Lasting Change Blog

November 18, 2013

During the holiday season and all year long, gifts of any size extend the reach of Wellspring’s Community Services!

At this time of year especially, we often receive questions such as: “what difference am I making with my gift?”  While there are many ways to join us as...

November 1, 2013

Today is November 1st, and it is a celebratory day at Wellspring as we launch our 2013 Giving Together Campaign!  The excitement of this time of year has arrived – our building is buzzing with energy, activity, and laughter as we celebrate all of the ways that so many in our community – including you – Give Together to...

October 21, 2013

Dressing up for Halloween and going trick-or-treating is the highlight of the fall season for most kids. As children get older and have a say in what they want to be for Halloween, parents’ support of their creativity and imagination can reap emotional rewards, not just candy.

Here’s why it’s beneficial to allow your child to become the creature they long to be, if only for one liberating day (or night):

October 17, 2013

Beverly Ervin often passed by Wellspring Family Services while driving in her neighborhood.  Each time she drove down Rainier Avenue South, she became increasingly curious about the bustling, window-filled building.

Wondering what kind of work was being done at the nonprofit, she decided to find out. The moment she learned all of the ways that Wellspring helps children and families in crisis rebuild their...

October 9, 2013

Sebrena Burr has been a long-time supporter, advocate, and friend of Wellspring Family Services.

For the past five years, Sebrena has made headlines and won awards for their commitment to helping children and families in King County. Sebrena is also a mother that models the importance of service to her daughter, Rena Mateja.  Leading by example, they have helped raise...

October 7, 2013

In honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Wellspring’s Mark Adams discusses the most effective ways to promote safety, awareness, and respect when engaging with a friend or family member who is involved in domestic violence. With these tips, Wellspring hopes to spread awareness about the issue of domestic violence and the methods in which it can be prevented. 

Domestic violence impacts cultural, ethnic, occupational, and socioeconomic groups in our community. If you are concerned that someone you know may be acting abusively towards their partner, it can be uncomfortable to share your concern with them, and it is common to wonder what you can do to safely and effectively take a stand against domestic violence...