The Wellspring

The Wellspring Alliance For Families 'Bowl and Bling' event has been cancelled due to COVID-19. The event is one of the major fundraising events for the community non-profit. President and CEO of The Wellspring Caroline Cascio joins us for Lagniappe. 

Cascio says there is an online raffle that includes food packages and trips. Information is available at

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On Saturday, August 17, The Wellspring is holding their 2nd Annual Bowl and Bling. 

This event will be from 7 to 10 p.m. at Bayou Bowl in Monroe. This is an adult only event with food and drinks being provided by Fieldhouse Bar & Grill and Marsala Beverage.

There will also be a variety of music being played by DJ TBayB during this event and prize drawings. Each bowling team can have up to six people on it.

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The 3rd annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is Thursday, April 12 on the ULM campus. The mile begins in front of the school library and goes across the ULM bridge, then circles back ending in Bayou Park for the following vigil.

The Wellspring of Northeast Louisiana and the ULM Femhawks are partnering to host the walk and vigil. The event encourages men to wear heels and walk a mile on campus as a show of support to the survivors of domestic violence and women affected by gender inequality.

Living in a Cardboard City

Nov 9, 2017

The Wellspring Alliance of NELA and the NELA Food Bank are teaming up to take a new approach on raising awareness about homelessness. Friday, January 19, the Wellspring will be hosting Cardboard Box City from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day at First United Methodist Church Monroe.

Joining Hands Against Domestic Violence

Sep 26, 2017

Thursday, October 5th, the Family Justice Center is kicking off domestic violence awareness month with its annual event Hope in the Light of Day. This rally against domestic violence will take place at the Monroe River Market at 10:00 a.m.

Hope in the Light of Day will focus on talking about the dynamics of domestic violence with this year's theme: Seeing Beyond the Obvious. This focus point was inspired by the idea of getting to see the real people affected by the violence. The event will include speeches by a local representative, a minister, and a domestic violence survivor.

Stand Tall in High Heels

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Wednesday, April 12th, the Wellspring Alliance is partnering with the University of Louisiana Monroe's Femhawks to present the second annual Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event. 

The Wellspring Alliance and ULM's Femhawks are putting on Walk A Mile in Her Shoes to approach a heavy topic in a light way while shining a light on gender related violence and sexual assault. This event will take place at 4:00 p.m., registration for the event will be at 3:30 p.m. Participants will meet at the Quad on ULM's campus.

Hope Shines During Domestic Violence Month

Oct 4, 2016
The Wellspring Alliance

The Wellspring's upcoming event Hope in the Light of Day is Northeast Louisiana's kickoff for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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It is often too easy to turn a blind eye to the problems facing our community. Sexual assault is one issue that is chronically under-reported because victims often feel too scared or somehow responsible. The Wellspring is working to change this statistic through the use of volunteer advocates.

According to Wellspring statistics, 1 in 4 girls, and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually assaulted by their eighteenth birthday. In Ouachita Parish, the Wellspring receives eighty to ninety calls a year from victims.

Local Organizations Need Your Help This Season

Nov 17, 2015
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We know our listeners are dedicated to serving the community in different ways year-round. Whether it be through area churches or various non-profit organizations, many of the KEDM listeners enjoy giving back to the local community. 

The holiday season is upon us, and we know it is sometimes hard to continue these acts of service  with the hustle and bustle of this special season. However, the holidays seem to bring a sense of community like no other time of year. 

New Data Shows Domestic Homicide Rate Drop in NELA

Oct 30, 2015
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On Thursday, the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (LCADV) announced that Northeast Louisiana has achieved what appears to be a significant and longstanding reduction in domestic homicides.