Well Works

Transformation Through Work.

Pella Well Works Bag Sealer

Doing Good Work In Your Community.

Why do some people struggle with employment? Let’s face it. There are a number of organizations that will help people get a job; there are very few who will teach them how to keep it.

That’s Where The Well Steps In…

Well Works is a work environment where participants actively engage in their transformation, develop soft and technical work skills, actively remove life barriers, and experience the love of Jesus that leads to long-term stability in life.

People believed in me here

“People believed in me here when I didn’t believe in myself. I didn’t have a driver’s license, a high school diploma, or a place to stay. The Well gave me hope, and now I have my license, my GED, and my own apartment. I’m now working on the next phase of getting a job in the community.”

I've got good support now.

“I first got connected with The Well when my husband was in jail. I thought it was just a thrift store. After I got here, I started coming regularly every week. My number one (priority) was to stay sober. Stay out of prison. Drop drugs. Get my life together. I’ve got good support now which I didn’t have before. I have a lot to be grateful for.”

It's probably the best thing that happened to me.

“I thought it was just another rehab type thing so I was kind of leary of it (The Well). But now I found out it was completely different…I’m living on my own now, I’ve been clean for over a year. It’s just a new world for me right now. It’s probably the best thing that’s happened to me, besides my son being born.”

I've never had my own place before.

“The Well helped me get an apartment for the first time ever. It was nice. I was a house hopper, like I lived on people’s couches and stuff; it was not good.”

Well Works – Pella

419 E Oskaloosa St
Pella, IA 50219

Well Works – Fairfield

1700 South Main St
Fairfield, IA 52556

Well Works

Phases of the Program



Meet weekly with our Resource Center to evaluate circumstances and readiness.



Engage in Well Works, set SMART goals, begin programming and barrier removal.



Go deeper in 1 on 1 and small groups to build a healthy foundation. Tackle SMART goals.


MONTH 8-10

Build resources and take steps towards self-sufficiency.


MONTH 11-12

Prepare for employment back into the community. Finance, job, and life coaching to maintain stability on their own.

Well Works Focuses On…


Our philosophy is that God created each person with unique gifts and talents, and that He has put the necessary ability inside of each person to be successful. Our purpose is to help clients discover the work God has for them and to equip them to accomplish that work. We target the root of why it’s so hard to get a job. And keep it.

Transformation program participants find dignity while earning a paycheck performing light manufacturing work or other placement at The Well. We help them achieve stability, self-sufficiency, and break cycles of dependencies.



  • Our clients are ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS in their own transformation. They are committing and paid for 35 HOURS A WEEK to the program.
  • Getting and keeping a job isn’t easy. There’s A LOT OF INSTABILITY in our clients’ lives which The Well Resource Center is HELPING THEM TO NAVIGATE.
  • OUTSOURCED WORK is provided by local manufacturing partners such as Vermeer Corporation, LDJ, Ring-O-Matic, Right Turn Supply, and Geetings in Pella, and Dexter Laundry, and Traffix Devices in Fairfield.
  • Although everyone is on their own journey, it takes @ 12-18 MONTHS TO LAUNCH and be re-employed back into the community.
  • It costs $15,000 annually to support one person through the Well Works program.

Well Works Focuses On…

Work Skills

Each team member will build knowledge and skills in the areas of:

  • safety
  • quality
  • productivity
  • work hardening
  • the “rules of work”
  • continuous improvement

Participants will learn technical work skills such as:

  • product assembly
  • material handling
  • equipment operation
  • manufacturing terminology
  • specialized skills based on contract work
Well Works Pella workshop

Well Works Focuses On…

Soft Skills

Participants will focus on learning skills such as:

  • responsibility
  • accountability
  • teamwork
  • building work stamina
  • responding well to coaching
  • giving positive input for process improvement
  • communicating effectively
  • resolving workplace conflict in positive ways

Resource Center Focuses On…

Building Resources

At least 3 hours per week are spent in programming, coaching and working on other areas of instability. Participants have individual coaching sessions with our Resource Center team to identify areas of instability, explore strategies to remove barriers and build resources, and work toward breaking dependencies. We speak truth into the strengths and giftings of each person.

Programming Focuses On…


Each participant is engaged in programming that focuses on areas of instability. We create safe spaces to explore their relationship with God, their identity, value and worth. We dive into other areas that may be specific to the person, such as:

  • Life Skills
  • Emotional Health
  • Spiritual Health
  • Addiction / Recovery
  • Healing
  • Health & Wellness
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Testimonial from a Well Works Client

“The work aspect here wasn’t like my biggest issue when I came to The Well. It was finding who I am and getting a good support network and working through all these emotional issues that I never really had time to deal with in my life.”


Well Works is a COMMUNITY EFFORT. The Well has a Resource Center that was started through the efforts of multiple churches, individuals, and businesses, because they knew there had to be a better way of helping those who are struggling. The Well Resource Center is working WITH people to find stability. What makes The Well unique is that we can bring WORK right alongside it.