In the spring of 2009, New Hope Presbyterian Church in Castle Rock opened its doors to enable us to continue our Work & Enrichment Program on a part-time basis.
We also obtained the use of Sweet Nothing's commercial kitchen to continue to develop our Best Buddies Bakery. By 2012, our Work & Enrichment Program was operating on a full-time, year-round basis.
In February 2009 we launched our Wellspring Wonders Choir. Under the direction of a professional vocal coach and piano accompanist, choir members learn rhythm, breathing and voice exercises and have the opportunity to perform before audiences.
In April of 2010 Castle Oaks Covenant Church offered space to host Club 21, a social and recreation program where adults with developmental disabilities can meet with peers on a weekend evening to enjoy game nights, hobby nights and a variety of fun activities in a safe, structured and supervised setting.
In April 2013, thanks to our partnership with Castle Oaks Covenant Church, we moved into a new facility providing us office space, classroom space, a 900-square-foot commercial kitchen and the opportunity to operate all of our programs under one roof.It has been an incredible experience to see the collaborative efforts of churches, local businesses, civic organizations and caring individuals as they have come together to enrich and empower the lives of adults with special needs. The mission of Wellspring is life giving, not only for our participants, but for everyone involved in this great venture.