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two months in a minute
The last two months have been uncharted territory for every single one of us. In a time where we have been mandated to physically refrain from gathering with anyone outside our tiny bubbles, unable to experience hugs from our friends and celebrate holidays with loved ones, we are finding deep and meaningful human connection in new ways. We are bonding over a common problem, and the hope of a common solution – much like that of what we experience as individuals in recovery.
And if our hope of a common solution to this pandemic is anything like that of ours in recovery, we can hopefully find peace knowing that even here, God does for us what we cannot do for ourselves.

On March 13, when we started adjusting our normal operating procedures in response to COVID-19. Since then we have:
  • 74 women have been admitted to our two-week, residential Social Detox Program
  • 55 individuals have donated 68 meals
  • 72 virtual meetings between clients and sponsors to go through 12-Step work
  • 66 women “picked up” chips at April and May Virtual Birthday Nights
  • 2200+ attendees at our virtual recovery meetings
  • 71 attendees at Family Support meetings
  • 90 attendees at virtual workshops
  • 17 women have been admitted to our three-phase, non-residential program, The Next Step
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We are still closed to the public until further notice, the only exceptions being overnight volunteers, essential staff, Social Detox clients, and new Social Detox intakes.

Taking Precautionary Measures: A Letter From Lisa is being updated in real-time and contains the most up-to-date information.
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Thank you to the 91 donors who gave $21,598.46 for North Texas Giving Tuesday Now! Thank you for allowing us to continue to provide free recovery services to alcoholic women at every stage of recovery. Thank you for making it possible for alcoholic women to be #RecoveryStrong.
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It’s amazing to see what our house once was pre-construction! Even more amazing what two months progress and a new addition look like! Back in March, we watched as the framing for our Community Room and Social Detox Dorms went up, and now this new programming space is entirely closed in with windows and doors! Our new community room will hold twice as many women for our open classes, meetings, and workshops, and it will be FILLED with sunlight!
See progress in real-time with the Construction Cam, now on our website!
SEE THE LATEST PROGRESS
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❝ My family has been restored. My children, they invite me to events again. Before, they never called me. They call me now. I experienced a new beginning because of The Magdalen House. It’s magical, and it’s just…there’s no place like it.  Maggie’s saved my life. 

PATRICE OLOOTU
Social Detox Alumna, February 2019
READ PATRICE'S STORY IN THE 2019 ANNUAL IMPACT REPORT
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Thank you to everyone who made the Mother's Day celebration at Maggie's so lovely! It was such a treat for women in our Social Detox Program. Staff hung decorations in the meeting room, brunch was donated by Pie Tap, and women in Maggie's Women's Group donated thoughtful gifts. It was a beautiful day!
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❝Trader Joe’s has been such a blessing; not only in my life but in the lives of others who struggle to rebuild a life torn by addiction. Their support of The Magdalen House has given so many an opportunity to focus on recovery rather than the worries of everyday necessities such as food costs. Quality at that. Truly a blessing!❞⁠
- Peggy Woolf, Social Detox Alumna
Read More: Trader Joe's: Providing Weekly Groceries for Women in Recovery

❝Yoga through The Phoenix is relaxing and a nice release. What a great experience, especially during quarantine. Thank you!”❞⁠
-Jana, Social Detox client
Read More: Providing Sober Activities for Women (and Men) to Rise, Recover, and Live

V O L U N T E E R S
In April we celebrated Volunteer Appreciation Month with a thank you video to all 484 volunteers who served a total of 16,799 hours in 2019. If you can believe it, our Top 25 donated more than half of those hours. Thank you, volunteers, for helping to keep our budget sustainable, allowing us to put financial donations directly towards the programs that help save alcoholic women’s lives.

Looking for ways to help from home?
Here are 7 ways to help Maggie's without leaving your home (or couch)
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