Lasting Change Blog

September 19, 2013

An active Wellspring member since the mid-1990s, Rodger remembers being drawn to the organization because of our commitment to solve the root problems of housing and homelessness. Joining the Board of Directors for two terms in 2000, he later chaired the Capital Campaign Steering Committee and served as a reliable Table Captain at fundraising...
September 18, 2013

At Wellspring Family Services, Lisa Mennet is well known for her great investment in our mission. A leader in the field of Infant Mental Health, Lisa’s expertise and passion for children is apparent in her everyday work as an infant and early childhood mental health therapist, clinical consultant, and teacher. A Ph.D. graduate from the University of...
September 17, 2013

Is your family interested in making a philanthropic change but not sure where to start?

Come join Wellspring Family Services at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center on September 28th from 10am-3pm and find out!

Throughout the event, you can learn about all the ways kids can become philanthropic while hearing motivational stories from local heroes, connecting with family-friendly volunteer opportunities, and participating in engaging activities that emphasize how simple and rewarding making a difference can be.

You'll also get the opportunity to learn about our Kids Helping Kids campaign and hear from our very own youth spokesperson Rena Mateja as she speaks about her Kids...

September 12, 2013

Without waiting for the doorbell, Maddy Handshew greets you at the door with a big grin and a bounce in her step. With this level of enthusiasm, it’s easy to understand how such a young girl could raise more than $249 through Wellspring Kids Helping Kids, and do so in one of the most creative ways we’ve heard to date: an art show! 

An avid artist for most of her seven years, Maddy and...

September 10, 2013

It’s individuals like Faridah Abdullah who ensure organizations like Wellspring remain successful.

Coming to Wellspring Family Services in 2008 after retiring from her work at World Relief in downtown Seattle, Faridah immediately became a critical component to our Development team. Volunteering at the past six Powerful Change Luncheons, taking work home with her, managing email lists and...

September 5, 2013

Meet Fran Harstad, Claudia Simmons, Chris Stewart, and Rowena Hondrade – four enthusiastic Virginia Mason employees who recently dropped off three crates filled with school supplies from their workplace back-to-school drive for Wellspring!

Inspired by the 400 homeless children Wellspring serves each back-to-school season, these women decided to get together and rally their 266 colleagues on the Patient...