New wing to allow Wellspring to serve more domestic violence and sexual abuse victims, simultaneously enhancing services.
RELEASE –On Wednesday, October 20, Wellspring opened a new community wing built with a $500,000 donation from The Business for Good Foundation™ (BFG) during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The new building will allow Wellspring to host more forums and more educational programs like job skills training and financial literacy courses, aimed at helping victims of domestic abuse gain self-sufficiency. Since its inception, Wellspring has sought to meet the evolving need for domestic violence and sexual assault services in Saratoga County. Over the past forty years, they’ve continually added programming and staff, but they’ve been housed in the same, limited physical space. The new community wing creates a new home that will not only allow Wellspring to serve more people, but simultaneously enhance services. With the opening of the new wing, also comes the unveiling of the new Seasons of Change mural, painted by renowned Saratoga Springs artist C.A.M. Cameron. The mural depicts the four seasons.
“The Seasons of Change mural is a symbolic metaphor for growth, change, hope and resilience; the journey that Wellspring’s clients are on,” said The Business for Good Foundation™ Chief Brand Officer, Connie Frances Avila. “The mural is in the most perfect location, too; open the main entrance door and it’s right there to greet you.”
Wellspring is one of many businesses supported by The Business for Good Foundation™ (BFG) – a local non-profit committed to investing in people to build better businesses, stronger communities, and a more equitable world.
“Wellspring is a wonderful example of the heart of BFG’s mission,” said The Business for Good Foundation™ Chief Executive Officer, Jahkeen Hoke. “We are excited to support their new trajectory.”
Business for Good reimagines business as a seed for social change, with the power to change lives and shape communities. To fight the inequities of access to resources and support, Business for Good’s mission is to share resources, strategies and connections to help others build their dreams while giving back to their communities. With a focus of healing the underserved and breaking cycles of food insecurity, housing instability and education inequity, BFG strives to open doors and opportunities where they haven’t been before.