Lasting Change Blog

March 17, 2020

Dear Friend,

Even before the latest health crisis, many families in our community had less than $400 in savings. Those that were lucky to have full-time employment often had just ten days of PTO per year available to them. That still hasn’t changed.

The COVID-19 pandemic in our community will push some families already living without a social safety net closer to the edge. For others, it will tip them...

November 19, 2019

It’s famously said that there are six degrees of separation between any two people in the world.  But the smaller a community, the less that separates us.

Alex Washburn, a long time Wellspring supporter, decided to raise funds for Wellspring when he found himself unexpectedly connected to one of our families. Alex’s Facebook post describes that connection:


November 19, 2019


A recent study has found that student homelessness is rising in Washington. In the 2017-18 academic year more than 40,000 students experienced homelessness. That’s almost twice the amount as ten years ago.

These students, and their families, are living doubled-up with family and friends, living in motels, in shelters. Almost...

November 19, 2019

One word which links every family that comes through Wellspring’s doors is RESILIENCY. Many of the families we meet have lost everything and been through multiple traumas. Their inner strength and determination has kept them going through trying times.

Teba comes from such a family. She was born in Iraq in 2001 and since that time her life has been...

July 18, 2019


On March 22, Wellspring was joined by almost 800 supporters for our annual Lasting Change Luncheon. As always the program was filled with inspiring stories and emotional speeches.

Our luncheon wouldn’t be possible without our corporate sponsors whose generous donations allow us to underwrite our luncheon so that every donation from generous individuals go directly to support Wellspring and our programs.

Special thanks go to our premier sponsors...

December 5, 2018

Helen Keller said it so well: “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

That captures the power of Wellspring’s partnership with Starbucks in supporting the work we’re doing with children and families facing homelessness. Yes, the Seattle-born company that turned a morning cup of coffee into a global lifestyle brand is deeply involved in the community, and we’re...