Lasting Change Blog

June 13, 2016

Summertime learning at Wellspring’s Early Learning Center just became more adventuresome and fun for our preschoolers.

From now through early October, they’re going on more than 21 different creative field trips. For many, it’s a first-time-ever-chance to stand in a tide pool and get sprayed by a squirting geoduck, or visit a zoo and see penguins waddle and...

May 11, 2016

The 60-second Interview

Professional musician Casper Babypants has been singing his way into the hearts of the Wellspring families, supporters and friends since 2011. It all started when he wrote the song “Happy Heart,” having been inspired by Rena Mateja, who, at age eight, chose to go door-to-door and ask her...

April 14, 2016

April is National Volunteer Month! We celebrate all of the incredible volunteers at Wellspring that help us serve children and families in our community.

Meet Suzanne

To the children in the Early Learning Center, she is “The Story Lady,” which also makes her a bona fide rock star. Suzanne Davis started at Wellspring's Morningsong...
March 30, 2016

Why housing is just the start to real, lasting success 

The first stop was a shelter, then a referral to Wellspring. For Beth and her toddler, hope was now in view.

Once at Wellspring Family Services, Beth had someone in her corner who took the time to walk her through the housing process and asked her to lay out her goals,...

March 29, 2016

2016 Ada vignette


Ada had a dream.

A new life – one without violence – a business to support her children, and a home to nurture them in.

She was closing in on it when life took another turn.

She and two daughters had already fled a violent relationship and rebuilt their lives in the United States. She had won custody of...