Mother’s Day brunch set for 5/21

By Emily Potts

The Auxiliary of Nexus Recovery Center is proud to announce its inaugural Mother’s May Brunch on Saturday, May 21, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Dallas Country Club. Chaired by Louise Hallam Collins, with mother-daughter duo Harriet and Laura Jeffers serving as Honorary Co-Chairs, the event will be a grand celebration of women and mothers everywhere.

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“Nexus Recovery Center is incredibly thankful to our powerful and impactful Auxiliary as they continue to advocate for our clients as they pursue their recovery journey,” said Heather Ormand, CEO of Nexus Recovery Center. “An essential part of the recovery journey is feeling supported and championed by those around you. The Auxiliary plays this key role in the support of so many courageous women in our community.”

The Brunch’s featured speaker will be Jade Rose, a former client of Nexus Recovery Center. Jade had been an IV meth user since her teenage years. After pursuing recovery at Nexus, she has now been clean for nearly two years and is working full-time, getting her real estate license and has her own apartment. Her son lived with her while she pursued treatment at Nexus, and he credits the organization with helping his mom find success.

The Auxiliary of Nexus supports women and their children who are on their recovery journey with Nexus Recovery Center. Members of the Auxiliary make the community a better place by putting in countless volunteer hours each year by planning and implementing special events to raise money for Nexus. Since its founding in 1996, the Auxiliary of Nexus has made a difference for women and their children seeking recovery. The Auxiliary has raised funds for myriad worthwhile programs, including: an aftercare program to maintain supportive ties with Nexus graduates, a Client Care Fund to allow for extended treatment stays, vans for client transportation, personnel including psychiatric fellows and detox nurses, a research building and a reception renovation.

“The Auxiliary of Nexus is thrilled to present our inaugural Mother’s May Brunch,” said Louise Collins, Auxiliary of Nexus member and Mother’s May Brunch chair. “We hope this event inspires countless members of our community to celebrate the mothers and women in their lives, as well as support Nexus Recovery Center and all the life-changing work the organization does for so many North Texan women on a daily basis.”

The women leading this inaugural event are philanthropic powerhouses across the North Texas community. Collins currently facilitates community and nonprofit sponsorships for Ben E. Keith and is the proud mother of one son, Oliver. Honorary Co-Chair Laura Jeffers is in recovery herself and is active in the Dallas community devoting her time to support various organizations including The Magdalen House, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Patriot Paws and Canine Companions. Harriet Hines Jeffers is presently involved with The Dallas Foundation and Women’s Philanthropy Institute and her love for her own daughters, who are both in recovery, along with her desire to help children, has ignited her passion to be a part of Nexus.