Claremont, NH (October 4, 2023) – In support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Mary Kay Ash FoundationSM announced it is awarding Turning Points Network a $20,000 unrestricted grant to support local survivors of domestic violence in Sullivan County, New Hampshire.
The Mary Kay Ash Foundation was established in 1996 with the overarching purpose of supporting issues impacting women. In 2000, the Foundation expanded to include ending domestic violence as part of its mission. The Foundation is committed to funding the life-saving work of women’s shelters, and the annual shelter grant program has helped finance critical needs including emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling and legal aid. This year, more than 300 organizations applied for the Mary Kay Ash Foundation shelter grants.
“Mary Kay remains steadfast in its commitment to ending domestic violence. We believe women should be free to live safe, productive lives free from abuse,” said Michael Lunceford, President, Mary Kay Ash Foundation Board of Directors. “One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime and it is our responsibility to support the women’s shelters that aid these survivors. At the heart of the Foundation’s work is the shelter grant program, which awards deserving organizations the funds needed to continue and improve their critical life-saving services in support of women.”
“Turning Points Network is honored to be recognized by the Mary Kay Ash Foundation in support of our emergency shelter and work to end violence in Sullivan County,” said Pascale N. Graham, PhD, Executive Director of TPN. “We will use this grant to ensure that survivors who seek shelter in the coming year receive the trauma-informed support and services they need to begin healing and work towards independent and stronger lives.”
Turning Points Network (TPN) works with upwards of 1,000 individuals and their families in Sullivan County, NH, each year and provides a 24-hour crisis and support line, shelter, transitional housing support, case management, court advocacy, safety planning, transportation, peer counseling, support groups, personal advocacy, economic independence training, information and referral, and emergency childcare. TPN also offers school and community-based prevention education and outreach to more than 2,400 students annually. Pre-K through college programming is taught throughout Sullivan County to both public and private students during the academic year.
About the Mary Kay Ash FoundationSM
Guided by Mary Kay Ash’s dream to enrich the lives of women everywhere, the Mary Kay Ash FoundationSM raises and distributes funds to end domestic violence and invest in breakthrough cancer research to find cures for women-related cancers. Since 1996, the Mary Kay Ash Foundation has contributed more than $92 million to organizations aligned with its two-fold mission. In addition, the Foundation supports awareness initiatives, community outreach programs, and advocates for legislation to ensure women are healthy and safe. Together, we can make the world better for women. To learn more about how to educate, advocate, volunteer, donate, and join life-saving work to support and empower women, visit marykayashfoundation.org, find us on Facebook and Instagram, or follow us on Twitter.
About Turning Points Network:
Turning Points Network (TPN) is a private, nonprofit agency that provides 24-hour crisis and support services to all survivors of domestic and sexual violence and stalking throughout Sullivan County. TPN also offers school and community-based prevention education and outreach. All services offered at TPN are confidential and free of charge.