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Event Chairs: Kate Looney Walters, Hanna Fobare-De Event Chairs: Kate Looney Walters, Hanna Fobare-Deichert, CeCe Looney Marshall, Sloan Looney Dix

The Magdalen House a nonprofit organization helping women achieve sobriety and sustain recovery from alcoholism at no cost and based on 12-Step spiritual principles recently held its second annual Game, Set, Match tennis event at Lakewood Country Club. In celebration of The Magdalen House’s 35th Anniversary, this year’s Game, Set, Match event was all about the 80’s. Guests enjoyed a great day of tennis and live music from The Vinyl Countdown. More than $50,000 was raised which will cover the cost of life-saving recovery services for 27 women who enroll in the First Step program.

“For 35 years, we have proudly changed the lives of so many alcoholic women by offering compassion and support at every stage of recovery,” says Lisa Kroencke, executive director of The Magdalen House. “Funds generated by Game, Set, Match empower us to offer programs that provide solution-based education and resources to alcoholic women as well as their families and loved ones.”

According to a recent study, women increased their drinking by 41% before the pandemic. Today, there are over 250,000 alcoholic women in D/FW alone. Less than 1 in 15 alcoholic women (only 6.9%) will seek formal help. Because women face more stigmatization, shame, family responsibilities, and socioeconomic barriers than men, they frequently have co-occurring disorders and are less likely to seek treatment.

The Magdalen House is committed to helping alcoholic women achieve long-term, sustainable recovery through the following spiritually based, comprehensive programs.

  • First Step program: A two-week, residential program for an alcoholic woman who wants to stop drinking but cannot. She is provided with the education and resources to achieve sobriety and build a foundation of recovery.
  • Next Step program: A three-phase, nonresidential program for an alcoholic woman at any stage of recovery. She is provided with support and structure to sustain her recovery while growing in her knowledge of 12-Step spiritual principles.
  • Meetings and Fellowship: Solution-focused classes, meetings, and workshops are provided for alcoholic women at every stage of recovery, 365 days a year. We also have dedicated volunteers who provide Family Support to families and loved ones of alcoholics.
  • Resources and Education: Community partnerships help us connect alcoholic women and their families to resources that include sober living, counseling, and women’s health. At the same time, education initiatives allow us to reach and serve more alcoholic women.

To receive treatment or to learn more about The Magdalen House, visit, or call 214.324.9261. 

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