MALTA - For nearly 40 years Wellspring, the organization that provides crisis and support services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Saratoga County, has operated from an out-of-sight basement office on Broadway. After decades of planning, a successful fundraising Campaign, and support from hundreds of community members – Wellspring is moving into a new mission-based facility located on route 9 in Malta.
Last year, Wellspring responded to over 1,300 hotline calls, says Wellspring Executive Director, Maggie Fronk. “Even so, we know that there are many victims who we are still not connecting with. This new building will make Wellspring much more visible, and we hope this means that more people will know that we are here as a resource.”
Wellspring’s new home will expand their ability to serve more clients. The agency’s new building will have program space for workforce development to enhance clients’ job skills for career growth and financial literacy classes for self-sufficiency. The new location will also include ample space for community prevention and education programs.
“This building will allow us to invite the community in,” said Fronk. “We will host professional trainings for our partners in law enforcement and healthcare, leadership seminars for high school and college-age students, programs for parents so they can learn how to talk to their children about healthy relationships and consent, partnerships with local businesses, book clubs, a conversation series, and so much more.”
Wellspring raised more than $3 million for the project. Visit www.wellspringcares.org/campaign-information to see the list of donors who made the project possible.
Wellspring will begin serving clients in this space on October 4. To support Wellspring’s mission, please visit the Wellspring website www.wellspringcares.org/donate or call 518-583-0280. Wellspring 24/7 Phone hotline – 518-584-8188. Wellspring Live Chat Online Hotline – available through our website, www.wellspringcares.org, to meet the needs of victims of relationship and sexual abuse.