This month at Nexus Recovery Center, we are excited to celebrate the successes that Nexus alum Ashley Ferguson has achieved thanks to her recovery. We are also happy to welcome our new Director of Compliance, Emily Parham, and update you on our upcoming Pathways to Possibilities Luncheon. Finally, we invite you to join our Young Supporters Council for a Back to School supply drive, benefiting the children of Nexus Recovery Center.
Nexus Welcomes Emily Parham as Director of Compliance
Nexus welcomes Emily Parham as our new Director of Compliance. In this role, Emily is responsible for the development and administration of activities throughout the agency to ensure that the organization meets all state, federal, and Joint Commission standards for proper client care. Prior to joining Nexus, Emily served as a Facility Director/Director of Operations of a Medical Detox/Residential SUD treatment center for approximately 5 years. Emily holds a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Sciences from Texas Tech University. With both of her parents in long-term recovery, Emily is passionate about helping those struggling with addiction.
Pathways to Possibilities Luncheon
You are invited to attend Nexus Recovery Center’s Pathways to Possibilities Luncheon. This is a free luncheon for guests to learn more about the heart and soul of Nexus’ mission and our future pathways to possibilities. It is a fundraising luncheon, and you will be asked to consider making a contribution. There is no minimum and no maximum gift requested. It will be our job to inspire you to want to give. More than anything, we want people to learn about our programs and services that help women and their children heal and rebuild their lives.
Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Dallas College Eastfield Campus
3737 Motley Drive, Mesquite TX 75150
Building C, Student Center, EFC-HIVE
Free event! RSVP to Development@nexusrecovery.org.
Ashley Ferguson Finds Hope at Nexus
This month, we would like to feature Nexus alum Ashley Ferguson. Ashley checked into Nexus on January 16, 2020, after using for several years. She had lost custody of her daughter and seemed very hopeless. The first week was difficult, but with the support of both Nexus staff and her fellow clients, she stayed on campus for two whole months. Ashley says that the classes were great, especially the parenting classes. “It’s a great atmosphere and great people. I couldn’t have been with a greater set of girls.”
In order to regain custody of her daughter, Ashley had to get her own apartment and prove that she could stay sober for 90 days. Lindsay Malhotra, Director of Nexus Generations, played a big role in helping Ashley rebuild her life. “Ms. Lindsay was there every step of the way,” Ashley says. “She was really on top of it, and I couldn’t thank her enough.”
With the help of her family and Nexus’ support system, Ashley got her daughter back on day 91. When Ashley gave birth to her second daughter in December 2020, she was able to take her baby home without intervention. Today, Ashley has a beautiful family, strong support system, and wants to give back to Nexus any way she can. “Nexus has played a huge role in my life. It gave me the opportunity to get sober and live again.”
Back to School Supply Drive
Nexus Recovery Center’s Young Supporters Council cordially invites you to our Back to School fundraiser on Tuesday, August 30, 2022. This event will benefit approximately 128 children (ages 0-12) enrolled in Nexus’ Child Development Center (CDC) and Pregnant and Parenting Women with Children program. Please join us at Palmer’s Hot Chicken in Lakewood from 5 to 7 pm. Free appetizers will be available. Admission is complimentary, but we ask that attendees donate school supplies appropriate for PreK to 6th Grade students..
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Cost: Complimentary, with school supply donation
Palmer’s Hot Chicken
6465 E Mockingbird Ln #316
Dallas, TX 75214
Please RSVP to Development@nexusrecovery.org.