Dallas Nonprofit Celebrates 50 Years of Sobriety and Hope for Women and their Families
Nexus Recovery Center, a nonprofit offering specialized substance use disorder treatment services for adult women in Dallas, is the leader and expert in recovery efforts in North Texas. This year, the nonprofit celebrates 50 years of helping women pursue their recovery journey with its Nexus 50 for 50 Anniversary Campaign, chaired by Jan Madigan, Nexus Board Member, and Carolyn Waghorne, longtime supporter of the organization. The milestone anniversary comes at a time when recovery efforts and treatment services are especially critical due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Nexus 50 for 50 Anniversary Campaign will focus on raising funds for three different essential pillars of Nexus Recovery Center’s services: community, dignity and security. Funds designated for “community” will focus on Nexus Recovery Center’s campus environment, the nonprofit staff and frontline workers and the recovery community. Funds designated for “dignity” will be dedicated to the basic needs of Nexus Recovery Center’s clients, such as clothing and essential items. Lastly, funds donated towards “security” will go towards the safety of the Nexus Recovery Center campus and staff. The campaign aims to raise at least 50 gifts of $50K each.
“Nexus Recovery Center has been doing life-changing work for the women of North Texas for the past half a century, and we are proud to honor that work with the Nexus 50 for 50 Anniversary Campaign this year,” said Heather Ormand, CEO of Nexus Recovery Center. “As someone who has been in recovery for nearly a decade, I personally understand the importance of organizations such as Nexus Recovery Center and the impact they can have in changing the trajectory of a woman’s life. We look forward to a celebratory year and hope the community will join us in supporting Nexus Recovery Center.”
Since its inception in 1971, Nexus Recovery Center has helped more than 50,000 women seeking sobriety and recovery. It is the only treatment center in North Texas that allows children to accompany their mothers seeking treatment, and the facility breaks down any financial barriers that may be preventing someone from seeking help. Since March 2020 and the start of the COVID-19 pandemic – a time that is increasingly difficult for women pursuing recovery – Nexus Recovery Center has seen the demand for its services drastically climb. The nonprofit has served over 1,500 women since March 2020. They continue to operate at full capacity in spite of the challenges caused by the pandemic.
“The Nexus 50 for 50 Anniversary Campaign recognizes the organization’s monumental impact on thousands of women in our city for the past half century, while also planning for the future,” said Jan Madigan, Nexus 50 for 50 Anniversary Campaign Co-Chair. “It is my honor to co-chair this special campaign that will raise much needed funds for an organization doing so much good for Dallas.”
“I am extremely proud to co-chair the Nexus 50 for 50 Anniversary Campaign,” said Carolyn Waghorne, Nexus 50 for 50 Anniversary Campaign Co-Chair. “Nexus Recovery Center and the work it does for women battling specialized substance use disorder treatment services across North Texas is not only inspiring, but essential to our community. Dallas is a better city because of Nexus Recovery Center, and I am honored to lead this campaign to ensure the next 50 years are even better than the last for the clients of Nexus Recovery Center.”
“We are beyond grateful to Jan and Carolyn for their willingness to chair this campaign and their long-term support of Nexus,” said Karen Rogers, Nexus Recovery Center Board Chair.
For more information and to donate to the Nexus 50 for 50 Anniversary Campaign, please visit nexus50for50.org . For more information about Nexus Recovery Center and its services, please visit www.nexusrecovery.org.
ABOUT NEXUS RECOVERY CENTER
Based in Dallas, Texas, Nexus Recovery Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that offers specialized substance use disorder treatment services for adult women, as well as therapeutic treatment and care for their accompanying children in order to break the cycle of addiction. Founded in 1971, the mission of Nexus is to serve as a link to sobriety, independence, and dignity for women and their families affected by addition. Nexus inspires hope, offers respect, and honors the unique differences of female addicts. Nexus has been accredited by the Joint Commission since 2006 and is the only treatment center in North Texas that accepts women in the late stages of pregnancy and allows children to accompany their mothers into treatment. We are able to provide all these services with the help of a dedicated board, volunteers, staff, partners and donors. Together we break the cycle of addiction, changing families’ lives, whatever their income, gender, sexual orientation or ethnicity.
Photos courtesy Nexus Recovery Center.