It’s been called “the most inspiring and fun event of the year” and it’s this Saturday morning at the Claremont Middle School! Steppin’ Up to End Violence is a unique community event and fundraiser that Turning Points Network holds in Claremont.
It’s their signature fundraising event and every year it grows and expands, due mainly to the incredible individuals and teams “Steppin’ up” to walk, stroll, jog, or run to end violence in their communities.
Last year, Steppin’ Up raised over $75,000 for survivors and programs – what an amazing achievement! Some of their services to survivors include a 24-hour crisis and support line, emergency shelter, peer counseling, support groups, medical and social services advocacy, and a safe home network, – all the services are free.
The funds generated from Steppin’ Up go towards support, services, and programs for survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking in Sullivan County, as well as to prevention-education programs in local schools. These programs cover topics such as healthy relationships, respect, empathy, bullying, personal safety, and sexual harassment.