A rendering of the new Magdalen House on Gaston Avenue. (Photo courtesy of Omniplan Architects.)

Developer KDC is transforming a historic home into a new treatment center for the East Dallas nonprofit, The Magdalen House, which helps female alcoholics.

The organization’s new home at 4513 Gaston Ave. is scheduled for completion in early 2021. When complete, the 8,000-square-foot structure will increase the overall space by 44 percent, allowing more women to seek services. The center will include 20 beds for detox clients, a family visitation room, a dining room, a multipurpose room and a space for classes, meetings and workshops.

The Magdalen House has raised nearly $2.8 million for the new facility.

“We have not only outgrown our current space, but it is falling apart,” said Mary Shuford, capital campaign director at The Magdalen House. “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.”

Omniplan Architects designed the project, and Buford Hawthorne Builders is the general contractor.

The Magdalen House, which opened in 1987, is the second nonprofit that KDC has developed in the neighborhood. In 2017, the company built the new 24 Hour Club at Ross Avenue and Grigsby Street.

“The Magdalen House does tremendous work supporting women suffering from alcoholism by providing a safe place to live and a means for healing,” KDC CEO Steve Van Amburgh said. “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.”


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