DALLAS, TX -- Recovery, on any level, is often a road paved with difficulty; it can affect both the patient and their families.
At Nexus Recovery Center in Dallas, the goal is to help women take control of their lives and kick their bad habits for good.
"This is a 12-acre campus substance abuse treatment facility for women,” Cindy Seamans said. She's the director for adult women in detox at Nexus.
The 130-bed, non-profit recently underwent a renovation; the agency updated their kitchen and dining hall. The million dollar reno was made possible by community donations. It’s a vital part, we’re told, in the recovery process.
"They’re changing their whole lifestyle, their health is very important," Seamans explained. "A lot of these ladies came in from the street, they're indigent and they are exceedingly grateful to have nutritious food, that we can now prepare for them in the manner we need to.”
Nexus tells NewsFix they expect the new kitchen to serve some 2,500 women in outpatient treatment, as well as about 500 children and their visiting families.
That’s a significant increase from their old digs. The outdated kitchen could only serve 60.
“Having a place to gather, having a place for our staff to interact with our clients, is very important; they deserve it. They have gone through a lot of trauma,” Abigail Erickson said.
A renovation that will help women achieve overall health and stability, one patient at a time.