By Katie Mudd
The Magdalen House, a nonprofit organization helping women achieve sobriety and sustain recovery from alcoholism at no cost and based on 12-Step spiritual principles, recently held its second annual Game, Set, Match tennis event at Lakewood Country Club. In celebration of The Magdalen House’s 35th Anniversary, this year’s Game, Set, Match event was all about the 80s. Guests enjoyed a great day of tennis and live music from The Vinyl Countdown. More than $50,000 was raised, which will cover the cost of life-saving recovery services for 27 women who enroll in the First Step program.
“For 35 years, we have proudly changed the lives of so many alcoholic women by offering compassion and support at every stage of recovery,” said Lisa Kroencke, executive director of The Magdalen House. “Funds generated by Game, Set, Match empower us to offer programs that provide solution-based education and resources to alcoholic women as well as their families and loved ones.”
According to a recent study, women increased their drinking by 41 percent since before the pandemic. Today, there are more than 250,000 alcoholic women in D/FW alone. Less than 1 in 15 alcoholic women (only 6.9 percent) will seek formal help. Because women face more stigmatization, shame, family responsibilities and socioeconomic barriers than men, they frequently have co-occurring disorders and are less likely to seek treatment.
The Magdalen House is committed to helping alcoholic women achieve long-term, sustainable recovery through the following spiritually based, comprehensive programs.
The Magdalen House is a nonprofit organization helping women achieve sobriety and sustain recovery from alcoholism at no cost and based on 12-Step spiritual principles. Founded in Dallas in 1987, The Magdalen House remains the only agency in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to offer comprehensive recovery services – without insurance or state funding – 100 percent free of charge. The Magdalen House is committed to helping alcoholic women achieve long-term, sustainable recovery through spiritually based, comprehensive programming. For more information visit magdalenhouse.org or call 214-324-9261.