The Well Community

“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)

WHo are we?

The Well Community meets on Cliff Temple's campus to serve 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. Volunteers are always welcome and we are happy to meet with you and facilitate a tour to better understand the program. 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.

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.)

fast Facts

  • 400 individuals served last year

  • Over 15,000 Meals Served

  • 3,120 Hours of Direct Staff to Member (face-to-face) Interaction

  • 800 Hours of Individual Case Management Services

  • 2,038 Volunteer Hours


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.