Yesterday the national Give Local campaign experienced a system overload, crashing the website! We heard from many of our donors who were frustrated that their donations were not able to be processed, and today we are excited to share the good news:
The Give Local website is working now! And the fundraising challenge has been extended to Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 PM. AND… At 9:45 on May 4 we are HALFWAY to our $40,000 goal thanks to our generous donors!
Make your donation, or check in on our progress at www.wellspring.org/givelocal.
We are excited to share that our participation in Give Local 2016 will be further amplified through the generous pledge of a $40,000 gift of matching funds provided by members of Wellspring’s board of directors and alum parents.
Donations made between 7 a.m. May 3rd and 7 p.m. May 5th will be enhanced with bonus funds provided by the Connecticut Community Foundation and their sponsors. To learn more, or to make your online donation during the campaign, please visit www.wellspring.org/givelocal.
On May 3rd and 4th 2016 Wellspring and the Arch Bridge School will join other nonprofits in the Connecticut Community Foundation’s Give Local online giving event. This 36-hour online giving challenge provides community members a platform to invest in and celebrate the work of local nonprofit organizations across Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills.
We are excited to share that their participation in Give Local 2016 will be further amplified through the generous pledge of a $40,000 gift of matching funds provided by members of Wellspring’s board of directors and alum parents.
Donations made between 7 a.m. May 3rd and 7 p.m.
May 4th May 5th will be enhanced with bonus funds provided by the Connecticut Community Foundation and their sponsors. To learn more, or to make your online donation during the campaign, please visit www.wellspring.org/givelocal.
Contests Wellspring is eligible to win through Give Local 2016:
Tuesday, May 3
7:00 am – 10:00 am
$1000 awarded to the organization raising the most money between 7:00 and 10:00 the morning of May 3
9:30 am – 10:30 am
$500 awarded to the organization with the most unique donors between 9:30 and 10:30 the morning of May 3
10:30 am – 11:30 am
$500 awarded to the organization with the most unique donors between 10:30 and 11:30 the morning of May 3
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
$500 awarded to the organization with the most unique donors between 11:30 and 12:30 on May 3
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$1,000 awarded to the Bethlehem, Goshen, Litchfield, Morris, Thomaston, or Watertown based organization with the most unique donors between 1:00 and 4:00 the afternoon of May 3
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
$1,000 awarded to the health organization with the most unique donors between 4:00 and 7:00 the evening of May 3
Most Unique Donors the First Day
$1,000 awarded to the organization with the most unique donors prior to midnight on May 3
Wednesday, May 4
$250 awarded to the first organization to receive a gift after midnight on May 4
$1,000 awarded to the organization that receives a donation closest to sunrise in Waterbury (5:45 am)
Most Unique Donors of Give Local
$2,000 awarded to the organization with the most unique donors during Give Local 2016
Grand Prize for Most Money Raised
$2,000 awarded to the organization that raises the most money during Give Local 2016
MARI® Mandala Assessment Research Instrument Workshop
A Jungian based art therapy assessment
Saturday May 14, 2016
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
at Promisek, 694 Skyline Ridge Road Bridgewater, CT
$75 (catered lunch included)
Join Michele Murelli, MA, Art Therapist and Certified MARI practitioner for this experiential workshop that provides an overview of this powerful therapeutic tool for evaluating personal problems and gaining insight and a better understanding of self integrating meditation, art making and mandalas.
About MARI: MARI is a non-verbal and non-threatening assessment tool that can be used working with individuals ages 14 and up. This new approach to psychological healing accesses Jung’s four functions of consciousness (sensation, intuition, thinking, and feeling) through an intuitive process that serves as a powerful therapeutic tool. Learn more at: http://www.maricreativeresources.com/
About Michele Murelli, MA: Michele works as an art therapist and art teacher at Wellspring in Bethlehem, Connecticut. A certified as a MARI Practitioner, Michele earned her BA in Psychology with a certificate in Art Therapy from Albertus Magnus College and an MA in Art Psychotherapy from Lesley University. Michele is a talented painter and mixed media artist she enjoys spending time in her garden and cooking.
Please visit http://tinyurl.com/mariworkshoppromisek
or call Caren at 203-947-4214 to register for this workshop
Guests rooms available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve or inquire.
Wellspring Counseling Services recently welcomed several Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy Interns to our staff in Middlebury and Bethlehem. Kdiana Diakhate, George Rehkamp, Beverly Thornton, and Abigail D. Wolff have joined Wellspring as interns assisting clients with emotional and psychological issues such as interpersonal relationships, eating disorders, anxiety, depression and mood disorders, stress and adjustment issues, school problems of adjustment and performance, attachment disorders, trauma, and loss.
Kdiana Dikhate, a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern, will complete her MFT from Southern Connecticut State University in August 2016. She has worked as a Parent Educator at the Family Resource Center in the Hamden Public School system for the past seven years. She also works with the Hamden School Readiness program in their Family Relations and Finance Departments. Kdiana is a Clinic Liaison for Southern Connecticut State University’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program. She earned a BA in Psychology from the University of New Haven with a concentration in Clinical and Community Psychology. Born in St. Lucia, Kdiana now calls Hamden, Connecticut, her hometown.
George Rehkamp, a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern, is in the Masters program for Clinical Mental Health Counseling at University of Bridgeport, with a projected graduation date in August 2016. He holds a BS in Psychology, from the University of Bridgeport and an Associates in Drug and Alcohol Counseling from Naugatuck Valley Community College. George has worked as a Milieu Counselor since he began with Wellspring in 2007. He resides in Bethlehem, Connecticut, and is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Beverly Thornton, a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern, is pursuing her MFT at Southern Connecticut State University and holds an MBA from Western New England University and a BS in Accounting from Central Connecticut State University. She studied at the Hartford Family Institute’s Professional Training Program to enhance her skills and has also trained at Coaches Training Institute. Beverly is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and has been working as a life coach since 2013, after a career in accounting and business management. Beverly resides in West Hartford, Connecticut.
Abigail D. Wolff, a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern, is pursuing her MFT, specializing in Research and Gestalt Therapy, at Southern Connecticut State University. Previously she earned her MA in Psychology with a specialization in Mediation and Conflict Resolution from University of the Rockies and her BA in Psychology from Taylor University. During her studies Abigail was granted an independent study to research the systematic symptoms behind anorexia nervosa. Abigail, who resides in Easton, Connecticut, can often be found volunteering with the Emmaus Partnership.
The interns, along with our team of experienced clinicians, are available to provide outpatient services for children, adolescents, adults and families. Wellspring Counseling Services accepts HUSKY and Medicaid. Many insurance carriers reimburse Wellspring as an in-network provider and sliding scale is available. To learn more, please call 203-758-2296.
Over 170 members of Wellspring’s community of staff, board members, clients, students, families, and friends (old and new) gathered together to celebrate the opening of the newly completed Dodds Family Center for Arts & Athletics on September 19, 2015. The day’s events centered around a celebration of Arch Bridge School’s 25th Birthday and honoring the school’s founder Susan Scott Schoenbach.
Throughout the day Wellspring employees and leaders expressed their gratitude to the many individuals who helped make our dream of the new building a reality.
Dan Murray, Wellspring’s CEO, shared the following quote, reminding those gathered of the amazing shared accomplishment of opening the Dodds Family Center:
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do whats possible;
and suddenly you’re doing the impossible. - Saint Francis
The new building provides Wellspring with much needed spaces – a gymnasium/event center for large groups to come together, an exercise room, classrooms for Arch Bridge School’s Lower School (previously housed in temporary trailers), and a conference room for trainings and art exhibits that will serve double duty as a dining room for the Arch Bridge day students.
Over the past few weeks our campus has been buzzing with activity as we move into the classroom wing of the building and explore the new spaces available for recreational activities. Stay tuned for more photos this fall as we settle in, but in the meantime click here to see some photographs of the new building and our event in September.