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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…

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
Welcome Home – A Collaboration with The Starbucks Foundation

Hometown roots. For Wellspring, they reach deep into a history of cultivating valuable partnerships. The Starbucks Foundation is one such partner that is strengthening its roots and honoring its hometown…

Unhoused: A #WellConnected Community Conversation Sept. 14 & Nov. 18

As the chronic homelessness crisis continues commanding our public attention and concern, we must also shed a light on the increasing numbers of homeless children and families who are struggling…

Seattle Skyline
Homelessness Redefined in Washington State – Why Does it Matter?

A sold-out Seahawks game seats 72,000 people – so 80,000 is a lot of children and youth experiencing homelessness – more than a packed stadium. But do you know the…

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