Well Community Programs
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!
Community Life Center Monday-Wednesday 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch at noon
Our services are primarily delivered through our weekday Community Life Center (CLC). Open Monday through Wednesday, the CLC offers a restorative environment for people whose lives have been drastically disturbed and need the support of others in moving toward health. Participation in the CLC gives our community members the opportunity to rejoin the worlds of friendship, family and work and to access the services and supports they may individually need. Our focus is on the strengths, talents and abilities of our Community Members, not their illness, with the goal of helping some return to the workplace. Current activities include art therapy, hygiene/self-care instruction, spiritual devotions and case management.
Thursday Night Life 5:30-7 p.m.
Thursday Night Life is a weekly, culturally relevant worship service, including times of singing, prayer, Bible teaching and encouragement. Each week, small groups from various local congregations and community groups join with us to provide and serve a hot meal, and interact with community members. Doors open at 5 p.m. and worship begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. The service and meal are held in the Fellowship Hall of Cliff Temple Baptist Church (125 Sunset Ave., Dallas, TX 75208).
Residential Programming Jacob’s House
For those we serve, the chance of obtaining and/or retaining safe, decent and affordable housing is difficult. Therefore, we assist our members in securing appropriate housing. In our supportive housing program, we assist higher functioning individuals in securing private apartments. At Jacob’s House, we run a more structured program, currently housing seven men in a group/community format. Jacob’s House is about a mile from the Well’s Community Life Center.
Due to a stretched public system, many of our members and participants are in need of additional case management assistance. Our individualized services focus on teaching the client how to obtain needed material requirements (e.g., applying for food stamps, clothing assistance, housing referrals, connecting with family members, doctors and other health care providers).
Community Awareness & Education
We seek to inform, serve and resource the greater Dallas community, believing that every family and group in our city is affected by mental illness. We regularly receive and respond to referrals and queries from civic groups, family members and congregational leaders about mental illness.