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Wellspring Lutheran Services works to strengthen families, transform communities

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Wellspring Lutheran Services who assists families, seniors, and provides rehab and therapy solutions
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About NPO Showcase

NPO Showcase highlights nonprofit and government organizations and the work that they're doing in our community. The program is a feature of GRTV, a service of the Community Media Center, with producer and host Adrian Hirsch. You can catch it on GRTV on Saturdays at 8 AM and 6 PM and can view past episodes on Grand Rapids Community Media Center website. If your nonprofit would like to be interviewed on NPO Showcase, please contact Adrian Hirsch.

Megan Benton on NPO Showcase

Megan Benton on NPO Showcase /GRTV

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase Megan Benton, Licensing Supervisor from Wellspring Lutheran Services, discusses programs providing resources to seniors, foster care providers, transitioning families, and individuals seeking rehabilitation through therapy

Wellspring has locations across Michigan, including a child and family services clinic in Kentwood. Much of Wellspring's approach to family services revolves around education and training for prospective foster parents, families seeking alternatives to violent confrontations in the household, and working with families to help them overcome their unique challenges.

The Families Together Building Solutions program is an in-house, low-impact family support program designed to enhance the quality of life for families by focusing on the unique strengths within their household. For more immediate needs, Family Preservation programs provide advocacy, crisis intervention, safety planning, and parenting skills training. Advanced Impact connects families referred by Child Protective Services with master's-level therapists to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect. Wellspring's Pailalen Parent Training is a 9-week violence prevention parent training course that focuses on positive discipline methods, improved communication between parents and children, providing a healthy and safe environment, community building, and support to prevent drug use and gang involvement.

For individuals wishing to provide foster care, Wellspring offers foster care orientation and trainings, support throughout the foster care licensing process, and connecting families to a child in need of care. For those wishing to get involved, but aren't ready for the commitment of being a foster care provider, Wellspring offers community members opportunities to participate in activities, beautification projects, small group leadership and mentorship, transportation assistance as well as supply drives and financial support.  

Check back next Wednesday for a new segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, featuring Mind Meets Music.

NPO Showcase is just one of the many ways that the Community Media Center serves the nonprofit community. For information about this and other CMC services for nonprofits, or to schedule a future interview, contact Nonprofit Outreach Coordinator, Adrian Hirsch, at 616-459-4788 x105 or email [email protected].

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