Who We Are

Coalitions & Collaborations

The Wellspring recognizes we are unable to accomplish our mission alone. Effective, meaningful and trusted partnerships are absolutely essential to realizing our mission and goals. To that end, The Wellspring has partnered with a variety of different community coalitions to help bring our mission and vision to life, including:

Family Justice Center

The Family Justice Center of Ouachita Parish was one of the first 15 centers in the world. It is a partnership of community advocates, healthcare, law enforcement, prosecution and judiciary representatives. Established in 2005 with The Wellspring serving as the lead agency, the partners provide a coordinated community response for domestic and dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

Northeast Louisiana Home Coalition

Home Coalition

The Wellspring is a founding member of the HOME Coalition of Northeast Louisiana, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is a coalition of nonprofits, government agencies, faith-based groups, businesses, individuals and others that are concerned with homelessness in Northeast Louisiana. The HOME Coalition coordinates our area’s response to homelessness by providing a system of housing and services for those who are or are at risk of becoming homeless.

SART

The Wellspring is also a founding member and coordinating partner of the Sexual Assault Resource Team (SART). Founded in 2007, SART is a collaborative group of law enforcement, healthcare and other service providers under the direction of the Ouachita Parish Coroner that work together to coordinate their efforts to better serve those coping with the aftermath of a sexual assault.

The partners work to improve the process of reporting, forensic/medical care, investigation, prosecution and support of survivors throughout their healing process. They do this by providing comprehensive, confidential, and trauma informed services that are victim centered, and accountability efforts that are offender focused. SART also strives to provide education promoting awareness of sexual violence services available and victim rights to victims and the general public.

S.A.F.E.R.

S.A.F.E.R (Stop Abusive Family Environments Rural Services) is a region-wide collaboration and partnership established in 2008 to help reduce the impact of the crimes of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault and stalking in eight rural Northeast Louisiana parishes: Caldwell, Franklin, Madison, Morehouse, Richland, West Carroll, East Carroll and Tensas. This task force is comprised of partner agencies in these parishes on the front lines of addressing domestic violence. These agencies work seamlessly together and identify additional services that could benefit our area.

Other Partners

Louisiana Bar Foundation
United Way of Northeast Louisiana
Family Youth Services Bureau
Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Social Current
Department of Children and Family Services
City of Monroe
Louisiana Children's Trust Fund
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of Homeland Security
Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations
L.C.L.E.
La FASA
Department of Health and Human Services