KDC is proud to have been a part of the new facility for The Magdalen House, a nonprofit organization that has helped alcoholic women in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex achieve sobriety and sustain recovery since 1987.

The new 8,000-square-foot facility increases the organization’s overall space by 44% and allows more alcoholic women to receive comprehensive recovery services at no charge.

“The Magdalen House does tremendous work supporting women suffering from alcoholism by providing a safe place to live and a means for healing,” said KDC CEO Steve Van Amburgh. “It is KDC’s privilege to be part of creating their new home with the knowledge that it will benefit so many more people for years to come.”

With a new home customized specifically for The Magdalen House’s needs, the organization is able to increase the capacity of its free programs. Space dedicated to crisis care increased by 40%, growing the in-house capacity for social detox clients from 14 to 20 beds. To help better serve social detox clients, the new house also includes a family visitation room, an additional bedroom and a dining room with a table large enough to seat every client. With a larger multipurpose room, this new facility also doubled the space for classes, meetings and workshops open to all alcoholic women in the community. In 2018, The Magdalen House admitted 325 women to the Social Detox Program, a 41% increase from 2017.

The Magdalen House’s new home also has public transportation access directly in front of the house and proximity to local partners and resources allowing the program to be more connected to the community.

“This project will enable us to serve more women in a house that is customized for our programming needs,” said Mary Shuford, Capital Campaign Director at The Magdalen House. “We have not only outgrown our current space, but it is falling apart. We have needed a new home for years, and it is incredible to have the support from the DFW community validating our mission and investing in our long-term vision.”

Since 1987, The Magdalen House has served women suffering from alcoholism and it continues to be the only organization in the DFW area for alcoholic women to receive both detox and comprehensive programming services at no cost, without insurance or state funding.

Project Team

Omniplan Architects
General Contractor
Buford Hawthorne Builders

Project team