October 2023

This month at Nexus Recovery Center, we broke ground on the new Doswell Medical Building, which will serve as a gateway to the Nexus campus. To complement the construction site, we commissioned a mural from the Walls Project, which was painted by several groups of volunteers. In this month’s newsletter, we’d also like to highlight Sharon Jock, our Director of Admissions, who shared her story at the groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday. Finally, we give you a preview of our Recovery Rising campaign, and our plan to reimagine the Nexus campus to improve and expand our services into the 2030s.


Nexus Breaks Ground on Doswell Medical Building

On Tuesday, October 3, Nexus broke ground on the Doswell Medical Building. Located on the front parcel of the Nexus campus, this building will be the entry for all residential clients, and will house Admissions, Detox, and Medication Assisted Treatment. More than 100 guests were in attendance, including representatives from the Doswell Foundation, The Stallings Foundation, MAPP, HKS, and many other donors, community partners, board members, and staff. Speakers included Senator Royce West, CEO Emeritus Becca Crowell, and Director of Admissions Sharon Jock. Thank you to everyone who has made this day possible, and special thanks to the media outlets who covered the celebration!

Media Coverage


New Mural Comes to Life with Help from Volunteers and Alumni

As construction begins on the Doswell Medical Building, we want to make sure that the Nexus campus remains a bright and cheerful place for both residential and outpatient clients. With that in mind, the Walls Project has helped us to coordinate a mural in front of the existing medical building. The Walls Project selected painter Marissa Michelle (@riss_mariposa on Instagram) who incorporated the Recovery Rising campaign slogan of “rise up, regain hope, and retake control” along with Nexus colors, into a colorful wall facing La Prada Drive.

Thanks to our amazing volunteers, this mural came together in just five days, so it was ready for the groundbreaking ceremony. We like to give a special thanks to our volunteers from Santander Consumer USA, Dallas College Eastfield Campus, and our own Recovery Support Services. We’d also like to thank Cynthia Juarez, our Community Engagement and Volunteer Director, for coordinating all of the painters in the 90-degree heat. Thank you to everyone who made this amazing work of art possible!


Director of Admissions Sharon Jock Shares Her Story at Groundbreaking

Nexus’ Director of Admissions Sharon Jock spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony this week about how the Doswell Medical Building will allow residential clients to check in with security and dignity. However, Sharon’s connection to Nexus runs much deeper. Sharon first came to Nexus as a client in 2007. She was estranged from her family as well as, in her own words, “emotionally and spiritually bankrupt.” While sitting in the admissions area of Nexus, Sharon’s substance use disorder almost got the better of her. She felt like she didn’t deserve a second chance, but thankfully her admissions counselor met with her before she could walk out and told Sharon that she was in a safe place with people who cared about her.

After starting her recovery journey with Nexus, Sharon decided she never wanted to leave. After completing both residential and outpatient treatment, she went on to do her practicum with Nexus, as well as all of her intern hours for her accreditation. By 2013, Sharon had an A.A.S. in Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling and was working for Nexus as a licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. Today, she helms the Nexus Admissions Department, welcoming other women into residential treatment. She has a good relationship with both her children and grandchildren, and asked to include this picture with her grandson in the newsletter. We would like to thank Sharon for her amazing speech this week, as well as everything else she does for Nexus, helping our clients through the very first step on their recovery journeys!


Recovery Rising Campaign Reimagines Campus

The Doswell Medical Building is only the first phase of Nexus’ Recovery Rising campaign. This five-phase, $86 million campaign aims to reimagine the Nexus campus by 2031, replacing most of the 1960s-era buildings. Phase 2 kicks off soon, with new facilities for mothers and their children. Phase 3 will replace the adult women’s dorms, and phases 4 and 5 will create new administrative and community spaces. As our clients work together to rise up, regain hope, and retake control of their lives, we invite you to become part of this life-changing initiative. Thank you to everyone who has already joined us!

Thank You to Our Donors

  • Doswell Foundation
  • The Stallings Foundation
  • Anonymous
  • The Faus Family Foundation
  • The March Family Foundation
  • Susan G. Simon
  • Carolyn & Richard Waghorne
  • James & Gayle Halperin Foundation
  • Harold Simmons Foundation
  • HKS
  • The Saxon Family Memorial Fund
  • Lyda Hill Philanthropies
  • Karl Nelson
  • Patty & Ken Kroviak
  • Beverly Barry
  • Ira & Lisa Kravitz
  • Anonymous
  • Jayme & Cameron Burk