Join us on #GivingTuesday

On November 27, 2018, Alpha Home is proud to participate in #GivingTuesday.

This global day of giving invites individuals to participate in the holiday season by giving back and creating change in their communities. and their world.
With your help, we can raise funds and awareness with our mission to offer a pathway of help, hope, and healing through spiritually based drug and alcohol treatment and support.

1 in 10 Americans suffer from substance abuse, join us in our fight and donate next week on Global Day of Giving #GivingTuesday. With your help we can continue to provide resources and treatment to men and women to long term recovery.

 

DONATE HERE: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/AlphaHomeInc/opendoors.html

Kendra Scott Gives Back Event

Join us with sips, sweets and shopping at Kendra Scott!
Support Alpha Home by mentioning us at the checkout and 20% of the proceeds benefit Alpha Home. We ask that you attend, like and share this event!
Thank you for your support of Alpha Home and we can’t wait to see you!
Date: December 6, 2018
Time: 6PM-8PM
Location: Kendra Scott (310 E. BASSE ROAD, SUITE 101, San Antonio)

 

Doorways of Hope Luncheon 2019

Alpha Home is excited to announce Dallas Cowboys Legend, Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson as the keynote speaker at its upcoming 13th Annual Doorways of Hope luncheon. The event is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at the Witte Museum(3801 Broadway) at 11:30 a.m.

The former NFL Superbowl star will share his powerful story at the luncheon, also offering copies of his book “In Control: The Rebirth of an NFL Legend”, photos and autographs for our VIP attendees, all with the purpose of supporting Alpha Home!

Dallas Cowboy and NFL Superbowl champion “Hollywood” Henderson will recall the day he considered taking his own life, after Cowboys Coach Tom Landry fired him from the Cowboys. Hollywood says another low point was being forced to sell his diamond-studded Superbowl ring for bail money and then going to jail as a broken man.

Like Thomas, many of us are touched in some way by substance abuse. Over 72,000 lives* were lost last year in the US, and the figures continue to rise. It is an equal opportunity disease. The shame and stigma associated with substance use disorder must stop, only then can people freely seek treatment, becoming whole and healthy, creating stronger families and communities.

Tickets and sponsorship for the upcoming event can be purchased at the following link: https://bit.ly/1Qzrvfj

Make dinner a selfless act, join us for a fundraiser at Chipotle!

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Alpha Home. Just come into the Chipotle, located at 3928 Broadway (across from the Witte Museum) on Tuesday, June 19th from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Mention this post, show it on your phone, or tell the cashier you are supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated.

 

Community partner spotlight: Latched

Alpha Home is so proud to be able to partner with fellow nonprofit, Latched, to help our Family First clients by offering a monthly breastfeeding class.

The class is offered for free to registered participants and helps families offer their babies the healthiest start in life.

Latched offers a multitude of services designed to support you from before your baby is born to the day you decide to wean.

During the class, Latched discusses the how’s, when’s and what’s for nursing your baby.

The next class is scheduled for Friday, June 8th. To sign up, please contact Grace Pena at 210-735-3822 for more information.

For more about Latched, visit their website at http://latchedsupport.com/

Community partner spotlight: Gemini Ink

Last week, Gemini Ink – a literary arts nonprofit – stopped by Alpha Home to host a creative writing workshop for staff.

For the past year, Gemini Ink has been extending their services to Alpha Home Residential clients during their Writers in Communities workshop.

The workshop produced a set of poems by clients: https://soundcloud.com/gemini-ink/sets/alpha-home

Gemini Ink is a local nonprofit that believes in the vital role creative writing can play in an individual’s life and personal development.

Their writing classes are open to everyone. Check out a list of their upcoming workshops here: https://geminiink.org/events/category/workshops/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Ash San Antonio donates instruments for music therapy

We’re ready to start music therapy! Thanks to Sam Ash Music Stores for donating music makers to Alpha Home to help our clients heal and grow!

Most recently, Alpha Home received a scholarship to attend a Drum Circle Facilitator’s Training Playshop, where Alpha Home staff gained techniques and concepts to facilitate a drum circle with our clients.

The goal of the music therapy is to help clients release pent-up emotions, increase motivation, enhance self-awareness, improve cognition and memory retention, promote social interaction and decrease anxiety and depression.

Thank you, Sam Ash San Antonio for your generous donation! We’re ready to start making music!

Alpha Home takes part in first San Antonio Substance Use Symposium 2018: Focus on Opioids

Alpha Home was proud to be a sponsor at the first San Antonio Substance Use Symposium 2018: Focus on Opioids (SASUS) at UT Health San Antonio held last week.

SASUS represents a unique opportunity to bring together health care providers and community members to collaboratively identify opioid challenges and solutions to this public health crisis.

The symposium included presentations and community discussions about topics such as best practices for opioid treatment recovery members from organizations Alpha Home, San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Rise Recovery and UT Health San Antonio.

Leo Beletsky, presenting speaker from Professor of Law and Health Sciences at Northeastern University, spoke about the Treatment Gap: Policy, Politics and Patient Care.