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A Night for Nexus Committee: Lindsey Sanders, Alesia Coffman, Gina Ginsburg, Jonna LaGrone-Haynes, Patti Flowers, Lauren Slade, Alicia Peoples, Rev. Laura Barnes, Morgan Craven, Jennifer Davis Long, chair; Diana Bandoh, Janet Franks LaBarba, chair; and Father Tom Hotchkiss. Photo courtesy Nexus Recovery Center.

A Night for Nexus is presented by the Preston Center Rotary Club Benefiting Nexus Recovery Center


 The “A Night for Nexus” committee met at the Pecan Room at Old Parkland to strategize the September 14 event, gaining insight into the layout and catching up with friends on news happening over the summer. Members of the committee present were Diana Bandoh, Rev. Laura Barnes, Alesia Coffman, Morgan Craven, Patti Flowers, Gina Ginsburg,  Father Tom Hotchkiss, Uptown resident Janet Franks LaBarba, event chair; Jonna LaGrone-Haynes, Park Cities resident Jennifer Davis Long, event chair; Karen Luter, Alicia Peoples, Lindsey Sanders and Lauren Slade.
        

  Nexus Recovery Center invites everyone to join in support of their mission to serve as a link to sobriety, independence, and dignity for low-income women and their families affected by addiction at “A Night for Nexus” presented by the Preston Center Rotary Club and chaired by Jennifer Davis Long and Janet Franks LaBarba.
         

Slated for Thursday, September 14 at Old Parkland in the elegant Pecan Room, this special evening will be a fun-filled night of cocktails, seated dinner, bidding in the live and silent auctions and dancing to the tunes of the Downtown Fever Band.
         

Becca Crowell, president of Nexus Recovery Center, which is located in east Dallas, said Nexus inspires hope, offers respect, and honors the unique differences of female addicts. In 2016, Nexus served 2,310 women and teen and 333 children, including 62 Nexus born babies. Nexus Recovery Center is currently the only facility in North Texas providing residential drug treatment services to adult women and teen girls with accompanying children or those in a late term pregnancy.

Sponsorships and underwriting are available priced from $2,500 to $15,000.Individual tickets begin at $300 with limited availability. For more information, visit the web site at www.nexusrecovery.org, email development@nexusrecovery.org  or call 214.321.0156 ext 2104.

 

Statistics: In 2016, Nexus served 2,310 women and teen and 333 children, including 62 Nexus born babies. The January 2016, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report stated that the United States is experiencing an “epidemic” of drug overdose deaths. Since 2000 opioid overdose deaths have increased by 200%. The problem is prevalent enough that President Obama has announced federal level support to address the issue. In Texas, heroin use has increased for the last decade, with “cheese heroin” use specifically increasing in Dallas and eventually spreading statewide.

Nationally, approximately 32% of all drug treatment facilities offer specialized treatment for adult women and 13% report providing special services for pregnant and postpartum women. Currently, Nexus Recovery Center is on of the few drug and alcohol treatment facilities in Texas providing treatment services for pregnant and parenting adult women and teens.

 

History: Established in 1971, by 1974, Nexus programs included therapy and life skills training and housed 17 women. In 1990 the facility relocated to a 12-acre campus in east Dallas to provide a wider array of services. The new space enabled Nexus to become a leader in treatment for women by allowing children to accompany their mothers into treatment. In 1991, Nexus expanded the adult women program to 40 beds. In 1993 because no treatment providers would accept pregnant or newly parenting teens Nexus began filling this service gap. In 1999, the Child Development Center was built to meet the needs of accompanying children. In 1997, Nexus opened a secondary site for outpatient services. In 2012 the adolescent program expanded to 30 beds.

 

Joint Commission accredited since 2006, a rare accomplishment in the non-profit sector due to the high standards required to earn and maintain. Nexus is committed to providing top-notch care for low-income women and their children.

Photo courtesy Nexus Recovery Center

 

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