A Dallas nonprofit at the forefront of specialized substance abuse services for females, Nexus offers programs for adult women and adolescent girls ages 13 to 17, including those pregnant or accompanied by children. Nexus is one of only a few programs nationally that invites women to bring their children into treatment.
Come Celebrate Recovery Month 2015 at Our Annual Picnic
The theme for Recovery Month 2015 is Join the Voices for Recovery: Visible, Vocal, Valuable! The 2015 Recovery Month theme highlights the value of peer support in educating, mentoring, and helping others. The theme invites individuals in recovery and their support systems to be catalysts and active change agents in communities, and in civic and advocacy engagements. It encourages individuals to start conversations about the prevention, treatment, and recovery of behavioral health conditions at earlier stages of life.
National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate health improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. The observance reinforces the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.
Our Annual Picnic
When: Saturday, September 12, 2015, 11-3
Where: the La Prada Campus
What's Happening: Cookout, Face painting, Bounce house, Snow cone machine,Music, Dancing, Alumni speakers and Nexus t-shirts
Who's Invited: All alumni, Our recovery community and staff, The Super Heroes of the Dallas Police Department.
Be there or be square!
Looking for Work That Makes a Difference?
Nexus Recovery Center is a great place to work. Professional staff, rewarding work and comprehensive benefits all contribute to the long tenures of Nexus employees. We believe that building a strong organization starts with a commitment to our employees. That's why Nexus strives to promote a challenging and rewarding work environment. Have a look at our video and visit Employment for more details, including the substantial benefit package offered to Nexus employees.
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and KPMG Day of Caring
Nexus Recovery Center has a wonderful partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. For over 40 years they have been providing funds and volunteers to serve our agency. They currently fund $433,000 a year (in a 3 year grant cycle), under their HEALTH giving area for vital pregnant and addicted and continuum of care programs and services. United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is supported by KPMG. Thirty volunteers came to the Nexus campus to help plant vegetables in the Women's Auxiliary Gardens, and to play with children in the on-campus Texas Rising Star licensed childcare facility. KPMG is currently celebrating their 100th anniversary, and team members were eager to lend a hand during their "Day of Caring". Thank you to all KMPG volunteers and United Way for all for your time and "mad skills." You have made a difference in the lives of our kids and clients.
Latina Middle-school ambassador aids Nexus through "Cards of Hope"
Nicole Blythe (on right), President of the Nexus Recovery Center Operating Board and Becca Crowell, Executive Director, stand with Andrea Cedillo, the Hispanic/Latina Middle School Ambassador for Dallas. These ladies attended the Women’s Auxiliary of Nexus Luncheon on April 23 at the Belo mansion. The guest speaker was Koren Zailckas, author of The New York Times best seller “Smashed.”
Andrea Cedillo raised over $1,260 for the teen program this year. Andrea handmade “Cards of Hope” with her brothers and sisters as a thank you gift to those who donated funds for Nexus. Her whole family and community got involved. They are passionate about raising awareness in their church, school and local area about teen addiction and the services Nexus provides. Read more
Prescription Drugs: Getting Hooked Is Easier than You Think
After Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk acknowledged she has sought treatment to stop using painkillers, Dr. Cindy Seamans, Director of the Adult Women Program at Nexus, and other addiction experts were interviewed by The Dallas Morning News. Read the March 28 Dallas Morning News article on the abuse of prescription drugs here.
Lisa Simmons Epstein, seated, and Serena Simmons Connelly – the Foundation’s dedicated leaders who are carrying on their father’s legacy
Nexus Recovery Center Board & Development Staff are pleased to announce a $50,000 grant has been approved by the Harold Simmons Foundation Board. It is for the Pregnant/Parenting Women with Children (PPWC) Residential Program – one of only a handful of programs in the nation that allows women 18 and older to bring as many as three children with them while they are in residential drug treatment. This program includes parenting education, life skills, family counseling, and ensures healthy birth outcomes for infants. Moms in the program that give birth to babies whilst in recovery, return to Nexus from Parkland after a few days to continue their treatment with their infants. The typical length of stay is 60-90 days, and 72 healthy babies were born to moms at Nexus between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014.
Main CampusMap 8733 La Prada Drive Dallas, TX 75228 (214) 321-0156
Outpatient CenterMap 4525 Lemmon Avenue Number 201 Dallas, TX 75219
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Our mission is to serve as a link to sobriety, independence and dignity for low-income women and their families affected by addiction. We inspire hope, offer respect, and honor the unique differences of female addicts.
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