Impact San Antonio Gives Alpha Home New Beginnings

When Angela White arrived at Alpha Home Inc. as the new CEO in early 2016, she considered receiving a High Impact grant from Impact San Antonio a “pipe dream.” Alpha Home had applied year after year with no success. And then the last $100,000 grant recipient announced on Grant Award Night in October 2016 was Alpha Home!

“We were leaping up and down like gibbons,” Angela recalls. “It was very non-classy, but it was a night I will never forget. Impact SA is funding something that is hard. Serving women in addiction is not always a lovely feeling. The grant award acknowledges that what we do is important.” And the collective wisdom of the voting members that night, understood this.

Alpha Home primarily provides residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment and is the only rehab facility in the San Antonio area offering a residential treatment program exclusively for women. Through the collective giving power of Impact SA members, the High Impact grant allowed Alpha Home to renovate one of their two residential treatment facilities, Camden House, which accommodates 16 women for 70 days at a time on average, or 120 women per year.

The Camden House renovation spanned 12 months and went very smoothly. Both Angela and Nangie Lowrie, Alpha Home’s COO, praised the contributions of Impact SA member volunteer liaisons to the project’s successful execution.

Nangie said, “One of the things I like best about the Camden House renovation is the deck. We were able to rebuild it, extend it and add a cover. The large deck adds to the peaceful aesthetic, and the additional space provides more privacy for clients and their visitors.”

The grant dollars have had an impact far beyond the construction project. Angela noted, “The grant is not just about the money. It is connecting women. For our clients, there is huge power in the knowledge that the Impact SA women want to help them. The grant also puts us at center stage and gives us a voice to reach those who may not have heard us before. It opens doors.”

And to you, our philanthropic members of Impact SA, never doubt that your contributions make a huge difference in the community.  Alpha Home is but one example.  We thank you for being part of Impact San Antonio, as we, arm-in-arm, change lives for the better.  For more information about the legacy we are leaving, go to Our Legacy.

Contribute to Birdies for Charity

Alpha Home is pleased to announce that we have been selected as a Valero Texas Open Birdies for Charity beneficiary! We are ecstatic to be a part of the upcoming golf tournament, and we need your help.

The 52 charities that raise the most money, by March 21, 2018 will be represented by a team in the tournament’s Pro-Am competition and have a chance to win additional prize money.

100% of your donation goes directly to support Alpha Home and Birdies for Charity will add a 7% matching gift to your donation.

Donate online here. 

For more information, call Alpha Home’s Development Office at 210-785-3008, or by emailing donate@alphahome.org

 

It was a record-breaking, sold out Doorways of Hope luncheon!

THANK YOU so much to everyone who attended our record-breaking Doorways of Hope Luncheon last week, we’re still reeling from the excitement! It was a sold out crowd. We are so appreciative of our Alpha Home Alumnae and Elizabeth Vargas for personally sharing their struggles with addiction and all of our attendees who came to hear their inspiring messages.

Because of you, we surpassed our goal and are able to provide treatment to the hundreds of women who need us.

In case you missed it, KSAT made the full conversation available on their website. Make sure to watch and share!

Pssst! Our bidding site and raffle is now open!

Our Doorways of Hope Auction Site is now open!

Early bidding starts now and ends on the date of the luncheon (Thursday, February 22nd) at 1 p.m.

You do not have to be present to win.

Here are a few available items up for auction:

8th Row Spurs seats – Memphis game (March 5th)
Starting bid: $425

Kendra Scott Jewelry
Starting Bid: $120

South Texas fishing trip for (6)
Starting bid: $1,000
Raffle tickets also available for purchase! Only 400 will be sold.

$20 per ticket, or 6 tickets for $100

Win a Disneyland vacation, a JoyRide class for 34 of your closest friends, Dahill Suite Seats at the Majestic Theatre, and more!

Purchase your tickets by clicking here!

 

Alpha Home celebrates renovation of Camden residence for clients

Alpha Home and Impact San Antonio members had a lot to celebrate today with the ribbon cutting of Alpha Home’s renovated Camden residence for clients!

The renovation was made possible by a $100,000 grant given by the generosity of Impact San Antonio members in October 2016.

The grant allowed for substantial improvements to the residence, including the upgrade of four bathrooms and five bedrooms, a kitchen renovation and the replacement of a wooden deck.

“We were thrilled to be a winner of the grant from Impact San Antonio,” said Angela White, Alpha Home CEO. “We’re proud to say these renovations have created a light filled, comfortable home for our residential female clients and also those in our educational Family First Program.”

Alpha Home’s Camden Residence serves up to 16 women needing drug and alcohol treatment and support at any given time. In a year, the residence serves 120 clients in this program and averages 336 clients in our Family First Program.

 

 

Less than a month away… purchase your Doorways of Hope tickets today

Make plans to attend Alpha Home’s biggest fundraiser of the year on Thursday, February 22nd! This year our featured keynote speaker with be ABC News Anchor/Author, Elizabeth Vargas.

Proceeds from the event will go toward Alpha Home’s mission of providing of help, hope, and healing through spiritually based drug and alcohol treatment and support.

The event is scheduled to be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at the Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade (9821 Colonnade Blvd.) at 11:30 a.m.

Vargas is currently the co-anchor of “20/20” with David Muir and is also the author of “Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction,” an award-winning New York Times bestseller.

Tickets and sponsorship for the event can be purchased here: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/AlphaHomeInc/doorwaysofhope.html

Alpha Home receives grant to update parenting curriculum

We are humbled and grateful to the San Antonio Junior Forum for providing Alpha Home with a grant that will go toward updating our parenting curriculum. Thank you so much for your support and all you do for our community!

The San Antonio Junior Forum helps to support underserved families in our community through personal service, grants to supporting non-profits and scholarships for local high school seniors.