Intimate Partner & Domestic Violence Can Happen to Anyone:
One in four women and one in nine men will endure Intimate Partner and Domestic Violence at some point in their lifetime. Intimate Partner and Domestic Violence crosses all social and economic lines.
Coercion, intimidation, physical or sexual abuse are signs of domestic violence: a pattern of abusive behaviors used by one person, to control or influence another.
While one does not have control over the behavior of her/his partner, one does have a choice about how to respond to it.
Gain Strength and Stability:
The Turning Point program helps survivors cope with the emotional, physical and financial issues of leaving an abuser. Survivors and children who seek shelter at Turning Point find a safe and home-like environment. Case Managers counsel the survivors about the cycle of domestic violence and how it affects the entire family. Individual and group counseling, resources for children, coping skills, legal assistance and court advocacy are incorporated in the Turning Point services, designed to help survivors begin a new life.
The Turning Point Helps Change Lives:
The Salvation Army Turning Point believes that all people have the right to live free of violence. As the only secure center for survivors of domestic violence in the Roanoke Valley, we provide free, confidential, temporary emergency shelter and services, in a safe, caring environment, which encourages positive change, dignity, and independence.
An average of 700 individuals call the Turning Point confidential crisis hotline annually and over 700 adults and children stay in our secure, 60-bed center, with an average stay of 30 to 45 days. The Roanoke Valley as seen an increase in the cases of domestic violence in the last year.
Please help the Turning Point turn around the lives of those survivors of domestic violence, through your contributions, you advocacy, and your in-kind donations.
Please contact us at The Salvation Army Roanoke Corps to learn more about you, your corporation, organization, or group can help survivors of abuse start a new life at the Turning Point. Call us at 540-343-5335.