SAVE THE DATE! Wellspring's 2024 Spring Annual Event

Friday, June 7 : 6:30PM - 9:30PM : Tickets coming soon!

Wellspring’s Vision

Wellspring is guided by the vision of a just society where every member of our community thrives. We are an innovative and welcoming learning environment where people push beyond the limits of their lives to realize success and fulfillment.



Wellspring’s Mission

Wellspring inspires families and adults on the North Shore to achieve employment and financial security through stable housing, education, job training and career readiness.


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History Lives Here

The Freemans of West Gloucester | The Story of a Prominent Black American Family

Watch Wellspring on Chronicle

WCVB Channel 5 Chronicle’s “Hidden History” segment featured Wellspring and the stories of the Freeman family who for over 100 years owned and lived in the house where we are headquartered today. Aired January 25, 2024.

OPEN HOUSE: History Lives Here Exhibit Tours & Family Activities

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2024 | 10:00AM – 12:00PM

In honor of Black History Month, come visit the historic Davis-Freeman House in West Gloucester to experience Wellspring’s HISTORY LIVES HERE exhibit. Docent-led tours of the exhibit will engage and inform you on an important piece of Gloucester’s history. Free and open to the public.

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Experience Wellspring’s History Lives Here Exhibit

If you’re not able to attend our Open House, book your visit to Wellspring House and experience the Freeman Family story! Contact Mary Hardwick by email or by phone at 978-281.3558 x300 to reserve your tour.

A wellspring of Black family history uncovered at Gloucester house

– The Boston Globe, June 19, 2023

Read Claire Law’s article about Wellspring and the Freeman Family featured in The Boston Globe.

Experience Wellspring’s Sources of Strength PhotoVoice Exhibit

In spring 2023, three Wellspring participants collaborated with Essential PhotoVoice on a group storytelling project, Sources of Strength. PhotoVoice is a creative way to invite people to share their often untold stories through photographs, reflection, and writing. Sources of Strength is the result of this collective exchange. 

The exhibit premiered at Wellspring’s 2023 Spring Event and is on permanent display at our historic main campus. Experience these moving stories by watching the Sources of Strength companion video and by seeing the installation in person.

Contact Mary Hardwick by email or by phone at 978-281-3558 x300 to reserve your place.  

This project was made possible with the collaboration of Essential Partners.

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