FAQs

What is Everwell?

Everwell is a membership-based multi-purpose work space and social community with curated programming that supports, inspires and empowers women. 

Where is Everwell located?

Everwell’s first location opened in October, 2019 in downtown Darien, CT at 19 Old Kings Highway South, Suite 310. Additional locations will be announced on our website. Stay tuned!

What are Everwell's hours?

Everwell’s operating hours are:

M-Th  8:30am – 6pm
F  8:30am – 5pm
Sat 9am – 1pm

*Everwell is also available for room bookings and space rental after hours and on weekends. See below.

Is Everwell closed on holidays?

Yes. Everwell observes federal holidays, as well as a few other days. Below is the confirmed list of 2019 and 2020 closures. 

2019

Yom Kippur (October 9)

Election Day (November 5)

Thanksgiving Closure (Thursday, November 28, Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30)

Christmas Closure (Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25)

New Years Closure (Tuesday, December 31)

2020

New Years Closure (Wednesday, January 1)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Weekend (Saturday, January 18 and Monday, January 20)

President’s Day (Monday, February 17)

Easter Closure (Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11)

Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday, May 23 and Monday, May 25)

Independence Day (Saturday, July 4)

Labor Day (Monday, September 7)

Election Day (November 3)

Thanksgiving Closure (Thursday, November 26, Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28)

Christmas Closure (Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25 and Saturday, December 26)

New Years Closure (Thursday, December 31 and Friday, January 1 and Saturday, January 2)

Why should I become a member?

An Everwell membership means that you become part of a local tribe of women who are looking to get stuff done, connect with others in meaningful ways and grow personally and/or professionally. Membership connects you to both the real life tribe and the online web of Everwell. We are a community that values, respects and celebrates the individuals who make it up. A membership to Everwell is an investment in yourself.

Is there a commitment for membership?

Membership to Everwell is an annual commitment, except for the Short-Term Unlimited Membership, which is a monthly commitment. Check out our Membership options.

What is the application process?

By clicking on Apply Nowone is directed to the application, which asks for basic info, membership preferences, and some additional questions about how the applicant intends to use the space and be part of the community. Once the application is submitted, the applicant can expect to be contacted by Everwell within a reasonable amount of time, depending on the density of the current application pool. We assure you, we will get back to you just as fast as we are able. If current membership is at a comfortable capacity, applicants will be informed of their waitlist status.

Why is there an application process?

We care deeply about honoring a community with shared core values (see “What are Everwell’s Core Values?” below), and the application process protects the membership in this way.

Must one identify as a woman to apply for membership?

As RBG reminds us, history has shown that gender discrimination benefits no one. Membership at Everwell is open to any human whose core values align with those of Everwell. All members should expect that our programming focuses on the female experience.

Is there an age requirement for membership?

One must be at least 21 years old to apply for membership.

How long is the waitlist?

Everwell has a comfortable capacity and we are committed to ensuring that members do not feel crowded in the open work space. Applicants on the waitlist will be contacted when memberships become available for the hours they plan to use the space.

Is there an application fee?

There is a one-time non-refundable $25 application fee for all applicants.

What are the membership fees?

Each membership option has an associated monthly rate. See our Membership options.

Can you provide me with materials that I may give to my employer for reimbursement?

Yes. Please reach out via connect@theeverwell.com with your specific request, and we will email you a PDF that you may forward to your employer.

How do I pay for my membership?

Once you become a member, we will set your credit card up on an automatic recurring payment program. Most memberships are annual commitments, and members can elect to pay for the membership monthly or up front annually at a discounted rate.

Do you offer discounted membership rates for Non-Profit Executive Officers and/or teachers?

Yes! We love professional volunteers and teachers. Those who are currently serving in a volunteer Executive Officer role for a non-profit are eligible for a Short-Term Unlimited Membership, which is a monthly commitment and is $200/month. Limited spaces available. For teachers, we offer an exclusive Short-Term Summer Membership for June-August for $299.

What amenities do I receive as a member?

Check our Membership Page, which lists each membership option and what’s included. Most notably, a member gets access to 3,000 square feet of beautifully designed indoor and outdoor multi-purpose work space so that she can settle in and be productive while being part of a community of smart, curious and assured women who value connecting in meaningful ways. All of Everwell’s curated programming is geared toward the members and includes speakers, events, workshops and social gatherings with a purpose. In addition, membership amenities include:

  • free admission to Everwell Member Programs
  • discounted member rates on workshops + special events
  • access to reserve Everwell indoor + outdoor lounges, and private rooms
  • discounted venue rental pricing
  • access to in-house Resident Consultants
  • placement in exclusive online membership directory
  • self-service complimentary coffee, tea, water
  • grab+go healthy snacks
  • access to on-site self-care luxuries
  • fast, secure, reliable Wi-Fi
  • tons of electrical outlets
  • access to b+w and color laser printer/copier/fax/scanner
  • desk supplies + personal amenities
What's the noise environment at Everwell?

Everwell has a palpable positive and creative energy within its walls–the noise level is somewhere between the quiet of the library and the hum of your favorite coffee shop. Connection and low-level conversations are an expected part of the environment, but members are entirely aware of the work flow of fellow members by respectfully not interrupting others who are at work and keeping their conversational volume low. 

What about cell phone usage?

We get that our phones have become an essential part of getting work done and orchestrating life. In the open work space, you are welcome to accept a quick call as long as you respect your fellow members by keeping your volume low. If you need to make a call, you are welcome to use our designated phone booths, the outdoor terrace, the main entrance of the building or the outdoor entryway of the building. Due to the open-concept design of Everwell, we are not ideally suited for people with phone-intensive work.

Are tours available?

Yes! We offer guided tours every Friday from 10-10:30am. Prospective applicants may schedule a tour here.

Is there a trial period to try Everwell?

Unfortunately, we do not offer trial periods for Everwell memberships. 

Are there day passes available?

Day Passes are available for members to purchase for $45/day. Day Passes are not available for non-members.

Are there hourly passes available?

Hourly Passes are available for members to purchase for $20/hour. After one hour, members are charged in 15-minute increments. Hourly Passes are not available for non-members, unless invited as a guest to Everwell. See additional details below.

As a member, can I invite a guest to Everwell?

Yes! Members are welcome to invite guests to their meetings or gatherings in reserved spaces at no additional fee for the duration of your meeting room or space rental reservation. All visitors must sign in with the front desk. The hourly rate for guests in the open work space during operating hours is $20/hour.

Can I bring my kids to Everwell?

We love children, but Everwell is a space for grown ups. 

Are pets allowed at Everwell?

We also love animals. Certified service animals are allowed in the space. Otherwise, however, animals are not permitted at Everwell.

Do unused monthly hours from a membership roll over to the next month?

No.

Can I pause my membership?

Although we wish we could accommodate this request, memberships cannot be paused. In the case of a dramatic personal circumstance, please contact us to discuss options.

Must I be a member to book the meeting and conference rooms?

Yes. There are nine reservable spaces within Everwell, and members (at all membership levels) have the exclusive ability to reserve the meeting and conference rooms, phone booth, front lounge, living room and outdoor terrace. Programming members must purchase a day pass when reserving gathering spaces during operating hours. 

How do I reserve a room or gathering space?

Members have access to a shared electronic calendar to reserve gathering spaces and can easily make reservations with a few clicks. Specifics for each space:
Small Meeting Rooms (3): $20/hour, seats 2-3. Available to book during operating hours for up to 2 hours per day.

Phone Booth: $12/hour, seats 1. Available to book during operating hours, in 15 minute increments for up to 1 hour per day. (Please note: there are two additional unreservable and complimentary phone booths at Everwell for spontaneous calls.)

Large Conference Room: $55/hour, seats 8-10.
Available to book during operating hours (for up to 3 hours per day) and select evenings and weekends at the following times:

Monday – Thursday 6:30 – 9:30pm
Friday 5:30 – 8:30pm
Saturday 1:30 – 4:30pm
Sunday 10am – 6pm

Small Conference Room: $35/hour, seats 4. Available to book during operating hours for up to 3 hours per day.

The Lounge and The Living Room: $45/hour, each seat 10.
Available to book on select evenings and weekends at the following times: 

Monday – Thursday 6:30 – 9:30pm
Friday 5:30 – 8:30pm
Saturday 1:30 – 4:30pm

The Outdoor Terrace: To inquire about booking the Outdoor Terrace, please email events@theeverwell.com

Can I rent the full Everwell space for a private meeting or gathering?

Yes. Everwell’s entire 3,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor space is available for events on select evenings and weekends and may be reserved by members and non-members. Members receive a discounted rate. To inquire about booking, please email events@theeverwell.com

Do I have to be a member to attend an Everwell event or workshop?

No. We welcome you to enroll in a program at Everwell that speaks to you! We offer some exclusive programs for members, but all programs listed on our website are open to all interested members of our greater community. Registration is required, as space is limited.

What if I can't attend a program that I registered for?

Once you register for a program, a space is reserved for you, so please mark your calendar and plan to attend. For programs with a fee, your credit card will be charged upon registration. If you must cancel your registration more than a week in advance of the program, and if your spot can be filled, you will receive a full refund. Because all of our facilitators must be compensated for their work, unfortunately there are no refunds for last minute cancellations. We recommend reaching out directly to your program’s facilitator if you have to miss a session, so that you may work together to receive all necessary information.

How can I be considered to lead a program or workshop at Everwell?

There is a wealth of local expertise, wisdom, passion and skill within our community that ought to become inspirational and/or educational opportunities for the rest of us! We are always looking to enhance our programming calendar, so we encourage you to reach out to us if you think you’ve got what it takes to lead an engaging and relevant program at Everwell. All programs are decided upon and approved by our in-house Programming Team. If you would like to be considered to lead a program, please introduce yourself and your program idea to us via email at connect@theeverwell.com. Members and non-members, local and remote, are welcome to propose a program idea.

Can Everwell help me plan my private event?

Reserving space at Everwell assumes that you will take full responsibility for all content, catering, rental services and communication about the event. Likewise, you will be expected to plan your event within the terms and conditions of Everwell Private Events. We will have the space ready for your event and move furniture accordingly. We can provide you with a list of recommended caterers. If you would like to hire someone from Everwell to help you design the content of your program or event, a $100/hour programming consultant fee will apply. Please connect via email at events@theeverwell.com to discuss your event’s scope and to request help with your planning.

How do I cancel my membership?

All memberships are non-refundable unless otherwise specified in writing by Everwell.  

Programming, Flex, Flex Plus, and Unlimited memberships are an annual commitment.  Memberships will automatically renew annually, unless a cancellation request has been submitted to connect@theeverwell.com at least 30 days prior to the renewal date.  Please note that all membership accounts are billed on the 1st of the month.  

The Monthly Unlimited Membership has a 15 day cancellation policy. Members must submit a cancellation request to connect@theeverwell.com at least 15 days prior to the renewal date. Please note that all membership accounts are billed on the 1st of the month. 

What are Everwell's core values?
  • Respect is the grounding force of everything Everwell— respect for oneself, fellow members, the space and the environment is inherent in the way members work, grow and connect.  
  • Everwell is a landscape that’s open-minded and thought-rich, away from the noise and distractions of daily life, where people make room for new thoughts, diverse perspectives and global awareness.
  • There is an underlying understanding and acceptance that regardless of who you are, where you come from or what you’re doing in your life, we are all sharing a similar journey as women. 
  • Everwell is a place with a palpable sense of love and light, where members can rely on being met with joy.