ORU grant keeps shelter rid of bugs
When a new client arrives at Turning Point, all of their belongings will be treated by a new bed bug system, an effort that should help the agency from infestations that have plagued it in the past.
Earlier this year, the women’s shelter was awarded a $3,282.94 Operation Round Up grant to help cover the project cost. The new system will help exterminate lice, bed bugs and other contaminants from client belongings. It replaces a system that was not quite as effective or efficient.
With Turning Point embarking on a capital campaign to renovate and expand its facility — a project that will allow it to have 36 beds available — the need is more urgent.
“With the new system, it will create a safer, clean living environment for the clients to live in, and a better environment for staff to work,” Executive Director Linda Buschman said.
Founded in the mid-90s, Turning Point operates an emergency shelter for victims of adult sex trafficking and domestic and sexual violence. The organization primarily serves victims from Warren, Lincoln, St. Charles, Montgomery, Gasconade and Franklin counties. In addition, the agency provides a number of advocacy services.
For more information or to make a donation, visit turningpointdvs.com.