Minneapolis, Minn. - There are agencies in Minnesota that do the work; there are others that do not. Let it be told, Wellspring Second Chance Center is the premiere agency in Minnesota to put an end you youth violence and put efficiency back into our systems deal with needs of many who have been distracted by poverty, unemployment and no clear path of success. Their mission is to enhance the lives of ex-offenders who are re-entering back into society & family as law abiding, productive and responsible human beings - reducing inter-generational incarceration of our youth.
On May 3, Wellspring Second Chance will hold their annual gala and silent auction from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. at Interfaith Outreach Community Partners 1605 County Rd. 101 Plymouth, Minn.
The Wellspring Second Chance Center was inspired through direct experience of its founders, as well as their work with the anti-violence conference entitled," The Spirit of Sankofa" The Violence Perspective (2006) followed by the 32 Person Lie-In Non-Violence Conference, sponsored in August 2007 by the Twin Cities Metro Anti Violence Coalition. This was a local response to a national call- to-action to combat illegal gun trafficking and possession. The aforementioned events chaired by the executive director stirred a sense of urgency to work toward reducing recidivism and address crime prevention initiatives.
Wellspring Second Chance Center’s CEO Deseria Galloway, has a Master of Social Work from the University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Social Science Degree from Central State University, Accounting and Bookkeeping Degree from Minneapolis Technical Institute. Her professional experience includes Hennepin County Human Service & Public Health in the Child Protection CBFS Unit, Child Protecting Investigations Unit, and Child Protection Investigator/
“Wellspring Second Chance Center’s annual gala is a way for our agency to show the positive outcomes we have achieved with a chance for the general public to support our progressive mission. We are the best chance to right some wrongs in different communities around Minnesota and be a supportive arm for those individuals who are willing to do the right thing,” said Galloway.
Galloway is proud of the programs inside of Wellspring Second Chance. The "CHOICE "Program consist of group sessions and activities that assist male youth ages 9 to 18 to develop the life skills sets, knowledge and values necessary to eliminate some of the elements / barriers to success and lessens their likelihood of becoming involved in the juvenile justice system or fall prey to intergenerational incarceration.
Other programs at Wellspring Second Chance include Recovery Group for Sexual Exploitation/
For more information on how to get contribute and buy tickets to the upcoming gala please visit Wellspring Second Chance at http://wellspringmn.org/