Services

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Our 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. The best way to understand the programs of the Well Community is through a tour. We welcome visitors; contact us to set up a time to meet.

PROGRAM

DESCRIPTION

Community Life Center

Monday-Wednesday

9:30am – 1:00pm

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 who have had their lives 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, 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 – 7:00pm

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 join with us to provide and serve a hot meal, and interact with Community Members. Doors open at 5:00pm and worship begins at 5:30pm. Dinner is served at 6:30pm. The service and meal is 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 Community 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 10 individuals in a group/community format. Jacob’s House is  about a mile from the Well’s Community Life Center.

Case Management

Due to a stretched public system, many of our Community Members are in need of additional case management assistance. Weekly, we serve an approximate 10 people in this regard. Our individualized services focus on teaching the client how to obtain needed material requirements (e.g., applying for food stamps, clothing assistance, housing referrals, connection with family members, doctors and other healthcare providers).

Community Awareness & Education

As a part of our mission, we seek to inform, serve, and resource the greater Dallas faith-community, believing that every congregation in our city is affected by mental illness. We regularly receive referrals and queries from consumers, congregational leaders, and family members about mental illness. Our future plans include the hosting of a faith-based conference on mental health and spirituality. To learn more, contact us.