The Magdalen House has found a golden partnership with The Russell Freeman Foundation that offers safe recovery spaces unlike any other in the nation. The Dallas-Fort Worth area hosts our own recovery community for alcoholic women in Dallas and our wonderful partners, The Russell Freeman Foundation in Plano. They are a one-of-a-kind sober living that creates a safe space for LGBTQ clients with substance use disorder.

Our partner, The Russell Freeman Foundation, is named for Russell “Rusty” Freeman who passed away in 2015 after struggling with addiction throughout his life. Through this foundation, the legacy of his difficult time with addiction can now help others who have similar experiences.

With Rusty’s legacy in mind, Nancè Headley and Chris McGuire joined forces to fill the need for an LGBTQ sober living space in DFW. They now provide a house with nine beds that provide a safe and inclusive place for people to feel at home while having a structured recovery. They are able to take in LGBTQ clients who don’t want to worry about feeling like they don’t belong in their sober living community. They also help their clients combat the LGBTQ stigmas they can face while enduring tumultuous experiences at other sober living homes.

The structured recovery services of The Russell Freeman Foundation feature the only fully integrated sober living in the nation. People from across the nation trust them to provide the skill training that leads them to become empowered, independent individuals. Their growing alumni program is filled with individuals who are happy to help support the Russell Freeman Foundation community.

Through our partnership, more people are able to learn about safe recovery spaces available in DFW. Beginning a recovery journey takes courage, and being in a place that provides a welcoming and safe atmosphere is essential for maintaining a focused recovery.

If you are a part of the LGBTQ community and would like a welcoming place to stay after you embark on your recovery journey, visit the links below to learn more about The Russell Freeman Foundation.

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