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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!
September 21, 2017

Join with Women & Children First during October to raise awareness about domestic violence and take a stand to help break the cycle! Every 30 .....+

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Children's Summer in the Shelter
September 1, 2017

This summer, over 60 children have spent time at the shelter. Candace, our Childcare Advocate, has kept them busy with fun and educational activi.....+

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Meet Leigh - WCF Board Memeber
September 1, 2017

Leigh Graham has been a member of the WCF board since 2014. She has recently renewed for another 3-year term. Her journey with Women & Childre.....+

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Meet Tiffany - WCF Peacekeeper
September 1, 2017

Tiffany Black joined the Peacekeepers two years ago after coming to Cocktails for a Cause, the PKs annual recruiting event. "Gloria Redman connec.....+

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Karen Merrell - Spring Volunteer of the Quarter!
April 28, 2017

Karen got connected with WCF through Open-Door Outreach, an organization that provides a pool of volunteers for organizations and events in need. .....+

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Shelter Advocates: Empowering Guests to Achieve Their Goals
April 28, 2017

Women & Children First's 54-bed emergency shelter is the center point of our programming. Victims who are fleeing a domestic violence situatio.....+

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Meet Donna, WCF Board Member
April 28, 2017

Donna Terrell is a familiar face to those in the Little Rock area. Donna anchors FOX16 News weekdays at 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. She joined FOX16 in F.....+

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Meet Chandler, WCF Peacekeeper
April 28, 2017

When Chandler Wise was in college at Lee University in Tennessee, the university required 80 hours of volunteer work in order to graduate. This le.....+

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Pat Blackstone Named Crime Victim Advocate of the Year
April 5, 2017

Pat Blackstone, WCF’s Court Advocate, was recently named the 2017 Crime Victim Advocate of the Year by the Crime Victims Assistance Association of.....+

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Meet Alice Fulk - WCF Board Member
April 5, 2017

Alice Fulk is a Little Rock native, and a product of the Little Rock public school system, where she graduated from Hall High School. She furthere.....+

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Meet Stephanie - WCF Peacekeeper
April 5, 2017

Stephanie Hobbs has been a Peacekeeper since the group formed in 2007. She was encouraged by her employer to become involved in the community. Wit.....+

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Meet Angela, WCF Peacekeeper
March 1, 2017

Angela Strauss joined the Peacekeepers in 2015. Like many of the PKs, she was recruited by Tiffany and Daniel Robinson. While working with Tiffany.....+

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Meet Dr. Christie Beck, WCF Board Member
March 1, 2017

Dr. Christie Beck, an Alabama native, moved to Little Rock when she attended medical school at UAMS. After graduating in 2006, she decided to rema.....+

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Help and Hope On the Other End of the Line
February 1, 2017

"Women & Children First Crisis Hotline, how can I help you?" This is what you will hear on the other end of the line when you call WCF's 24 Ho.....+

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Meet David - WCF Board Member
February 1, 2017

David Avery first learned of the vital services provided by Women and Children First from his friend, Cindy Murphy. Cindy and David worked togethe.....+

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Meet Betsy - WCF Peacekeeper
February 1, 2017

Giving back to her community is not something that is a new activity for Betsy Boyette Thompson. She grew up in Camden, AR - a small town where ev.....+

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Meet Lila - WCF Board Member
January 11, 2017

Lila Ashmore is a style consultant and dressing room coach for Vesta's Boutique in Little Rock. Prior to her position at Vesta's, Lila was at the .....+

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Meet Nicole - WCF Peacekeeper
January 11, 2017

Nicole Winters has been a Peacekeeper for just about a year, but the mission of WCF is something that has long held a very close place in her hear.....+

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Help Us Offer Safety, Strength, and Hope
November 30, 2016

Can you believe that 2016 is drawing to a close? A lot has happened at the shelter over the last year. In the first three quarters, Women & Ch.....+

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Meet Tim - WCF Board Member
November 30, 2016

Tim Whitley has been a board member since 2015 and is an ongoing sponsor for the “Women of the Year Gala.” Tim doesn’t sponsor the event to have h.....+

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Meet Jen - WCF Peacekeeper
November 30, 2016

Jen Spore joined the Peacekeepers in February 2015 after speaking with Gloria Redman about an interest in becoming more involved in the community......+

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WCF Receives Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award
November 1, 2016

TWO ARKANSAS COMPANIES TO RECEIVE PSYCHOLOGICALLY HEALTHY WORKPLACE AWARD Program Recognizes Employers for Creating Workplaces That Foster Employee He.....+

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Meet Theresa - WCF Board Member
September 30, 2016

Theresa has served on the WCF board for one year. She has a special connection to WCF, as she has been a survivor of domestic violence for over 20.....+

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Meet Julia - WCF Peacekeeper
September 30, 2016

Shortly after Julia started working at Hank's Furniture Home Office in June 2012, she received an email from Cathy Browne (/updates/Cathy) about m.....+

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Meet Tiffany - WCF Board Member
September 1, 2016

For Tiffany Robinson, being a part of community organizations is something that has always been a part of her life. Growing up, her family taught .....+

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Meet Rachel - WCF Peacekeeper
September 1, 2016

Rachel Harding joined the Peacekeepers about 7 years ago. One of her favorite PK memories is still one of her first events. Shortly after she join.....+

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WCF's Children's Services
August 1, 2016

Summer is always a busy time at the shelter, and this year has been no exception. One of the largest groups of guests are the children tha.....+

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Meet Ed & Connie - WCF Board Members
August 1, 2016

Ed and Connie Bennett have been involved with Women and Children First for many years. It all started when Ed was approached by Cindy Murphy and L.....+

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Meet Bryan - WCF Peacekeeper
August 1, 2016

Bryan Spriggs first became involved with Women and Children First in March of 2015. He was invited to a Peacekeeper meeting by his fellow co-worke.....+

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Two Men And A Truck Receives First Annual Community Partner Award
July 6, 2016

Women & Children First is proud to announce their First Annual Community Partner of the Year. This award will be presented annually to an orga.....+

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New Counseling Advocated Added to WCF Staff
July 1, 2016

Women & Children First is known for providing emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence. The program at WCF goes beyond providing phy.....+

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Meet Gloria - WCF Board Member
July 1, 2016

Gloria Redman has been a long-time friend and supporter of Women & Children First. She became a board member in 2007, after being introduced t.....+

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Meet Marilyn - WCF Peacekeeper
July 1, 2016

“It all started with an email.” That’s how Marilyn Herring describes the beginning of her Peacekeeper career. “I had known Meredith.....+

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Playground Makeover by Leadership Greater Little Rock Group
June 1, 2016

This month, a group from Leadership Greater Little Rock gave the WCF playground a makeover! Traci Byrd led the nine-member team that i.....+

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Meet Cherie - WCF Board Member
June 1, 2016

Cherie Abston has been a part the WCF Board Secretary since 2012. She was first introduced to the work of WCF by her longtime friend, Diana Smiths.....+

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Meet Jessica - WCF Peacekeeper
June 1, 2016

Jessica Sorg has been a part of the Peacekeepers since 2010. She was invited by a friend to the Fall Membership Drive and when she heard about how.....+

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Empowering Lasting Independence - Community Housing Program
April 29, 2016

When a woman and her children come to Women & Children First, they are often leaving most of their possessions behind. Some leave their jobs, .....+

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Meet Diana - WCF Board Member
April 29, 2016

Diana Smithson believes strongly in empowering women to be independent and self-sustaining. "Being that way myself is just part of my genetic make.....+

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Meet Ashley - WCF Peacekeeper
April 29, 2016

Ashley Nabholz French was born and raised in the Little Rock area and returned to the area after graduating from the University of Arkansas with a.....+

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Stories From the Shelter - April 2016
March 31, 2016

Mary* came to Women & Children First with her daughters to break the cycle of violence in her life. After staying in the shelter and transitio.....+

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National Crime Victims' Rights Week Events in Arkansas
March 31, 2016

Each April, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) helps lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crim.....+

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Meet Cathy - WCF Board Chair
March 31, 2016

Cathy Browne spent many years of her life as a wholesale furniture manufacturing representative, at the same time her now-husband, Hank, was a fur.....+

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Meet Caitlyn - Peacekeeper President
March 31, 2016

Caitlyn Mason has a long history of volunteer work and giving back to her community. She always wants to use her skills and time to have a positiv.....+

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Woman of the Year Raises Record-Breaking Amount
February 29, 2016

Women & Children First’s 10th Anniversary Woman of the Year Gala celebrating The Men Behind the Mission was held on Saturday, February 6, 2016.....+

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Stories from the Shelter - March 2016
February 29, 2016

Tammie* came to the shelter to escape a life of abuse. Once she moved out of the shelter, she continued to receive outreach services. Through work.....+

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Meet Cindy - WCF Board Member
February 29, 2016

Cindy Murphy is long-time friend, supporter, and advocate for Woman & Children First. She first became involved about 14 years ago when.....+

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Tiffany & Daniel - WCF Peacekeepers
February 29, 2016

Tiffany and Daniel Robinson were part of the inaugural group of Peacekeepers and have been involved with WCF ever since. Both are from families wh.....+

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The Carroll Mortgage Group, Inc. Donates $7,500 to Women & Children First
February 24, 2016

The Carroll Mortgage Group, Inc. (TCMGI) recently selected Women & Children First as the recipient of a $7,500 donation from their parent comp.....+

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