Wellspring

About Us

The world has changed. Our mission hasn’t.

Wellspring has an incredible mission.

It is resilient.

It is humble.

It has stood the test of time.

It’s incredible when you think about the gift that this mission is to so many.
More than 1,000 people wake up each and every day to serve people during some of the most difficult days of their lives. As you read the stories of our Wellspring team, we hope you will see yourself in their stories. Just like you, they are real people with real stories. Many of them have overcome tremendous obstacles in life and have chosen to dedicate their lives to serving others. Their commitment to the people they serve — and serve with — is truly remarkable. It’s our privilege to share their stories and their hearts with all of you.

Here’s what you need to know “about us”

On your most difficult day, we will be right beside you. On the happiest day when you are ready to celebrate tremendous outcomes and hard-fought battles, we will be beside you. When other people run, we show up in force. It’s who we are at our core. It’s our DNA. It’s what makes us Wellspring.
So, here we are.

MISSION

Motivated by Christ's love, we engage people as they experience and embrace their God-given potential.

VISION

Changed lives. Strong families. Transformed communities.

VALUES

  • Christ-centered
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Life

History

We’ve been serving people since 1893. Since that time, we’ve walked alongside generations of people of all ages and walks of life. We’ve built more than a deep history. We’ve built a legacy of trust across Michigan. Through that trust, we have adapted to a world that is constantly changing. We’ve rethought and restructured our core competencies to ensure we never lose sight of our own purpose of sharing hope when circumstances may not feel hopeful. We do that one person at a time, which impacts one family at a time. And in turn, that has the power to transform one community at a time.
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    1893

    LHM begins with LH Monroe

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    1899

    LCFS begins as Evangelical Lutheran Michigan Children’s Friend Society

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    1929

    Built Lutheran Home in Bay City

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    1947

    Opened Detroit office

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    1967

    Opened Grand Rapids office

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    1969

    Opened Lutheran Home in Frankenmuth

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    1973

    Opened Marlowe House in Detroit

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    1975

    Launched New Directions

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    1977

    Launched Lutheran Adoption Service

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    1981

    Changed agency name to Lutheran Child and Family Services

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    1988

    Launched Families First in Detroit and Bay County

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    1992

    Expanded Families First to Allegan, Cadillac, Clare, Midland and Grand Traverse Counties

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    1993

    Established Lutheran Home Care

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    1996

    Established LHC Private Duty

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    1998

    Built Lutheran Home Livonia

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    1999

    Established LHC Hospice of Hope

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    2002

    Teen Ranch Foster Care program into LCFS operations

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    2003

    Dedicated the Kreft Center in Oak Park

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    2004

    Acquired The Manors in Saginaw

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    2005

    Opened Creekside Village in Monroe

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    2007

    Opened Lexington Pointe in Niles

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    2008

    Merged with Boys and Girls Republic of Farmington Hills

    Opened Alpena Pines Apartments

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    2009

    Launched Aging Enriched Network

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    2010

    Lutheran Home expands in Monroe

    First resident moves into 304 Tuscola

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    2011

    AuSable Valley Community merges with LHM

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    2012

    Ribbon Cutting for Oakman Place

    LCFS enters management agreement LHM

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    2013

    LCFS and LHM join to become Wellspring Lutheran Services

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    2015

    Wellspring Lutheran Services relocates home office to Flint

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    2017

    Senior Living Campus in Saginaw completes $7.5 million renovation project

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    2018

    Wellspring celebrates 125 years of serving people in need across Michigan