Claremont, NH, March 17, 2022 – Turning Points Network (TPN) broke ground yesterday on a new service and office facility in Claremont this week. The construction project is a renovation and addition to the 2,300 square foot building formerly owned by Pierzchala Accounting, located at 231 Broad Street. The property was generously donated by the Pierzchala family to TPN in 2018. Construction is scheduled to be completed by December 2022.
“This move is a very long time in coming,” said Board President Christina Hill. “Since 1986, TPN has provided programs and services to survivors and their families within a single-family residence at 11 School Street. As needs, services and staff have increased, the space has been renovated and rearranged until finally depleting all options, space and square footage.”
Additional speakers during the ceremony included Mayor Dale Girard, Architect Frank J. Barrett, Jr, Clerk of the Works George Chait, and Executive Director Deborah Mozden. Attendees included Claremont City Council members, TPN Board and staff, the Claremont Chamber, DEW staff, and representatives from the project’s state and federal funding sources.
The project will result in a two-story, 3,856 sq. ft addition, attached to the existing main house, providing TPN with an additional 1,732 sq. ft of office space per floor. A new, finished basement area with offices and storage space will provide an additional 1,928 sq. ft of space for future expansion. Interior renovations will provide ADA-compliant restroom facilities and elevator, a large, modern classroom/conference area, kitchen, co-workspace, and a total of 18 dedicated offices, as well as two common areas that can be used for additional workspace.
The new site includes a private accessible main entrance and parking, energy efficient heating and cooling systems, modern, blown-in insulation, energy rated windows and doors, and 24/7 alarm monitoring and cameras, as well as secure entry points. The building is set back from the road in a professional, residential area of Broad Street with a private, side street entrance that offers privacy for survivors seeking services.
DEW Construction, located in Keene, NH will provide general contractor services on this $2.8 million project, with funding generously donated from private community members, grants from NH Community Development Finance Authority, Northern Border Regional Commission, Jane’s Trust, Mascoma Bank Foundation, Couch Family Foundation, Bio X Cell, LaValley Building Supply and Casella Waste Management Inc., as well as a USDA-Rural Development loan/grant package.
Turning Points Network provides 24-hr crisis intervention, support and advocacy services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking and stalking, as well as school, faculty and community-based prevention education and outreach in Sullivan County communities.
Contact: Deborah J. Mozden, Executive Director
Turning Points Network
11 School Street, Claremont, NH (603) 542-8338