At Wellspring, we recognize that recovery from psychiatric illness does not mean finding a cure; rather, it means developing a satisfying, hopeful and contributing life despite the presence of mental illness. Certainly, having the stability and dignity of safe, secure housing is one of the essential pieces that must be in order before the work of psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery can begin. We know that recovery is a unique process for each person; therefore to most effectively promote recovery from mental illness, Wellspring has developed an array of options that meet our clients’ needs and preferences.
All client services are overseen by Wellspring’s Director of Programs, T. Patrick Rhodes, MSSW, LCSW. Wellspring operates with a staff of over 100 professionals and paraprofessionals, who serve nearly 600 clients in Jefferson and Shelby counties annually. Costs for Wellspring’s programs and housing rentals vary according to site; all charges are based on a sliding fee scale.
Wellspring offers Crisis Stabilization Programs, an extensive Supportive Housing Program, and an Affordable Housing Program with over 100 units of deeply subsidized rental housing. Wellspring offers recovery-oriented programming, with the focus on person-centered, individualized care, utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach to support clients along their individual paths to recovery. Wellspring facilitates clients’ community integration by strengthening neighborhood connections and offering high quality housing and person-centered supportive services.