Starting Point: Services for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Weinstein as the agency’s new executive director.
Starting Point has provided shelter, housing, court advocacy, prevention programs and other services to those who have experienced domestic violence and sexual assault in the Carroll County area since 1981.
Weinstein joins the organization with over 25 years of non-profit, direct service and management experience. She spent several years working as an executive director and an advocate at a domestic and sexual violence agency in Massachusetts. She holds a juris doctor degree, and bachelor’s degree in psychology from Western New England College in Springfield, Mass.
“The Starting Point team is thrilled to welcome Deb to the organization,” said Jessica DellaValla, co-president of the Board of Directors. “We are confident that Deb’s passion, expertise and experience can help the organization evolve to better serve our community.”
As executive director, Weinstein will support the agency’s strategic plan and develop all fundraising initiatives. Other duties include cultivating and maintaining relationships with new and existing donors and supporters, plus building a major gifts program.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Starting Point,” said Weinstein. “I look forward to continuing our excellent services while building our strong connection to the community.”
Weinstein will be officially introduced at Starting Point’s annual Boots n’ Bling event on June 1 at the White Mountain Hotel. The agency’s largest fundraising affair of the year, Boots n’ Bling offers an evening of dancing, live music, silent and live auctions, plus a dinner. All proceeds benefit Starting Point’s services. Major event sponsors include the Valley Originals, Burroughs Healthcare, Huggins Hospital and Memorial Hospital. Tickets are still available at www.startingpointnh.org or by calling 603-447-2494.
“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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