The Wellspring received Program of the Year at the Purple and Teal Reception Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in Baton Rouge. The event, which was hosted by the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (LCADV) and Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault (LaFASA), honored survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and those who work to support them every day.

LCADV Executive Director Mariah Stidham Wineski said, “We are honored to recognize The Wellspring for their steadfast commitment to ending domestic violence in Northeast Louisiana. The Wellspring’s work to ensure the safety of domestic violence survivors has been exemplary, from their coordinated community response team to their robust housing advocacy.”

Wineski continued, “The Wellspring’s work has led to an impressive reduction in domestic violence homicides over the past several years, with average yearly domestic violence homicides decreasing by approximately 70% in their service area. This continual and sustained domestic violence homicide reduction is certainly not a coincidence. The coordinated community response that The Wellspring leads has yielded lifesaving results. We commend The Wellspring’s relentless focus on pursuing systemic change and implementing procedures known to reduce domestic violence homicides. They are an exemplary organization in their innovation, persistence, and unwavering commitment to survivors of domestic violence.”