Welcome to the Well Community
About The Well Community
Adults who struggle with severe and chronic mental illnesses are thirsty for acceptance, support and meaningful relationships. The Well Community restores hope and dignity through life-skills training, friendships and the power of faith. For those who live with stigma and isolation, the Well provides a place to belong.
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. The Well’s philosophy of care, relational engagement and holistic care combine to make a significant impact upon those we are called to serve.
MENTAL ILLNESS – An Overview What is Mental Illness?
A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are medical conditions that often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life.
Serious mental illnesses include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and schizoaffective disorder. Among other types of mental health conditions are obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder. The good news about mental illness is that recovery is possible.
Mental illnesses can affect individuals of any age, race, religion or income. Mental illnesses are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing. Mental illnesses are treatable. Most people diagnosed with a serious mental illness can experience relief from their symptoms by actively participating in an individual treatment plan.
SERVICES Provided by the Well
Through all of our programs, the Well Community seeks to engage people in a life-giving community. Therefore, these programs are people- and relationship-focused. Services include the Community Life Center, nutritious lunches, Outreach Resource Center, Thursday Night Life Worship and dinners, outings, parties and more!
GET INVOLVED Become a Volunteer
Volunteers are vital to the work of the Well! Each year over 200 volunteers give countless hours of their time to serve, and without their help the Well Community wouldn’t be able to continue to provide a place to belong for those in the Dallas area who live with life-altering mental illnesses. Our volunteers make the Well a supportive community for our members not only through their tangible, measurable assistance—which they offer so generously—but through their compassion and friendship.
There are many ways to lend a hand, and one of them is sure to be a good fit for you. Have you considered how you could become one of the many who help make stability possible for members of The Well?