Lasting Change Blog

August 1, 2018


Driving around Seattle, it’s hard not to notice how much the homelessness crisis is deepening. To most of us, it’s something we confront every day on our way to work. But for the city’s Uber driver-partners, the effects of homelessness on the city are a constant presence.

This year, Wellspring has received a $10,000 grant from Uber, offering our staff and clients free rides to and from our offices....

July 25, 2018


When it comes to telling a story, Tai Powell, Wellspring’s Baby Boutique Manager and Volunteer Coordinator, has some experience. Last year, he shared his past of homelessness as part of Seattle Time’s Fund for...
June 27, 2018


At the heart of all of the work that Wellspring does are relationships. Nowhere is that more apparent than in our Housing Services. Staff work directly with families in crisis, who are currently experiencing homelessness or have faced homelessness in the recent past.

The goal of each relationship is to work together, to get a family into stable...
May 7, 2018


Most of us at some point or other have donated gently used clothing to a nonprofit. You may have even donated items to Wellspring’s Baby Boutique. But if you’re anything like us,you’ve wondered what exactly happened to that item after you donated it.

This month, in conjunction...

April 9, 2018


There is no instant fix for families facing homelessness. It takes time, care, a thoughtful plan, and patience to address homelessness and its underlying causes. At Wellspring it happens step-by-step. It’s a journey.

With this in mind, we understand how vital every interaction with our clients is. Routinely, some of those first interactions happen in the Intake Room of our Early Learning Center (ELC).

Our ELC...
April 5, 2018


There was something for everyone at Wellspring’s annual Lasting Change Luncheon this year. The March 16th event featured a salute to a tireless champion of children and families; a Holy Catfish moment; and an affirmation of Wellspring’s commitment going forward, as part of the agency’s seamless change in leadership. Last, but certainly most important, the hundreds of supporters who...

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