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Wellspring Administrative Center 225 W. Breckinridge Street Telephone: (502) 637-4361 Fax: (502) 637-4490 Officers and Directors

Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Louisville, KY Permit No. 1105

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

Paul A. Coomes, Chair Dawn Franklin Croft, Vice Chair Phillip J. Keller, Treasurer Meredith Brown, Secretary Robert P. Bordogna Rif S. El-Mallakh, MD Rich Freeman William Friel Alan MacDonald Cissy Mills Nancy Neill George W. Rapp, Jr. Jack Trawick Jefferey M. Yussman

peer specialists “rock”

Honorary Lifetime Members

Nancy B. Bell Barry Bingham, Sr. (1906 - 1988) Roberta Fischer Rev. Richard H. Humke Clifford C. Kuhn, M.D. Malcolm R. Mathews, Jr. (1922 - 2013) Cornelia A. Serpell (1917 - 2011) Jackie Swigart, Ph.D. Bosworth M. Todd, Jr.

Founding Board Chair

Philip P. Ardery (1914 - 2012)

Management Team

Katharine R. Dobbins, LCSW Chief Executive Officer Robert L. Brodbeck Chief Operating Officer

Wellspring’s Mission:

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


Wellspring night at just creations

T. Patrick Rhodes, LCSW Director of Programs Nancy L. Doctor Development Director

Help Wellspring raise money for client transportation by stopping in at Just Creations on June 26th - 15% of sales will come to Wellspring! -4-

“It’s almost embarrassing to receive an award for doing something that I love so much,” says Woody Moore, Wellspring Certified Peer Specialist. “Woody works tirelessly to engage those who are homeless and most vulnerable, as well as veterans,” commends Patrick Rhodes, Wellspring’s Director of Programs. Affirmation of Woody’s dedication and effectiveness came recently when he was bestowed the Billy Cox/Victoria Scott Self-Advocacy Award by the State of Kentucky’s Protection & Advocacy Program for Individuals with Mental Illness. Rhodes explains, “Woody epitomizes the legacies of Billy & Victoria: he is both a consumer and a self-advocate who is open-minded and accepting of all, he honestly shares his diagnosis, and actively works to advance the rights of persons with disabilities. We are very proud to see him honored for all of his achievements and contributions.”

MAY 2015

We Journey on Mended Wings - Highlights Wellspring Derby Preview Party

Tonia presented the first Bid For Recovery donor a long-stremmed rose.

The room darkened and nearly 500 guests sat mesmerized as they witnessed the stories of clients whose lives have been changed - and even saved, as they attest, by Wellspring’s Crisis Stabilization Program. Tonia shared how she hobbled into the CSU on crutches, disoriented and broken. “They saved my life,” she beams. Bruce credits the CSU with restoring his dignity and Liz asserts that her son’s recovery started as a result of a CSU experience. The film, sponsored by Passport Health Plan, mobilized guests to making a record breaking level of Bid for Recovery gifts and helped raise over $116,000 in support for Wellspring’s programs.

Board Chair, Paul Coomes & George Rapp

Kentucky Derby Bugler, Steve Buttleman is always a hit with DPP guests

Fran Jasper with the “Our Favorite Things” dog basket she won in the silent auction

The Derby Preview Party raises funds so that more people in our community who have mental illness can have access to the tools that will help them find recovery.

supportive housing | affordable housing | crisis stabilization services


VOLUNTEERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE During the Mayor’s Give a Day campaign 38 volunteers joined forces to help clean up Wellspring properties. 12 volunteers from Southern Baptist Seminary took up gardening tools at both Crisis Stabilization Units and made a lovely job of the landscaping, while another 26 tackled the shrubbery at several supportive housing sites. A huge thanks to the following companies and individuals who were so generous to give their time: The Drain Family, Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, Oasis Solutions Group, So Fresh And So Clean, Southern Baptist Seminary, The Glenview Trust Company, and Metro United Way.

Derby Preview party cont.

GRANT proves: food & finance can be fun “As the saying goes, knowledge is power,” quips Cutia Brown. “Well, the Humana Food & Financial Literacy grant has truly empowered our participants – they learned skills that can help them immensely.” Through this grant, clients received training that will help them live better quality, more stable lives. Participants learned many things, including: • •

How to better manage their personal resources and how to save by shopping more wisely How to plan healthier meals and purchase more nutritious and seasonal foods

Saluting These Champions

Wellspring Consumer Advisory Council members volunteered at the event

The Derby Preview Party at Churchill Downs Millionaires Row was a hit, fabulous food, wonderful entertainment by Appalatin, a great silent auction, incredible live auction and generous guests who didn’t hold back when making Bid for Recovery gifts. We look forward to seeing you next year, April 26, 2016 on Millionaires Row!

On May 25th, the whole Wellspring family came together over burgers and brats at Crescent Court. The annual BBQ is always a highlight for many of Wellspring’s clients, “It was so nice to see so many of our clients mingling and truly happy,” said Patrick Rhodes, Director of Programs. This year the weathermen did us proud, with a perfect summer’s day to enjoy great company and food.

A highlight of the program was a field trip to the Food Literacy Project at Oxmoor Farms, where they had “hands on” experiences with planting vegetables, making butter and baking bread, and learning the benefits of farm to table food.

MONTHLY WISHLIST JUNE: First Aid Kits, bandages, ointments, etc. JULY: Laundry Items: detergent, fabric softener/ dryer sheets, laundry baskets, laundry hampers.

Crescent Court resident with Linda Leverett, Program Manager


AUGUST: Office Supplies: stamps, tablets, envelopes, file folders, pocket & expandable folders, file boxes.

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Secretariat Sponsor

Triple Crown Sponsors

Bill & Anita Wright

Breeder’s Cup Sponsors

thanks to everyone who donated

to our live

A perfect picnic


Presenting Video Sponsor

Special Mayor’s Give a Day volunteers work on landscaping


Wellspring’s 17th Annual Derby Preview Party Sponsors

Actors Theatre Aesthetics in Jewelry Alan MacDonald Anastasia Austin Auction Shake Up Auto Zone Barbara Peffer Belle of Louisville Bernheim Forest Bernoulli Ice Cream BlueGrass Motorsport Bluebird Heaven BBC Bluegrass Indoor Karting Blush Boutique Bob Bordogna Bradford Renaissance Portraits Bravo Cucina Italiana Bunbury Theatre C88 Holdings, LLC Cardinal Wings Aviation Carmichael’s Books Carol Thompson Cathy Wessel Center Stage China Inn Churchill Downs City Check Advance Clodhoppers Cocina de Mama Congressman Yarmuth Dan Dry Derby Dinner Playhouse Derby Museum Diane Wilson


Donna Lilly Donna Sharp, Inc. Dr. Heather Wright Earl Thieneman Greenhouses Eleanore Brown Elements Massage Elizabeth’s Timesless Attire Ack Willets, III Ernst & Young LLP Eyedia Faith Lyles Fitness 19 Flat 12 Beerwerks Frances Lee Jasper Frazier Museum Freshta Marcum GlitteringPhotos Graeter’s Greg Bayers Hadley Pottery Co. Happy Hounds Heaven Hill Brands Heine Brothers Hidden Hill Nursery Hilton Garden Inn J. Harrod’s Jack Fry’s Jarfi’s Catering Jeff Rogers Photography, Inc. Jim & Mary Oppel Karen Goldsmith Kathleen Wright Keeneland Kentucky Center Kentucky Horse Park Kentucky Kingdom & Hurricane Bay Kentucky Opera Kevin Sachs

silent auctions. Ladyfingers Catering Lauren Brown Liz Coomes Louisville Bats Louisville Blinds and Drapery Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau Louisville Metro Police Louisville Orchestra Rev. Lucinda Laird Maker’s Mark Bourbon House Marc Murphy Marriott Louisville Massage Envy Mayan Café Melinda Allen & Steven Stogel Meredith Brown Merkley Kendrick Jewelers Mike Linnig’s Milestone Wellness Mr. & Mrs. Wolff Ms. Lucy Spikard Muhammad Ali Center Oliva Bella Papa’s Pilar Rum Patscinators Peacock Boutique Perfect North Physician’s Center for Beauty Power Creative PNC Broadway Rhonda Reskin Primo Oils & Vinegars R&R Limousine Service

Rich Freeman Romaro’s Sachs Investment Group Sam Swope School of Massage Science Center Scout Shears Salon & Spa St. Charles Exchange Stained Glass and More STORY Magazine The Brown Hotel The Eye Care Institute The Fresh Market The Great Flood The Hat Girls The Irish Rover The Louisville Ballet The Louisville Zoo Impellizzeri’s Pizza The Parklands The Sports & Social Club Tinseltown Tom & Greta Chessler Tranquility Salon Twisted Hair Salon Two Chicks and Co. UPS Varanese Vincenzo’s Walnut Grove Watson’s of Louisville Why Louisville Xplosive Rhythms Z Salon & Spa Za’s Pizza Pub

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