As this is the first post to the Shine a Light blog, please let me introduce myself ... and invite you to join me in this blogging adventure. I'm Maggie Fronk and I am the executive director of Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County. While this blog represents my personal musings and not those of the agency, I find that the work I do every day influences the issues I care about even after I’ve left work. While the title of the blog originated from a fantastic campaign launched in 2009 by the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence to Shine a Light on Domestic Violence, the focus of the blog will be to not only discuss issues associated with domestic violence and sexual assault but also to shine a light on the great work being done by people in our community to make this a better place to live. We often focus on what’s wrong with the world (and that’s important if we want to make positive changes), but every day people are doing good things to help others…right here in Saratoga County. Let’s support their efforts and celebrate their successes.
There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.