Turning Points Network’s (TPN) main office recently moved to newly constructed office space in Claremont. Located at 231 Broad Street, TPN’s new headquarters was the culmination of more than 5 years of planning, fundraising and construction. The final project was completed through a combination of federal and state grants, and private donations. The new facility features state of the art technology and security systems as well as enhanced accessibility features throughout the facility.
“We are thrilled for Turning Points Network to be moving into our new main office,” said TPN Executive Director Pascale Graham. “This move represents a step forward in our long-term mission to provide direct services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in a safe, accessible, and welcoming environment. We also look forward to holding trainings and seminars in our new much more capacious facility.”
Five years ago, TPN was facing a severe space crunch at the School Street office. That year the agency was gifted a building at 231 Broad Street in Claremont from John and Carolyn Pierzchala. Claremont city officials offered early and continued support and worked with TPN to ensure permitting and inspections were successfully completed. Jay Barrett of Barrett Architecture stepped forward to draw up plans pro bono to raze the back of the structure and add a two-story ell. Former TPN Executive Director Deb Mozden took the lead in managing the project from inception to completion.
“Reducing domestic and sexual violence requires serious commitment and community involvement,” noted TPN Board of Directors President Christina Hill. “Sullivan County is particularly fortunate to have Turning Points Network’s dedicated staff working every day on this effort. We are grateful for Deb’s vision and leadership on this project, and the generosity of community, state, and federal sources. TPN will be working with survivors in their new office for years to come.”
An open house at the new facility is planned for early June and the community will be invited to meet TPN staff and tour the building.