This will be a space where those impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault can come to breathe and heal, where Wellspring staff members can take a break after a heavy counseling session, and the community can come for a variety of interactive outdoor programs.
“This garden and outdoor space, like Wellspring, is a place for people to heal, find safety, and start a new future,” said Wellspring’s executive director, Maggie Fronk, to a crowd of 50 gathered for the ribbon cutting.
Saratoga Springs mayor Ron Kim, NY State Senator Jim Tedisco, Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner, and members of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce were in attendance, as well as Ellen Sax, Vice President of Community Engagement at MVP Healthcare, who helped fund the garden’s construction. Attendees also included members of the Capital Region Chamber, the Malta Business Community Alliance committee, and the Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association.
Members of staff from MLB Construction, who donated and constructed the garden’s gazebo, as well as staff from Brookside Nursery, who provided the space’s preliminary design and the garden’s landscaping, plants, and flowers, attended the event. Rebuilding Together Saratoga volunteered to assemble the garden’s benches and build the garden’s storage shed.
The space is free and open to all community members during Wellspring’s business hours.
For more information about Wellspring’s mission, services, and programs, go online to www.wellspringcares.org.