It’s Giving Tuesday and we need your help

#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. Today, charities, familes and businesses around the world will come together to celebrate generosity and give to local non-profits.

We’re asking you to support Alpha Home to help our mission to offer a pathway of hope, healing, and recovery through spiritually based drug and alcohol services and support.

Here are a few ways you can help…

Become an Alpha Home Angel:
When you join Alpha Home Angels, you will join a special group of people reaching out each month to provide women and men a new beginning. Your generosity will earn you the gratitude of thousands of people in need of a sober life.

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Click here to become an Alpha Home Angel: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/AlphaHomeInc/AlphaHomeAngels.html

Make a one-time donation:

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Open doors of hope for individuals served through Alpha Home’s residential, outpatient and Family First programs. With your support, we are continuing to raise much needed dollars during our #GivingTuesday campaign.

https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/AlphaHomeInc/GivingTuesday.html

Volunteer:

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Volunteers play an essential role at Alpha Home. The assistance our volunteers give multiplies our ability to provide services to our clients. We welcome individuals, organizations, church groups, and companies to join us.

Contact Megan Ramirez, Alpha Home’s Volunteer Coordinator, for more information at 210-735-3822 or mramirez@alphahome.org

Purchase/donate an item from our wish list:

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We are always in need of donations. Below is a link of some of the products we need most. Donations can be dropped off at our admin offices (located at 419 E. Magnolia) during open hours. Thank you for helping Alpha Home.

http://www.alphahome.org/get-involved/in-kind-donations/

Alpha Home celebrates renaming of wellness center to honor its founder

On Nov. 11th, Alpha Home celebrated the renaming of its Wellness Center to honor its founder, Dr. Richard P. Usatine.

The Wellness Center at Alpha Home was founded in 2005 by Dr. Usatine, a Professor of Family and Community Medicine at UT Health Science Center (UTHSCSA), working in collaboration with a group of altruistic medical students.

The center fills a gap in the health care of Alpha Home Clients and also allows medical students and other health science students to reach out to provide compassionate services, supervised by faculty doctors, while learning about substance use and recovery.

“Dr. Usatine’s Wellness Center saves our community $245,000 a year in emergency room visits alone,” said Angela White, Alpha Home’s Chief Executive Officer. “The impact to the overall health of our female clients is immeasurable, for many it is the first time for a well woman check. These services extend the length of stay in treatment which is essential for long term recovery. We are truly grateful for Dr. Usatine.”

Within the Wellness Center, the faculty and students provide five different clinical services, covering primary care, gynecology, physical therapy, psychiatry and dental.