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Wellspring Walks With NAMI

on Tue, 10/04/2016 - 09:43

The National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Step Forward for Mental Health Walk was held on Saturday, August 13th at the Waterfront Park.  It raised nearly $90,000 for NAMI and Wellspring was a big part of it!  In addition to being an event sponsor we had a team  of nearly 40 people comprised of staff, clients and             supporters and we raised $1,503!!  For the second year in a row, we won the Golden Shoe Award for the top fundraiser for a non-corporate team!  We also had an informational table at the walk.

Grants Awarded

on Tue, 10/04/2016 - 09:41

The William E. Barth Foundation funded the purchase of new furniture for the Broadway Program’s Community Room; this highly-utilized space assures the support clients need to live with stability in their community-based 

A grant from The Paradis Foundation will help repair the historic columns at the front of Wellspring’s Ardery House and replace and refresh the tiles at the home’s main entrance.  This 100+ year-old house is the site of Wellspring’s very first program, which opened in 1982.       

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Concord Program at the KY State Fair

on Tue, 10/04/2016 - 09:38

The women from the Concord Program traveled to the Kentucky State Fair in August to view their artwork and spent time enjoying the Fair!  The Concord Progran participants dedicated months to prepare and submit art to the State Fair.  All Concord clients contributed to the idea, design, presentation and development of the theme: “Along with the sunshine, there’s gonna be a little rain sometimes.” They produced one large canvas and all received individual honorable mention ribbons!

Amity Apartments get Facelift from the Honorable Order of KY Colonels

on Mon, 10/03/2016 - 13:37

Our Amity Apartments are getting a make-over thanks to the Honorable Order of KY Colonels!  This grant will help us replace siding, perform gutter repairs and refresh the outdoor deck!  The KY Colonels' primary objective is to support needy Kentucky charities and worthy Kentucky organizations by raising money from their membership to help these organizations who stand ready to help our citizens share in Kentucky's boundless future.  

On Pins and Needles: Caregivers of Adults with Mental Illness - NAMI Convention, Denver, CO July 8, 2016

on Wed, 08/03/2016 - 11:00

Selected Highlights from the Presentation by the National Alliance for Caregiving:

The Big Picture

8.4 million Americans care for an adult with an emotional or mental health issue*  

  • Caregivers have typically provided care for 8.7 years, while caregivers of an adult care for 4 years on average (any condition). 
  • Most care recipients (58%) are between 18-39 years; most caregivers (45%) are parents caring for an adult child, though other relationships can be impacted 
  • The main conditions requiring care are bipolar disorder (25%), schizophrenia (25%), depression (22%), and anxiety (11%)  


A win-win for those who need it most

on Thu, 05/12/2016 - 08:54

Supportive housing saves money and improves health outcomes for those with mental illness.

Give Local Louisville raises $10,000+ for Wellspring!

on Wed, 10/28/2015 - 11:14

October 1st was a fantastic day at the Wellpring headquarters. With a goal of raising $4,000 we took to social media for 24 hours of online giving through Give Local Louisville - sponsored by the Community Foundation of Louisville.

At midday we had exceed our goal already and set out sights on doubling it! Quite a lofty idea we thought - but why not!? As midnight approached, we had not only exceeded the new $8,000 goal, but now had $10,000 within reach.

Kentucky Colonels Fund New Bedroom Furniture for Ardery House

on Fri, 09/11/2015 - 10:15

Kentucky Colonels from all over the world are partnering with Wellspring to improve the lives of those living in this community.

On September 9th, 2015, Wellspring received a grant from the Honorable Order of Kentucky during a ceremony at the Kentucky Derby Museum. That grant, in the amount of $5,584.00 will be used to purchase five dressers for the Ardery House program.

These new dressers will match previously purchased bed frames and night stands, also funded by the Kentucky Colonels.

James Graham Brown Foundation funds EHR

on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 09:56

When the news came in that the James Graham Brown Foundation had awarded a grant to Wellspring, the office lit up with shouts of excitement. “We’ve been working toward procuring an Electronic Health Record system and an overall upgrade of our computer system for the last two years,” says Wellspring CEO Kathy Dobbins. “Now, thanks to the James Graham Brown Foundation, we’re going to be able to move from paper charts to a fully integrated electronic records system.

Cutia Brown Receives Recognition from Kent School

on Thu, 05/28/2015 - 13:34

Wellspring is proud to have Cutia Brown on staff. The Kent School recently recognized Cutia as the Outstanding Practicum Supervisor. Below are statements taken from her nomination:

Cutia Brown is the type of supervisor that a faculty member looks forward to working with as she is a model of professional social work clinical and administrator. She is a quiet and true leader, student focused, powerfully supportive, a wonderful influence on students providing structure and rigorous learning, and also has the courage to be a gatekeeper for the profession. Ms.