senThe state Senate approved a budget amendment offered by Sen. Patrick O’Connor that will provide $22,000 to support operations at the Wellspring Multi-Service Center.
The Hull-based nonprofit provides support to people facing challenges to their financial, physical, or emotional well-being in order to help them achieve independence and self-sufficiency. Wellspring opened its satellite location, which includes a thrift shop, in Weymouth in October. Wellspring’s social services and offerings include career development classes and job skills training, a thrift store and food pantry, and counseling and emergency services.
“Wellspring has been a trusted community partner for years and provides those crucial wrap-around services for those in need on the South Shore,” said O’Connor. “This funding will allow them to bolster their services in Weymouth and Hull so they can better adjust to the needs of community as we seek to recover from the pandemic.”
The Senate’s fiscal year 2022 budget will move to conference committee, where three members of the House and three members of the Senate will work out the differences between the two budget proposals.
As the pandemic gripped the nation, Wellspring fielded the largest number of client visits in its history, topping out at 12,468 client visits.
“Support for Wellspring, through Sen. Patrick O’Connor’s diligence, will have an immense impact as we strive to educate, advocate, nourish, counsel, and care for our clients throughout the South Shore,” said Wellspring President and CEO Vinny Harte.
In 2019, Wellspring launched a fundraising effort with the goal of raising $2 million. Private efforts have been promising, and the campaign is currently just $360,000 shy of the goal. For more information, visit www.wellspringmultiservice.org.