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Wellspring Announces Housing First Program

on Tue, 02/21/2012 - 13:13

In September, the Homeless Coalition walked the streets of Louisville Metro and surveyed homeless people as part of the “100,000 Homes Campaign.”  The results were startling; a large number of the participants reported major health risks, and the average length of homelessness was five years.

But on September 23rd the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced a grant award that will address those issues for at least 75 adults in our community.

Wellspring Thanks Our 2012 Derby Preview Party Sponsors!

on Thu, 01/12/2012 - 15:07

Wellspring is gearing up for the 14th Annual Derby Preview Party, which will take place on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 on Millionaire's Row at Churchill Downs.  Wellspring thanks those who have already committed to sponsor this signature event!

If your company would like to sponsor Wellspring's Derby Preview Party this year, contact Nancy Doctor at or (502) 753-1453.

Housing Like Yours and Mine - Katharine Dobbins

on Thu, 01/05/2012 - 10:21

This article, written by Wellspring Executive Director Katharine Dobbins, was published in the December 2011 / January 2012 edition of FORsooth, a monthly publication distributed by the Louisville Fellowship of Reconciliation.

Everyone needs a home. Having a place to stow our stuff and call our own is fundamental and something most of us take for granted.  Unfortunately, that is not always the case for many among us who live with mental illness.

Choices in Recovery Newsletter - Eric Cecil, Wellspring Community Support Specialist

on Wed, 01/04/2012 - 17:17

The latest edition of the Choices in Recovery newsletter profiled Wellspring's community support specialist, Eric Cecil.  The article tells part of Eric's story of recovering from a mental illness and how he now works to help others find solutions to help them along their journey to recovery.  Eric is also a published poet, and the newsletter features some of his poetry. Click here to read the article (found on pages 10 - 13) and Eric's poetry (page 23).

You can sign up to receive future editions of the newsletter by visiting the Choices in Recovery website.

Community Challenge | Mentally Ill Helped by Groups

on Wed, 01/04/2012 - 13:05

This editorial was printed in the Courier-Journal on November 28, 2011.

Surely, you have not forgotten that October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink is the signature color of the cause and still widely displayed around town in the form of the recognizable pink ribbon logos. Celebrating strengths has become the model for many groups' efforts, including those that work to improve the lives of people with severe and persistent mental illnesses, and their color - red - is on the rise.

As one of the 1 in 12 women diagnosed with breast cancer, I applaud the women and men who have

See our newsletter online before it hits your mailbox!

on Wed, 11/16/2011 - 15:16

Be the first to see our November newsletter online!  This edition features an announcement about Wellspring's part in the SAMHSA grant, great news about our clients' new health initiatives, highlights of our recent special events, and much more.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list for the next round, email

Click the link below to get started!

Wellspring Wallopalooza Golf Marathon is a Success!

on Thu, 10/20/2011 - 16:00

The first ever Wellspring Wallopalooza Golf Marathon was a great success!  On October 17th, 34 golfers spent a beautiful Monday enjoying the greens at Woodhaven Country Club—all while raising funds for recovery!

The golfers pledged to play 100 holes of golf that day and solicited donations to Wellspring for every hole played.  The players stayed well-nourished throughout the day with coffee from Heine Brothers Coffee, a delicious breakfast from Zoë’s Kitchen, lunch from Chick-fil-A , and snacks provided by a supporter of Humana’s Account Installation Volunteer Network.

And we couldn’t have

Wellspring in the News!

on Wed, 10/05/2011 - 12:13

The Louisville newspaper, The Courier-Journal, ran a great piece on Monday about the upcoming art show and panel discussion at the Speed Art Museum. This event is presented by Wellspring, NAMI Louisville, Bridgehaven, and Seven Counties Services. Read the article to learn about the event and the individuals on our panel!

And today, Wednesday, the Lexington Herald-Leader ran an opinion piece that lifts up Wellspring's system of housing and rehabilitative services as a better model and a practical alternative to personal

An Evening of Art, Music, and Advocacy at the Speed Art Museum

on Wed, 09/21/2011 - 13:06

Friday, October 7, 2011
Speed Art Museum | 2035 South 3rd Street, Louisville, KY 40208

Join NAMI Louisville, Bridgehaven, Seven Counties Services, and Wellspring for an art show, art sale, and panel discussion at the Speed Art Museum!

5:00 to 7:00 PM:

Guests will enjoy a reception featuring select original art by program participants, and will also have the pleasure of viewing the premiere of the community art project, "Open Up!"

In addition, the Kentucky Opera will be performing in the gallery throughout the evening.

7:00 to 8:30 PM:

Panel Discussion: Mental Illness & Recovery - Past

Wellspring Wallopalooza Golf Marathon - October 17, 2011

on Mon, 08/29/2011 - 14:47

100 Holes. 1 Day.
Are you up to the challenge?

The First Annual Wellspring Wallopalooza golf marathon will take place at Woodhaven Country Club on October 17, 2011. If spending some time out playing golf while raising $$$ for a great cause sounds like a dream come true, then this is the event for you!

You can play all day, or we can show you how to play your 100 holes in 2 hours or less! What's important is the FUN in this FUNdraising event! You can even choose your start time.

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. - Registration, Welcome, Breakfast, and Instructions for Play
8:15 a.m.