February 28, 2019

“I cannot believe the difference in my life over the past six months. I was so scared and so hurt-in every way. When my sister first helped me, I couldn’t even see what was going on in my life. Now, I love the direction of my life and my sons’.”

Kelly is a single parent...

December 3, 2018

All of us want to be home for the holidays.   Whether it’s our home, our parents’ home or Great Aunt Sarah’s where the family has always gathered.

But for a few families and individuals, each year, the Turning Points Network emergency shelter is home for the holida...

June 22, 2018

When we think about keeping kids safe over the summer, we might think about sunscreen, biking and swim safety; or hiking, campfires and the first “sleep away” camp. But who are our kids spending time with?

When we think about who might hurt children, images of the stere...

May 30, 2018

Now that the #MeToo movement, the Cosby trial and the number of resignations by men who abused their power across the political, media and entertainment spectrum has got everyone’s attention, what can we do to keep the momentum moving forward?

We have work to do. All of...

March 23, 2018

The parents and siblings of a daughter killed by the man who said he wanted to marry her; the family of  a couple together decades when one partner turned on the other.  The employees of local businesses, some of whom know, firsthand, about the trauma of domestic viole...

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...

January 25, 2018

“You know how there are certain moments that change everything forever? At the time, they seem simple, minor, unnoticeable. But they are not; it is only months, years, or even weeks later that we begin to blame those moments.  For me, it was something as simple as acce...

January 8, 2018

Do you have old holiday cards lying around? We want them! Turning Points Network partners with  Becky Bense to turn your cards into beautiful art. Changes Thrift Store,  the Library Arts Center in Newport, and TPN will accept your cards.

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