Put on a pot of coffee and grab a treat, then together let’s celebrate the hope that comes through community!
The Well Community is excited to invite you to join us for the virtual return of our annual WellSpring Celebration! This online event on Saturday April 24, 2021 will be available on Facebook and YouTube at 7 p.m. (Central time). There is no charge, but an RSVP is needed so we can send you the log-in details before the event.
Since 2002, The Well Community has provided essential services and and the comfort of belonging to adults living with severe mental illnesses in the Oak Cliff community. The WellSpring Celebration virtual event provides a unique opportunity to learn about and support The Well. Through community, meaningful relationships and therapeutic activities, members of The Well find hope and healing. This mission is made possible by the generosity of donors who have funded the tens of thousands of hours of professional services needed to cultivate an environment where Well members can find peace, acceptance and new life skills.
Join us for a powerful, personal presentation from Michelle Staubach Grimes.
Michelle Staubach Grimes, daughter of Dallas Cowboys legend Roger Staubach, has struggled with depression, anxiety and OCD since she was a young child, and she is very passionate about mental health. She is dedicated to erasing the stigma of mental illness and to helping those in need of services have access to doctors, therapists, medications, treatment and community services like those offered by The Well Community. Michelle spent her formative years in Dallas, Texas, graduating from Ursuline Academy in 1986. She received her B.A. in 1990 and her J.D. in 1994 from The Catholic University of America in Washington. D.C., practiced law for several years and then stayed at home to raise her three children. At the end of our event, we’ll enjoy a reading from Michelle from one of her two children’s books: Where is Pidge? and Pidge Takes the Stage.
Our conversation with Michelle will be led by Brett Shipp, former WFAA-TV investigative reporter, now on the anchor desk at Spectrum News 1. Brent has been honored with numerous awards for his journalistic work, including three Peabodys, two Columbia DuPont Silver Batons and one Gold Baton.
We will also be honoring Diann Warnock with The Well’s Founder’s Award. Diann prepared and served lunch for Well Community members every other Tuesday for nearly a decade while introducing many volunteers to The Well. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) North Texas will receive the Courage and Advocacy Award for their dedication to building better lives for those in North Texas affected by mental illness.