Funds to help support growth of programs and services for survivors of relationship and sexual abuse
SARATOGA COUNTY, NY—Wellspring, the domestic violence and sexual assault services resource for Saratoga County residents, is pleased to announce a charitable contribution in the amount of $40,000 from The Rotary Club of Saratoga Springs. This generous donation supports the development of Wellspring’s brand-new facility located just south of exit 13 on Rt. 9 in Malta, which is set to be complete in October 2021. The new building will replace Wellspring’s existing facility at 480 Broadway in Saratoga Springs, and allow the organization to provide more impactful programs and services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Saratoga County.
“The Rotary Club of Saratoga Springs is proud to support Wellspring’s ongoing work toward ending relationship and sexual abuse in our community,” Stephen Kyne of The Rotary Club of Saratoga Springs says. The organization, which is comprised of a 65+ network of neighbors and business professionals, serves the community by providing funding for local organizations and youth scholarships, as well as through service-oriented events.
“We are grateful for The Rotary Club of Saratoga Spring’s donation to Wellspring in addition to their ongoing support of the community,” Wellspring Executive Director Maggie Fronk states. “Support from partners like The Rotary Club of Saratoga Springs are crucial in making Wellspring’s services more accessible to our community.”
The $3 million project will allow Wellspring to offer more safe spaces for counseling, skill growth programs and community prevention initiatives. To support this development, community members are encouraged to spread the word about Wellspring’s programs and services, and make a donation directly to the campaign.
Wellspring’s mission is to support survivors and engage the community to end relationship and sexual abuse. Each year, Wellspring’s crisis intervention and survivor services support more than 1,000 clients—providing safe housing to adults and children either fleeing or homeless because of domestic violence, as well as comprehensive support in the form of counseling, legal advocacy, and case management. Wellspring staff provides prevention and education programs to school-aged youth, as well as training and education programs for parents, faith-based congregations and professional organizations.
To learn more about Wellspring’s mission, services and programs, visit www.wellspringcares.org, call their office at 518-583-0280 or reach their hotline at 518-584-8188.
(Pictured from left to right: Wellspring Executive Director Maggie Fronk, The Rotary Club of Saratoga Springs President Susan Rhoades and Stephen Kyne the chair of the major gifts committee for The Rotary Club of Saratoga Springs)
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