The North Minneapolis nonprofit, founded by Desaria Galloway, provides much-needed help to address multiple barriers for adults and teens.
MINNEAPOLIS – “It’s been an eye opener for me,” Shawn Shivers said.
Shivers is one of many who accredit the Wellsprings Second Chance Center to help him get back on track.
“I’ve been able to get my own apartment, have money in the bank account, all the things people do when you’re not caught in the rat race, booting and running through the streets,” Shivers said.
The North Minneapolis-based nonprofit, founded by Desaria Galloway, provides the help needed to deal with multiple barriers for adults and teens, including pandemic stress, domestic violence, and depression.
“I’m enrolled in anger management, for anyone with anger issues, addictions, Sister Galloway is the person to talk to to start your journey,” Shivers said. “Our mission and commitment to this community is that if I can’t provide you with service, I’ll connect you to the services you need,” Galloway says.
Galloway says the program also provides information to young people struggling in traditional school settings in underserved communities.
For five weeks, 12-year-old Michael Redick has been on the CHOICE program, providing young men and women with the basics to prepare for a better future.
“It helps me with social cues,” Redick said.
“It helped him in his communication with me, he joined a football team,” Redick’s mother, Alicia, said.
Although the center is conceived as a safe space and outlet for mental resources for young people through “The Promise Project”.
“For blacks and browns, it’s a stigma and a problem that we don’t ask for help,” said Nafiso Fiqui, the center’s crisis case manager.
Galloway says it’s important for organizations like yours: to stay in the community and accessible to those who need it most.
“It is sad that George Floyd’s situation has been needed to highlight service inequalities for people to access needed services, mental health, anger management without paying, with or without funding,” Galloway said. .
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