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 with our founder, Tajuan McCarty. She worked with The Samaritan Woman Ministry offering aid and prayer to women being prostituted in the Woodlawn community of Birmingham, Alabama. However, there were no shelters accepting these women into care. Tajuan conceived the idea of a home with no prerequisites or requirements, other than being a victim of sexual exploitation. The WellHouse was born from this vision.
The WellHouse is the only 24-hour shelter offering immediate housing assistance to women being prostituted in the Southeast. Other shelters have entry requirements that undermine a woman’s access to an immediate, safe environment. The road blocks are things such as state identification, proof of homelessness, and other prerequisites. These victims have been stripped of these from those who abuse them. The WellHouse does not require qualifying information. Our program assists in obtaining the identification and documentation they need to rebuild their lives.
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.”