Our Clients Share:
Wellspring is a special place with a group of people that truly care for those that are hurting. I can’t say thank you enough for all the help each of you gave me.
-Former member of an abusive organization on a college campus
I came to Wellspring with no hope, but I am going home with much hope for my future. I came to Wellspring like a walking dead person, but I am going home very much alive!
-Survivor of multiple battering relationships
Outside of giving me a profound sense of hope, I now have a more clear sense of direction. Both hope and direction were greatly lacking in my life before I came to Wellspring.
-Former cult member who was recruited at an Ivy League University.
I am writing you all to thank you for the care and support that you gave me and (6 year old daughter) while we were at Wellspring last month. I cannot begin to put into words what my time at Wellspring did for me.
-Former cult member who escaped her totalitarian group with her small daughter
You have been so kind to me. I need kindness to live. I’m not used to it. I really, really appreciate your care.
-Woman who was sexually abused by her therapist
I am still so grateful for the impact you all have had on my life. The work you put in has so many dividends to those of us who were fortunate enough to cross your path.
-Successful entrepreneur who was treated at Wellspring after leaving a cult 10 years earlier
You all affected my life more than words could ever be responsible for describing. I fall back every day on what I learned there about myself and the cult dogma. I cannot tell you what a surprise it was like to be seen as a human being. For so many years I was told that I was someone who could not make friends. And now to feel that I was liked and could make friends…what a revelation!”
-Former cult member who had been physically and sexually abused by the leader of the group
I am crying as I write this, but for the first time in a long time there are tears of joy, not sadness. When I came here, I felt completely hopeless, and I was contemplating killing myself. Today I not only have the will to live, but I’ve been given some tools I can use to get my life back. I have learned so many good things here, and I feel empowered to use them!”
-Woman who was sexually abused by a bishop of a mainstream denomination
The depression is gone, my heart and mind are free for the first time in my entire life of almost 48 years. All this would not be possible without counselors like you!”
-Woman who was born and raised in an internationally-known cult
My heart is overflowing with gratitude as I think of the many ways you have helped my younger sister. I can honestly say she has really begun to heal and if it were not for you, I don’t know what would have become of her. You have helped her to like herself better and to think of herself as worth something. Thank you very much for being able to feel the pain in her heart and to help her feel understood.
-Sister of a woman who was sexually abused by her rabbi
I feel strength and more positive about my future. I don’t know where I’d be without Wellspring. You all have been a major help to me. Just knowing you are there and I can come back for a “booster” shot is very comforting to me as I try to make it on my own without the group.
-Young man who got involved with a cult over the internet