Lasting Change Blog

November 25, 2015

A step towards resilience and stability

NOVEMBER 25, 2015:  Your donations during this giving season will support Wellspring’s Community Services. Here are some examples of your dollars at work:


Housing Services

  • $300 provides a homeless family a month of intensive case management to find a safe, permanent home.
  • $100 stabilizes a homeless family living in their car with case management, and their first night of food and shelter.
  • $300 provides a household facing eviction a month of individualized case management services to stabilize and avert homelessness
November 24, 2015

NOVEMBER 24, 2015:  Spread joy with clarity! Here are some questions and answers about our Giving Tuesday donation drive. Question not answered? Send us a note; please put Giving Tuesday in the subject line.

  • Ready to donate? You can do so here.

November 23, 2015

'Children and families are one of our most precious resources.'

'Wellspring is giving children and their families the ability to stabilize in the midst of trauma and to heal from the effects of trauma.'


NOVEMBER 23, 2015: Volunteers and individual donors are the lifeblood of nonprofits. Nationally, about two-thirds of all charitable donations come from individual donors. And as anyone in the business can tell you, a nonprofit’s close friends are the ones who sustain you, year in and out.

So during this time of giving – and thanks – we’re asking our friends, Why Wellspring?

Here is what two of our associate board members shared.

First encounters

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November 16, 2015

2015 Table Host of the Year: Allison Delong

"I arrived as a luncheon guest but had the background and bandwidth to be able to contribute more than a check.  My bandwidth has narrowed in recent years, but remaining involved in my community in varying doses will always be important to me.”

NOVEMBER 16, 2015: For Allison Delong, our 2015 Luncheon Table Host of the Year, supporting Wellspring Family Service loops back to her parents and the core values they taught her. 

November 4, 2015
  • Want ideas? Check out the Winter Wish List
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  • Want to support our Early Learning Center? Amazon Classroom Wish list, here

November 2, 2015

2015 Founder’s Award: Rich Wagner

“I think we all hope to make a difference. My inspiration comes from seeing so many of the opportunities that surround us every moment … and being dissatisfied with the way things are.” -  Rich Wagner, 2015 Founder’s Award recipient

NOVEMBER 2, 2015 - Rich Wagner first heard all about Wellspring Family Services “waaaaaay back” when his friend joined our staff.  But it wasn’t until 2005 that his friend – now our vice president for clinical and training services – first approached Rich about getting involved.