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Safe House is More Than a Building

Over the first nine months of our program year, Turning Point has provided Safe House services to 108 adults and 113 children fleeing domestic violence. While most of these individuals and families stayed in our secure shelter building, many others stayed at alternate locations arranged by Turning Point. No matter the location, all receive the same services designed to identify options to increase safety and personal empowerment.

A fire in March has temporarily closed our shelter building, but it has not stopped us from continuing to offer our Safe House services. It’s emphasized our approach that Safe House is not a building – it’s a program. As always, we still are working with each person who contacts us to do safety planning and identify options. When a person or family is in immediate danger of an abusive partner, we ensure they are able to get to a safe location and offer an array of confidential services at no cost to the person or family. These core services include assistance with protection orders, individual and support group counseling, personal goal planning and connection to community resources.

We expect our renovations to be complete in June and are eager to return to “normal.” In the meantime, we continue to offer all services so that everyone in the Lehigh Valley has the opportunity to sleep safely in a space free from partner violence.

Thanks to all of you who have offered support during this transition!

In peace-

The Year in Review

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Let’s All Rise & Make Some Noise!

One of my favorite stories about the birth of the victims’ rights movement is how Anne Pride, Executive Director of Pittsburgh Action Against Rape in 1980, refused to produce a client’s counseling records during a rape trial.  There were no statutes protecting this information, but advocates assured everyone that they would do anything necessary to… Continue Reading

A message from our Executive Director

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Welcome to Turning Point. We are here for you.

We welcome you to our new website and hope you will find helpful information here and that you will share this resource with others who may need Turning Point’s assistance through our helpline, programs and services. With this site, we’re launching our new blog, “Allies for Hope.”  Here, each month, we’ll offer information and statistics,… Continue Reading

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