Spreading joy: Our 2015 Wellspring Community Award recipients


  • Four outstanding individuals, two generous businesses, and an innovative community partner. They inspire us, and make powerful change possible.

OCTOBER 7, 2015 – Wellspring Family Services is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2015 Wellspring Community Awards.  Each year, we recognize seven outstanding Wellspring supporters who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to advancing our mission to help families triumph over trauma.

“It is such an honor to share our gratitude publicly to friends who have gone above and beyond – some for almost two decades. We are grateful and humbled by their passion and commitment to Wellspring Family Services, and more importantly the families and children we serve,” said Ruthann Howell, CEO/President of Wellspring Family Services. “Our award recipients have played a significant role in our ability to change lives.”

The 2015 Wellspring Community Award recipients include:

Our champions helped us add a fifth classroom to our early learning center; made it possible for formerly homeless parents to work with child therapists; helped hundreds move into safe and stable housing; and helped thousands secure basic essentials. They ensured thousands of King County residents got the counseling and support they needed to find their resilience and move through crisis.

We will profile this year’s recipients throughout October and November on the Wellspring Powerful Change blog, and on our FacebookTwitter , and Instagram pages.

This year’s recipients join a cohort of more than 100 Wellspring donors, volunteers, and partners who have been recognized for their unwavering support and dedication to the 4,000-plus children and families we serve each year.

ABOUT US: Wellspring Family Services helps families in crisis discover their resilience, triumph over trauma, and reach their full potential through a range of services that include:

  • Housing stabilization
  • The Baby Boutique, our free store for basic needs
  • Comprehensive early learning and kindergarten readiness for children who have experienced homelessness, crisis or trauma
  • Domestic violence intervention and counseling
  • Parent-child counseling services

Our mission: Build emotionally healthy, self-sufficient families and a nonviolent community in which they can thrive.