"Needs met, Bridges built, a city made whole"
Our purpose is to serve both those who suffer from material poverty and those who suffer from spiritual poverty. The Well is a place where anyone in Tampa can come and have not only their material needs met, but also find what Dorothy Day refers to as “food for the soul.” Rather than simply offering a menu of services and volunteer opportunities, we endeavor to connect people relationally and create a community where members of all ages, races and economic backgrounds can serve and learn from each other. In all of these interactions, we seek to intentionally cultivate dignity, industry, creativity and community.
While we do serve the immediate needs of the most vulnerable in our city on a daily basis, we also call our entire city into a future of cooperation, peace and abundance. Just as we embrace the works of mercy, we simultaneously affirm every individual’s responsibility for and stewardship of their time, talents and material wealth. Everything we do is based on the belief that a better future for our city is not only possible, but is promised to us as we fulfill together our shared responsibility to be better neighbors.
Our vision is simple and lofty, to see "needs met, bridges build, and our cit made whole"
Join us in pursuit of this shared vision for Tampa, and work with us to build a better future for all of our neighbors.