“People soon become thirsty again after drinking water. But the water I give takes away thirst altogether. It becomes a well of water within, giving life. ” – Jesus (from the Gospel of John)
The Well Community serves alongside those who struggle with mental illness – offering hope & healing through the power of faith, friendship & best-practice interventions. Founded in 2002, the Well Community (“the Well”) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. What started as a simple, church outreach to a handful of people has grown into a flourishing, holistic ministry among adults recovering from serious mental illness. The Well’s philosophy of care, relational interventions, and holistic rehabilitation combine to make a significant impact upon those we are called to serve.
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 is by coming down for a tour. So come on down and check us out. You are welcome to visit; just give us a call and a staff member would be happy to show you around. You can eat lunch with us at the Community Life Center, worship with us one evening at Thursday Night Life, or catch Monday Night Football with the guys at our residential program for men – Jacob’s House. We are also happy to come to you. If you would like for someone to come and speak to your organization about our programing or about the issue of faith and mental illness, a staff member with our Community Awareness & Education program would be happy to help.
Last year, the Well served close to 400 individuals, providing…
Over 15,000 Meals Served (number is non-repeating and includes lunches served at the Community Life Center, weekly dinner and worship service, and at our residential program for men)
3,120 Hours of Direct Staff to Member (face-to-face) Interaction
Nearly 800 Hours of Individual Case Management Services
2,038 Volunteer Hours
Community Life Center Hours of Operation
Monday (9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Tuesday (9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Wednesday (9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Thursday Night Live
Thursday Night Live is the Well's 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 5:00 p.m. and worship begins at 5:30 p.m. The service is held in the Fellowship Hall of Cliff Temple Baptist Church (125 Sunset Ave. – Dallas, TX 75208). Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m.