Mercy House Receives Gift To Support Backstretch Workers
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.