About The Well Community
Founded in 2002, The Well Community is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. While it started as a simple, church outreach to a handful of people, The Well has grown into a flourishing, significant ministry among adults dealing with serious mental illnesses. The Well Community provides a place to belong for those who struggle with mental illnesses and are thirsty for acceptance, support and meaningful relationships. The Well offers hope and healing through best-practice interventions, friendships and the power of faith. The Well’s philosophy of care, relational interventions and holistic rehabilitation combine to make a significant impact upon those we are called to serve.
For coronavirus precautions, all daily programs and worship at The Well Community are temporarily suspended. Lunches for members of The Well and clients of Mission Oak Cliff can be picked up from noon-1pm at The Well door, Monday through Thursday. In addition to the meal, personal care items such as toilet paper, bottled water, toothpaste and body wash are provided to members through the generosity of donors.
CLICK HERE to see a list of needed items.
What we ARE Doing
Isolation brought on by stigma and marginalization are crippling challenges for those with severe mental illnesses. While The Well is not able to serve its members during this time as it normally does, we are continuing to care for them in many ways. In addition to the meals and personal items mentioned above, our staff regularly checks in with our members. Each Friday, Alice Zaccarello, Executive Director, visits with residents of Jacob’s house (6 feet from them) to continue to monitor their mental health and instruct them in COVID 19 protocols. During the lunch pick-up, staff chat with members, offering encouragement and counsel. Our Thursday Night Life message is delivered through online video. It is given by various of our favorite local clergy and lay people.
- Praying for Families Impacted by Mental Illness - The following is posted with permission from the Sparks of Redemptive Grace website. This prayer guide is available for purchase as a booklet or e-book. 31 days, 31 ways, 2 pray 4 families By Catherine P. Downing “Pray for us.” 1 Thessalonians 5:25a ESV Families who walk alongside their loved ones in the labyrinths of mental illnesses […]
- Spiritual Problems Require Spiritual Solutions - By Joel Pulis, Founder of The Well Community In the earlier years of The Well Community, I regularly heard stories from my friends about how they had been made to feel unwelcome at various churches. Anne, a preacher’s kid, shared how she would sit outside of Sunday morning services, unable to make herself go in because […]
- A Well World: A Suicide Prevented - It was early on a Sunday morning and I was just debating whether I had the energy to make it to church after a late-night event when a text came through that jolted me fully awake. It was from one of the men at Jacob’s House, The Well’s City of Dallas licensed boarding home. Stuart* […]