Lasting Change Blog

November 27, 2018

Today for #GivingTuesday, we’re asking #whywellspring? We want to know why you support Wellspring and what you think sets us apart. We asked members of our Early Learning Center team that same question.

Our ELC teachers work daily with children experiencing trauma. The work can...

November 27, 2018

As #GivingTuesday continues, we’re still asking ourselves “Why Wellspring?”

While a big part of Wellspring’s work is getting children and families housed and stable, we also understand the importance of preventing families from losing their housing in the first place.

It can be as simple as helping a young mother find a new job when she loses hers unexpectedly. Or it can be as complex as connecting a family...

November 27, 2018

A family’s transition from the trauma of homelessness to a stable life is not always easy.

We’d like to think that once a family secures affordable, stable housing, that challenges are solved. At Wellspring, we understand that—for most—stability takes support. And homelessness can be cyclical. One generation often times passes it on to the next, and so on.

Wellspring’s success depends not just on...

August 1, 2018

The familiar sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance”? Check! Traditional (though diminutive!) caps and gowns? Check! “Diplomas”? Check! Big smiles of accomplishment? Check! Proud friends and family to watch the wonderful “promotion” ceremony? Double check!

Wellspring Family Services is delighted to announce the June graduation (or promotion) of nine students from our Early...

August 1, 2018

“This is the opportunity to truly have a home. Not just a house, but a home.” Those were the words Wellspring’s Housing Stability Specialist, Nefertari, used to describe a new partnership she’s working on between Wellspring Family Services and Seattle’s Bellwether Housing.

In May, Bellwether Housing opened Arbora Court...

August 1, 2018

In May, Wellspring Family Services was the beneficiary of two company fundraisers hosted by generous organizations on our behalf. LuLaRoe, one of the country’s largest social retailers, used its 5-year anniversary to raise money for the families Wellspring serves by selling tickets to their anniversary event. In a separate effort, Mox Boarding House’s ENGAGE team harnessed the...