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Mercy House Receives Gift To Support Backstretch Workers

A render of the planned Mercy House facility at Bethesda Episcopal Church
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A render of the planned Mercy House facility at Bethesda Episcopal Church

A non-profit organization in Saratoga Springs that is planning to offer temporary housing to people in need has a vision to provide shelter to backstretch workers.

Mercy House is planning a four-story 30,000-squarefoot facility on Washington Street adjacent to Bethesda Episcopal Church. A suite of rooms would support backstretch workers from Saratoga Race Course who are in need of alcohol or substance abuse counseling or other services.

The project recently received a $25,000 gift from the New York Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association.

WAMC's Lucas Willard spoke with Gordon Boyd, a Saratoga Springs resident and president of Mercy House, about the project.

 

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