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/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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