What We Do
The WellSpring Center personnel are dedicated to providing compassionate support and concern for people facing the challenges of homelessness. WellSpring Center values the choices of homeless individuals and families, and encourages each person to take control over his/her own life. We will provide assistance tailored to you based on what is most needed and important to each individual and family.
WellSpring Center seeks to maintain the highest level of integrity in our administrative, service, and program activities. WellSpring Center’s primary purpose is to support and provide assistance for individuals and families facing the challenges of homelessness through comprehensive education practices and active engagement in the community.
The Community Service Center of Morgan County, Inc. (“Wellspring Center”) was established in 1988 through the work of six local churches in order to meet the needs of a rising population of homeless families in Morgan and the surrounding counties. The Emergency Shelter opened in 1989 on Morgan Street in Martinsville and provided basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, and referral to other local services. In addition to emergency shelter, the organization began offering transitional housing in 1996 when the Morgan County Commissioners, in conjunction with the Indiana Housing Finance Authority, provided the funding to purchase two off site duplexes. In 2002, the National Benevolent Association of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) gave to WellSpring Center the generous donation of a property located at 301 W. Harrison St. in Martinsville,Indiana. The following year, the United Way of Central Indiana provided a capital investment of over $2 million to remodel sections of the donated building. In addition to nine (9) emergency shelter units and fourteen (14) transitional housing apartments, the donated facility provided needed office space, community areas for residents and their families, conference and tutoring rooms, space for a resident computer lab, laundry rooms, food pantry, and enough ground for two children’s playgrounds. With the growth from 5 housing units to 23 units came many challenges and opportunities. WellSprings mission has been able to grow beyond simple shelter as current services now include intensive case management, employment assistance, life skills classes, mental health and substance abuse counseling, nutrition and parenting education, and educational tutoring for youth and adults. These supportive services help residents stabilize their situations, increase their interpersonal skill level, and assist them in moving toward greater levels of self-sufficiency all while enabling families to remain intact. WellSpring Center continues to be the only family shelter of its kind in South Central Indiana, including Morgan and the surrounding counties.