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By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - There wasn't an idle hand in the room. "We're here sanding, priming, painting; doing everything that needs to be done to move the Lily Pad into their new facility," said Lifegate Pastor, Corey Wise.

And all worked feverishly to do just that. "We know it is making a difference physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually," said Wise.

Staff at the Lily pad will now have more space for separate examination rooms, an area where therapy will be provided and even a pharmacy.

"It's convenient for law enforcement, they are able to do reports. And families are able to get their therapy and do this all in one place," said District Attorney Investigator, Greg Blackmon.

"We needed the additional space to be certified by the state," said Board Chairman, Faison Middleton.

And the additional space couldn't have come at a better time. "Our numbers are up since last September and we probably think that is a result of the economy," said Executive Director, Karen Kemp.

"But we think it is also because reporting is higher and that is a good thing so that female and children are safe."

"The community should sleep better at night knowing that we have those folks day in and day out that are providing these services day in and day out," said Middleton.

Services that will be provided here thanks to these volunteers. The Lily Pad's Board of Directors hope to have all of the renovations complete by June 15th.

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