24 Hour Club turns 50!

By Ben Hansel

The 24 Hour Club, a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization committed to providing safe, sober transitional living for homeless men and women seeking a brand new life away from alcohol and drugs, celebrated 50 years of service by hosting a birthday celebration on June 8.

“At Dallas 24 Hour Club, we welcome those who have burned all of their bridges with family, friends and colleagues and have not a penny, to come to our ‘home’ and learn a new way of sober living and accountability. We always keep our doors open and our lights on for that person who has nowhere else to go. We are excited about commemorating the five decades The 24 has been a beacon of hope for the person who is down and out,” said Marsha Williamson, chief executive officer.

Dallas 24 Hour Club celebrated its birthday with a family-fun celebration featuring inflatable games, jumbo jenga, cornhole and even a dunk tank. 

More than 300 residents, alumni and supporters gathered to celebrate and honor the services provided by Dallas 24 Hour Club during the past 50 years. The city even declared June 8 as “Dallas 24 Hour Club” day and City Council member Pauline Medrano read the proclamation.