In the 1980s a group of four recovered women realized a vital need: there was nowhere in North Texas for an alcoholic woman with no money and no insurance to go. As fate would have it, one of these women had just learned about a place in Houston that was providing a safe place for women to detox from alcohol at no cost. In March of 1987, this group drove to Houston to visit and realized they could better serve alcoholic women and their families by providing a similar experience in North Texas. Within months, The Magdalen House was born.
The original house on Lovers Lane opened in June 1987, thanks to the efforts of four female alcoholics who saw the need for a women-only facility. Now in its 32nd year, The Magdalen House continues to be the only facility in North Texas to offer no-cost (free) services
to women who want to recover from alcoholism. What was once the dream of our founders has become the reality; a flourishing community of recovered women and their families.
Today, our current facility, located in the Little Forest Hills neighborhood in East Dallas, is the first, and continues to be the only one of its kind in the area to provide these critical services to alcoholic women in need.