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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 Nancy Doctor at 753-1453 or via email at:  Nancy.Doctor @wellspringky.org. 

Dandelion & Wellspring

on Fri, 01/20/2017 - 15:33

We had  a record 29 client holiday wishlists adopted at our event at Dandelion Boutique in November!  Wishlist adopters were treated to 20% off at Dandelion as well as delicious refreshments throughout the day!  We also gave some fabulous door prizes to lucky wishlist adopters: an ipad, a stocked gift basket from Trader Joe’s and an oversized bottle of wine!  Dandelion was a gracious host and a beautiful place to set up shop for the day.  

 

Bold Moves Against Suicide Louisville

on Fri, 01/20/2017 - 15:31

Alarmingly, compared to 50 peer cities, Louisville ranks 8th for highest rate of suicides.  In the first-ever Bold Moves Against Suicide Summit, the Louisville Health Advisory Board and One Love Louisville brought together thought leaders and community partners with goals to: 


•    Champion  “Zero Suicide” as a community   goal

•    Increase community responsibility of eliminating suicides and provide tools and resources to address the issue of suicide  

 •    Launch a community coalition to reduce suicide


Attendance at the November event indicates that the community is interested in

Supported Employment

on Fri, 01/20/2017 - 15:26

Nathaniel’s life has taken a “big upward turn,” since he connected to Wellspring, he says.  “There’s people who really care about me; they help me with shopping and keeping my meds straight, my bills paid, and they found me an apartment I really like!”  Once all the “stuff” of daily living had been worked out, Nate decided he’d like a job. So, he connected with Wellspring Works and they helped Nate identify his skills to figure out what kind of job he’d like. Before long, he had a job at the neighborhood Kroger.  “It’s close enough for me to walk to work, so I really like that,” Nate shares.

Annual Philanthropists of the Year Award & Volunteer of the Year Awards Presented

on Fri, 01/20/2017 - 15:21

Wellspring’s 2017 Philanthropist of the Year, Cissy Mills, was applauded as a long-time board member and officer, an active committee member, and long-time donor before joining the board in 2007.  Cissy has been a true “connector” on Wellspring’s behalf with local government and the area business community. In spite of her term on the board expiring, Cissy remains an active volunteer and generous Wellspring donor.

Ack Willets was named Wellspring’s 2016 Volunteer of the Year. As a Board Member and Annual Derby Preview Party Chairman, Ack’s leadership has advanced Wellspring immeasurably.

Give Local Louisville a Success for Wellspring

on Tue, 10/04/2016 - 09:53

From over 90 agencies in our Give Local Louisville assigned category, Wellspring finished in the top 27! Considering that over 600 agencies participated in the event, we are extraordinarily proud of this achievement. In all, 126 donors contributed to help Wellspring raise $26,690 through Give Local Louisville Day.  Across the community, $4.15M was raised and 21,156 donations were made via the 24-hour event.  “We are blown away by the number of donations that were made on September 15th,” Susan Barry, president and CEO of Community Foundation of Louisville Inc., said in a news release.

We've Arrived! Wellspring Set to Implement EHR System

on Tue, 10/04/2016 - 09:45

“To be competitive in today’s healthcare arena and offer the very best quality care, this is an essential step for us to take,” says Wellspring CEO, Kathy Dobbins. Utilization of the  Electronic Health Record Program (EHR) is set for mid-November. Final design elements and testing of all aspects of the system are underway for a seamless implementation.  “The EHR system brings myriad advantages,” offers Dobbins.

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