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.
We serve all of Sullivan County.
Board of Directors
CAROL CALKINS, PRESIDENT
CHRIS HILL, VICE PRESIDENT
SHIRLEY CLARKE, SECRETARY
DEBORAH MOZDEN, 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.
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.
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
Our Senior Advocate offers peer support counseling to survivors, in addition to court advocacy. They also answer and support other agency advocates. They facilitate support groups with community partners like the Aftercare Program, TRAILS, and teen group. They build and maintain community relationships and partnerships as well.
Family Violence Prevention Specialist
The FVP Specialist offers peer support counseling and court advocacy. They also provide information about legal processes, including custody, to people who need it. Additionally, they are our liaison with the Division of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) and work closely with the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) to provide support for families with children.
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.
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.
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.