Westside Family Resource Center

January 29, 2014 - 12:21pm
Mary Alice Smothers, the Queen Bee of the West Side, makes a difference in the community one child at a time.

She’s a rather small woman — maybe 5-foot-2, if you’re inclined to be generous — navigating her office with a hint of a limp (not quite as nimble as she once was, as she’s quick to point out). She has a slight hunch and a warm, amazingly wide smile — a grandmother out of central casting, really, seemingly at odds with the stories, told in reverent tones, that are impossible to ignore while spending time on the West Side.

January 29, 2014 - 12:05pm
Mary Alice Smothers' passion for helping others is apparent in her long days at the office and outgoing personality

She’s a rather small woman — maybe 5-foot-2, if you’re inclined to be generous — navigating her office with a hint of a limp (not quite as nimble as she once was, as she’s quick to point out). She has a slight hunch and a warm, amazingly wide smile — a grandmother out of central casting, really, seemingly at odds with the stories, told in reverent tones, that are impossible to ignore while spending time on the West Side.