Lasting Change Blog

March 24, 2016

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  • With the help of more than 800 luncheon donors and our premier sponsor, Davis Wright Tremaine, we're disrupting cycles of homelessness and violence

At Wellspring Family Services we build well-being – one child, one parent and one family at a time. We help our clients stabilize, nurture relationships, and perfect the skills each needs to thrive.

Our work is focused on the science of how brains deal with trauma. It’s transformational and ripples through generations.

And we couldn’t do it...

February 10, 2016
  • Children often lose their future when they lose their street address. Add in drugs, violence and family instability, and the scale tilts toward tragedy. ​ But imagine for a minute, What if? 

0211 what if _blog art.jpg The shootings, allegedly over drugs and debt, shook our city. Three hospitalized, two dead. Then came the arrests: three teenagers living in tents near Seattle’s Safeco Field.

Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large came close when he called for our community...

February 9, 2016
  • Our Sweet Dreams donation drive runs through March 31

2016 0127_Sweet Dreams girl1_sm 3.jpg Sleep and healthy development go hand in hand A good’s night’s sleep is essential for healthy growth and brain development, especially for children who have lived in homelessness and need to “rewire” and repair from the damages of toxic stress. WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Donate new items to Wellspring’s Baby Boutique that help kids establish a bedtime routine and get a full night’s rest.

  • Cozy pajamas
  • Books for bedtime reading
  • ...
January 7, 2016

Giving Together_eoy thank you_2015 1030_opt.jpg A bed can help a child rest, and focus at school.

A gas card can mean getting to that job interview.

And kindness? It can save a life.

At Wellspring Family Services we’re extra fortunate. We not only witness kindness, we see how much it means to families and children experiencing homelessness or other crises. We watch as parents earn certifications and secure jobs. We see kids open up and build the resilience that will help them through life’s challenges.

We see what it means when community takes care.

January 6, 2016
What “things” can mean in our Baby Boutique

2016 0106_blog_things 4.jpg What do donations of clothing or other essentials mean to families we serve?

The short answer is that diapers, socks and strollers – even toothpaste and toothbrushes – help parents ensure the safety and healthy development of their children.

The long answer is a little more nuanced, but we think this quote helps capture it:

“The lovely little girl who chose the pink tricycle was riding it all around the toy room! A set of brothers were excited about that giant tube of cars, and took them home for the holidays....

December 11, 2015
The story behind the story: Wellspring's approach, illustrated


2015 1211_blog_jenn and joyce.jpg DECEMBER 11, 2015 — At Wellspring Family Services we talk about helping clients become more stable and resilient, but what does that mean, on a personal level?

A recent article in the Seattle Times about Joyce, a former Housing Services client and now a mom of two boys in our Early Learning Center, captured just that. 

Yes, through our...