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How Do I Talk to My Child About Homelessness?

You and your child are out for a stroll on a sunny afternoon, taking in the sights and sounds of the city. Across the street, your child notices a woman…

Mothers and Daughters crossing city sidewalk
LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health Needs

Eagleton is leading the development of a new Wellspring Family Services behavioral health clinic focused on serving LGBTQ+ and BIPOC youth and families. The clinic features practitioners with life experience…

Danie Eagleton standing
Parents Connected to Multiple Services at Family Resource Fair

On Saturday, June 11, 2022, Wellspring Family Services hosted the first Family Resource Fair held at our Rainier Avenue location. We transformed the parking lot into a resource center offering…

Aerial shot of Fair
Strategies for Adjusting After COVID-19 Distancing

Strategy #1: Pay attention to how you feel. As you move through continued change, tend to your emotional needs. As it’s possible, observe and name your feelings as you experience…

Adult man and woman wearing medical face masks bump elbows in greeting.
Celebrating Bevette Irvis this Women’s History Month

It’s often said that women are the heart of a community and children are our future. At Wellspring Family Services, we couldn’t agree more. In recognition of Women’s History Month…

Bevette Irvis
Family Essentials Drive Runs March 14 through April 15

The essential personal-care items we use to start each day fresh and clean should be available to everyone. Sadly, however, necessities such as soap, toothpaste, and clean socks are not…

Mom and Son brushing teeth in bathroom
Why a No-Expulsion Policy Matters

At first glance, the Early Learning Center (ELC) at Wellspring Family Services may appear as any other you’ve encountered. You’ll find bins with toys, art projects on the walls, and…

smiling preschoolers
DEIA Specialist Ernie Cathcart Retires

If you ask Wellspring’s Chief Program Officer, Bevette Irvis, about the days before Ernie Cathcart, she can tell you some stories. And some concerns. And some hopes and dreams. A…

Ernie Cathcart, retiring manager DEIA
2021 Wellspring Children and Teen Gift Drive

The annual Wellspring Family Services Children & Teen Gift Drive, part of the Giving Together campaign, is off to a great start. Thank you to all who have given so…

Child with teddy bear
Social Work Means Showing Up

Something special happens when we show up for other people. Showing up means thinking outside of ourselves. It requires us to be vulnerable, and to give of our personal time…

Mother holding child at bedtime
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