“Jesus said, ‘People soon become thirsty again after drinking water. But the water I give takes away thirst altogether. It becomes a well of water within, giving life.’ ” – John 4:13-14.
The Well Community serves alongside those who struggle with mental illness, seeking to offer hope & health through the power of faith, friendship & Community. Founded in 2002, the Well Community (“the Well”) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. What started as a simple, church outreach to a handful of people has grown into a flourishing, holistic ministry among adults recovering from serious mental illness. the Well’s philosophy of care, relational interventions, and holistic rehabilitation combine to make a significant impact upon those we are called to serve.
The Well Community seeks your partnership in providing transformational, faith-based mental health services to some of the neediest residents of Dallas. Our programs meet the critical need and increasing demand of those in our community who are suffering.
Critical Need :: Mental illness is a highly prevalent, life-threatening disease that affects millions of people all around the world. One in four adults−approximately 61.5 million Americans−experience mental illness in a given year. One in 17−about 13.6 million−live with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder. Approximately 60 percent of adults and almost one-half of youth ages 8 to 15 with a mental illness received no mental health services in the previous year. Serious mental illness costs America $193.2 billion in lost earnings per year. (National Alliance on Mental Illness – NAMI).
Increasing Demand :: Over the last 3 years, the number of individuals requiring mental health treatment in Dallas, TX has increased by 65%, while funding for mental health services only increased by 28%, according to the city’s largest mental heathcare provider, Dallas MetroCare. The agency reported serving over 47,000 individuals last year, reflecting the skyrocketing demand for mental health programs in our city
Hurting People :: Jesus calls us to help the “least of these” – those with profound physical, emotional, and spiritual problems. Therefore, if God’s people do not befriend and serve people with mental health problems, who will? To do so is to remain faithful to the One who touched the lives of so many and to share in His ministry to those in need.