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.

WSF Board Treasurer, Jerry Damerow, to be honored by UA Little Rock

On Thursday evening September 28, Wolfe Street Foundation board treasurer, Jerry and wife Sherri Damerow, will be acknowledged for their significant support of STEM education in our community. The Damerows will receive the Fribourgh Honor from UA Little Rock.  Making their home in Little Rock from Ohio many years ago, the Damerows have funded a math and statistics scholarship since 2009 that helps students fund tuition, books, and room & board. Jerry is a retired KPMG partner who has worked quietly behind the scenes for us at Wolfe Street lending his skill set and talents to the foundation. Thank you Damerows for your gracious modeling of love and service to such worthy projects. Read More

President Trump to declare opioid crisis a national emergency

(CNN)President Donald Trump said Thursday that his administration plans to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency, a designation that would offer states and federal agencies more resources and power to combat the epidemic.

"The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I am saying, officially, right now, it is an emergency. It's a national emergency," Trump said at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. "We're going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money on the opioid crisis.

"We are going to draw it up, and we are going to make it a national emergency. It is a serious problem the likes of which we have never had."

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Little Rock 1 of 10 with sobriety court; with 6 participants, program aids hard-core DWI offenders

By Brandon Mulder

Courtesy of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Judge Gruber's sobriety court, a yearlong intensive treatment program for certain people charged with driving while intoxicated who opt into the program in lieu of jail time, heavy fines and community service hours.

Following a nationwide trend, Gruber's program is the first of its kind in Little Rock and one of 10 in the state, according to data from the Administrative Office of the Courts. The programs target what the National Center for DWI Courts calls "hardcore DWI offenders."

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