Many clients of TPN are involved with multiple services provided through our agency. This story comes from a mother who has been involved with our agency for approximately 10 months, has been very involved with virtually the entire staff, and was happy to share her experiences. Mom attended the Allstate financial training given by one of our Community Educators through the Economic Independence (EI) program. She feels the budgeting classes were very good at helping her figu
Our commitment to all who ever need our services is that we are here for you, day and night. When our offices in Claremont and Newport close at 4:30 PM, our crisis and support lines are open and operated by trained volunteers who will provide you with services or help you find the resources you need, whether you are a survivor of sexual or domestic violence, need information for someone else or have any questions at all, 24/7, at 1.800.639.3130. And, your confidentiality is
When someone is concerned that a child may have been hurt, abused or neglected in any way, the situation must be reported to DCYF. Proof of abuse and neglect is not required and reporting can be anonymous. But parents who realize their child has been affected by any of the above traumas often fear that if they report their suspicions, the child could be taken from them. Or, that their child will be cross-examined and have to relate their traumatic experience to any number
The man who raped Angie (not her real name) had been hanging around as she moved into her apartment. She was by herself, carrying boxes and small pieces of furniture from a rented van into her new space. She noticed him watching, but since he wasn’t bothering her, she concentrated on getting settled. But then he rushed at her as she was going through the door, propelling her into the apartment, slamming the door and knocking her to the floor. It happened so fast she could
It’s hard to believe that some people actually worry about what they’ll “do” in retirement! But they do. Enough to make sure they are on a couple of Boards, one of which is Turning Points Network (TPN), along with on-going volunteering for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and other worthy nonprofits. My retirement calendar is now filled with meetings and plenty of work to do in between. It’s a rare weekday that there isn’t an agenda that involves volunteering.
Many victims of domestic violence feel trapped in their relationships. Often there is abuse, but even when abuse isn’t physical or visible, relationships can be so controlling -- emotionally, socially and financially -- that it feels impossible to leave and unhealthy and unfulfilling to continue. It’s not easy making the decision to leave, especially if there’s fear of retribution. What can you take or will you leave with only what you can carry? If there is a history of v