Giving Tuesday


The families we work with, and those who have not yet found us, need your help in their struggles with mental illness. Your support for Wellspring on this year’s #GivingTuesday is welcome and appreciated!

Your one-time or monthly gift will help change the the lives of a group of people in need of treatment. You may also make a gift by check, made out to Wellspring, 21 Arch Bridge Road, PO Box 370, Bethlehem, CT 06751. Be sure to indicate that your gift is for Giving Tuesday.
Questions? Contact us at or 203-266-8027.
Wellspring is excited to participate in #GivingTuesday – a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
Entering its fifth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.


Parenting Group for Families in Greater Waterbury

Wellspring Counseling Services is excited to share the launch of a new parenting group for families in the greater Waterbury area. The Angry and Defiant Child: A Group for Parents Who Have Tried EVERYTHING will take place at Wellspring’s Outpatient Offices on Straits Turnpike in Middlebury this fall.

Join Wellspring therapists Kathy Dowling, LMFT and Pam Hemingway for this family centered approach to parenting children with challenging behaviors. Facilitated video discussion and workbooks along with group support will guide participants in learning to respond rather than react to their children.

This 8-week series will begin on October 13 and take place on Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. The cost of the 8-week series is $80 per family (sliding fee scale available). Babysitting subsidies are also available. Space is limited.

To register or learn more, please call 203-758-2296.

This group has been funded, in part, by the Healthy Communities Fund of the Connecticut Community Foundation. Participation in this group is limited to residents of: Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Cheshire, Goshen, Litchfield, Middlebury, Morris, Naugatuck, New Milford, Oxford, Prospect, Roxbury, Southbury, Thomaston, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, and Woodbury.

About Connecticut Community Foundation

Established in 1923, Connecticut Community Foundation is a philanthropic foundation created by and for the people of Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills. While serving this 21-town region, the Foundation provides leadership in addressing the community’s critical issues, strengthens local nonprofit organizations through grants and technical assistance programs, and works with individuals, families and corporations to administer charitable and scholarship funds. Learn more at

Arch Bridge School at Wellspring – NASET School of Excellence 2016-2017

The Arch Bridge School at Wellspring, a leader in therapeutic education, has been honored as a 2016-2017 National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) School of Excellence.

According to NASET, “Selection as a NASET a School of Excellence is the highest honor a private special education school can achieve through our professional association. The recognition is bestowed on private special education schools that meet rigorous professional criteria and have demonstrated truly exceptional dedication, commitment and achievement in the field of special education.”

“The NASET Award to the Arch Bridge School at Wellspring is another affirmation for the dedicated teachers and staff. The quality of their work and relationships to their students continues to be exemplary,” said NASET Executive Directors Dr. Roger Pierangelo and Dr. George Giuliani, in a written statement.

Arch Bridge School is also featured on the NASET School of Excellence website, as can be seen in this year’s recipients listing online.

The Arch Bridge School at Wellspring serves children in grades 1-12 and has earned multiple commendations from the State of Connecticut’s Department of Education. The school offers academics and college preparatory courses, allowing students to meet their unique academic objectives while in our day school or residential treatment programs. The Arch Bridge School has a long history of success in serving youth with emotional and psychological issues along with learning vulnerabilities. At Wellspring and the Arch Bridge School youth develop the skills and resources they need to return to a public school setting, return to home, or enroll in college.

The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) is a national membership organization dedicated to rendering all possible support and assistance to those preparing for or teaching in the field of special education. NASET was founded to promote the profession of special education teachers and to provide a national forum for their ideas.

The mission of NASET is to render all possible support and assistance to professionals who teach children with special needs. NASET seeks to promote standards of excellence and innovation in special education research, practice, and policy in order to foster exceptional teaching for exceptional children. Learn more at


2016 Give Local Campaign an Incredible Success


THANK YOU to all of our friends, donors, staff, and sponsors who helped make the Give Local 2016 fundraising campaign such a success. We couldn’t have done it without you!!!

Raising $75,535 in just 60 hours Wellspring earned an additional $2,000 from Ion Bank  for being the overall leader in dollars raised in the 2016 Give Local Challenge. In the upcoming weeks we will learn more about the AMPLIFICATION of funds to Wellspring thanks to the generous sponsors of the Give Local Campaign.

Special Thanks to the following individuals and sponsors:

Tricia Poirier & Paula Van Ness along with their team at Connecticut Community Foundation 

Wellspring’s Board of Directors 

Ion Bank Foundation

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Jack & Pam Baker

Crystal Rock

Wayne Eisenbaum Charitable Foundation

Leever Foundation

Salem Foundation Fund

Southbury Community Trust Fund

Advanced Benefit Strategies 

John Bale Book Company

Martha Bernstein

Budwitz & Meyerjack P.C.

Carmody, Torrance, Sandak & Hennessey, LLP

Conquest Consulting

Dan Caron

Anne Delo

FM 97.3 WZBG

Ericson Insurance

Giuliano Richardson & Sfara LLC

Brian Henebry

Henry & Federer

Liberty Bank Foundation

Marion Manufacturing

John & Shirley Michaels

Pryme Tyme Entertainment, LLC

Post University


David Robinson

Rollins Printing

Secor Cassidy & McPartland

Svetlik Andrews Fund

1320 WATR

Jack Zazzaro, DMD & Monique Marchetti

For more information about Give Local please visit
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