Point Pleasant community remembers Carol Wolfe

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Carol Wolfe, seated third from left, founder of Dottie’s House, joined members of Community Watch and the Point Pleasant Police in 2015 to accept the toys and gifts collected to brighten the holiday season for families living at the shelter. [FILE PHOTO/THE OCEAN STAR]

POINT PLEASANT —Members of the local community are recalling the leadership and mentorship of a beloved resident who lead the way in developing crucial resources to support women and children dealing with domestic violence.

Carol A. Wolfe, 80, passed away on Friday, Aug. 23, at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. Born and raised in Jersey City, Ms. Wolfe lived in Brick for 52 years before moving to Point Pleasant in October 2018.

Ms. Wolfe founded Dottie’s House in 1999, which is a housing program to help women and children who have survived domestic violence and a program supported every year in various ways by the Point Pleasant Borough Police Department’s Community Watch Organization.

“Carol Wolfe was one of those people that always was involved in the community, always giving back,” Councilwoman Antoinette De- Paola, liaison to Community Watch, said at the borough council’s Aug. 26 meeting.

“Carol Wolfe started Dottie’s House back in 1999 as a housing program for women and children who have survived domestic violence. It was a cause that was very close to Carol’s heart and it was a cause that we took up as the Point Pleasant Borough Community Watch and every year we do a drive at Christmas for the women and children at Dottie’s House and we will continue to do so.”

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