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A Well World: Partings

It has been said, “Life is made up of meetings and partings.” In the last two months, the Well Community parted with two precious friends. “Little” James, a resident of Jacob’s House, passed in his sleep one night in early February. He’d been a part of the Well family for over seven years and was well loved by his “brothers in spirit” at the group […]

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Weekday Devotions: Learning to Love

Pastor Ed Botting has many connections to the Well Community: husband of a member, volunteer Bible study teacher and the Well’s van driver. When he’s not busy with responsibilities, you’ll find him with his eyes and heart firmly planted in the Bible.

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In the Context of Community: Providing Spiritual Support for Mental Health

Faith provides multifaceted benefits for mental wellbeing. As the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) states, “Faith and spirituality can be a very helpful component of someone’s recovery from mental illness.” But what does providing spiritual support for mental health look like—especially for those struggling with serious and life-altering conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder?

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A Well World: A Huge Shoutout

During our 20-year history, hundreds of individuals and groups have volunteered their time to serve the members of the Well Community. From preparing and serving meals to teaching art to leading devotions to giving computer help, the larger community around the Well has entered into the lives of Well members with generous kindness. We attempt to honor volunteers in big and little ways. For example, […]

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Moms and Sons Volunteer Together

“We’ve all heard the song, Love Makes the World Go Round,” says Alice Zaccarello, Executive Director of the Well Community, “I believe it’s the love of volunteers that makes the Well go well.” This is especially true at Thursday Night Life, where there are opportunities for volunteers to provide the meal, serve the meal, lead worship songs or bring a message. There are all kinds […]

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Five Reasons to Volunteer at the Well Community

Are you looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of individuals dealing with serious mental illnesses? Consider serving at the Well Community! Whether you’re seeking to volunteer on your own, with family or friends, or as part of a church or social group, there are numerous reasons to consider giving your time at the Well—including the five below shared by those […]

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Enduring Support Through Monthly Giving

Their first introduction to serving among those living with mental illness came nearly 20 years ago, shortly after Paul and Maggie Frank moved to Dallas. The house church they attended started serving Thursday night meals at a fledgling ministry called the Well Community. “It seemed like a fascinating ministry,” explains Paul. “So, we participated monthly in a rotation of people helping with the weekly meal […]

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Happy Holidays from the Well Community!

Members and staff of the Well Community wish you the happiest of holidays! Drawing by a Well Community Member

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A Well World: Christmas Worship Time

The holidays are in full swing in your life, my life and in the lives of members of the Well Community. In addition to the yummy Thanksgiving meal we had in November, our members had a terrific time at our Christmas celebration at Thursday Night Life—our weekly worship service—on December 8. In addition to the great food, the visit from Santa, the distribution of backpacks […]

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A Very Merry Evening

It was a very merry evening indeed! Thanks to the donations and help of many, our annual holiday party was a time of joy and celebration for our members, and we’re so grateful for all who’ve played a role in making this time so special.

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