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.
About The Well during COVID-19
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.
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 remind them of 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.
- Supporting Families - Families with loved ones dealing with mental health issues often find housing to be one of the greatest challenges. Jacob’s House, The Well’s City of Dallas licensed boarding home for men, is one way The Well supports families. By providing affordable, safe housing within an understanding and accepting community, The Well gives families peace of […]
- Seven Ways to Support Family Caregivers - When someone has cancer or is experiencing another health issue, friends and extended family members often surround that person and his or her household with support in the form of everything from meal delivery to assistance with rides to cards of encouragement. However, when the challenge at hand is a mental health struggle, the response […]
- A Well World: Reaching out - It’s a bit shocking when you think about it. In a 2021 research project* about individuals living in homelessness, 33 percent of all respondents self-identified as having mental health issues. That means about one out of three homeless people are living each day not only with the challenges of poverty and insecure housing, but also […]