Information about Turning Points Network

Who we are

Turning Points Network is a private, non-profit agency offering crisis and support services to female and male survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking. All direct services are free and confidential. TPN works with survivors, their friends and loved ones, service providers and concerned community members.

OUR MISSION: TPN strives to end all forms of domestic abuse, sexual assault and stalking in our community by enhancing the safety and well-being of individuals and families through empowerment and advocacy; helping create a community responsive to all victims and survivors; and working for social change through education, outreach and systems advocacy.

Turning Points Network strives to provide services regardless of gender, age, health status, including HIV-positive, physical, mental or emotional ability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, socio-economic status, race, national origin, immigration status, or religious or political affiliation.

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Executive Director

The Executive Director oversees Turning Points Network. Deb helps secure grant funding for the agency, supervises the Programs Director, manages the budget, develops resources, as well as works closely with crisis centers throughout the state. She also helps provide the vision and direction for the agency by ensuring that programs and activities are consistent with the agency's mission and values. 

Office Manager

TPN's Office Manager acts as the first point of contact for the agency via the telephone and in person. Beth directs the overall flow of the office by screening phone calls and survivor appointments and walk ins to the appropriate advocate.  Additionally, she is the NH Coalition database specialist, entering data and creating statistical reports.  The Office Manager also coordinates vendor and contractor activities, tracks inventory, and orients new staff to  policies. She also generally manages the office and performs other tasks like safety surveys.  

Programs Director

The Program Director is responsible for the planning, development, coordination and integration of program activities for TPN's two key programs, Direct Services and Prevention Education. Amanda is responsible for the day to day management of the programs, supervising staff and overseeing all aspects of the Direct Services and Prevention Education Programs. She remains current on new trends, issues, research and best practices in the fields of domestic and sexual violence.

Senior Direct Services Advocate

At TPN, our Senior Advocate offers peer support counseling to survivors, in addition to court advocacy. She also answers and supports other agency advocates. Michelle facilitates support groups with community partners like the Aftercare Program, TRAILS, and teen group. She builds and maintains community relationships and partnerships as well.

Family Violence Prevention Specialist

Stephane offers peer support counseling and court advocacy. The FVP Specialist also provides information about legal processes, including custody, to people who need it. Additionally, he is our liaison with the Division of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) and works closely with the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) to provide support for families with children.

Volunteer Coordinator & Newport Advocate

She provides peer support counseling and court advocacy in Newport, oversees the Newport Office, and facilitates support groups. Rachel also builds community relationships, manages and provides training to all volunteers, and acts as TPN's main contact person for volunteers, 

Shelter Manager

The Shelter Manager works closely with shelter guests and helps create individualized plans for each survivor to find permanent housing and financial independence. Cheryl provides general support for guests and for the safety of the facility. The shelter manager also generally oversees various shelter activities.

AmeriCorps Advocate

Our AVAP members offer peer support counseling and court advocacy. They also provide information about legal processes and will make referrals to other resources in the area. AmeriCorps Advocates help with the shelter program and facilitate financial empowerment workshops.

Community Educator

Kerry is the primary contact person for schools in Newport, Unity, and Lempster among others, and provides violence prevention classes to grades 2-12.  She facilitates a boys group and is a certified trainer for Darkness-To-Light, Prevent Child Abuse Vermont, and Green Dot curriculum. Kerry also engages in community outreach including training other service providers.

Community Educator

Emily is the primary contact person for Charlestown, Claremont, and Fall Mountain schools, among others,  and provides violence prevention classes to grades 2-12. She is a certified Green Dot Instructor and engages in community outreach including training other service providers. Emily also helps organize our Steppin' Up walk and maintains our education database.

Green Dot Coordinator & Community Educator

Dustin co-leads a team of community members committed to making our community a safe place to live, work, worship, and play. He works closely with the Claremont Green Dot Planning Committee, helps facilitate Green Dot training opportunities, and plans community events. As a community educator, he also offers violence prevention programming to schools in Sullivan County. 

AmeriCorps Development Vista

AmeriCorps Vista Members help build agency capacity by applying for grants, updating and maintaining online materials, and volunteering at Changes Thrift Store. They also help the Community Educators and work closely with Green Dot members.

Changes Thrift Store Manager

The Changes Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the store. Sam supervises store staff and volunteers, sorts donations, prices merchandise, and helps customers. 

Changes Thrift Store Sales Associate

The Changes Sales Associate is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the store, including sorting donations, pricing merchandise, and helping customers. 

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Note: All of our staff are certified advocates.  We also have over 60 trained volunteers who offer invaluable support to us.
We serve all of Sullivan County.