EVENT: The NO MORE Challenge
In May of 1977, a group of concerned citizens, led by Kay Stout, A.C.S.W., met for the first time to discuss the problem of domestic violence in the Marion community. Immediate goals were developed to provide peer support and to begin educating the community about the issue of domestic violence. A long range goal emerged to establish a shelter facility where survivors of domestic violence could seek refuge.
In August of 1978, a corporation by the name of Concerned Citizens Against Violence Against Women was formed. Through C.C.A.V.A.W.’s efforts, funding was obtained and, in April of 1979, the dream of a shelter became a reality. Survivors now have a safe place to turn when challenged with domestic violence – a Turning Point that enables survivors of domestic violence to live a life free of violence.
Over the years, Turning Point has developed to include individual and group support services, a 24-hour crisis line, transitional housing, victims' rights advocacy, teen advocacy, Ohio Reformatory for Women outreach program, community education and children's programming.
Turning Point is excited to be a part of The NO MORE Challenge, in partnership with NO MORE and Hopeline from Verizon. The campaign begins Thursday, Feb. 4 at 12:00 PM, and goes through Tuesday, March 15. Every participating organization keeps every donation raised during the challenge.
- The organization that raises the most during the challenge wins 1st Prize of an additional $50,000.
- 2nd Prize wins $30,000.
- 3rd Prize wins $20,000.
In addition, there will be weekly bonus challenges for organizations to win up to another $25,000. Hopeline from Verizon is offering a Hopeline Phone Drive Contest to the charity who collects the most donated phones...an additional $25,000 to the winner!