Thank you, Alpha Home volunteers!

Meet some of the volunteers that give time to help Alpha Home! Last year, a total of 7,810 volunteer hours were logged at Alpha Home. Thank you to these individuals and groups that truly make a difference in the lives of our clients and our community.

Together, we are committed to offer a pathway of help, hope, and healing through spiritually based drug and alcohol treatment and support.

Happy Volunteer Appreciation Month!

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Alpha Home receives $20,000 gift from Santikos Charitable Foundation

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This week, Alpha Home received a $20,000 gift designated by David Hennessee from the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, a fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation.  Alpha Home is grateful for the gift and will be using the donation for general operating expenses.

About San Antonio Area Foundation:

The San Antonio Area Foundation is the community foundation serving the San Antonio Area for more than 50 years. The Area Foundation helps donors achieve their charitable goals and serves as a collaborative leader, investing in the future of our community by bringing people together to address key community issues. The Area Foundation manages more than 500 charitable funds and nearly $901 million in assets. Since 1964, more than $305 million for scholarships and grants have been awarded to nonprofits that educate youth, preserve the environment, protect animals, fund research and provide a variety of services that enhance the quality of life in our region.

 

 

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.

Grant update

We are so excited to let our supporters know about two recent grants Alpha Home received. The Charity Ball Association and the Kronsosky Charitable Foundation are helping us make a difference in the lives of our clients.
We are so appreciative of their support they give to us — and the support they each give to our community. Read more about how the grants will make a difference here at Alpha Home.
Charity Ball Association
Thanks to Charity Ball Association’s recent  $9,164.23 grant award, Alpha Home will have two new children’s playgrounds and a redesigned indoor play room. These improvements will ensure that children will have a safe and fun place to play during their visits here at Alpha Home. Thank you Charity Ball Association for your commitment to help the children of our clients.
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Kronosky Charitable Foundation
Kronosky Charitable Foundation recently awarded $75,000 to Alpha Home! This operations grant will be used throughout the year to support our residential and outpatient treatment programs that help individuals with substance use disorder. Thank you Kronkosky Charitable Foundation for your commitment to improve the quality of life for our clients.
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#GivingTuesday Success Story

Dear Friends,

We love sharing success stories about Alpha Home — especially with people like you who are connected with Alpha Home on a personal level.

Meet Sofia. Her sobriety date is October 27, 2007. She dabbled with drugs and alcohol since the age of 15. She became a mom of two boys at a young age. At 28 she tried crack cocaine and was immediately hooked. Two years later, she dropped off her two sons, ages 6 and 11, with their father and never looked back.

“I abandoned my kids. I was living on the streets in another state and I got involved with a rough crowd. I got beaten badly and was left on the side of the road. A little old man named Fred found me and was able to get enough information from me that he got me a bus ticket and sent me back home. He said, ‘Don’t ever look back. You need to get on this bus and keep going or you are going to die.’ At that moment, I decided to do things differently this time. I went to Alpha Home. Alpha Home gave me a foundation and the tools I needed for sobriety. I found God at Alpha Home. I found compassion and understanding. Alpha Home also taught me how to talk to my kids and help me mend my relationships with my sons. This place saved my life. If it wasn’t for Alpha Home I wouldn’t have the life I have today . I got remarried in sobriety and we had a little girl. I get to be engaged in my child’s life today. I know my daughter’s likes, dislikes, and her facial expressions; I can tell you anything about her and this is completely different than before. They say if you stay sober your deepest desires will come to life. This is true and I am the best mom to my daughter and two sons today because of it. This is what makes me the happiest.”

Because of your support, Sofia was able to get sober, mend her relationships with her sons and be the mom that she always dreamed of being for all her children.

Please consider a gift to Alpha Home. Know that you are helping individuals just like Sofia restore their lives.

Sincerely,

Nangie Lowrie
Interim CEO