It was a ceremony on the fourth floor of the Old Red Museum in downtown Dallas that no one should have to attend, but perhaps everyone should witness. It was the 10th annual Suicide Prevention Day event hosted by the Greater Dallas Suicide Prevention Coalition. The program is held in honor of those who took their lives in Dallas county and surrounding areas each year. Displayed around the room were 565 pairs of shoes, representing every life lost to suicide in 2017. After the ceremony, all the shoes were donated to The Well Community. This is The Well’s fifth year to accept this generous donation. Continue reading
We are so grateful to the extended Well Community who provided scholarships, snacks and gifts for our members at the 2018 Spring Retreat.
We had a great time!
Members of The Well Community look forward all year long to our Christmas worship service and party. We had a great time this year thanks to an incredible meal provided by Cliff Temple Baptist Church and St. Jude’s and prepared by Norma’s Cafe. Members of Kessler Park United Methodist Church decorated, brought desserts and provided take-home goodie bags. Volunteers from all three churches served up the delicious food and participated in the fun. For our worship service, Dr. Brent McDougal, Senior Pastor at Cliff Temple, gave the Christmas message. Continue reading
Recovery Live is coming! Join us for our fifth annual benefit concert on Thursday, November 30, at The Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff. It’s an evening full of great music and a fun way to support The Well Community, the only faith-based nonprofit in the Dallas Metroplex exclusively serving those who suffer from mental illnesses. Continue reading
David Larlee and Ryan Flanigan of All Saints Dallas lead members of The Well Community at a Thursday Night Life service.
Once a week The Well Community doors swing open wide and members eagerly start trickling in for Thursday Night Life. They come from all across Oak Cliff for fellowship, Bible teaching and the opportunity to worship God. Each faces daily challenges with mental health difficulties. Many struggle to find steady employment and housing they can afford. Several are homeless. Most deal with other physical illnesses, too. Living in poverty, which is common among Well members, makes all these challenges incredibly daunting.
But during Thursday Night Life all of those difficulties fall away. Members gather for worship and a sermon, after which volunteers from around the Dallas area serve a healthy dinner and join around the tables for a shared meal.
This is one of several regular gatherings The Well organizes for its members to help address the spiritual aspects of mental health. Not only does it provide a church service where members feel comfortable and welcome, but it also gives an opportunity for members of The Well to interact with groups from the greater Dallas area. Continue reading
(All photographs courtesy of Gene Moore, Photographic Partners. See more photos from the event on our Facebook page. )
If you want to thank someone in a big way, throw them a big party—at least that’s what the staff and members of The Well Community did on Sunday, June 5 to thank volunteers and donors for their involvement this past year. Community members of The Well turned out in full force to thank people like Mark and Deborah Gallagher (pictured below, right) from First Baptist Church of Frisco who, with others from their church, have been serving dinner once a month for over four years. “We started coming with our Life Group,” Continue reading
Photo: Vickie Fisk, Event Chairperson
The Well Community’s celebration to honor volunteers and donors will be held on Sunday, June 5 at the Salon Las Americas (1004 Fort Worth Ave, Dallas). Starting at 3 p.m., the event will feature the Happy Campers Band, children’s activities, original art by members of The Well, food from Oak Cliff eateries and beverages. Advance tickets are available (click here) for $10.00 or at the door for $15.00. There is no charge for children. Continue reading