What We Do
We provide a safe residential environment to women, offering spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical support services. We welcome all women who have been sexually exploited through human trafficking. Regardless of race, color, creed, or religion, women in pain can be assured they will find love and acceptance at The Well House.
The WellHouse began when a survivor of human trafficking determined that there needed to be a place of safety and trust for victims not yet rescued. Her outreach, and that of others, to women in the Woodlawn area, close to the I-20 corridor, led her to realize that there were no shelters solely for trafficked victims. She then conceived the idea of a home with no prerequisites or requirements that often hinder victims from obtaining needed assistance.
The WellHouse was born from this vision.
We are a 24-hour shelter offering immediate assistance to trafficked women who are rescued from anywhere in the United States. Entry requirements to programs, such as a state identification, proof of homelessness and a birth certificate, can undermine a woman’s access to an immediate, safe environment; therefore, these have been eliminated. We welcome victim survivors who desire help and who want to move toward becoming Overcomers! There is nothing lacking at The WellHouse that would hinder success, and there is everything to gain for a life that was once hopeless!
The name, The WellHouse, is taken from The Bible’s story of the Samaritan woman at the well, because we are a “a place where women never have to thirst again, ”John 4:11-15.
“Sir,” the woman said, “You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us this well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his flocks and herds?”
Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”