Wolfe Street Foundation Cuts Ribbon on Recovery Housing

Wolfe Street Foundation, along with the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, cut the ribbon to its new recovery housing today, Aug. 30 – located inside of a Moses Tucker property.

According to the news release, Wolfe Street Foundation has been home to numerous recovery support groups since 1982. The foundation is now opening new doors for people in recovery from alcohol and other substance use disorders in two housing units inside of the complex. There will be one unit for men and one for women. 

The two units will officially open in September and will serve as a way to meet the needs of recovery in central Arkansas. 

The Executive Director of the Wolfe Street Foundation, Justin Buck, says the foundation has been expanding to meet the needs of the recovery community for nearly two years. 

Wolfe Street Foundation members, Little Rock Chamber of Commerce volunteers and others gather to tour the Wolfe Street Recovery Housing apartments on Tuesday, Aug. 30. (Photo by Sarah Coleman)

“As the state’s first recovery community organization, we are focused on nonclinical, community-based support for long-term recovery,” Buck said. “The greatest need we found was for more high-quality, supportive housing options.” 

According to the news release, many people begin recovery journeys in hospitals, jails or treatment centers, but the Wolfe Street Foundation believes more support is needed when people in recovery get back to their home communities. Currently not enough sober-living and chemical-free houses exist for people who are completing treatment or reentering the community from incarceration, according to the Wolfe Street Foundation – also adding that of available houses, not all truly serve the needs of recovering people. 

“Recovery housing is not a money-making business. We’re serving people, not seeking profit,” Buck said. “Our Recovery Residences Program is more than a drug-free place to live; we’re providing wraparound services to help people build new lives.”

The Wolfe Street Foundation pairs people at all stages of recovery with peer support specialists to aid in accessing resources like employment assistance, housing, job training and life skills classes. It also hosts more than 50 recovery support meetings each week, including 12-step programs, mutual aid and faith-based and community support groups. Services for families of people in recovery are also available, including Al-Anon meetings and recovery events.

To learn more about Wolfe Street Foundation, visit its website

 

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