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Every summer, Turning Point sees an increase in families seeking shelter.

 

While many of us are looking forward to a beach getaway, families dealing with domestic violence see summer as an opportunity to break free from their abuser. Mothers concerned about the trauma their children have already endured often opt to leave only after the school year has come to an end.

A "typical family" entering shelter consists of a mother and two children with an average length of stay currently around 45 days. During this period Turning Point provides respite, a safe space for families to reflect, and a variety of supportive services that aim to equip and empower parents to break the cycle of abuse once and for all.

 

Turning Point knows the decision to leave your home is an extremely difficult one. Mothers stepping into the unknown with their children in tow can feel vulnerable and become overwhelmed by the many challenges that lay ahead.

 

Please join our Board of Directors this June as Champions of Turning Point & Sponsor a Family.  We want to challenge our community to rally around the moms and children living in shelter this summer to let them know they are not alone. They are loved, cared for and supported!

THANK YOU FOR HELPING
SPONOSR A FAMILY THIS SUMMER! 


 

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Meet Our Champions
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Beth Matune,

President

Assistant Prosecutor, Delaware County

(Delaware County) 

 

I am a proud supporter of Turning Point because I know how pervasive domestic violence is and the ripple effects it has within a community. Abuse is about power and control over another individual and no one has the right to impose fear in the heart of another. I believe in Turning Point's mission to aid, shelter and empower survivors.

 

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Sheriff Russell Martin

Delaware County Sheriff (Delaware County)

“I’ve worked in Law Enforcement in this county for over 41 years. I’ve seen the devastating impact upon victims and families when violence rears its ugly head in the home. I’ve also seen the hope that Turning Point provides for survivors in the worst of times. It’s why I helped Turning Point raise the funds for our first ever shelter in Delaware county and why I continue to support them today.”

                  ~Sheriff Martin

 

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Cathy Studer

Author

(Delaware County)

 

"Summer is a great time for families to escape to the beach for an amazing summer vacation, yet other families are trying to escape the violence in their own home. As survivor of long-term child sexual abuse and a board member of Turning Point, I am very passionate about helping every survivor to become a thriver. Join me as we work to empower families, children, and even pets thrive."

 

                       ~Cathy Studer

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Vicki Kimmel, Secretary
Director of Lean/Operations, Nationwide Insurance (Marion County)

 

"Turning Point has special meaning to me. Having witnessed loved ones in my life who were impacted by a dominating and demoralizing person, I know first-hand the deep damage this behavior causes. I believe no one should have to endure physical or psychological pain from another person. I'm proud to support Turning Point because of the life-changing assistance and education they provide."

                    ~Vicki Kimmel

 

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Adrienne Corbett, Development & Quality Assurance Chair

Retired, Executive Director (Delaware County)

"I have been a Board member of Turning Point for 3 years.  I am passionate about the mission of Turning Point because I have seen first hand the devastating impact of domestic violence on women and children.  At Turning Pont, we strive to help these women and their children not only survive but to thrive as members of a community that supports them."

 

              ~Adrienne Corbett

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Marilyn McClure-Demers

VP/Associate General Counsel, Nationwide (Delaware County)

"I am a board member and long-term supporter of Turning Point because I am passionate about aiding victims of domestic violence.   No one should have to live in fear nor suffer abuse.  Everyone in our community deserves to know what it means to "feel safe" and to have the opportunity to thrive.  Please join me as we unite to lift up and support a family living in shelter this summer."

 

   ~Marilyn McClure-Demers  

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Randy Coleman, Treasurer

(Union County)

 

I am a proud supporter of Turning Point because I know how pervasive domestic violence is and the ripple effects it has within a community. Abuse is about power and control over another individual and no one has the right to impose fear in the heart of another. I believe in Turning Point's mission to aid, shelter and empower survivors.

 

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Tara Dyer

Retired Educator

(Marion County)

As a member of the Turning Point Board of Directors, I am truly supportive of the mission of helping victims of domestic violence. My efforts on this board and my advocacy in the community are reflective of my strong belief that Turning Point is a worthy cause."

                        ~Tara Dyer

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Lieutenant BJ Gruber
Marion City Police Department

(Marion County)

"When I was a child, my mom taught me the value of volunteerism by giving her time as a shelter volunteer with Turning point. As a 28 year veteran of Marion PD, I understand the critical needs facing domestic violence victims and their children. It's imperative that our community rally around and support survivors of domestic violence because no person should be forced to live in fear for their safety or that of their children."

             ~Major B.J. Gruber

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Dr. Shelly Dason

Principal/Director of Student Services

(Marion County)

"I am a member of the Turning Point Board of Directors. I am also a Director of Student Services for a couple of the Marion County School Districts. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge on how to bridge education and home concerns while aiding victims of domestic violence because no one can thrive when they are living in fear- especially children! I want to help my community THRIVE!  Everyone can do a little something to brighten someone else’s day and you never know when even a small act of kindness is going to change the course of a life for the better."

 

               ~Dr. Shelly Dason

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Kimberly Kellermann

Vice President of Global Operations, Greif Inc. (Delaware County)

"This summer, let’s all join together to make sure that families living in shelter know they have our love and support. As a parent, I’m all too aware that summer should be a time of fun and laughter for children. As a member of Turning Point’s Board of Directors, I’m going to be doing all I can to make this happen. Domestic violence devastates lives, but with our support families in shelter can enjoy the summer they deserve."

             

                 ~Kim Kellerman

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Pam Sonagere,

Governance Chair

Human Resources Director, City of Columbus Auditor's Office

(Delaware County)

I am a proud supporter of Turning Point because I know how pervasive domestic violence is and the ripple effects it has within a community. Abuse is about power and control over another individual and no one has the right to impose fear in the heart of another. I believe in Turning Point's mission to aid, shelter and empower survivors.

 

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Crystal Cassady

External Communications Specialist, Greif Inc.

(Delaware County)

"Domestic violence happens every day in every town and neighborhood and often goes unreported or even unnoticed. I am proud to be a member of the Turning Point Board of Directors, helping to raise awareness of domestic violence, support survivors, and promote healthy relationships. Please join me as we rally around our families in shelter this summer and help break the cycle of domestic violence – because everyone deserves to feel loved, supported and safe!"

             

              ~Crystal Cassady

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Thank you for
your support!

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Kathy King

Retired, Board Member

Shelter Director,

Turning Point

(Delaware County)

"Look around you. 1 out of 4 women and 1 out of 7 men are impacted by domestic violence. Domestic violence knows no boundaries. It doesn’t matter where you live, how much money you have, your education level, your religion, race, or sexual orientation. Anyone can become a victim of domestic violence. Join with me in supporting the services and programs offered by Turning Point to help victims of domestic violence move forward and become survivors of domestic violence."

                    ~Kathy King