Lasting Change Blog

December 5, 2018

Helen Keller said it so well: “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

That captures the power of Wellspring’s partnership with Starbucks in supporting the work we’re doing with children and families facing homelessness. Yes, the Seattle-born company that turned a morning cup of coffee into a global lifestyle brand is deeply involved in the community, and we’re...

December 5, 2018


In July, local community members and service providers came together for a community conversation led by Megan Beers, Ph.D, Wellspring’s senior director of Early Childhood Services and Bevette Irvis, the director of Wellspring’s Early Learning Center. The two spoke about trauma and the negative effect it can have on children...

November 29, 2018


Without the hard work and dedication of volunteers, Wellspring’s Baby Boutique wouldn’t be half as effective. Volunteers sort through donations of clothing and essential items, help families shopping in the store, and keep our racks well stocked. They help the Baby Boutique to serve its goal of giving families experiencing homelessness an opportunity to shop for free...

November 27, 2018

Today for #GivingTuesday, we’re asking #whywellspring? We want to know why you support Wellspring and what you think sets us apart. We asked members of our Early Learning Center team that same question.

Our ELC teachers work daily with children experiencing trauma. The work can...

November 27, 2018

As #GivingTuesday continues, we’re still asking ourselves “Why Wellspring?”

While a big part of Wellspring’s work is getting children and families housed and stable, we also understand the importance of preventing families from losing their housing in the first place.

It can be as simple as helping a young mother find a new job when she loses hers unexpectedly. Or it can be as complex as connecting a family...

November 27, 2018

A family’s transition from the trauma of homelessness to a stable life is not always easy.

We’d like to think that once a family secures affordable, stable housing, that challenges are solved. At Wellspring, we understand that—for most—stability takes support. And homelessness can be cyclical. One generation often times passes it on to the next, and so on.

Wellspring’s success depends not just on...

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