Our Direct Services
24 HOUR CRISIS and SUPPORT LINE
EMERGENCY SHELTER AND SAFE HOME NETWORK
PEER SUPPORT COUNSELING
ADVOCACY WITH COURT, LEGAL, MEDICAL, AND SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES
INFORMATION AND REFERRALS
Belief in the strength of oneself,
the courage to use that strength.
From support groups to one-on-one conversations, peer support counseling offers a way for survivors to express how they are feeling and what they are thinking.
Trauma looks and feels different for each survivor, peer support counseling is designed to meet each person where they are at.
Peer Support Counseling
Trained people who listen, offer support, and help problem solve.
24 Hour Crisis and Support Line
By calling 1-800-639-3130 during office hours (Mon-Fri 9:00-4:30) a member of TPN staff will answer from our office. If you call at any other time, an answering service will ask for your first name and phone number. A volunteer will then call you back within five minutes. You are not required to give your name or age, but you certainly may. Keep in mind, TPN staff members are mandated reporters of abuse that happens to a minor; if you aren’t ready to report, consider not giving your age.
If you need someone to talk to or you’ve been abused or assaulted
Even people who care very much about you may not respond in the way you hope, or in a way that is helpful to you. It may be hard for friends and family to hear about what happened to you. The people you tell will have their own emotions about what happened. They may feel overwhelmed, angry, sad, shocked, or numb.
TPN can help you sort out who to tell, and when. And remember, while you are figuring this out, you can call our 24-hour hotline anonymously. 1-800-639-3130.
The primary purpose of the Safe Home and Shelter Network is to provide victims and survivors fleeing domestic and sexual violence with a safe place to stay. The Shelter Manager and Volunteer Advocates work daily with guests to:
Provide emotional support
Develop and reach self-designed goals
Access medical, social and mental health services
Find safe, permanent housing
The Turning Points Network Shelter
The shelter is a private building at an undisclosed location in Sullivan County and is equipped with secure entry systems. It is fully accessible to individuals with disabilities and limited mobility. The shelter can accommodate up to 16 individuals. Shared spaces include a toddler room, laundry facility, library, kitchen, dining and living room. Bedrooms are equipped for families.
Safe Home Network
Long before the TPN shelter opened, the agency relied on safe homes to provide short-term, emergency housing to survivors and their families. Today, volunteers continue to generously open their homes to female and male survivors and their children. Guests in a Safe Home have access to the same services as guests in the shelter.
"Peer support counseling changed my life.
It helped me pick up the pieces and grow into the person I want to be."
TPN's advocacy takes several forms, but it's always based on the needs of the survivor.
For some, it means listening and talking through trauma. For others it means filing a restraining order or safety planning.
Court can be a scary place. Our advocates are trained to understand court documents and basic procedures like filing domestic violence or stalking petitions.
It can also be hard to navigate medical and social service agencies. Our advocates can direct you to the resources you need and help simplify the process for you.
They can even make the trip with you!
The best part of all, the services are completely free and confidential!