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Turning Point offers confidential resources to individuals and families.

Turning Point is a safe place where survivors of domestic and intimate partner abuse and their children can find refuge. We provide services in Lehigh and Northampton counties and reach nearly 3,200 people a year through our programs and services.  Those include: a 24-hour Helpline, Emergency Safe House, Empowerment Counseling and Groups, Legal Advocacy, Outreach Education, and Medical Advocacy.

Our Mission is to eliminate domestic and intimate partner abuse in the Lehigh Valley through empowerment, education, and engagement.

If you need help for a domestic or intimate partner abuse situation, please reach out to our 24/7 Helpline at: 


Toll-free: 877-438-4957

TTY: 610-419-4594

"Senator Toomey has blocked the bipartisan VOCA Fix Act twice from passing, most recently on June 17, 2021. With only one opportunity remaining opportunity, we are asking Pennsylvania residents to call Sen. Toomey on July 14 – VOCA Rally Day - to tell him to be the champion he has always been for VOCA, and to vote to pass the VOCA Fix Act with no amendments." (Guest Commentary on the VOCA Fix Act)
Take a moment to read the Guest Commentary VOCA Fix Act or in the The Morning Call article in the paper on 7/14/21 titled "Your View by nine agencies: Why Congress must act quickly to help crime victims" where nine local and regional leaders in PA united together to discuss and share out about why we need YOUR help. These leaders from right here in the Lehigh Valley and beyond are:in which was written by nine local and regional leaders in PA united together to discuss and share out about why we need YOUR help. These leaders from right here in the Lehigh Valley and beyond are:
Penelope Ettinger, MSc., Executive Director, Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA)
Rachel Copen, Acting Co-Executive Director, WOAR Philadelphia
Lois Keller, MS, LPC, Executive Director, Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley, Inc.
Karen Hosler Kispert, PhD, Executive Director, Delaware County Victim Assistance Center
Catharine Kessack, Executive Director, VAST (Valley Against Sex Trafficking)
Maria Macaluso, Executive Director, Women's Center of Montgomery County
Mary Onama, LMSW, Executive Director, Victim Services Center of Montgomery County
Lori Sywensky, Executive Director, Turning Point of Lehigh Valley
Christine Zaccarelli, Esquire, Chief Executive Officer, The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc.

Spring Appeal 2021 "Give the Gift of Growth"

Annual Report 2019-2020

Annual Candlelight Virtual Vigil

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Even though we were not able to see everyone in person this year due to social distancing, we felt it was important to continue our Annual Candlelight Vigil virtually. Please take a moment to watch the video as we remember those who have lost their lives, honor survivors, and give hope for the future.

Turning Point of Lehigh Valley's 40th Anniversary Video


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From Our Blog - Allies for Hope

In a Day’s Work: From the Mundane to the Mission

As the Executive Director, there are many parts of my job that are truly necessary yet pretty mundane. Today was one of those days when I needed to focus on things like compiling information for tax returns and reviewing reports. As I sat crunching numbers, I could hear two of our advocates on the phone… Continue Reading

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