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Domestic
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doesn’t look the
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Turning Point offers confidential resources to individuals and families.

Turning Point is a safe place where ALL survivors of domestic and intimate partner abuse and their children can find refuge. We provide services in Lehigh and Northampton counties and reached over 3,500 people in fiscal year 2021-2022 through our trauma-informed, inclusive 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: 610-437-3369

Toll-free: 877-438-4957

TTY: 610-419-4594

2021-2022 Highlights

• 62 people identified as LGBTQ+ (3 x’s higher than last year)
• 183 new adult survivors disclosed to our staff that strangulation was involved in their incident of domestic and intimidate partner abuse
• 3,487 unduplicated adults, children, and teens we served who experienced or witnessed domestic and intimate partner abuse

24/7 Helpline
• Received 2,583 calls, which was a 25% increase in calls over FY 20/21

Housing Program
• 16,239 nights of safety provided (97% higher than pre-pandemic time from FY 18/19 when we provided 8,229 nights)
• 48,717 meals provided while in shelter
• 165 adults sheltered (ages 18+) and 157 children sheltered (ages 0-17)
• Invested $328,517 on lodging clients at hotels (compared to $10,730 five years ago)

Legal Advocacy
• Provided 1,621 individuals with 1,280 hours of PFA assistance and court accompaniment
• Criminal court related services have increased by 108%

Adult Counseling Services
• 12,074.58 counseling hours through individual and group counseling people who received counseling services

Children/Teen Counseling Services
• 260 children and teen survivors received 1,657.92 hours of individual and group counseling and advocacy
• 894.02 hours of childcare, social and recreational activities as part of our Emergency Shelter program
• Number of children served has increased dramatically by 37% since FY 19/20

Medical Advocacy Trainings
• 100 trainings were delivered to 1,435 medical professionals, medical students, and healthcare professionals

Outreach Education
• Reached 3,334 people in 198 different trainings

What a powerful night to remember lives lost, honor survivors, and give hope for the future. Thank you to all of our speakers, allies, community parnters, musicians, staff, board of directors, vigil committee, and everyone who joined us in person for our annual vigil in person at the Civic Theatre. Many thanks to Lehigh Valley With Love for live streaming and recording it for us.

Annual Candlelight Virtual Vigil from Thursday, October 22, 2020

 

Even though we were not able to see everyone in person in 2020 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

(1978-2018)

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