"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
There are many ways you can help…
Educate yourself. Attend one of Starting Point’s community awareness events. Check out the “What’s Happening” page of our website for a list of upcoming events.
Speak out: Speak up when others make sexist jokes or perpetuate stereotypes. Share your knowledge about domestic abuse, sexual violence and stalking with family and friends. Support legislation affecting survivors. Host a Starting Point speaker at your place of employment or house of worship.
Volunteer: Starting Point couldn’t do all it does without its committed volunteers. Whether it is answering our support line; providing accompaniment to court, the police department, the children’s advocacy center; or our emergency shelter; volunteers are vital. Listening to a victim can truly make all the difference. Direct service not your thing? Assist with fundraising; participate in upcoming events; or keep community organizations stocked with Starting Point’s information.
Make a donation: Like many non-profits, Starting Point relies on the generosity of community members to help sustain our programs. To learn more click on “Make a Donation.”
Help Create Social Change: The causes of violence are rooted in our culture and society. Because of this, social action is needed to change traditions, beliefs, and norms that both create and perpetuate domestic and sexual violence. Advocating for change to institutions and systems that don’t keep victims safe; or hold perpetrators accountable is critical; and is the only way we will ultimately end violence against women, children, and men.
“I just feel better after talking with someone from Starting Point” – sexual assault survivor
“It was helpful to have someone at the hospital who listen and let me know what my rights were” – sexual assault survivor
“Both my children and I feel safer each time we work with an advocate from Starting Point.” – domestic violence survivor
“I have more peace of mind after working with Starting Point”- stalking survivor
“I now believe in myself” – domestic violence survivor
“As a result of support group, I feel I will be more prepared to deal with my daughter’s abusive behavior” – domestic violence survivor
Conway Office: 603.447.2494
PO Box 1972, Conway, NH 03818
Southern Carroll County Office: 603.452.8014
All services are offered free of charge and are strictly confidential.
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