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May 2012

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A Message from the Executive Director When Governor Steve Beshear unveiled his budget in January, it included an expansion of Medicaid services in two areas: substance abuse treatment and residential supports for adults with severe and persistent mental illness who have been unsuccessful in living in the community. Both are key to Kentucky’s ability to provide the kind of assistance necessary to help our fellow citizens achieve recovery and live healthy, productive lives. Happily, both of these initiatives made it through the 2012 General Assembly intact, and reflect the urgent need for Kentucky to do more to address these critical needs in our state. Most Kentuckians are aware of the tremendous toll substance abuse takes on our state, but some may not understand the high costs associated with keeping people in hospitals or institutions simply because of a lack of appropriate supportive services. Not only are institutional beds expensive, but there are human costs, as well. It may sound ironic, but people with mental illness do not recover in hospitals and rarely in personal care homes.

Their symptoms may remit and their conditions stabilize but, in our field, recovery has a broader definition and includes such things as quality of life, self-direction, and community participation. Unfortunately, a significant number of individuals with severe mental illness currently reside in our state hospitals for

apartments. While the programmatic details have yet to be fleshed out, we do know that the 915(i) waiver will start out small. For Year 1, the legislature has approved $600,000 in state general funds and “Many of those living in institutional settings Year 2 funding will increase could live in their own homes or apartments to $1.2M. This initiative is with adequate support.” Wellspring’s expected to demonstrate Executive Director, 90 days or more, some for more than a year, both positive client Kathy Dobbins while many others reside in personal care outcomes and financial homes. These settings keep people with men- savings. We fully anticipate that this will be the tal illness apart from the broader community, case, and believe that the end result will be a although most would prefer to live in their own win for our state, and for those who have been homes, in their own communities, nearer to living on the margins of society simply because family and friends. Many of those living in the supports for living more inclusive lives have institutional settings could live in their own been lacking. homes or apartments with adequate support. Sincerely, Kentucky’s 915(i) services, an expansion of the state’s Medicaid plan, are designed to support participants in community-based Katharine R. Dobbins settings, including in their own homes or Executive Director

Introducing LASH: T he Lo ui s vi l l e A ll i a nc e fo r S up p o r tiv e Ho us i n g When funding through HUD’s Supportive Housing Program was announced, Wellspring, the Kentucky Housing Corporation, the Phoenix Health Center for the Homeless, and the Home of the Innocents moved decisively, with the support of the local HUD Continuum of Care, to secure a grant aimed at the problems surrounding the growing epidemic of homelessness in our community. As a result, our collaboration, known as the Louisville Alliance for Supportive Housing, received a HUD grant to provide housing, supportive services and housing management for 38 homeless adults and 8 homeless single-parent families. Of these, Wellspring will serve 18 adults who have a diagnosed mental illness; some will also have a substance abuse diagnosis. In addition, Wellspring has committed to serving as the Housing Manager for all of the project’s clients.

Peer Support Counselor, William Woodward, in a counseling session.

With 30 years of experience in supportive services and housing services management, Wellspring has the expertise and community relationships to handle the myriad demands of this role. Matching funds of $38,000 are required to complete this undertaking; Wellspring is working to solidify support to meet this requirement. Organizations, groups and individuals who are interested in learning more are encouraged to contact Kathy Dobbins to discuss this opportunity.

Save the Date!

The Art of Recovery An evening of mental illness awareness through art and advocacy.

Friday - August 3, 2012 The Speed Art Museum Presented by:


Wellspring’s 14th Annual Derby Preview Party Over $106,000 Raised!

The Wellspring Derby Preview Party Committee Offers Special Thanks to: Atlas Brown BB&T Insurance Services BosseMattingly Constructors Brown-Forman Business First Caldwell Tanks Deming Malone Livesay & Ostroff Fenwick Insurance Partners Fifth Third Bank Focal Point Productions Frost Brown Todd Havana Rumba Fulfillment Concepts, Inc. Humana Military Healthcare Services Our Lady of Peace Louisville Magazine Medical News & Medical News 4 You Passport Health Plan PNC Bank ResCare HomeCare Seven Counties Services, Inc. Siebert & Johnson PLLC Spalding University Sysco Louisville, Inc. Tilford Dobbins Alexander, PLLC Today’s Woman Todd-Veredus Asset Management Transformations University of Louisville Depression Center Wyatt Tarrant & Combs YUM! Brands, Inc.

Rick Wardlow & Wardlow Auctions Churchill Downs & Levy Restaurants John Asher Bill Doolittle Auction Vault Charity Fundraising Packages Ezulwini Lodges & Beth Hinkson Spalding University & Rick Barney Focal Point Productions & Doug Jefferson Tom Wampler Dr. Harvey Diamond Jim Shircliff Littleface Photography / Stephanie Tanner Bill Sheets / Bill Sheets Photography Aaron Kizer

Among the silent auction were some fantastic pieces of art. “The Hat Parade” was created for the DPP by friend of Wellspring, Emily Neel.*

L to R: Sportswriter Bill Doolittle talks Derby with Hansen co-owners Jim Shircliff and Harvey Diamond and Churchill Special thanks to all of the Wellspring Downs Vice President of Communications, John Asher.* program staff, administrative staff, program participants, and dedicated volunteers who so generously gave of their time and talents to assure the success of this year’s event.

We appreciate those friends who have so generously supported Wellspring’s Derby Preview Party, listed below. We encourage our guests to patronize the businesses that have supported this event. 21c Museum Hotel & Proof on Main Actors Theatre of Louisville Aesthetics in Jewelry Jose Albovias Andi's Cakes Andrew Gentile Antiques Baptist East / Milestone Wellness Center Baxter Avenue Theatres Bittners, LLC Blink Boutique Bluebirdheaven Bluegrass Motorsport BMN Designs Bradford Renaissance Portraits BRAVO! Cucina Italiano Bridgehaven Bristol Bar & Grille Eleanore Brown Meredith Brown The Brown Hotel Bunbury Theatre Burdorf's Furnishings & Flooring Burger's Market Business First C&R Graphics Cabot Creamery Callaway Golf Company Trinity Campisano Captain's Quarters Riverside Grille Cardinal Wings Aviation Carmichael's Bookstore Charity Fundraising Packages Sharon Clare, Mudpies Studio & Gallery CenterStage at the Jewish Community Center Greg & Barbara Chapman Christina Robinson Artwork & Designs Churchill Downs Clay & Cotton Clodhoppers Comedy Caravan Paul & Liz Coomes Linda Dabney, Mudpies Studio & Gallery Robert Davenport, CFP, CLTC of Kentucky Planning Partners Divas Nancy Doctor Don Meredith Company Dundee Candy Shop Dynamic Medical & Rehabilitation Edenside Gallery Emily's Original Art Etcetera The Eye Care Institute Ezulwini Game Lodges and E.W. Saad Fisher Golf Flowears Peter Foulds Frances Lee Jasper Oriental Rugs The Fresh Market Bill Friel Fund for the Arts GlitteringPhotos Hadley Pottery Hill Hall, Mudpies Studio & Gallery Julie Hand Hayden More Photography Heine Brothers Coffee Kathy Hendon, Mudpies Studio & Gallery Hillbilly Tea Himalayan Sound Journeys Dan Hosch, SkyGolf Hubbuch & Co. Illuminous Living J. Harrod's Restaurant & Bar

Churchill Downs Bugler Steve Buttleman performs the call to the post.*

Jack Fry's Chef Jeff Jarfi Jeff Rogers Photography Jerry Wilson - Cleveland, TN Artist Jewish Community Center Karen Weaver's Miche Bags Keeneland Kentucky Derby Museum Kentucky Horse Park Aaron Kizer Koch & Company Tip Kockenteit L & N Wine Bar and Bistro The Lampmaker Mike Lavera Littleface Photography Eloise Logsdon Louisville Bats Baseball Club Louisville Science Center Louisville Stoneware Louisville Visual Art Association Maker's Mark Distillery, Inc. Mayan Café Nina & Terry McMahon Misobel Design Molly Malone's Mountain Boy, LLC Michael Murphy Nanz & Kraft Florists John Nation Nancy Neill Mr. & Mrs. Richard Newell Northeast Family YMCA Our Lady of Peace Pat's Steak House Paul's Fruit Market Peacock Boutique Pinkerton House Portfolio Polished Salon & Spa ProFormance Fitness R & R Limousine The Rag Doll Designs Rainbow Blossom Natural Food Markets Rick Rhodes Photography & Imaging, LLC Rooibee Red Tea Sachs Investment Group Sam Swope Auto Group Sarabande Books The Seelbach Hilton Hotel Serenity Spa Seviche, A Latin Restaurant Nancy Skibinski Lucy Spickard Spinelli's Pizzeria Sport Clips Haircuts The Sports & Social Club State of the Art Dentistry Speed Stodghill Taft Museum of Art Two Chicks and Company UPS Flight Training Center Village 8 Theatres Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant Waddell & Reed Walnut Grove Nursery Carlos Wehby Mr. & Mrs. Elmore A. "Ack" Willets, III Diane Wilson YMCA of Southern Indiana ZoeAnn Yussman Z Salon & Spa Za's Pizza Pub Zippy Wood Works Megan Zoeller

Guests savored a lavish meal: the Steakhouse Chef’s Table and Gourmet Dessert Bar.*

Volunteers modeled our live and silent auction trips. Left to right: Amanda Wagoner Meade (Paris), Susanne Binford (South Africa Photo Safari), Virginia Copley (Chicago), Hillary Reskin (Switzerland), and Sophie Reskin (Fighter Pilot package).‡

Auctioneer Rick Wardlow sold off a horseshoe worn by Derby contender Hansen.* ZoeAnn Yussman became the proud owner of the shoe.‡

Friends of Wellspring enjoyed a great evening. L to R: Nancy Neill (Board Member), Ruthie Marlatt, and Jim Powers ‡

Executive Director Kathy Dobbins introduced our newest video celebrating Wellspring’s 30-year history.‡

Derby isn’t the only day when beautiful hats can be spotted on Millionaire’s Row!‡

L to R: Krista Fischer and Deborah Woodward from BB&T Insurance Services with Donna & Jack Mullins from Fulfillment Concepts.‡ Alison Egan was given a red rose in appreciation of a Bid for Recovery donation.*

Speed Artist Aaron Kizer‡ wowed DPP guests again this year with a 10-minute portrait of Einstein!*

Wellspring Board Member and Yum! Brands employee Dawn Franklin Croft received a red rose for her Bid for Recovery donation.‡ * Photos courtesy of Bill Sheets, Bill Sheets Photography ‡ Photos courtesy of Stephanie Tanner, Littleface Photography: www.littlefacephotography.com

2012 Derby Preview Party Committee Elmore A. “Ack” Willets, Chair Paul Wessel, Auction Co-Chair Meredith Brown, Auction Co-Chair Trinity Campisano, Logistics Chair Liz Coomes Virginia Copley Dawn Franklin Croft Jenny Dobbins Kathy Dobbins Nancy Doctor Bill Doolittle

Robert Hatfield Freda Hogan Fran Jasper Melissa Kratzer Joanie Lerman Laura Krebs Lewis Lynne Meena

Cissy Mills Nancy Neill Rhonda Reskin Angie Senn Cathy Wessel Diane Wilson ZoeAnn Yussman

2012 Derby Preview Party Humana Volunteer Team Trinity Campisano, Co-Chair Robert Hatfield, Co-Chair Angie Senn, Co-Chair Julie Campisano Nadia Davidenkoff

Emily Eurton Kyle Megraw


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wellspring www.wellspringky.org Administrative Center 225 W. Breckinridge Street Telephone: (502) 637-4361 FAX: (502) 637-4490

Officers and Directors Jefferey M. Yussman, Chair Robert P. Bordogna, Vice Chair David W. Miles, Treasurer Cissy Mills, Secretary Meredith Brown Trinity Campisano Paul A. Coomes Dawn Franklin Croft William Friel Gregory A. Mayes Alan K. MacDonald Nancy Neill Margaret Pennington George W. Rapp, Jr. Melissa Routt Jackie Swigart, Ph.D Christina L. Terrell, M.D. Elmore A. “Ack” Willets, III

Honorary Lifetime Members

P.O. Box 1927 Louisville, KY 40201-1927

Philip P. Ardery, Founding Chair Nancy B. Bell Roberta Fischer Rev. Richard H. Humke Clifford C. Kuhn, M.D. Malcolm R. Mathews, Jr. Bosworth M. Todd, Jr. John I. Trawick

Management Team Katharine R. Dobbins, LCSW Executive Director Robert L. Brodbeck Chief Operating Officer T. Patrick Rhodes, LCSW Director of Programs Nancy L. Doctor Development Director

Wellspring’s Mission To promote the recovery of persons with mental illness through leadership in the development of quality housing and rehabilitation services.

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Wellspring May 2012 Newsletter  

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