This month, I was invited to an open house at the newly opened Wellspring Pregnancy Center on Center Avenue in Moundsville, where my mother-in-law, Teresa Devlin, along with Tammy Hosenfeld, Chris Jacobs and other local volunteers have been extremely hard at work converting an aging duplex into a support center to assist those in need in virtually all aspects of child care. As I toured the Center, I found myself feeling very proud of my mother-in-law and the other volunteers, for not only recognizing such an important community need, but also for having the vision and determination to bring it to life.
The mission statement of the Wellspring Center, according to Tammy Hosenfeld, is "to restore purpose to women's lives and their children and family by helping to meet their physical, emotional and spiritual needs through the services of material assistance, educational resources, referrals and emotional support." From free pregnancy tests, to diapers, food, clothing, strollers, books, toys, car seats and practically everything else, the Clinic offers an incredible array of products and services for parents in need at practically every stage of raising a newborn or toddler. The Clinic also boasts a wealth of critical, educational materials to help parents keep their children safe and give them the best possible start. Open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, the Wellspring Center offers products and services to all members of our local community.