Our President’s Special Project

Founded in 2001, Wellspring Living is a non-profit organization in Atlanta, Georgia that provides domestic sex trafficking victims and those at risk with specialized recovery services through residential and community-based programs. The programs provide transformative care through therapeutic services, education, life skills, and personal and professional development. The focus for each participant is on developing their courage to move forward and their confidence to succeed. Wellspring Living is a leader in the nation for residential care and through the Wellspring Living Institute is able to educate, train and mentor organizations around the world.

For more details about Wellspring – Please Visit:  https://wellspringliving.org/  

Who is Wellspring Living?

Girls, ages 12-17, come into the residential program through Georgia CaresWomen, ages 18-39, come into their residential program through various types of referrals (i.e. court, parents, short-term programs, pastors, jail). Women, ages 18+, come into their Women’s Academy through the residential program and through the community. Since this is not a residential program, women just need to meet the intake criteria in order to be a participant.

  • The Girls’ Residential Program can serve up to 16 participants at any given time. Girls ages 12-17 are served up to 13 months in the program, which provides a safe residential environment. A residential school provides individualized learning plans for each girl. They focus on a participants’ total health through spiritual exploration, physical fitness and therapy. They provide participants with new opportunities through life skills classes, field trips and mentorship. Could your club sponsor 16 tickets to the Nutcracker, Fernbank, or Six Flags?
  • The Women’s Residential Program can serve up to 16 participants at any given time. This long term residential program begins with an initial 90 day period of stabilization, assessment and skill-building followed by the opportunity to meet personal, educational, and career goals. The goal is for participants to be ready to live independently at the end of the 12-18 month by obtaining a living wage job and appropriate housing. Could your club sponsor care bags for 16 participants?
  • The Receiving Hope Center can serve up to 20 youth (all genders) at any given time with stays up to 90 days. This is the state of Georgia’s first residential intake center for trafficked youth. Survivors have all of their needs and assessments met at one location. They receive medical care, academic support, therapeutic and stabilization services up to 90 days before moving to a long term placement. Could your club sponsor 20 soft blankets for 20 teenagers?
  • Each session, the Women’s Academy can serve up to 40 participants, 20 for GED track and 20 for career readiness track per 10-week session. There are four 10-week sessions per year. MARTA transportation, lunch and childcare are provided. Sessions begin each January, April, July and October at the Hank Aaron New Beginnings Academy. Could your club sponsor a graduation ceremony for 40 women?
  • The Youth Academy serves ages 14+ and is a school-based program providing mental health services to strengthen academic and life goals of the students through the Atlanta Public School system. Services include individual and group therapy, transportation assistance, clothing and food needs, baby and childcare needs, housing assistance, life skill courses, and other social barriers based on individual needs. Provision is made for staff professional development, a food pantry and a clothing boutique. Could your club host a diaper drive?
  • Graduate Services are provided to survivors by offering safe transitional housing services. Residents have full time jobs and pay a reduced monthly fee either at the The Graduate Village, a community of nine tiny homes, or at The Bridge Community, which consists of 11 apartment style living spaces. Participants are provided with mentorship and housing vouchers through United Way. Could your club sponsor a tiny house bedroom update with all new bedding and bath towel supplies?
  • Retail Stores provide a revenue source. Two upscale resale stores located in Peachtree City and Duluth will accept donations and are in need of volunteers. Could your club members spring clean and donate items?