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Turning Point has the social responsibility to respond to the needs of domestic violence victims by providing shelter, counseling, advocacy and general support services and to identify and confront the causes of domestic violence.
Turning Point has been serving domestic violence victims and their families for more than 30 years in Crawford, Delaware, Marion, Morrow, Union, and Wyandot Counties.
In May of 1977, a group of concerned citizens, led by Kay Stout, A.C.S.W., met for the first time to discuss the problem of domestic violence in the Marion Community. Immediate goals were developed to provide peer support and to begin educating the community about the issue of domestic violence. A long range goal emerged to establish a shelter facility where survivors of domestic violence could seek refuge.
In August of 1978, a corporation by the name of Concerned Citizens Against Violence Against Women was formed. Through CCAVAW's efforts, funding was obtained and, in April of 1979, the dream of a shelter became a reality. Women and children now have a safe place to turn when challenged with domestic violence--a Turning Point that enables survivors of domestic violence to live a life free of violence.
Turning Point offers many services including: shelter, food, transportation, individual education and support, group education and support, victims' rights advocacy, information and referral, 24-hour crisis line, children's programming, community education, and teen advocacy.