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Wellspring Changed My Entire Life's Story...

on Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:48

“Started drinking when I was 15 - right after my mother went out for groceries and never came back,” Marissa begins.  “It was three years before I saw her again.”

“I got a diagnosis of depression at about 22. Kept drinking, just to escape the emptiness inside.”  She suffered years of fruitless rehab attempts, the agony of an abusive relationship, and anguished over losing custody of her children.

“I’d get sober, but still feel so empty...there just wasn’t any happiness - no joy,” she shares.  “Once I got an apartment and I so hoped I’d make it last...”

But after a violent sexual assault,

Giving Tuesday 2017

on Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:47

Save the date: Giving Tuesday 2017 is November 28th. We're proud
to be a part of the global celebration of giving. 

Are YOU up to the Challenge??

on Mon, 11/20/2017 - 15:07

Are YOU up to the Challenge?? An anonymous donor has offered us $5,000 to help us outfit our new office - if we can match it!

Our New-To-Us building will house 31 staff members who provide direct services to clients.  These staff members have been in various locations, or without a home base!  Now, they will all be in the same space!  There will also be areas for peer support, group and individual therapy!  The building is light and airy inside and will suit us very well but.....it's EMPTY!  

$10,000 will go a looong way toward helping us get office furniture for our staff and clients to

Give the Gift of Joy

on Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:20

 This year, instead of an “Adopt a Client” approach, we’re doing a Gift Card Drive. Our Client Support Staff have explained that this approach will help our clients learn the life skills they will need to learn to live independently, and still add a special touch to the holidays.  

Our goal is to collect 125 gift cards from each of the following stores: Target, Walmart, Kroger and Walgreens - 500 cards in all.  We’d like an assortment of cards in $5, $10 and $15 denominations to help us show all of our clients that there are people who care about them during the holidays. Will you help us

WELLSPRING AWARDED $66,640 FOR EMS ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM

on Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:03

Wellspring is pleased to announce that we have received a $66,640 grant from the Humana Foundation to implement a Wellspring-EMS Alternative Program.  The program will serve the Louisville Metro Area.  We will work with high-frequency EMS users who are experiencing some form of psychiatric crisis to directly admit them to our Crisis Stabilization Program on a voluntary basis once they are medically cleared by EMS.

In Memoriam

on Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:48

Robert L. Brodbeck

Wellspring suffered a terrible loss with the sudden death of our COO, Bob Brodbeck, on October 4, 2017.  Bob was truly committed to Wellspring’s mission, staff and clients. He was a big part of this organization; his presence permeated the agency.  Whatever the project, Bob was always willing to help “git ‘er done” – often suggesting creative solutions that brought humor to even the most daunting situations.  

Bob developed regular Monday morning Leadership and Quality Training sessions for his team as a way to encourage and enable them to constantly look for ways to

Love Story

on Fri, 01/20/2017 - 15:36

“Looking back, I think it was there… even as a child,” Kimberly reflects on her mental illness. Growing up, Kim found that alcohol “always seemed to help, if just for a while.”  A former flight attendant, Kim married young, and had her daughter soon after.  But her illness and alcohol use ravaged that life, and led to a cycle of relationship issues, losses, homelessness, and treatments that couldn’t be sustained.

Wellspring Thanksgiving

on Fri, 01/20/2017 - 15:35

A warm thank you to the Third Lutheran Church for once again hosting our Wellspring Thanksgiving! The gracious people of Third Lutheran ensured that we were all able to share a meal and celebrate each other and the year.  We have so much to be thankful for at Wellspring this year.  We have witnessed countless client successes and implemented a much-awaited electronic health records system!  A heartfelt thank you to our staff, Board of Directors, donors and volunteers.  We could not do what we do without the dedication and passion of so many.  We are thankful for each and every one of you!

 

Emerald Expositions Team Transforms Wellspring Apartments

on Fri, 01/20/2017 - 15:35

“We take giving back to our community very seriously,” says Emerald Exposition’s Bruce Allar.  They picked the Wellspring Apartments for their “Emerald Cares” volunteer day, since it is a “near neighbor” to them.  The team righted the parking area posts, cut and pulled months’ worth of weeds, and trimmed up trees and bushes.  The property is looking good going into the winter months and will be lovely when spring’s new growth emerges.

Vehicle Donations

on Fri, 01/20/2017 - 15:34

If you have an unused car, we can help you skip the hassle of selling it. Via a new partnership with VOA, Wellspring can now accept donations of cars, vans truck, boats, motor homes and motorcycles.  It’s easy to do, it’s good for you, and it helps others, too!  For more information, contact Kristen Millwood at 753-1457 or via email at:  Kristen.Millwood@wellspringky.org

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