Little Rock Native Named WSF Executive Director

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Together with the other members of the Board of Directors of the Wolfe Street Foundation of Little Rock, Arkansas I am pleased to announce that Joy Reynolds will become Executive Director on January 7, 2019. A Little Rock native, she joins the Wolfe Street Foundation after 7 years at Our House, where she served as the Director of Grants & Evaluation and was a member of the senior leadership team. Joy has a B.A. in English from UA Little Rock and a Masters in English from the University of Michigan. She is currently participating in Leadership Greater Little Rock as a member of Class XXXIV. For us, this day marks beginning of a new era in the life of Wolfe Street, one that will help us to better serve our community.--Tim Laughlin, Board President

A message from the new Executive Director: “I am honored to be chosen for this position. My vision for the Wolfe Street Foundation, in which we become a hub of recovery-related resources and opportunity, depends on three assets the Wolfe Street Foundation already has: an enthusiastic board of directors, a dedicated team of staff and volunteers, and a supportive community that shows up day after day to carry the message to those suffering from alcoholism and addiction. Together we can build on the Foundation’s 36-year history of service to the community as we create new pathways to recovery through outreach and education. I look forward to working with the WSF community to achieve these goals. And I hope to see you all at our Red Carpet Gala on Saturday, February 23rd!”

THV11 Collection Drive Televised Live

Items needed for those entering addiction recovery | published from THV11 Helping Home

This Friday, to continue the Saving a Generation series, Craig O'Neill will be live from 5 - 7 pm on May 4th at the Wolfe Street Center on S. Louisiana St. in Little Rock.  Those interested in contributing care items for people in recovery can 1) donate in-person at Wolfe Street Center on-location between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, or 2) purchase online with this Amazon Wish List. This project is made possible by United Way and KTHV 11, a Tegna Company.

Needed Items include:

  • Journals/notebooks
  • Coloring books
  • Crayons
  • Candy/lozenges
  • Blankets
  • Stationery
  • Socks
  • Playing cards

Saving a Generation: The New Face of Drug Addiction

Saving a Generation: The New Face of Drug Addiction

There is a new face to drug addiction. In many cases, people around us are suffering without others even realizing. Special Agent for the DEA Stan Jones said, reflecting on the nation’s opioid addiction crisis, “At some point, if this doesn’t stop, we will lose a significant part of a generation of people.”

Happening Thursday, May 17, 2018, THV11 is hosting an event at CALS Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock with a special-edition screening of "Saving A Generation: The New Face of Drug Addiction," a THV11 Special Presentation.

Wolfe Street Foundation Honors VIPs

Ashley and Allen Engstrom opened their gorgeous home overlooking the Arkansas River to celebrate the patrons who support the 2018 Wolfe Street Foundation Red Carpet Gala. This year’s event will be held Sunday, March 4 at the Robinson Center. Wolfe Street Foundation holds 240 meetings each month, offers two meals each week and hosts a variety of workshops and special events for people and families battling addiction. Funds raised at the gala support WSF programming and operational needs to support its mission. Thank you patrons and to all who supported Red Carpet 2018.

WSF Executive Director Featured in Local Magazine

Dr. Caroline Ford, a recovering alcoholic, has also experienced a change in the way people view a different mental illness – that of alcohol and substance addiction. It is what fuels her passion for helping others through her work as executive director of the Wolfe Street Foundation, Arkansas’ largest nonprofit resource for people recovering from alcoholism and addiction.