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Safety Net Services
Our Safety Net Services Program provides emergency services to those in need of help. The program not only meets practical needs with items such as diapers or bus tickets but also helps bolster the dignity and hope of people under duress. During troubled times when funds are tight, even a bus pass or a few diapers can be out of reach.

In 2018, Wellspring provided 15,118 Safety Net Services to an average of 64 women a day. These services include an average of 1,500 diapers per week. We also provide 2,186 hygiene bags per year, plus countless individual hygiene items such as ​ shampoo and conditioner, soap and body wash, toothbrushes and toothpaste, mouthwash and dental floss, hand sanitizer, deodorant, lotion, and tissues.​

Wellspring also provides bus tickets to guests, to facilitate transportation to appointments including doctor's visits, court appearances, school, work, interviews, and more. Bus passes are distributed Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:30 am. Wellspring is able to provide this help via Ann Land/Bertha Henschel Memorial Fund grant and through a partnership with Francis House.


Help Wellspring Women's Center  continue providing these services to our guests

Please call us at (916) 454-9688, ext. 207 or e-mail


Children’s Corner


The Children’s Corner mission is to provide a safe and enriching environment for children where they can engage in positive play and education Monday through Friday from 8:30am-11:30am. We focus on the individual needs of each child. Children build social, cognitive, and physical development to help prepare them for school. On average, Wellspring serves approximately 600 individual children annually, at 13-15 children each weekday. 


General activities include:

  • Learning time

  • Arts and crafts

  • Free play

  • Group activities

  • Reading and singing

  • Science 

  • Yoga


Children’s Corner Coordinator
Cindy Ly

(916) 454-9688


Nutritious Meal Program


A nutritious breakfast and light lunch are served Monday through Friday from 8:30 am - 11:00 am. Any woman and child are eligible to attend and enjoy a healthy meal in a welcoming environment. 

In 2018 Wellspring served 33,630 meals. The diversity of healthy foods is made possible through partnerships with local farmer's markets, grants, and individuals. In-kind donations are most appreciated. Please consider donating:

  • Unsweetened cold cereal and hot cereals (instant or one minute)

  • Butter 

  • Canned garbanzo beans, kidney beans, and black beans for salads

  • Coffee/Tea

  • Oil and vinegar for making salad dressing

  • Canned soups (high priority during the winter months)

  • Peanut butter and jam/jelly

  • Sliced bread

  • Paper napkins (luncheon) and paper towels

  • Disposable plates and cups

  • Sugar or sugar substitute packets

  • Drink stirrers


Hospitality Manager

Dana Cash

(916) 454-9688, ext. 202


Women's Wellness Program


The Women’s Wellness Program enhances the well-being of our guests and community through the provision of social work services and by creating opportunities for healing, community development, empowerment, creativity, and fun.

Services Provided

  • Services are provided during the Center’s drop-in hours between 8:30-11:00 am, Monday-Friday, or in the afternoon by appointment.

  • Counseling

  • Case-management

  • Art therapy program (“Art of Being”)

  • Support groups

  • Resource referrals

  • Education planning/support

  • Advocacy

  • Wellness activities and workshops

Women’s Wellness Coordinator

Kelsey Long, MSW
(916) 454-9688, ext. 204

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