Wellspring Women’s Center is a drop-in center in the Oak Park community of Sacramento, established in 1987. Wellspring Women’s Center’s mission is to nurture the innate goodness and personal self-esteem of women and their children. Our drop-in center provides respite services based on “hospitality with dignity and love.” We are open weekday mornings from 8:30am-11:30am. We are open by appointment in the afternoon for counseling, case-management and scheduled groups.
Our qualified staff of seven and numerous volunteers provide our daily services. Staff and volunteers offer listening ears and warm hearts to an average of 200 women and children who come daily to Wellspring. Wellspring operates frugally with a mindset of excellent financial stewardship. Only 6% of our budget goes to administrative costs and only 7% to fundraising.
The population of women Wellspring serves identify as 54% Latinx and 31% African-American. All are experiencing economic hardship. 58% earn less than $5,000 a year. 24% are homeless and 59% report they have experienced episodes of homelessness in the past two years. Many are struggling with trauma, addiction, and/or domestic violence. Wellspring Women’s Center serves as a refuge and a source of hope for all who walk through our doors. Any woman and child is welcome at Wellspring – no questions asked, no paperwork to fill out, no eligibility requirements. All our services are provided free of charge.
To learn more about the center, we invite you to read our blog "Tales from the Heart of Wellspring" at wellspringwomenscenter.wordpress.com
Wellspring Women’s Center is a drop-in center in the Oak Park community of Sacramento, established in 1987. Wellspring Women’s Center’s mission is to nurture the innate goodness and personal self-esteem of women and their children. Our…