Lasting Change Blog

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...

August 1, 2018


The familiar sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance”? Check! Traditional (though diminutive!) caps and gowns? Check! “Diplomas”? Check! Big smiles of accomplishment? Check! Proud friends and family to watch the wonderful “promotion” ceremony? Double check!

Wellspring Family Services is delighted to announce the June graduation (or promotion) of nine students from our Early...

August 1, 2018


“This is the opportunity to truly have a home. Not just a house, but a home.” Those were the words Wellspring’s Housing Stability Specialist, Nefertari, used to describe a new partnership she’s working on between Wellspring Family Services and Seattle’s Bellwether Housing.

In May, Bellwether Housing opened Arbora Court...

August 1, 2018


In May, Wellspring Family Services was the beneficiary of two company fundraisers hosted by generous organizations on our behalf. LuLaRoe, one of the country’s largest social retailers, used its 5-year anniversary to raise money for the families Wellspring serves by selling tickets to their anniversary event. In a separate effort, Mox Boarding House’s ENGAGE team harnessed the...
August 1, 2018


Driving around Seattle, it’s hard not to notice how much the homelessness crisis is deepening. To most of us, it’s something we confront every day on our way to work. But for the city’s Uber driver-partners, the effects of homelessness on the city are a constant presence.

This year, Wellspring has received a $10,000 grant from Uber, offering our staff and clients free rides to and from our offices....

July 25, 2018


When it comes to telling a story, Tai Powell, Wellspring’s Baby Boutique Manager and Volunteer Coordinator, has some experience. Last year, he shared his past of homelessness as part of Seattle Time’s Fund for...

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