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.

 

 

 

 

Alpha Home celebrates birthday with family-friendly celebration

A free family-friendly celebration at the Ruble Center was held over the weekend to celebrate Alpha Home’s 52nd Birthday.

“We wanted to organize this event as a way of to say thank you to our wonderful neighbors, donors, staff and volunteers that have supported us throughout the years,” said Angela White, Alpha Home CEO.

The event was attended by over 150 supporters of Alpha Home and included free food, a moon bounce, paletas and games. Tom Kinsey from Learn Nature, an ecology educator, also took part in the celebration.

Alpha Home would like to thank H-E-B for providing the food and its amazing volunteers who helped make it a success.  It was a great time! ¡Viva Alpha Home!

 

 

 

 

 

National RX Drug Abuse Summit recap from Atlanta

This week, our CEO, Angela White, attended the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit in Atlanta, along with our community partner San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and got to listen to some amazing speakers like John Eadie from the Public Health and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Project; former U.S. President, Bill Clinton; and the U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome M. Adams.

Adams outlined the fight for treatment and prevention while sharing his personal connection to the opioid crisis.

Alpha Home was proud to be part of the summit, which is the largest conference in the nation addressing the opioid crisis.