May is Mental Health Awareness month. During these 31 days I’d like to invite you to a special opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our members. And here’s why: without your ongoing and generous support the dozens of adults who depend on The Well would have no place to find help and healing. There would be no place to escape the stares of stigma.
You see, one of the most damaging aspects of mental health difficulties isn’t what you’d expect. It isn’t the loss of job, family or health. It’s the loss of dignity. And that happens through stigma that unloads shame, which keeps many from seeking help and healing.
At our recent WellSpring Celebration Luncheon, NFL superstar Charles Haley spoke about his own journey with mental illness and how, despite his physical strength and fortitude, he found the heavy load of stigma too much to bear. Like Charles, those who struggle with mental illnesses are unable to carry the burden of stigma and shame on their own. That’s why The Well Community matters. We help our members rediscover their dignity through the fellowship of belonging, through meaningful activities and through the healing that comes from faith, hope and love.
How can you make a difference in the lives of our members? Your special Mental Health Awareness gift can help lift the stigma burden from our members.
- Keep The Well Community’s doors open for a week ($6,500)
- Provide one month of worship services ($2,500)
- Subsidize one month of housing at Jacob’s House ($1,200)
- Sponsor five members for overnight retreats ($500)
- Cover costs of 80 lunches for 40 members ($100)
- Pay for one session of case management ($50)
Please give today. Click here to make an online donation through PayPal or credit card. Or send a check to The Well Community, 125 Sunset Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75208 and note “Awareness Gift.”
Without your ongoing and generous support the hundreds of adults who depend on The Well would have no place to find help and healing. There would be no place to escape the stares of stigma.
With great thanks,
Alice Zaccarello, Executive Director
The Well Community provides a place to belong for those who struggle with mental illnesses are thirsty for acceptance, support and meaningful relationships. The Well offers hope and healing through best-practice interventions, friendships and the power of faith.
Founded in 2002, “The Well” 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 recovering from serious mental illnesses. The Well’s philosophy of care, relational interventions and holistic rehabilitation combine to make a significant impact upon those we are called to serve.