Lasting Change Blog

January 6, 2016

What “things” can mean in our Baby Boutique

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:...

December 11, 2015

The story behind the story: Wellspring's approach, illustrated


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 ...

December 1, 2015

Join Ashley for a day in the Early Learning Center – and see the impact giving has in our community

  • Giving December 1/Giving Tuesday? Click here.  
  • Giving any other time? Click here!

November 25, 2015

A step towards resilience and stability

NOVEMBER 25, 2015:  Your donations during this giving season will support Wellspring’s Community Services. Here are some examples of your dollars at work:


Housing Services

  • $300 provides a homeless family a month of intensive case management to find a safe, permanent home.
  • $100 stabilizes a homeless family living in their car with case management, and their first night of food and shelter.
  • $300 provides a household facing eviction a month of individualized case management services to stabilize and avert homelessness


November 24, 2015

NOVEMBER 24, 2015:  Spread joy with clarity! Here are some questions and answers about our Giving Tuesday donation drive. Question not answered? Send us a note; please put Giving Tuesday in the subject line.

  • Ready to donate? You can do so here.


November 23, 2015

'Children and families are one of our most precious resources.'

'Wellspring is giving children and their families the ability to stabilize in the midst of trauma and to heal from the effects of trauma.'


NOVEMBER 23, 2015: Volunteers and individual donors are the lifeblood of nonprofits. Nationally, about two-thirds of all charitable donations come from individual donors. And as anyone in the business can tell you, a nonprofit’s close friends are the ones who sustain you, year in and out.

So during this time of giving – and thanks – we’re asking our friends, Why Wellspring?

Here is what two of our associate board members shared.

First encounters

Julie Keller was...