted resources, no insurance, and no hope.

Peer Implemented Programming

Keeps operating costs low while leveraging community collaboration for increased impact.

Comprehensive Programming

26 solution-based classes and meetings open for all women in recovery seven days a week. Transitional and supportive programs that are unique to The Magdalen House to sustain long-term on-going recovery.