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Crisis Helpline 800-221-6311 Domestic Violence Services

Administration 812-379-5575

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

More than a Shelter Bartholomew Jennings Brown Johnson Dearborn Ohio Decatur Ripley Jackson Shelby Jefferson Switzerland

March, 2005

A United Way/Fund Agency

As I walked through the Turning Point shelter for the first time, what I noticed were the women’s eyes looking back at me. The older eyes looked tired, many ringed with dark circles and bruising, cautious, distrusting, and often downcast. When I looked beyond their faces I saw more bruising, scratches, patches of hair missing, and even burns. Often the curious eyes of a small child were found peeking around a corner or from behind their mother. You could see immediately that each one had survived a household torn apart by domestic violence. My guide, Children’s Advocate MJ Shireman, quietly shared stories with me about families who had been helped over the past year. “You know, most abusers are pretty good at hiding the bruises; it is really much worse.” “This four-year-old has been here 30 days now, she has come out of her shell,” MJ said with a big smile as the child gave her an enormous hug. “When Abby came to us with her mother, Dana, she was a very angry little girl. She threw temper tantrums constantly, was defiant, and would not let anyone touch or hold her. Her mother had not grown up in an abusive household, did not understand the escalating violence she was experiencing from her spouse over the 4 years since the birth of her daughter, and had become depressed and unable to care for Abby. But, when her abuser pushed the child to the floor, Dana called us and left that day.”

Since arriving at Turning Point she has worked closely with her case manager to regain confidence, start counseling, obtain employment, qualify for childcare assistance, attend parenting and educational workshops, and obtain numerous services to start life safely again. Abby is now enrolled in Pre-K, an early intervention program through the school corporation, and continues to amaze the staff with her bubbling personality. “The difference from the time they arrive to the time they leave can be night and day. We empower families to leave the abusers in their life and we provide the education and support needed for children to thrive. It’s why we’re here,” says MJ as she smiles and takes yet another crayon drawing to hang on her office wall, this time from the hands of a six 6 year old little boy. A VOLUNTEER

The difference can be night and day.

30% of all women who are murdered in this country are murdered by their boyfriend or husband.

A New Life


37% women

who sought treatment in emergency rooms for violence-related injuries were injured by a current or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend.

My Turning Point so overwhelmed with “ Feeling plenty of doubts and fears Not knowing where I stand, not knowing where to turn I thank you for your guiding hand and how you’ve made me strong I thank you for your gentleness - it stays with me when I ‘m gone… You helped me become more bold and to stand up to any ill fate I thank you for the way you stole my heart from the fear and hate.


Domestic violence is typically intergenerational. Families need personalized case management and support to break free from a violent lifestyle. Recently a client speaking with our children’s advocate said “It’s all I’ve ever known… I’m so afraid I’m going to hurt my child.” 70% of the women who enter our shelter witnessed domestic violence as children. But the figure that is truly frightening and shows the depth of this problem in our community is how quickly domestic violence has escalated. 70% of children served “in shelter” during 2004 had not only witnessed violence, but been abused. Within one generation the prevalence of domestic violence has escalated to involve the children. 5,631 incidents of child abuse and neglect were reported in Turning Point’s service area from July 2003 through June 2004. Individuals who have experienced physical, emotional, sexual, financial, and psychological abuse often are deceived by their abusers into believing they deserve to be treated badly. You might be surprised to know that the women we serve state the psychological abuse they endure has the most devastating long term effects. Once a family is “safe” in our shelter the Turning Point staff provides

support, education, and options for families to take healthy steps toward a new life. “It’s a continuum” states Pat Smith, Executive Director. “We see many families in crisis each day and our goal is to introduce stability and to provide the tools they need to thrive safely as they transition to a new life.” At Turning Point case management services are available for adults and children, educational support groups are offered on budgeting, the cycle of domestic violence, anger and stress management, parenting, alcohol and drug abuse as a coping mechanism, communication, conflict resolution, and self-esteem. But victims of domestic violence need more than safe shelter, they need Turning Point and you according to shelter director, Dana Fisher. “With help from the community, we provide a safe environment for parents to learn, to fail, to learn from their mistakes, to succeed, to grow personally, and to regain their dignity and selfconfidence.” Turning Point clients are succeeding. 70% of victims served by the Turning Point shelter do not return to their assailant after a shelter stay, nearly twice the national average of 30-45%. In addition, 85% of shelter residents believe they received the assistance needed to meet their personal goals.

Profile: Elaine, Case Manager Elaine, Turning Point’s Case Manager, knows first hand what it is like to “start over.” During 2004, Elaine and her family experienced a devastating fire leaving them homeless and without many of the basic necessities. Elaine states, “Although it was a stressful situation, one of the positive outcomes was it gave me a better understanding of what it is like to start over, what it feels like to be in crisis, and how difficult it is emotionally to navigate all the resources in our community.” For Elaine, a degreed social worker, coordinating with other local social service agencies, support systems, and community resources is her primary function as Turning Point’s “Stay Safe” Case Manager. Through her personal experience, Elaine developed additional tools for Turning Point clients to utilize as they

seek employment, housing, childcare, medical assistance, supplemental income, and job skill training. “I thought, I’m a case manager, it won’t be too complicated… I was wrong. When you’re in crisis it’s hard to remember what someone told you 5 minutes ago. Our clients need someone to help them stay focused and work through barriers to success. That’s what I’m here to do.” Clients at Turning Point meet with Elaine to complete a needs assessment within 48 hours of arrival, set weekly goals, review their progress, and obtain referrals for needed services. Overcoming obstacles to remaining free from their abuser such as lack of income and housing are key objectives. TP clients have a lot to accomplish in 30-45 days.

Why don’t they leave? It’s the question everyone asks us, but according to Rhea Murray, CSD, “It’s the wrong question.” Victims attending her education groups tell her that question makes them feel ashamed, blamed, and angry. A better way to get to the root of violent relationships according to Murray is to ask, “What factors keep women in an abusive relationship?” It is less judgemental and broadens the question appropriately toward the many factors involved beyond the victim’s feelings about the abuser. The strongest reason individuals stay in a violent relationship is to protect their children. Would you choose to leave your children alone with an adult who has a history of violence and abuse? The frightful reality is that obtaining sole custody or gaining only supervised visitation is very difficult to achieve. Women worry about allowing their children to go even for short visitations with the abuser. They should be worried. 50% of men who frequently abuse their spouses also abuse their children. So victims stay and hope that “this will be the last time” they are beaten.

friends, or relatives encouraging them to stay and work through the problem. Many times they are still in love with their partner and want to avoid the social stigma of divorce. In some cases women have limited job skills and believe they are unable to support themselves and their children. Abusers typically use power and control to ensure that their victims have few financial resources and may limit their mobility and communication by withholding use of a car or telephone. The women who enter Turning Point shelter are generally desperate, alone, and afraid they will be unable to care for their family. Often the abuser is more financially stable and can secure better legal representation. The drawing depicted below shows a child’s feelings after being separated from a sister during an initial custody hearing. Thankfully Turning Point was able to provide legal advocacy and support and secure appropriate representation for the mother. Within three months the children were reunited and the father now sees his children through a supervised visitation program. But without Turning Point…

Victims of domestic violence may also feel guilt over the failure of a marriage or relationship and are too embarrassed or ashamed to leave. They often feel helpless as a result of counselors,

a day in the ife of a resident of Turning Point


6:00 Rise and Shine 6:30 Wake Children 6:50 Breakfast 7:20 School Bus Arrives 7:30 Younger Children to Child Care 8:30 Meet with Case Manager - Goal Planning & Update 9:30 Phone Calls to Referral Programs Office of Family and Children Legal Aid Mental Health Services Medical Services Housing 11:00 Job Interview 12:00 Employment Search 1:00 Job Skill Training

“You make me feel hopeful. You keep me hanging on when I feel like giving up.”

2:00 Meet with Children’s Advocate - Review Childcare Issues

Teens dance past 2005 Goal Bartholomew County area teens took a stand against domestic violence. On February 26th 323 students participated in the 6th Annual Dance Marathon Event to benefit Turning Point Domestic Violence Services. Over $41,000 was raised in cash and in-kind donations for children’s programs and legal advocacy services. A student stated his biggest concern is “How to top this Dance Marathon in 2006?” Raising awareness among teens around the issue of domestic violence when they are beginning dating relationships is key to breaking the cycle. “The more they know, the safer they will be as they enter adulthood, pursue additional educa-

tion, and begin employment in the community,” according to Pat Smith, Turning Point’s Executive Director. Turning Point hopes to begin similar events in Jackson, Johnson, Jefferson and Shelby Counties over the next several years.

3:15 After School Tutoring Program Participation with Child 5:30 Dinner 6:30 Children’s Activities 7:30 Bath/Bedtime Routine 8:30 Lights out for children 9:00 Educational Support Group - “Parenting Skills in a DV Environment” 11:00 Lights Out for Adults

Crisis Helpline 800-221-6311

Administration 812-379-5575


of individuals surveyed believed they understood more about the causes and prevention of domoestic violence after completing our program.

2004 Report to the Community

Domestic Violence Services

During 2004 Turning Point served 194 families and 215 children in shelter, answered over 2900 crisis calls, and provided over 2000 units of legal and personal advocacy to more than 1000 families throughout our service area. With only 3% of victims entering shelter, Turning Point’s primary focus for the future is to reach more victims in the communities where they live and work and to encourage systemic change to eliminate barriers for victims of domestic violence. Last year was a tremendous success in terms of clients served for the organization. 7-10 times the number of families were assisted through our outreach programs than were served “in-shelter� during the same time period. We are offering advocacy and supportive services face-to-face in Bartholomew, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, and Shelby Counties. Our Community Service Directors are helping families break free by providing crisis intervention, domestic violence education, personal and legal advocacy, educational support groups, case management and most importantly safety planning. In addition, Turning Point had the opportunity to provide training to over 470 law enforcement officers in 7 counties and more than 170 formal educational workshops to social service agencies, community organizations, and members of the legal community. Most importantly, families are leaving their abusers with the help of the incredibly competent, professional, and supportive Turning Point staff. Sincerely, Kris W. Kindelsperger President, Turning Point Board of Directors


Leaving a Legacy As you meet with your tax advisor this season, consider a charitable gift to the Turning Point Endowment Fund.

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.

Securities: A gift of appreciated securities may be deducted at full fair market value while avoiding capital gains tax.

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.

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 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 to receive the income. Charitable Lead Trust: This trust pays income for a specific number of years while designating the principal to Turning Point.

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.

2004 Program Statistics In Shelter: Adults Served Children Served Crisis Calls Received Nights of Shelter Provided

194 215 2943 6018

Community Outreach: Families Served Crisis Calls Received Personal Advocacy Services Legal Advocacy Services Crisis Counseling Services

548 1038 1005 2194 1330

2004 Financials* (unaudited) Income:

Your professional advisors can assist you in determining the strategies that are most advantageous and appropriate for your personal financial plan.

State & Federal United Way Funds Contributions/Foundations Operating Income Capital Improvements Total Income

$376,330.00 $208,390.00 $232,123.00 $816,843.00 $ 20,270.00 $837,113.00


Endowment funds for Turning Point are held and administered by local community foundations.

Personnel Facilities Operations Total Expenses

$ 617,965.00 $ 64,272.00 $156,218.00 $838,455.00

* Audited Financial Statement available upon request.


“ Thank You ”

for being so kind and thoughtful. A TP CLIENT

Program Staff: Advocates: Alycia, Arriann, Carolyn, Carrie, Jessica, LaVonda, Leslie, Sarah ❁ Lori Adams, Johnson County Community Service Director ❁ Nicki Babb, Shelby County Community Service Director

❁ Amy Oliver Director of Legal Services

❁ Connie Chandler, Jefferson County Community Service Director

❁ Elaine Daugherty, Case Manager

❁ Rhea Murray, Jackson County Community Service Director

❁ M.J. Shireman, Children’s Advocate

❁ Dana Fisher, Director of Residential Services ❁ Jane Huffman, Children and Youth Academic Tutor Administrative Staff: Pat Smith, Executive Director; Melinda Sprague-Huffer, Development Director; Susan Thiessen, Financial Manager; April Ritchie, Support Staff

2004 Donors Grants Division of Family and Children Jefferson County Jackson County Johnson County Shelby County “Emergency Food & Shelter Program Bartholomew County Brown County Jefferson County Johnson County Shelby County Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis “FSSA-ESG,DVPT,SOS, Family Violence, SSBG, Kids First Trust Fund” HUD-Continuum of Care Bartholomew REMC Membership Comm. Trust Indiana Criminal Justice Institute Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault King’s Daughters’ Hospital McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Grant United Way/United Funds Dearborn and Ohio Co. United Fund Decatur County United Fund Jackson County United Way Jefferson County United Way Jennings County United Way Shelby County United Fund State Employees’ Community Campaign United Way of Bartholomew County, Inc. United Way of Central Indiana United Way of Johnson County Foundations Arvin Meritor Brown County Community Foundation Blue River Foundation Carl and Mildred Reeves Foundation Clowes Fund, Inc. Columbus Regional Hospital Foundation Community Foundation of Jackson County Community Foundation of Madison & Jefferson Counties Crider Family Memorial Fund Cummins Foundation Custer Foundation Heritage Fund Heritage Fund - Aileen Graham Heritage Fund - in name of Kelly Rhoades Johnson County Community Foundation Nugent Foundation Teegarden Foundation Tracy Family Foundation UPS Foundation, Inc. Walmart Foundation Women’s Fund of Central Indiana Prevention Partners $10,000 and up Richard and Alice Gold Survivor Sponsors $5,000 - $9,999 BCHS Student’s Dance Marathon Crisis Companion $2,500 - $4,999 All Saints Episcopal Church Mibor Realty David & Teresa Milroy Turning Point Board of Directors Awareness Advocates $1,000 - $2,499 Corvette Club of Columbus David & Laura Crossman Delta Theta Tau Sorority First Presbyterian Church Dale & Debra Gayman Grace Lutheran Church Charles Harris Irwin Union Bank Kenny Glass of Columbus Barry & Marilyn Reuteman Sharon Smith St. Bartholomew Catholic Parish St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

Thank You On behalf of our clients, 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. John & Linda Tracy Kenneth & Ruth Ann Vieth Curt & Kristy Ward Breaking the Cycle $500 - $999 Michael & Marie Ameis Association of Personal & Family Counselors Scott & Maryann Bridge Jeffrey & Lynne Brown Columbus Newcomers Community Congregational Church Joan Tupin-Crites & David Crites Cummins Employee Group Susanne Dunfee First Presbyterian Church Four Season Retirement Center Chapel Committee Great Lakes Capital Fund on behalf of George Brown Hartsville Church of Christ Thomas & Barb Hennig, MD Heritage Fund Haddad Charitable Fund Steve & Debra Holl Steven Johnson Kappa Kappa Kappa John & Anne Keach Leon & Michele LaPointe DonnaMarie & Rolf Loescher, MD” Joe & Debra Loughrey Dave & Joan McKinney Newman Catholic Student Center Petersville UMC Faith Promise St. Paul Lutheran Church Women Donald Stuart VFW Wagner Reddick Post #1987 Tom & Christine Vujovich Chuck & Roseanne Watson Women of the Moose Child Advocates $250 - $499 Barth./Brown Medical Auxiliary Brown County Lions Club William & Loretta Burd David & Luann Burt Calvary Christian Church Community Foundation of Jackson County Fairlawn Presbyterian Church Ken & Karen Farley Franklin College Grace United Methodist Church Douglas & Ann Grahn Irwin Union Bank-In Honor of Donna Hobbs ToryJaloszynski Kiwanis Club of Columbus Randall & Marilyn Lillie James & Marcia Lyons Mann’s Harley Davidson Karl & Kathryn McAleese Mom’s Club of Columbus Roger Pardieck Psi Iota Xi Zeta Sigma Chapter Jeffrey Rhoades William & Shari Solik South Central Ind. Harley Owners Group Trinity United Methodist Church Companions in Action $100 - $249 Marty Arnett Bartholomew County Rural Youth William Blaisdell, MD Douglas & Judy Bonnell Susan Pickens & David Borcherding Brownstown Presbyterian Jeffrey & Elizabeth Caldwell Centra Credit Union David & Beth Crompton Pauline Crump Decatur/Shelby Indiana Ch. Of Thrivent “Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. and Affiliates” Edward & Vivian Eckerly Linda Lou Eglen “Euchre Group-Ison, Potts, Weaver, Petro, Zeigler, Emers”

Faith Lutheran Church First Baptist Church Joan Gold Dale & Linda Guse Thomas & Mary Harmon Joseph & Carolyn Hart Josephine Harter James & Mary Henderson Robert & Cynthia Henrich Howard & Ann Herron Thomas Hinshaw Barbara Hoover Kenneth & Norma Houser Melinda Huffer Frank & Joyce Hutcheon Robert & Lisa Hutchinson Herschel & Mary O’Shaughnessey In Honor of Rich Gold J & L Tool and Machine Inc. James Johnson Johnson Memorial Hospital Judith Jones Therese Sandhage & Jeffrey Jones Swadesh & Sarla Kalsi Marshall and Suzanne Kiel Arthur King John & Virginia Kinnaman Stephen Knox Matthew & Connie Malott Tasha & David Mann James & Edrie Martin Daniel & Ellinor McElroy Larry & Carole McKinney Edward & Joan Miller Lynn Maguire & Will Miller E. Keith & Hester Moore Kathryn Mount Steven & Mary Myers William & Julie Nash Nashville United Methodist James & Linda Nay Paul & Sandra Nolting Lucinda Nord Northside Middle School - Bar Cons Credit Union ONO Club Mary Pelton PEO Sisterhood Chapter DN Joseph & Brenda Pitts Prince of Peace United Church of Christ Kinsely & Marylou Renshaw Wesley & Joyce Robinson John & Nancy Sawin Women of the Moose - Shelbyville David & Jennie Shirey Rita Simon Matthew & Tracy Souza Diane Spofford St. Mark Lutheran Church Gregg & Judy Summerville Jo and Mark Tabler United Methodist Women Brett & Amy Vanderkolk William & Ann Walters Steven & Emily Walton Tom & Vicki Washburn Wayne/Henry Co. Chapter Thrivent Larry & Jackie Weiland George & Rosemary Weir Wolsiefer Trim & Carpentry Safe Haven Supporters $50 - $99 Tom & Elena Andress Lee & Jewell Arthur Bartholomew Cons. School Corp Cookie Sales BCS Food Service Assoc. Stephanie Bird David & Margaret Bottorff Calvert & Betty Brand Jesse Brand Brands Inc. Robert Brown Burnsville Christian Church John & Jean Chambers

Sylvia and J. R.Coates Color Me Mine Columbus Culture Club In Honor of Robert Hay-Smith Columbus Family Medicine Columbus Lions Club Caroline Cox Ruby Cunningham Kenneth Delap Marvin & Reva Doliana Don R. Scheidt & Company, Inc. David & Wilma Doup Esther Circle of Christian Church Richard & Joyce Fleck Dale & Sandra Good Y Marc & Shoko Gotoh Marjorie Hare Stephen & Barbara Hewitt Barry & Nancy Hiquet Daniel & Lynn Hughes Owen & Annette Hungerford William & Ann Walters In Honor of Amy Oliver Walter Glover In Honor of Dominic & Kathy Glover Bettye Dunham In Honor of Kori Kreps Ted & Marcia Grossnickle In Honor of Kris Kindelsperger Mary Bradshaw & Deborah Overcash In Honor of Tiffany Baker Mickey & Debbie Ely In Memory of Erin Ambs Larry & Susan Schuyler In Memory of Erin Ambs James & Alice Jackson Sharon Johnson William & Ann Jones John & Elizabeth Kestler Karl & Mary Kuehner Alice Lain Carole Marshal Stacy Marts Michael & Phyllis McGill Richard & Susan Miller Ray & Beth Morris James & Candace Moseley Gary & Judith Norris Ogilville United Methodist John & Catherine O’Halloran Cherian & Marina Olikara Ken & Myra Otto Warren & Jane Phillips Mark & Linda Pillar Lisa Duret & Kevin Preuss Patricia Reck Rosemary Rehak Greg & Krisann Renner Renner Motors Terry & Patty Reutell John & Lois Revell Anthony & Christine Sanders Thiru Sethuraman Amy & Jerry Sharp Mark & Susan Smith St. Peter’s 6th & 7th Grade Class Patrick & Susan Stack Dennis & Debra Steele CherylStenson Douglas & Marsha Sunkel Kevin & Suzette Taggart Steve & Carrie Vawter Mary Beth Wert Marc & Debora Willage Women of Faith, Faith Lutheran Church John & Pat Zeigler Ronald Zimmerman Silent No More $1 - $49 Eugene & Betty Rucker Yvonne Actherberg Gale Acton Mary Ausin Doneta Barkhimer Michael & Eileen Bennett

Marceil Bostic Jolinda Bove George Budd Phyllis Bush J. R. & Ann Callahan Kelly Campbell Raphael & Michelle Carter Jack & Marlene Chestnut James & Jean Christian Richard & Alice Christopher Jo Ann Cline Columbus East Students of Linda Chui Ronald & Saundra Cornett Lisa Day Nancy Hershman & Carolyn Dean Richard & Stephanie Dean Marylu Delph Todd & Violet Dickerson John Droege Selma Durham Betty Eckert Cynthia & Gary Felsten Janis Foster Page & Sara Gifford Beverly Ginn Walter Glover Stephen & Susan Gobert Mary Elizabeth Goldsmith Bradley Gonsalves Hubert & Donna Goodman Max & Mary Jane Gordon Graham Baptist Church John & Laverne Gredy Dennis & Lori Heathfield Donn & Martha Hurst Ruth Turner In Honor of Joy Edwards Matthew & Kimberly Bobb In Memory of Erin Ambs Sean & Tracie Cutrell In Memory of Erin Ambs Darren & Shelly Hunsucker In Memory of Erin Ambs James & Carol Kelly In Memory of Erin Ambs Richard & Darlene Macy In Memory of Erin Ambs Fred & Mary McDaniel In Memory of Erin Ambs William Pace In Memory of Erin Ambs Lowell & Barbara Roberts In Memory of Erin Ambs Ricky & Christina Russell In Memory of Erin Ambs Mike & Patricia Irons Michael & Jean Johnson Michael & Donna Keogh Margery Labrec Elizabeth Larson John & Pat Malina Carl & Muriel Merris Doug & Colette Mills Eugene & Donna Niednagel Michael & Sheryle Noblitt Yvonne & Robert Oliger Martin & Mona Peterson Stephen Pierson Carolyn Pitt Bob & Nancy Pulley Jan Ratledge Dr. Charles & Joan Rau Dr.’s D. Lynn & J. McLean Reed Deborah & Leslie Roettgen Bill and Nan Russell Beverly Rust Danny & Debbie Schwartz Katherine Stafford Dennis & Debra Steele Henry & Mardi Swain Tammy Wampler Keith Weedman Kenny Whipker Lawrence Wilhelm Nu’Gene & Luellen Wilson Beatrice Zaharako

❁ 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.

Domestic Violence Services

❁ Outreach Services Individualized

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

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 ❁ 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.

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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.

❁ Children’s Program Safety, child

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❁ Goal Planning Victims empowered to

Relationship ~Begins.~

Batterer is charming, loving and attentive.

Accidentally hurts feelings of loved ones

Purposely hurts feelings of loved ones. Withholding compassiion

Controls every movement, manipulates, accuses partner of infidelity

Isolates victim, discourages relationships with family, friends, neighbors Name calling, insults, attacks self-esteem, critical of victim’s personality

Coerces, threatens, intimidates victim. Threatens to harm loved ones and/or pets Destroys property.

Grabs, pushes, shoves, or throws objects.

Slaps with open hand, kicks, punches, confines.

Hits with an object or closed fist.

Pinned down, restrained, repeated blows.

Threatens with a weapon.

Attempted strangulation.

Injury with a weapon.

Severe injury.


Raising Awareness According to Pat Smith, Turning Point Executive Director, “ the most important aspect of the Dance Marathon Event is raising awareness among teens around healthy dating relationships. If we are able to spare one young person from physical or emotional abuse, this program is a success.”

dents paused for 5 minutes to light a candle in honor of survivors and to learn more about how domestic violence impacts the community. Past Turning Point board president, Dr. Kristy Ward, talked about the women she treats as an ER physician at Columbus Regional Hospital. One moving presentation included a slide show of articles from area newspapers depicting domestic violence crimes over the past 36 months.

Turning Point Services Year-to-date through 2/28/05

“In Shelter” Services Number of Adult Clients Served Number of Children Clients Served Crisis Line Calls

32 32 432

Number of Units* (Nights of Shelter) 1018 * Unit = 1 night of shelter

The evening opened with Indiana State Trooper Mike Bailey reading a proclamation from Mayor Fred Armstrong declaring Saturday, February 26th as Students Against Domestic Violence Day. Each hour of the Dance Marathon the stu-

All I can say is wow, we did it! Michele Stawicki 2005 Chairperson Dance Marathon

Board of Directors Julie Abedian, President Columbus Regional Hospital Foundation

Courtney Carr, Deputy Director of Transportation, State of Indiana

Tiffany Baker, Board Secretary Jackson County Advisory Board

Richard Gold, President, Brinks, Inc.

Cheryl Buffo, Project Director, Columbus Community Children’s Museum

Thomas Hajewski, Board Treasurer Certified Public Accountant

Kris Kindelsperger, Board President President, Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates, Inc.

Mark Osowick, Executive Director Human Resources, Engine Business Cummins Inc.

Ellen Macy, Board Vice-President Asst. VP and Trust Officer, Irwin Union Bank

Stephanie Pierret, Attorney

Kathryn Lowe-Schneider, Associate Dean of Students, Hanover College Patrick J. Smith, Executive Director Turning Point

Jeanne Saylor, Management Specialist United Parcel Service

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

Turning Point 2005 March Newsletter  

Turning Point Domestic Violence Services 2005 March Newsletter and Community Report.