Wellspring - Ending relationship and sexual abuse in Saratoga County


Social Norming

Meet KESHI, here to talk about what social norms are, and how challenging them sometimes can be a good thing. This video can be a great conversation starter as you talk to teens and young adults who are joining new communities.

KESHI’s goal:
Healthy and

This video is the latest piece in our work to help change the way society thinks about issues like relationship and sexual abuse. This video focuses on ‘social norms,’ and how challenging them can help keep people safe. We’ll be using it in local high schools and college campuses this year as part of our social change and prevention programs.


Consent is an agreement between participants to engage in sexual activity. There are many ways to give consent  Consent doesn’t have to be verbal, but verbally agreeing to different sexual activities can help both you and your partner respect each other’s boundaries. Learn more about to talk about consent, and how it relates to both boys and girls at our Consent Page.

The Safe Pet Partnership: 

Oft-overlooked victims of abusive relationships are the pets.  Abusers will use the love someone has for their pets as a way to control or coerce victims.  Through the Safe Pet Partnership, Wellspring can offer our clients a network of safe, temporary foster families to their pets.

If you believe you or your pet may be in danger, please call our office at 518-583-0280.

To learn more about how the Safe Pet Partnership can help you and your pet, or to learn more about volunteering as a pet foster home, visit our Safe Pet Web page here.


At Wellspring, we believe that education and prevention are essential to stopping relationship violence and sexual assault.  Every year we give presentations to more than 6,500 students in Saratoga County schools.  We believe it’s important keep up with the times, which means to help reach them, it’s important to use media they use.  This is why we are investing in videos and infographics that can be shared across social media.

You can view our library of videos and infographics here.


I think someone I care about is experincing an abusive relationship: 

Do you think a friend or loved one may be suffering from domestic violence? Want to know how to support them?  Visit our page about starting a conversation with a loved one.

For Parents

Did you know that one in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a statistic that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.  To assist in these complex manners, we offer resources for parents including videos and programs that are offered throughout our community free of charge.