2019 Doorways of Hope Luncheon!

Join us for the 13th annual Doorways of Hope Luncheon!

Purchase Tickets Today!

We’re excited to announce former Dallas Cowboy, Super Bowl Champion and author, Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson as the keynote speaker on:

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
11:30am – 1:30pm
at the
Mays Family Center at the Witte Museum
3801 Broadway

Henderson was a first round draft pick for the Dallas Cowboys and an All-Pro Bowl linebacker. His seven year career as a top NFL player ended because of alcohol abuse and drug addiction. He lost his family, friends, and his career.

Known as one of the most flamboyant players of his time even casual football fans knew of “Hollywood”. But when Coach Tom Landry fired him from the Dallas Cowboys his life started to spiral out of control. In the midst of his addiction Henderson wrote a brutally honest account of career in the NFL was first recorded in his book Out of Control – Confessions of an NFL Casualty.

In 1983 Henderson turned his life around and started to down the path of recovery. After a prison sentence and residential treatment he found freedom from addiction.

Henderson wrote a second book called In Control – The Rebirth of an NFL Legend and has traveled the country sharing hope through his experiences. The message he shares in his book helps anyone to identify challenges, find solutions, and produce results leading to a meaningful life. He has also created alcohol and drug education films that are inspiring, uplifting and great resource for anyone struggling with addiction. Hollywood’s life will motivate anyone to look for hope and reach for healing confident in the possibilities of a life lived on purpose.

Ways To Celebrate New Year’s Eve Sober

  1. Attend (or host your own) Dance Party
  2. Attend a 12 step meeting
  3. Go out of town with some friends
  4. Host a game night
  5. Throw a mocktail party

No matter what you choose to do, the most important factor is this: be prepared. If you’re sober and planning to spend your New Year’s in a place where alcohol is being served, devise an exit strategy beforehand. And don’t worry about what others think if, say, you’ve gotta scoot at 11:35 p.m. because the temptation to drink is too much to handle. We’ve been there.In a difficult social situation like this, two things become glaringly more important than everything else: you and your sobriety. It also helps to make sure your cell phone is fully charged should you need to call a friend, a sponsor, or even a hotline.And with that, we bid you all a happy and safe New Year! Ching ching!

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!