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Crisis Helpline 800-221-6311 Domestic Violence Services

Community Outreach Bartholomew 1-812-314-2971 Brown 1-812-988-2239 Jackson 1-812-523-3472 Jefferson 1-812-265-3910 Johnson 1-317-736-8666 Shelby 1-317-398-5682 Jennings Dearborn Ohio Decatur Ripley Switzerland

Administration 812-379-5575 July, 2006

A United Way/Fund Agency

P.O. Box 103 • COLUMBUS, INDIANA 47202-0103

Outreach reaching victims A woman studying for her Master’s Degree recently interviewed with Turning Point. When she heard that our staff was serving over 7 times the number of families we had been serving in 1999, she enthusiastically responded, “That’s great!” I suspect almost none of you reading this article would respond in the same way, especially when taking into consideration the painful truth of the sentiments spoken in the adjacent photo caption on this page. “I feel like a failure.” What the interviewing candidate knew and what experienced professional service providers have learned is that providing safety to victims of domestic violence means removing barriers that prevent their access to services. Only 3% of victims of domestic violence will seek shelter and there are over 4,500 families victimized by domestic violence in our regional service area each and every year. What is “great” about Turning Point serving over 1,000 families in 2005 is that 3 years ago, we did not have the programs and staffing in place to serve 850 of those families! Since each contact with a victim of domestic violence can be life-saving for that victim and their children, reaching out to meet victims where they are at in the community is critical. Since the decision was made to expand our Community Outreach programs in 2002, full time Community Outreach programs were first established in Jefferson & Johnson Counties and a part-time legal advocacy program was started at the courthouse of Bartholomew County. These were followed by part-time programs in Jackson, Shelby and Brown Counties. Shelby County has grown to fulltime in 2006 and Bartholomew County has added a full-time program this year as well.

Turning Point client artwork developed in collaboration with ArtColumbus and Columbus Museum of Art

“This was a happy time. Things

were peaceful and happy. Things were okay. Now I am in confusion. All I want is to just be married to share things with someone. I feel like a failure.” A TURNING POINT CLIENT

Even in our mature shelter program, we are seeing continued growth. A record 6,403 nights of shelter were provided in 2005. Victims are actively seeking our services. Despite the reality that many wonderful women and children come to us feeling “like a failure”, they often show a resiliency that shows their true character. As one recent client stated, “My life will never be what it was before… it will be better… I will continue making my life stronger…”

Nearly one-third of American women (31%) report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives.

2005 Report to the Community As President of the Board of Directors of Turning Point, one of my roles is to annually assess our organizational progress. In Good to Great and the Social Sectors, author Jim Collins notes that great organizations identify “consistent and intelligent” methods for assessing performance. Turning Point tracks a wide variety of data, but one statistic stands out in comparison to the others, not only locally, but nationally as well. The effectiveness of the professional services provided by Turning Point in shelter is positively demonstrated by the fact that the percentage of victims who did not return to their assailant following their stay at Turning Point increased in the past three years from 70.4% to 74.3%. Nationally the average number of victims who do not return to their assailants immediately following their shelter stay is 30-45%. Kris W. Kindelsperger President Turning Point Board of Directors

This Report to the Community tells the story of how Turning Point families are succeeding with the help of our professional staff. You can do your part to help through your philanthropic investment. Your gifts will sutain the progress and safety of our families. Thank You in advance for your help. Sincerely, Kris W. Kindelsperger Board President

Board of Directors Kris Kindelsperger Board President President, Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates, Inc. Ellen Macy Board Vice-President Asst. VP and Trust Officer Irwin Union Bank



Shelby 2005


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Thomas Hajewski Board Treasurer Certified Public Accountant

2005 Program Statistics

Kathryn Lowe-Schneider Board Secretary Associate Dean of Students Hanover College Julie Abedian President Columbus Regional Hospital Foundation Cheryl Buffo Project Director kidscommons Mark Osowick Human Resources Cummins Engine Business Unit Jeanne Saylor Management Specialist United Parcel Service Ann Windley Executive Director Leadership Jackson County


“ I found

being here very safe and helpful.”

Total Crisis Calls


“ Without this

safe place, I may have been killed or worse—still with him.”

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Patrick J. Smith Executive Director Turning Point

very impressed with the work you are doing. 70% (2004 data) of your clients “ Inotamreturning to their assailant is outstanding. We as researchers need to do more documentation of the success that agencies such as yours are having in the field. Jay Silverman, PhD, Assistant Professor / Director of Violence Prevention Programs, Harvard School of Public Health

2005 Donors Thank you on behalf of Turning Point families. Thank You to each corporation, individual, church, and civic organization for your ongoing contributions of in-kind gifts and services which enable us to offer Turning Point services at no cost to our clients. A Special Thank You to our Anonymous donors. Grants Bartholomew Co. REMC Brown County Drug Free Council Brown County Lions Club Membership Community Trust Bartholomew County Substance Abuse Council Emergency Food & Shelter Program Bartholomew Co. Decatur County Jackson County Jefferson County Johnson County Shelby County Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis Human Services Inc. Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault Indiana Criminal Justice Institute City of Columbus, for Turning Point, Bartholomew County City of Franklin, for Turning Point, Johnson County Indiana Dept. of Child Services Brown County Jefferson County Johnson County Shelby County Indiana Department of Education/ McKinney-Vento Program-BCSC Indiana Family Social Services Adm. Domestic Violence Prevention & Treatment Emergency Shelter Grant Family Violence Indiana Children’s Trust Fund Sex Offense Services Program Social Services Block Grant Jackson County Drug Free Council King’s Daughters’ Hospital and Health Services March of Dimes Ohio Valley Opportunities Radio Shack Community Grant Rotary Club of Brown County Seymour Oktoberfest Target Community Giving

United Way/United Funds United Way of Bartholomew County United Way of Johnson County Shelby County United Fund, Inc. Jackson County United Fund Jefferson County United Fund Decatur County United Fund Jennings County United Way State Employees’ Community Campaign United Way of Central Indiana

United Way of Allegheny County Pennsylvania United Way of Bergen County

Foundations Arvin Meritor Inc. Arvin Sango Foundation, Inc. Bartholomew County REMC Membership Community Trust Blue River Foundation Brown County Community Foundation Buchanan Clements Foundation, Inc. Clowes Fund, Inc. Columbus Regional Hospital Foundation Community Foundation of Jackson County Community Foundation of Madison & Jefferson County Cummins Foundation Clarence & Inez Custer Foundation Crider Family Memorial Fund Heritage Fund, the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County Irwin Financial Foundation, Inc. Irwin-Sweeney-Miller Foundation Johnson County Community Foundation National Speaking of Women’s Health Foundation Elizabeth & Walter C. Nugent Foundation Walmart Foundation Women’s Fund of Central Indiana Reeves Foundation Schroeder Foundation George & Catherine Shortle Foundation Trust Target Community Giving

Prevention Partners $10,000 and Up BCHS Student’s Dance Marathon The Sanctuary of Shelbyville, Inc.

Survivor Sponsors $5,000 - $9,999 Turning Point Board of Directors

Crisis Companions $2,500 - $4,999 Gold Family Fund Marvin Johnson and Associates

The King’s Daughter’s Hospital & Health Services Chairman of Managers, Nancy Bear & Roger Allman, President and CEO, present a check for $7,000 to support children services to Turning Point Excutive Director Patrick Smith.

Awareness Advocates $1,000 - $2,499

Child Advocates $250-$499

Carrie & Martin Abfall Benevolent Order of Elks USA David Borcherding & Susan Pickens Oliver & Martha Brooks David & Laura Crossman DePauw Theatre Department Enceratec First Presbyterian Church Charles Harris Barbara & Herbert Hoover Sharon Johnson & Harold Isley John & Nan Keach Art Kroot James & Marcia Lyons St. Bartholomew Catholic Parish St. Mary’s Church St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Donald & Laura Stuart John & Linda Tracy Tracy Family Foundation Ruth Ann & Ken Vieth Charles & Roseanne Watson

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. Cafeteria Workers Cookie Sale Mary Anna Bradshaw Brink’s, Inc. Dave & Luann Burt Robert & Sylvia Coates Columbus Area Rodders Community Congregation Church Rick & Martha Dwenger David M.Galle Girls Incorporated of Franklin Grace Lutheran Church Ann & Douglas Grahn Joseph & Carolyn Hart James & Mary Henderson Paula & Donald Herlitz Stephen & Barbara Hewitt Lois Holland Kappa Kappa Kappa Gamma Phi Chapter James Martin Living Trust John & Elaine Keach Terri & Jim Kelly Marshall & Suzy Kiel Kiwanis Club of Columbus Joe & Deborah Loughrey Lutheran Child & Family Serv. Ellen Macy Lynne Maguire & Will Miller Brush Creek Elementary Mrs. Beam’s Kindergarten Class Nashville United Methodist Church Herschel & Mary O’Shaughnessey Roger Pardieck Mary Pelton Petersville UMC Faith Promise Rebecca Rehbein Ritter’s Frozen Custard John & Nancy Sawin SBC, Inc. Seymour Tubing, Inc. Cindy Merris Smith & Pat Smith St. David’s Episcopal Church Greg & Judy Summerville Trinity United Methodist Church

Breaking the Cycle $500-$999 Michael & Marie Ameis Judy & Wayne Beaumont Beauty Brands Scott & Maryann Bridge Calvary Christian Church David Crites & Joan Tupin-Crites Dale & Cynthia Doup Linda Eglen Four Season Retirement Center Chapel Committee David & Sharon Goetsche Doug Grant Hartsville Church of Christ Ann & Bud Herron Irwin Union Bank Kroger Company Community Food Drive Donna Marie Darcy & Rolf Loescher Michael & Lynette McCarty Daniel & Ellinor McElroy Mount Pleasant Christian Church David & Brenda Pitts Glyn & Carol Price Barry & Marilyn Reuteman Camilla C. Smith Sharon Smith Matt & Tracy Souza Fred Stadler US Bank Yuma Industries Inc.

Companions in Action $100 - $249 Marsha Abney Dave & Kay Lou Adams Tom & Elena Andress Anthony Campo & Associates Bartholomew County Retired Teachers Assoc. Robert Billany Blue & Co. Rebecca Boas Doug & Judy Bonnell Robert & Helen Borczon Sharon Bradford Jeffrey & Lynne Brown Builders Lumber & Hardware William & Loretta Burd Deborah & John Burnett Judith Burns Jeff & Sara Bush Jeffrey & Beth Caldwell Sarah Cannon Sarah Carter

Central Middle School John & Jean Chambers Christ Church Cathedral Cummins - CMEP Community Involvement Caroline Cox-Smith John & Andrea Davis Susan Dewan Don R. Scheidt & Co. Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. Mike Duffy Edward & Vivian Eckerly Zack & Glinda Ellison Fairlawn Presbyterian Church Steve & Mary Ferdon Sandra Finkel Richard & Joyce Fleck James Frankiewicz Franklin College Fraternal Order of Eagles Dale & Debra Gayman Dave Glackin Wilma Gluesenkamp Joan Gold Howard & Meriam Graninger Greenwood United Methodist Women Dale & Linda Guse Annella Hamilton Dennis & Lori Heathfield Robert & Cynthia Henrich Sue Hiatt Tom & Sandi Hinshaw Frank & Joyce Hutcheon Jackson County REMC Jane Jacobs Jane Jakoubek Richard Johnson Robert & Doris Jones Sarla & Swadesh Kalsi Mickey & Jenny Kim Brad Kime Arthur D. King John & Virginia Kinnaman H. Karl & Susan Kuehner Laborers International Union Michael & Jaydene Laros Ellen Laws Leadership Jackson County Mark & Marabeth Levett John & Mindy Lewis Lewis McWilliams Rollins Hubbard Family Foundation Edward & Bettye Mann Tasha & David Mann Mann’s Harley Davidson Inc. Thomas Marshall Master Alpha Nu - Beta Sigma Phi IUPU Columbus - International Management Class Elizabeth McMarr Betty McMillan Carl & Muriel Merris Don & Diane Michael Ed & Joan Miller James & Margaret Miller Mom’s Club of Columbus Shirley Monroe Keith Moore Kathryn Mount Paul & Christie Mugerditchian James & Linda Nay

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Help for Today…

Kay & Don Niemoeller Robert Nixon Paul & Sandra Nolting Lucinda Nord North Christian Church Women’s Fellowship Catherine O’Halloran Parkside Elementary School Class of Rita Bass David & Lisa Porter Kevin Preuss Psi Iota Xi Zeta Sigma Chapter Charlie & Joan Rau John & Lois Revell Joseph Riche Wesley & Joyce Robinson Patsy Schooler Joseph & Kathleen Sheehy David Shirey William Smalley William & Shari Solik South Central IND Harley Owners Group Diane & Tom Spofford St. Paul Lutheran Church Women - Ruth Circle Dennis & Debra Steele Mark & Sally Stodola Studio Fit by Nancy Stephen W. Suckow Mark & Jo Tabler Suzy & KevinTaggart Tri-County Tool, Inc. Jewell Turley Brett & Amy Vanderkolk Randy Verralee Robert Vinson Jared & Tonya Walter C W Walther Mary Beth Wert Ann Wesseler Sandy White J. R. & Lana Whited Lawrence Wilhelm Woods and Grooms Inc. Greg & Kim Young Phyllis Zabel John Zimmer Zion Women Fellowship

Madonna Yates Sandy & Ron Zimmerman

Safe Haven Supporters $50 - $99 Steve & Nancy Audretch Murray & Nicki Babb Jane Bowman Keith Bradway Betty Brand Brownstown Presbyterian Church Burnsville Christian Church Cedar Hills Home Ext. Club Maitland & Carolyn Clark Mary Ann Clark Jo Ann Cline Coldwell Banker South Central Realty Columbus Family Medicine Columbus Lions Club Columbus Newcomers Pauline Crump M. Jane Davee Ruth Davee Ken & Phyllis DeLap John & Louise Dorenbusch Wilbur Dossey David & Wilma Doup John Droege Thomas & Barbara Dugan Donna Errett Estep & Co. Eynon Harmon Rocker & Glover, P.C. Janet Feldmann Cindy & Gary Felsten First Baptist Church Janis Foster Walter Glover John & Laverne Gredy Catherine & Larry Griffin John & Nancy Haehl Dr. A.D. & Mrs. Jeralee Hauersperger Cindy & Stephen Helmich John & Mariane Hinds Hope United Methodist Church Harry & Lainie Horn Kenneth & Norma Houser Philip Houston Susan Hundley Owen & Annette Hungerford Chris & Tamara Iorio Irwin Union Bank Employees

“ I appreciate the help and that I

have been treated with respect at a time when I was out of hope.”

2005 Financial Statement* Income: State & Federal United Way Funds Contributions/Foundations Operating Income Restricted Income Capital Improvements Total Income

$399,054 $226,666 $297,504 $923,224 $25,000 $ 21,403 $969,627

Expenses: Personnel Facilities Operations Total Expenses

$ 702,528 $ 93,084 $158,505 $954,117

Silent No More $1 - $49

Alice & Jim Jackson Randy Johnson Ann & Bill Jones Arie & Jacqueline Jones Kappa Kappa Kappa, Beta Omega Chapter Kappa Kappa Sigma, Alpha Theta Chapter Elizabeth & James Kimbrough Dennis & Norma King Richard & Ann Knobloch Karen Knudsen Alice Lain David & Sharon Larson Frank & Sandra Learned Marilyn Lindstaedt Lynn & Larry Lucas Edmund & Lois Ludlow Roger & Ellen Luenz Mac’s Convenience Stores, LLC William Markel Carole R. Marshall Terie & Frank McDonald Phyllis & Michael McGill Carole McKinney Wheeler Morris Judy & Gary Norris ONO Club Doug & Carolyn Otto Warren & Jane Phillips William & J.A. Phillips Raft to Rafters, Inc Rosemary Rehak Renner Motors Caroyn Ricke Lois Ridenour Charles & Brenda Roush Tom & Bev Rust Robert Sheedy Charlotte Stahl Terrace Lake Community Church Youth Group Seymour Tribune Lori Thompson Tipton Lakes Athletic Club Donald & Shirley Trapp Arthur & Karen Turner Union Christian Church Women’s Fellowship Daniel Weaver Ann Wesseler Kenny & Susan Whipker Dr. Debbie Willage

Yvonne Achterberg Edward & Suzanne Albany Allied Staff Marta Anderson Terry & Carla Ault Doneta Barkhimer Thomas Barnhart Jack & Terri Bartnett, Jr. Kerry Hyatt Blomquist Jan Glosing Bobbs Briana Bonnell Elizabeth Ann Booth Steve Bowman George Budd Kathy Callahan Jeannie Carteaux & John Allison Jack & Marlene Chestnut James & Jean Christian Richard & Alice Christopher Christopher & Assoc. Eval. Margie Conner Vickie Copeland Marilyn Cox Tom & Nancy Crandall Ruth & Anita Culp Gloria Curry Richard & Betsy Davis Charles & Lisa Day Nancy Hershman & Carolyn Dean Eileen Dehnke Delta Delta Chapter - Epsilon Sigma Alpha Dickson’s, Inc. James & Maria Dunlop John & Connie Eaton Barbara Elkins Chris Elpers Gary & Brenda Everroad Glen & Jennifer Frederick John & Sharon Grace Patricia Griswold William & Therese Grote III Marilyn & Kenneth Hale Gary & Linda Hallum David & Judy Harpenau Melvin Harrison Paul & Paula Hartman Ramon Hass Evelyn Stirling & Robert Hay Smith Healthy Communities DV Action Team Mary & John Henderson Darlene Horn Janice Johnson Kate Johnson Johnson Funeral Home Mike & Donna Keogh Julieta Kirschbaum Ian & Mary Kohen Thomas & Noell Krughoff Holly & Brian Kuznicki

Edward & Brenda Labie Margery Labrec Breda & Bruce Lane Rick & Betsy Larson Cora Laymon Richard & Betty Leslie Audrey Luecke Jennie Lutes Helene McCray Mary Margaret Milam Linda & Phil Miller Claire W. & Herbert C. Moore Mary Nichols Rhonda Nichols Michael & Sheryle Noblitt Sharon Wilson Owens Michelle & Dave Palazzo Parkside Baptist Church Ladies Bible Study Saundra Perry James & Nancy Peters Ross & Julie Phillips Margaret Pongracz John & Mary Price Josepf & Diane Quillico Sahana Rajiyah Tony & Jennifer Ray Kathleen Ritter Jennifer Rumple Bill & Nan Russell Peggy & Greg Scherschel Danny & Debbie Schwartz Crystal Self Seymour MFG Co. James W. Shearn Bradley & Kay Smith Sue & Mark Smith Pamela Smock Carla Spears St. Thomas Episcopal Church Joe Streeval Tom Swink Matthew & Kim Swope The Honorable Ted Todd Betty Tuttle United Methodist Women Venture Food Company, LLC Regina Vittorio James & Peggy Voelz Betty Voorhis Katherine Vujovich Walmart Paula Watson Gene Wever Saundra Whipker Kathy Wickstrom Wendy Wiederhoeft Michael & Jill Wilkerson D.E. & C.K. Wilson Luann Wilson Mona Wirth & Monica Wirth Mark & Michelle Woods Kathleen & Stephen Young Beatrice Zaharako

* Audited figures.

Audited financial statements available upon request.

Hope for Tomorrow.

Dance Marathon students receive James A. Henderson Award for Fund Raising from Heritage Fund, the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County. Including this award of $2,500, a total of $41,685 in cash was raised.

2005 In Memory of Our Mothers and Grandmothers Carl & Muriel Merris Our Mothers Howard & Meriam Graninger Gladys Albert August & Sandra Tindell Hilda Armstrong Teresa Woods

Henry Conover Christine & Max Stroud Mare Diel LaVon Julbert Joy Edwards Shirley Rogers James Forister Central Middle School

Ruth & Joe Gold Julia Gold Bill & Nellie Schnier & Harold & Mary Sharon Johnson & Harold Isley Harry Kinney Jane Kinney Ruth Meyer Scott & Mary Cvelbar

Beatrice Miller Marilyn Burgdorf Barbara Milligan Kimb & Paul Milligan Samuel Moore Diane Joyce Robert Murray Claude & Linda Mehnert

Therese Riley Karl & Kathryn McAleese Gertrude Skinner Mary & Tom Aton Nettie B. Starnes Michael & Cynthia Deckard Bette Yeider Joseph & Carolyn Hart

Nancy Johnson Phyllis McKinney Gloria Kemper-O’Neill Ron & Lisa Collins Bernis Kindelsperger Roxanne & Kris Kindelsperger Mary Aton & Joy Lenore Preston Julie Aton Mobley Carolyn Lickerman Howard Lickerman Pauline Mann Julie Mann Elaine Lowe & Mary Schneider Katy Lowe Schneider & Greg Schneider John & Sue McCormick Kenny Glass of Columbus Cynthia Miller Sam & Fran Simmermaker

Susan Miller Julie Miller Rhea Murray Robert & Tiffany Baker James & Ruth Ann Rebber Darlene Nicholas Suzy & Kevin Taggart John & Chris Nielsen Greg, Chris & Liz Renner Bonita Oliver Jim & Amy Oliver Jim & Amy Oliver Ann & Bill Walters Andrea Pentz Mathwick Gabrielle Ryan Jane Pettitt Doug & Donna Van Klompenburg Cindy Poplawski Gina Humbel

Sharon Renner Lisa & Brad Hurley Nancy Mason & Susan Hill John Lane & Cynthia Mason Wilma Swengel Deborah Roettgen Sarajane Tupin Joan Tupin-Crites & David Crites Lori Adams, Amy Oliver & Turning Point Mary Pelton Camilla Smith & Ursula Williams Cindy Merris Smith & Pat Smith Christine Vujovich Katherine Vujovich Kristy Ward, MD Sherman & Jackie Franz

2005 In Honor of Tiffany Baker Mary Anna Bradshaw Kathy Benson Gail Guynn & Joseph Fuehne Sandy Benson Holly & Brian Kuznicki Mary Ann Broderick Ginger & Ed Stawicki George Brown Great Lakes Capital Fund Frieda Cohen Diane & Tom Spofford Audrey Cox Lyn Morgan Greta Davis Clem Davis Carol DeCoursey Marylou Poppa Renshaw

John & Bill Dunfee Suzanne Dunfee Donita Fox Madonna Yates Rich Gold Mary & Bob Orben Aileen Graham Tom & Mary Lou Orr Gary Hayes & Family Judith Burns Jane Huffman Jim & Amy Oliver Jane Ann Hull Deanna Compton Mrs. H. Ice Herschel & Mary O’Shaughnessey Rose Heathfield & Joan Benedict Dennis & Lori Heathfield

2005 Client Satisfaction Data I

93% of clients would contact us again if they needed further assistance.


86% of clients believe they


74.3% of clients did not return to their assailant immediately after leaving shelter.

understand more about the causes and prevention of domestic violence than when they first arrived at Turning Point.

muy amables todas y “ They are all very kind “ Son gentiles, el ambiente es el and genteel, the environment de un hogar sano y lleno de amor y paciensa

is that of a full and healthy home of love and patience.”

Patrick Smith, left, Turning Point Executive Director; and Board President Kris Kindelsperger received a check for $1,000 at a recent board meeting from Verizon Wireless representative Sean Foster.


Services < Emergency Shelter 22-bed facility

for female and male victims of domestic violence/sexual assault and their dependent children. Food, clothing and personal care items provided. Transportation arranged to and from shelter.

< Education, Prevention, Training

Community training, domestic violence awareness presentations, psycho-educational support groups, agency collaborations and domestic violence education.

< Community Outreach Individualized domestic violence services to meet the needs of out-of-shelter victims and their children. Crisis intervention, community education and awareness, and information and referral.

< Goal Planning Victims empowered

to achieve a violence-free lifestyle. Healthy, interdependent relationships are encouraged. Safety planning, crisis intervention, assessment, stabilization, education, and community resourcing and networking.

< Advocacy/Case Management

Comprehensive, individualized case management services using a clientcentered, strength-based, solutionfocused, family systems model.

< Children’s Program Safety, child

advocacy, assessment, special needs resourcing, family case management, support groups, domestic violence education and school liaison.

< 24 Hour Toll-Free Help/Crisis Line 1-800-221-6311. Call does not appear on caller’s phone statement.

< Legal Advocacy Program Assistance with filing Emergency Protective Orders, advising and supporting clients before Permanent Protective Order hearings, providing information about divorce, child custody, child support, law enforcement and public assistance issues, and referring victims to attorneys and other social service agencies.

Non-Profit Organization US Postage PA I D Columbus, IN Permit No 315

Domestic Violence Services P.O. Box 103 Columbus, IN 47202-0103

Help for today…Hope for Tomorrow.

Leaving a Legacy As you meet with your tax advisor, consider a

charitable gift to the

Turning Point Endowment Fund.

Securities: A gift of appreciated securities may be deducted at full fair market value while avoiding capital gains tax. Real Estate and Personal Property: Gifts of real estate may include homes, condominiums, apartments, undeveloped land, farmland and rental property. Bequests: Remembering Turning Point in your will can be an important way to reduce estate taxes. Life Insurance Policy: You may assign a policy and/or beneficiary rights to Turning Point. Charitable Remainder Trust: You may place assets in trust and receive income for life or designate a spouse, children or other individual(s) to receive the income for their life, with the remainder value for the benefit of Turning Point. Charitable Lead Trust: This trust pays income to Turning Point for a specific number of years and allows you to designate the principal to your heirs. Life Estate: You may contribute a home or farm but retain the right to live in it for life. You receive an income tax deduction, avoid capital gains tax, the property is exempt from estate taxes, and when sold upon your death the proceeds pass to Turning Point.

Trust Fund: If you are the beneficiary of a trust that pays a regular income, a portion of this income may be assigned to Turning Point. You pay no further tax on this income and may take an income tax deduction for the value of the assignment. Individual Retirement Account: An IRA that helps a donor and spouse face retirement years will be reduced greatly by income and estate taxes before it reaches their heirs. By naming Turning Point as the contingent plan beneficiary, your assets will be used to benefit victims of domestic violence. Your professional advisors can assist you in determining the strategies that are most advantageous and appropriate for your personal financial plan. Endowment funds for Turning Point are held and administered in Bartholomew and Johnson Counties. If you would like to make a contribution to a Turning Point Endowment Fund, or would like to assist in establishing an endowment for Turning Point in your community, please contact Nicohl Birdwell Goodin, new Resource Development Director, 812-379-5575 ext. 203 or

Sarah Cannon of Zonta International presents a check for $2,500 to Patrick Smith, Executive Director of Turning Point Domestic Violence Services, left; and Kris Kindelsperger, board president. The check represents proceeds from Zonta’s Yellow Rose Affair, honoring Smith and Turning Point, and will be used to purchase and install security devices.

Community Outreach • Emergency Shelter • Education, Prevention, Training • Goal Planning Advocacy/Case Management • Children’s Programs • 24-Hour Toll-Free Crisis Line • Legal Advocacy

2006 July Newsletter Turning Point  
2006 July Newsletter Turning Point  

2006 July Newsletter Turning Point