Wellspring - For Mental Health Recovery
to those facing the challenges of mental illness,
serving more than 600 adults each year.
Here at Wellspring, we work hard to make sure that each of our clients has a special holiday. This year, we are providing a stocking of goodies or wish list gifts for more people than ever before - 105, to be exact! Can you help us make the holidays bright this year?
We are looking for people to sponsor the wish lists of 35 individuals, donate money to be used for gifts, and/or wrap gifts. If you can help, contact Development Manager Melissa Kratzer today! 502-753-1457
Mary Ann Finds Freedom and Peace… at Last
Guardianship Independence Pilot Project Proves it is Possible
“It’s having choices. Maybe that sounds funny…but for 15 years there were so few of them in my life,” Mary Ann explains. Imagine, if you can, having nearly every decision made for you. What if eating, sleeping, and even watching television or listening to the radio were all on someone else’s terms? That was what Mary Ann lived with in a personal care home until GIPP connected her with Wellspring.
“And the noise!” she exclaims. “There was constant turmoil, and my nerves were just always on edge.” Peace and quiet, she shared, are two things she enjoys the most about having her own apartment. “I’m so much calmer now that I’ve even managed to quit smoking!” she boasts.
Thanks to Wellspring’s GIPP program, Mary Ann’s found a home and the support that it takes to help her live in the community. “It’s not that much,” she explains, “but it made me a whole new world - and I love being in it!”
Your gifts open new worlds for hundreds of folks at Wellspring.
You bring peace; you make choices possible.
And you make having a home a reality for so many.
For all of that, we thank you.
And we ask you to continue to do all that you can. Lives depend on it.
Katie & Kids - “We’re a Family Again!”
Addiction. Homelessness. Two beautiful daughters and a partner who died from a drug overdose. Katie never envisioned any of these could ever be part of her life.
But when the pain killers Katie took after her first baby led her into addiction, Katie’s whole world crumbled. In treatment at JADAC she learned about Volunteers of America’s Women’s Addiction Recovery program and jumped into it. She worked, harder than she ever thought was possible, and graduated from that program. Then she connected with Home of the Innocents’ Aftercare Program and “did all it took to get me back together with my girls,” shares Katie.
“Finally, the last piece was to find affordable housing – but it is so hard to find that in Louisville!” Her caseworker referred her Wellspring – and because we are part of the Louisville Alliance for Supportive Housing, better known as LASH, Wellspring was able to help her find safe, affordable housing.
“Wellspring was the only place that could help – and I am so grateful for that,” beams Katie. “It was getting the housing that made it possible for us to be a family again.”
To learn more about how Wellspring impacts the lives of our clients and our community, join us for a brief tour of Wellspring program sites. We select different programs each month. Call or contact us today to register and you’ll see what a difference Wellspring can make!
Wednesday, December 18th at 4:00 pm
Tuesday, January 7th at 2:00 pm
Friday, February 14th at noon
To register for a tour, call us at (502) 753-1453 or click Contact Us, select "Get Involved" from the Category drop down menu, and include in the message that you would like to attend a tour.
Wellspring is proud to be a Metro United Way participating agency.
Wellspring is a Combined Federal Campaign Charity of Choice,
Wellspring is a recipient of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels' Good Works Grant.
Visit GuideStar to learn more about Wellspring and view our Form 990.