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Increased funding for domestic violence services can save lives

The pain of intimate partner violence is all too familiar for many and the cost so high — cutting across all the lines of age, race, gender, geography and economics. That’s why it’s vital that Ohio legislators approve the $20 million in additional funding for domestic violence services that Gov. Mike DeWine and Attorney General Dave Yost are recommending be included in the Ohio budget for 2024-2025. Those dollars literally can save lives.

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Implications of Federal Cuts: A Newsletter to the Community

As community-based agencies are wrapping up the year of 2020, there is a somber tone amongst many.  Several social service agencies rely on federal funding for many programs and services that help victims of crime; including the programs and resources in our communities that work to combat sexual assault, and other domestic related crimes.  

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Turning Point Hires a New CEO

On September 1st, a new leader was positioned at the helm of Turning Point. After twenty-six years of service and leadership, Executive Director Paula Roller, announced her retirement and handed the reigns of the domestic violence agency over to Amber Scott, who has been assigned the new title of President and CEO.

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Hiram Masonic Lodge hands out awards

Hiram Masonic Lodge No. 18, located at 51 W. Williams St. in Delaware, honored three recipients with the Community Builders Award during a presentation May 21. This year’s honorees are:

• Paul Craft, superintendent of Delaware City Schools

• Paula Roller, executive director of Turning Point

• Sheriff Russell Martin, Delaware County Sheriff’s Office...


Open house set for new shelter

In commemoration of serving the community for 40 years, Turning Point will be hosting an open house at its shelter in Delaware from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 31. This event is to not only celebrate Turning Point’s anniversary, but also the grand opening of its shelter in Delaware at 500 N. Liberty St., the former site of the Children’s Home of Delaware...


Community partners are key to our success

When a non-profit program is starting, its success is often based on the amount of community support. As Turning Point looks back on our 40 years of operation, we reflect on those who have been supportive toward our mission from our beginning. Since our inception, the Whirlpool Corporation and Marion plant have allowed Turning Point to provide victims with the items that they need...

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Sheltering innocent victims

Victims of domestic violence in Delaware County and surrounding communities now have a much-needed resource available to them. Turning Point, which is based and operates a shelter in Marion, began welcoming families into its second facility, located at 500 N. Liberty St. in Delaware, on Monday...


Long journey ends as Turning Point opens Delaware domestic-violence shelter

Delaware County’s first-ever shelter for domestic-violence victims is scheduled to open Monday, Feb. 18.

Turning Point -- a Marion-based nonprofit organization that aids victims of domestic violence in six counties, including Delaware...


First domestic violence shelter to open in Delaware County

Tucked away behind a gate in Delaware County, Turning Point Home will soon open its doors to victims of domestic violence.  "When I took this job, I don’t think I really believed in evil," said Paula Roller, executive director for the organization...

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month 2019

1 in 3 teens will be in an unhealthy relationship by the time they graduate high school, with close to 1.5 million high school students across the nation having experienced physical abuse in a relationship. ...

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Local Implications of the Government Shutdown

It is now day 28 of the shutdown and many social service agencies are feeling a financial pinch and considering cuts until the government reopens.  Several social service agencies rely on federal funding for many programs and services to help victims of crime, including the programs and resources in our communities that work to combat rape, sexual assault, and domestic violence issues...


Marion Made: Turning Point offers safe haven for those facing abuse

The number one reason someone may stay in an abusive relationship is love. It is human nature to want to love and be loved. When abuse – physical or emotional – outweighs that love, organizations like Turning Point can be the needed safe haven. And, they have been, in Marion, for more than 40 years...

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Wear Purple in Support of Victims of Domestic Violence

In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Turning Point—the local domestic violence shelter serving Crawford, Delaware, Marion, Morrow, Union and Wyandot counties—encourages everyone to wear purple on Wednesday, October 17, to show support for victims and survivors of domestic violence. 

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Human Trafficking is Modern Day Slavery

The harsh truth is that a different kind of slavery, human trafficking, still exists around the world, in the U.S., and even here in Ohio.


February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Dating violence is the most prevalent type of youth violence, with 1 in 3 adolescents reporting victimization. Close to 1.5 million high school students across the nation have experienced physical abuse in a relationship. Physical violence is common, with 1 in 10 high school students disclosing they have been purposefully physically abused by a dating partner.


Because No One Should Live In Fear

Law enforcement officers across Delaware County respond to multiple domestic violence calls every day. Sheriff Russ Martin reports that calls to domestic incidents are second only to theft offenses.

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