In February 1985, the late Reverend Diane Edson opened Wellspring in a single storefront in Hull. Over the years, the original thrift shop and emergency food pantry have grown into a community center that meets the multiple needs of those struggling to find opportunities for a better life. Providing integrated services to its clients, and keeping all of its programs in one, easily accessible location has been a priority for Wellspring.
People coming to the food pantry often find themselves referred next door to the crisis counseling program for guidance with other subsistence needs such as housing, health care, or dealing with a disability. Those shopping for clothes or household goods at the thrift shop learn of Wellspring's adult education program two doors down.
814 Nantasket Avenue Property Purchased
To ensure that it would have a permanent home for all its programs under one roof, Wellspring in early 2002 purchased the property at 814 Nantasket that it had occupied for 14 years. A successful Capital Campaign funded the purchase.