5K run to benefit recovery programs for women

A 5K run to benefit Wellspring Living will be hosted at The Bridge Community Center in Peachtree City Saturday, April 24 at 9 a.m.

Wellspring Living helps rescue young girls forced into prostitution and also women who have been victimized by childhood trauma.

The entry fee is $25 and registration begins at 8 a.m. Participants may also register by visiting wellspringliving.org/event-5k and clicking on the green button to register for the race.

There will be prizes for first, second and third place finishers in the following divisions: kids (ages 12 and under), men’s and women’s open and men’s and women’s masters. Prizes will also be awarded for largest team and best costumes.

For more information, please call Wellspring Living at 770-631-8888.

Wellspring Living began in 2001 as a residential program for adult women who have issues ranging from drug addiction to prostitution. More than 100 women have graduated from the Wellspring for Women program which offers intensive counseling, coaching, mentoring, discipleship and prayer at a residential facility in metro Atlanta.

In 2008 Wellspring began a new residential program targeting girls ages 12-17 who became victims of childhood prostitution.

The girls’ program utilizes licensed professional counselors and also helps each participant get their schooling back on track. Participants also receive life skills training covering topics such as conflict resolution, healthy meal preparation and spiritual discipleship.