Lasting Change Blog

July 28, 2017

Wellspring Family Services is proud to announce the graduation of 16 of our students from the Early Learning Center! These youngsters are homeless or have recently faced homelessness. With their ELC experience, they are better prepared to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.

“Researchers who study pre-K education often find that children who have had early experiences of economic scarcity and insecurity gain more from these programs than their more advantaged peers.”

- The Current State of Scientific Knowledge on Pre-Kindergarten Effects (authors...

June 2, 2017

This week, the Wellspring Baby Boutique was honored to receive the Norman F. Chamberlain Community Service Award for 2017 from the Rainier Chamber of Commerce. This Award is presented each year to recognize groups for their service to the Rainier Valley community.

Mr. Chamberlain was a long-time local resident who passed in 2015 at the age of 81. He was a teacher, counselor, and administrator in education and business. He served as CEO of Pioneer Cooperative Affiliation for 15 years. After...

April 5, 2017
This is an excerpt of a speech delivered by Wellspring CEO/President, Ruthann Howell, at the 2017 Powerful Change Luncheon. Read the full speech, or watch the video, here.
Every family we work with is guided by Wellspring’s incredible team. They forge amazing relationships based...
April 5, 2017

The Washington Dental Foundation and Delta Dental’s Tooth Fairy paid Wellspring’s Baby Boutique a visit with this great gift of essential hygiene items for our Fresh Starts campaign. The Washington Dental Foundation/Delta Dental was also a Table Sponsor at this year’s Powerful Change Luncheon.

March 23, 2017

​Ruthann Howell, CEO/President, Wellspring Family Services 

​The following is a transcript of the remarks given by Wellspring's CEO/President, Ruthann Howell, at the 2017 Powerful Change Luncheon, March 16, 2017.


I want you to picture this in your mind: Ending the multi-generational cycle of family homelessness in Seattle, and beyond.

It’s a powerful thought! Can it happen? I’m here to tell you: the answer is YES. We can end this cycle of family homelessness. Today, I’d like to...

March 23, 2017


Wellspring's 2017 Powerful Change Luncheon was a huge success! We raised nearly $470,000 to support lasting change​ in our community!

Thank you to all of you that attended! With your support we will end the multi-generational cycle of family homelessness in Seattle, and beyond. It is an ambitious goal, but if you heard our CEO/President, Ruthann Howell's remarks at the luncheon, then you will know it is possible with Wellspring's unique four keys to success.

If you missed Ruthann's speech, do yourself a favor and listen to it now via our Facebook Live video or read the transcript on our blog. It is truely inspiring.

You'll also want to do yourself a...