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August 2015 Newsletter
Alpha Home, Inc.

August, 2015

Fall is an exciting time for Alpha Home. We are gearing up for our upcoming events (listed below) and our new website which will go live in August. I am happy to announce that Alpha Home received funding from the Department of State Health Services for five more years to  continue to help rebuild lives and reunite families. It's times like these that make us especially grateful for our volunteers, donors, board members and all who work tirelessly to improve the lives of our clients. 
  
Thank you for all that you do!
 
Regards,
 
Nangie Lowrie
Interim Chief Executive Officer
 

Second Chances
 

                         "The best gift in life is a second chance." -Unknown
 
       Alpha Home is a community of second chances. Just ask Patricia. After many years of working in the addiction field, Patricia thought it could never happen to her. Look at how Alpha Home is offering second chances to women and men in our community. 

 

        I never imagined I would become an addict at the age of 40. I had worked for a Methadone clinic for 16 years, and thought this could never be me. I was an active Girl Scout Troop Leader for 8 years and a room mother through my daughter's elementary school years. I was just a "normal person." Growing up, my daughter did not have an addict for a mother. I was very successful in my career. Then, my husband died unexpectedly, and my life began to spiral out of control. Three months after the death of my husband, my sister was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. The cancer spread to her brain and bones. I took off work to be able to spend every day with her. We're thirteen years apart and growing up we weren't very close, this time allowed us to catch up for all of the time we missed when we were younger. She passed away six months later.

 

        When my sister passed away, my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.  She was my best friend. I was overwhelmed. I didn't want to think about the future without my Mom. I tried a little cocaine. It worked. First I did it on weekends, then weekdays, then every day. My use escalated into spending hundreds of thousands of dollars. I came pretty close to losing my home - the one my grandmother built in 1939. I was tired of using, but I couldn't quit.

 

        Then one day, my daughter came over. I didn't want to let her in, so she took the door off the hinges and came in any way. She told me I needed help, and if I didn't get it, she and all my family would be gone. After detox, I came to Alpha Home's Outpatient treatment, with Shanna as my counselor. She saved my life. Two years into recovery, my daughter gave birth to twins, Brooklyn and London. When London was 8 months old, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. London passed away at the tender age of 15 months old. I was able to stay sober during one of the most difficult times in my life because of the recovery tools I learned at Alpha Home. I was able to fully be there for my daughter and grandchildren, in mind, body and spirit.  

 

        Today, I am a House Manager at Alpha Home. I feel compelled to work here because I want to help other women like I had been helped. I want sobriety for all the women who come through Alpha Home. This past May, I celebrated six wonderful years of being clean and sober.  

 

         Alpha Home saved my life!

 

2nd Annual Ropin' & Hopin'


Come enjoy a special evening of food, drinks, music and dancing on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 to celebrate Alpha Home. Live performance by Johnny Bush. 

 

For more information call 210-735-3822 ext 108 or email donate@alphahome.org.

 

Where & When

The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum

318 E. Houston St.

San Antonio, Texas 78205

 

October 13, 2015

5:30PM - 8:30PM

 

Save The Date 
 
10th Annual Doorways of Hope Luncheon 

 

Friday, February 12, 2016
11:30AM - 1:30PM
 

Rena Pederson, an award-winning journalist and author, will be Alpha Home's featured speaker on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. 

 

Stars of Hope

 

The Alpha Home Alumnae Association presents, Stars of Hope, its 8th Annual Reunion. This event is open to Alumnae and all friends of the recovery community. Come dressed in your Hollywood best and light up the night at this star studded event. There will be dinner, live music, karaoke, dancing and fun.

 

The Alumnae Association will be collecting school supplies for the annual school supply drive. Supplies for all grades are welcomed! For more information contact 210-735-3822 or email at donate@alphahome.org

Where & When

Ruble Center 

419 E. Magnolia Ave.

San Antonio, Texas 78212

 

August 8th, 2015

4:30PM - 9:30PM

 

 



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