|Letter from the Executive Director:|
As I was reflecting on 2021, the year seemed like a blur in many ways. And yet, some specific events and memories involving our clients, our staff, our donors, and our volunteers are crystal clear.
The word that strings these memories together in my mind is COMMUNITY.
I have seen COMMUNITY in the way other nonprofits and Turning Pointe staff have rallied to help our clients. When the shelter had two clients test positive for COVID-19 back-to-back and staff had to find a safe place for each to quarantine and get better, they were safely resting in a hotel by the end of that same day–the advocates even made sure the clients had food delivered during quarantine by United Way and the local foodbank.
I have seen COMMUNITY when we desperately needed work done around the shelter. Volunteers from the Shelton Rotary Club descended on the shelter one Saturday this fall and organized our shelter top to bottom.
Thank you for being COMMUNITY for us at Turning Pointe. May your holiday season be filled with many wonderful memories.
Gina Finley, MNPL
Thank you for all your Christmas donations!
“Last week, we brought in a young lady. As she was bringing her belongings into the shelter from her car, four other current clients grabbed a cart and offered to help. After she was all moved in, I heard the other clients telling the new young lady about all the resources we have, how amazing the staff is, and how much she would love it here. Since arriving to shelter, her demeanor has completely changed.. The way that Turning Pointe offers a place for women to feel safe enough to let their guard down and help another woman is beautiful.”
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