Announcing the Dilworth Center Luncheon Award Recipient

Dilworth Center is excited to announce The Twelfth Annual Wallace Godfrey Courage to Change Scholarship Award recipient:

Alice Harrison began her career in substance-use disorder treatment in 1982 at Charlotte Treatment Center, where she served as Admissions Supervisor for seven years. Working alongside many talented individuals, she not only learned about treatment and recovery, but also discovered her true calling and mission in life – helping those suffering with addiction.

Alice later joined Hope Haven where she served as President and CEO for 29 years. Under Alice’s leadership, Hope Haven became the first known agency in the United States to operate a facility that allowed residents a chance to practice recovery and life skills, while living with their family’s onsite.  During her tenure, Hope Haven grew from two facilities with nineteen beds to a sprawling organization with over 200 beds in Charlotte, University City and Concord. Alice’s vision and dedication were instrumental in facilitating this extraordinary evolution, establishing Hope Haven as a beacon of hope and healing for countless individuals and families in need.

Alice participated in Bank of America’s Community Leadership Program and served as President of United Way’s Agency Executives. Alice has received the Walter Mitchell Person of the Year Award, the Homeless Hero Award from the Men’s Homeless Shelter (now A Roof Above), the Drug Education Center’s Helen Harrill Award, and a commendation in The Congressional Record, by Rep. Richard Hudson.

Alice is a graduate of the 2014 Community Building Initiative, the Duke University Non-Profit Management Program and the Pacific Institute Leadership School.