Wednesday, November 21, 2012
SARATOGA SPRINGS — In a proactive move that reduces overhead and attempts to cushion the effects of an uncertain fiscal climate, the Prevention Council has moved from its longtime headquarters on Phila Street to smaller offices at The Mill, 125 High Rock Ave. All programs and initiatives remain intact.
“I am extremely grateful to Tom Roohan and Amy Sutton at Roohan Realty and also to Bonacio Construction for creating a workable arrangement for us,” Executive Director Heather Kisselback said. “They were patient with our transition process and very attentive to our budget and our needs.”
Certain amenities and utilities — including heat, electric and janitorial services — are included in the monthly rent at The Mill, allowing for a substantial annual savings. Reducing overhead was an important consideration, with funding from two large federal grants ending in 2013-14.
“We had an excellent relationship with our past landlords, Dan and Mary Conboy, and we were sorry to leave our old space,” Kisselback said. “But this is the reality we’re facing right now.” Aside from the address at the new location, everything else at the agency remains the same, including email addresses and phone numbers.
The Prevention Council has provided services to Saratoga County residents for more than 30 years, giving young people the skills to choose healthy behaviors, providing families with the tools to foster positive child development, helping communities build environments that support healthy choices and helping schools build supportive climates for students. For more information, go towww.preventioncouncil.org.