As Nexus Recovery Center enters its 50th anniversary year of serving as a specialized substance use disorder treatment service for women, supporters have carved out a hefty goal to celebrate this milestone occasion. Called Nexus 50 for 50 Anniversary, it is a campaign to “raise at least 50 gifts of $50K each.” That’s a whopping $2.5M.
Campaign Co-chairs Jan Madigan and Carolyn Waghorne revealed that funds will go to support “three different essential pillars of Nexus Recover Center’s services”:
- Community — for the Nexus’ campus environment, the nonprofit staff and front-line workers and the recovery community
- Dignity — for basic needs of the Nexus’ clients including clothing and essential items
- Security — for the safety of Nexus’ clients and staff
According to Jan, the Nexus 50 for 50 Anniversary Campaign recognizes the organization’s monumental impact on thousands of women in our city for the past half century, while also planning for the future.”
Ever since its founding in 1971, Nexus has provided assistance to more than 50,000 women to overcome substance addiction and is “the only treatment center in North Texas that allows children to accompany their mothers seeking treatment.”
Since the pandemic hit last March, experts have seen a rise in substance abuse as a result. Nexus has been able to help 1,500 women in recovery during this time and is still working a “full capacity.”
Carolyn pointed out, “Nexus Recovery Center and the work it does for women battling specialized substance us disorder treatment services across North Texas is not only inspiring, but essential to our community.”
To help celebrate the anniversary and raise the funding, the Auxiliary Of Nexus Spring Luncheon on Friday, May 21, with Mackenzie Phillips is still on at the Hilton Anatole, and the annual Night For Nexus on Friday, November 12, at The Joule is being “reframed to embrace the 50 for 50 anniversary with more details to follow.
* Graphic/photo provided by Nexus Recovery Center