A Night For Nexus benefiting Nexus
Lindsey Sanders, Chair | Becca
for “A Night for Nexus” benefiting east Dallas-based Nexus
Recovery Center held a strategy meeting at The
Statler recently, finalizing details on the Thursday,
September 20 th evening
Members of the
committee present were Jennifer
Long with her daughter Davis;
Tom Hotchkiss, Jonna LaGrone-Haynes, Karen
Luter, Ashley Tatum, Jan Madigan, Park Cities
Sanders, Night for Nexus chair; Jana
Franks LaBarba, Diana
Bandoh and Alicia
Peoples, Director of Development and Public
Relations for Nexus Recovery Center.
Everyone is invited 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."
This will be a
fun-filled night of a seated dinner, dancing and bidding
all in the very swanky and newly remodeled Statler
Hotel, featuring the Downtown Fever Band. Alisha
Laventure , WFAA-TV
news anchor is emcee. White Party theme. Black is an
acceptable additional color.
Becca Crowell, president
of Nexus Recovery Center said Nexus inspires hope,
offers respect, and honors the unique differences of
female addicts. In 2017 Nexus served 2,091 women and
teens and 305 children, including 72 Nexus born babies.
Mission Statement: The mission of Nexus Recovery
Center 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.
Statistics: In 2017, Nexus served 2,091 women and teens
and 305 children, including 72 Nexus born babies.
In March 2018,
Forbes reported that drug overdoses are the leading
cause of death from injury in the United States and that
women are more susceptible to become addicted to drugs
as a result of gender-specific issues. The Hartford
Courant reported that women face a higher risk for an
opioid addiction and women have significant barriers to
receiving treatment. Because addiction takes hold of
women faster and results in increased negative physical
effects, women generally come to treatment for addiction
in worse shape than men.
deaths have outpaced motor vehicle accidents and gun
homicides combined, killing Americans at a faster pace
than the HIV epidemic did at its peak. The US consumes
more opioid pain medication than any other country on
Earth, and drug overdoses are now the leading cause of
death in Americans under 50. These statistics have
spurred multiple governmental entities to name this the
defining epidemic of our generation.
treatment is needed to accommodate gender-specific needs
and barriers such as; child care, psychiatric problems,
trauma induced by physical or mental abuse and increased
inability to pay.
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.
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.