The Auxiliary of Nexus Recovery Center Holiday Bazaar
Features Specialty Selections from a Wide Variety of Vendors
Mark your calendars now for Saturday, November 16, 2019
Featured photo: Mary Lou Fleming, Ann Alford, Holiday Bazaar chair. *
Mark your calendars now for The Auxiliary of Nexus Recovery Center’s Holiday Bazaar which happens on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 3701 Euclid from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Ann Alford is chair.
One of the first holiday bazaars of the season, there will be fine jewelry, gifts, artworks, specialty foods, beautiful clothing and holiday decorations from a wide variety of vendors. Everyone will enjoy fun holiday shopping, good fellowship, tasty treats and a fabulous raffle in support of the Nexus Recovery Center. Vendors include Designs by Alyson, Aransas 100% Natural Skin Care, Archipelago Design, Binichic, Deborah Gaspar Jewelry, Ergo Candles, Infused Oils & vinegars, Ken’s Man’s Shop, Stella & Dot, Stone Legends, 2 Shea Boutique, Toni’s Toffee, Becerra’s Tamales, Bynder Leather Goods, Ann Alford Ceramics, Diana Bandoh Pearls, Liana Yarckin Watercolors, Pharao Jewlery, Texas Brisket Biscuit and many more.
There is no admission, but they do ask for a donation or gift card to help benefit Nexus Recovery Center.
Members of the Auxiliary make this community a better place by putting in countless volunteer hours each year, planning and implementing special events to raise money for Nexus. Janina Solomon is president of the Auxiliary.
Membership in the Auxiliary is open to the public. Everyone is invited to join in its mission to support and promote the interests of Nexus Recovery Center, Inc. This mission is accomplished by building a strong and active membership, stimulating public awareness and helping in the financial support of Nexus’ services and projects
Mission Statement: The mission of Nexus Recovery Center is to serve as a link to sobriety, independence, and dignity for low-income women and their families affected by addiction. We inspire hope, offer respect, and honor the unique differences of female addicts.
In 2018, Nexus served 1,969 women and teens and 341 children, including 64 Nexus born babies.
In March 2018, Forbes reported that drug overdoses are the leading cause of death from injury in the United States and that women are more susceptible to become addicted to drugs as a result of gender-specific issues. The Hartford Courant reported that women face a higher risk for an opioid addiction and women have significant barriers to receiving treatment. Because addiction takes hold of women faster and results in increased negative physical effects, women generally come to treatment for addiction in worse shape than men.
Drug overdose deaths have outpaced motor vehicle accidents and gun homicides combined, killing Americans at a faster pace than the HIV epidemic did at its peak. The US consumes more opioid pain medication than any other country on Earth, and drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death in Americans under 50. These statistics have spurred multiple governmental entities to name this the defining epidemic of our generation.
Women-specific treatment is needed to accommodate gender-specific needs and barriers such as; child care, psychiatric problems, trauma induced by physical or mental abuse and increased inability to pay.
History: Established in 1971, by 1974, Nexus programs included therapy and life skills training and housed 17 women. In 1990 the facility relocated to a 12-acre campus in east Dallas to provide a wider array of services. The new space enabled Nexus to become a leader in treatment for women by allowing children to accompany their mothers into treatment. In 1991, Nexus expanded the adult women program to 40 beds. In 1993 because no treatment providers would accept pregnant or newly parenting teens Nexus began filling this service gap. In 1999, the Child Development Center was built to meet the needs of accompanying children. In 1997, Nexus opened a secondary site for outpatient services. In 2012 the adolescent program expanded to 30 beds.
Joint Commission accredited since 2006, a rare accomplishment in the non-profit sector due to the high standards required to earn and maintain. Nexus is committed to providing top-notch care for low-income women and their children.
*Photos by Dana Driensky.
(Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations, is honored to represent The Auxiliary of Nexus Recovery Center and Nexus Recovery Center.)