February 20, 2020

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.  Teen dating violence is more common than many may think. In the U.S. 1 in 3 teens will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults and nearly half...

February 28, 2019

The impact of trauma on a survivor’s brain

When it comes to the brain and trauma, we often automatically assume physical injury via some sort of sport related or vehicular accident. However, trauma to the brain can also be the result of a person, a place, or a situation...

January 29, 2018

Like so many other victims of domestic violence, Rachel felt stuck. She loved her husband and truly enjoyed taking care of her family. But this was overshadowed by his controlling behavior and the violence she faced each day. She and her children were living in fear. B...

January 29, 2018

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 exp...

January 29, 2018

Before I met my second husband, I never used to understand why women in domestic violence situations didn’t just leave. When my husband began to control me, I didn’t see it right away. I didn’t know at the time that he was isolating me. He controlled the money, everyth...

December 21, 2017

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 y...

December 7, 2017

One in four New Hampshire women have been sexually assaulted. One in twenty New Hampshire men reported being sexually assaulted, 68% before their 18th birthday. 

According to the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, over 14,000 victims of domestic and sexu...

November 9, 2017

When survivors stay with their abusers beyond the first clear episode of violence, they are often blamed for both the violence and its continuance.

But staying where there has been abuse does not signify consent or permission for the abuse.

Attempting to leave an abusive...

October 10, 2017

From companions to respected members of the family, animals can have a profound impact on the lives of their housemates. In fact, Brain Hare, a professor at Duke University, has linked higher self-esteem and less loneliness with owning an animal. According to the study...

June 8, 2017

When Sarah (not her real name) went to the courthouse to obtain a stalking petition, she was terrified that her former boyfriend might have followed her and would be waiting when she left.   The Clerk asked if she’d like to have an advocate and when Sarah said yes, the...

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