doorways of hope

Doorways of Hope Luncheon



 Alpha Home’s 14th Annual Doorways of Hope is an annual fundraising event. All net proceeds will go toward funding Alpha Home programming.

This year, Alpha Home is honored to announce actress, author and advocate Mackenzie Phillips, will be the keynote speaker at its upcoming 14th Annual Doorways of Hope luncheon. The event is scheduled to be held:

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Witte Museum

3801 Broadway St

San Antonio, TX 78209

11:30 a.m.-1:30pm


Since its beginning in 1966, Alpha Home has served over 22,000 clients in San Antonio and the surrounding counties. The mission of Alpha Home is to offer a pathway of hope, healing and recovery through spiritually based drug and alcohol treatment and support.

Meet Mackenzie:

Mackenzie Phillips became a teen star with her roles on “American Graffiti” and on the sitcom “One Day at a Time.”  She is the daughter of musician John Phillips of the Mamas and Papas.  Her addiction to drugs and alcohol began at an early age.

Mackenzie suffered two near-fatal overdoses causing her to enter into treatment.  Her treatment completed in 1981 and she resumed her role on “One Day at a Time.”  However, she relapsed shortly after treatment and was fired from her role on “One Day at a Time” in 1982 when she refused to complete a drug test on set.

In 1992 she entered a long-term rehab program that included intensive therapy treatment lasting 9 months. Since this time, Mackenzie has had appearances on shows like ER, Without a Trace, 7th Heaven, and Cold Case.

In 2008, Mackenzie was arrested for possession of cocaine and heroin after going through airport security in Los Angeles on her way to the “One Day at a Time” reunion. Upon pleading guilty to the charges, Mackenzie entered a drug rehab program.  She appeared on Celebrity Rehab in February of 2010 and discussed her addiction on the View that same year.

Mackenzie currently works at the Breathe Life Healing Center in West Hollywood, CA as a drug rehab counselor and in 2018 appeared in eight episodes of Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black.”

Mackenzie has written two books about addiction:

  • High On Arrival (2009)
  • Hopeful Healing: Essays on Managing Recovery and Surviving Addiction (2017)
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