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“I did it in support of people who have been abused. The little bit we feel doing this is minor compared to what they go through.” Past Participant

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Steppin' Up Sponsors

Thank you to our 2017 Honorary Chair,


Steppin' Up 2017 - 11 years strong!

May 6, 2017

About Steppin’ Up and Turning Points Network

Steppin’ Up to End Violence is a unique community event and fundraiser that Turning Points Network has held in Claremont for ten years and counting. It is the signature fundraising event for TPN. Every year it grows and expands, due mainly to the incredible individuals and teams “steppin’ up” to walk, stroll, jog or run to end violence in their communities. Last year, Steppin’ Up raised over $100,000 for survivors and programs - an amazing achievement! The funds generated from Steppin' Up go towards support, services, and programs for survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking in Sullivan County, as well as to our prevention education programs in local schools. These programs cover topics such as healthy relationships, respect, empathy, bullying, body safety, and sexual harassment. Some of our services to survivors include a 24-hour crisis and support line, emergency shelter, peer counseling, support groups, court, medical and social services advocacy, and a safe home network. All of our services are free to survivors.

Event Timeline

8:30-9:30 am Sign-in for all participants and last-minute donations
9:45 am Pre-Event Rally
10:00 am Walk/Run begins and ends at Claremont Middle School
11:15 am Refreshments and Post-Event Rally


The Walk-Run Route

Steppin Up Walk-Run Route


Parking for Steppin’ Up is available at Claremont Middle School, in the nearby Monadnock Park parking lot on Chestnut Street, at the Arrowhead Recreation Area at 18 Robert Easter Way, or at the Claremont Savings Bank on Broad Street.


Structure of Event

There is no registration fee to participate in Steppin’ Up; the majority of funds raised for TPN at this event are raised through the efforts of individuals and teams. Teams can number any size – from 2 people to 100! They can include your family, friends, or the employees of your entire company. Individuals and teams fundraise through pledge forms and/or our online fundraising site, FirstGiving, or any number of other creative ideas. Past ideas have included bake sales, auctions, raffle baskets, and bingo nights. Runners are welcome and encouraged to participate. Although Steppin’ Up is not a competitive run, there is a large display clock for self-timing and there will be prizes for the top finishing runners.


To fundraise online, please visit our Steppin’ Up to End Violence FirstGiving page. There you can create your own personal or team page and begin fundraising!


Interested in participating? Click here for more information.


Interested in volunteering for the event? Email for more information.


Can’t make the event, but still want to participate? Be a virtual walker! Pick a day to step up, walk any distance, or do a kind deed and know that your action is in spirit with hundreds of others who are walking to prevent violence. Click here to learn more.


Your Donations in Action

$35 will Provide court advocacy to a survivor in need of an emergency restraining order
$50 will Provide one night’s stay, emergency services, advocacy, support, food, and transportation for a family residing in the emergency shelter OR purchase materials and workbook for a survivor attending a sexual assault support group
$100 will Provide six weeks of support and crisis intervention for a survivor of stalking, domestic violence, or sexual assault
$250-$350 will Offer healthy relationships, sexual assault, and gender equity programs to students in grades 9-12 to help prevent relationship and peer violence
$500 will Pay for a training of up to 40 law enforcement officers in Sullivan County on the issues of violence and the statutes that provide relief for victims and that hold perpetrators accountable
$1000 will Provide child and family activities for families residing in our shelter, provide a Leadership Sponsorship for TPN events including Steppin’ Up, OR provide training for 6 new volunteers to staff the crisis line
$2500 will Operate the 24-hour crisis line for 6 months, provide a match for a full-time AmeriCorps member for 6 months, provide a Prime Sponsorship for Steppin’ Up, OR bring the nationally recognized Coaching Boys Into Men program into athletic departments in Sullivan County