If you or your children are in immediate danger, call 911.
if you can safely talk to a staff member, call our Crisis Line at 704-283-7233
COVID 19 Response:
During this health crisis, Turning Point, Inc. remains in full operation to serve survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
For more information contact us at 704-283-9150 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our community has numerous resources for those who need assistance during these uncertain times.
North Carolina 2-1-1 www.nc211.org
Emergency Assistance (200%)https://www.unioncountync.gov/departments/community-support-outreach/emergency-assistance
Call 704-296-4493 and leave a detailed message for a response within 48 business hours.
Emergency Assistance: Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) https://www.unioncountync.gov/departments/community-support-outreach/emergency-assistance
Senior Nutrition Congregate Program https://www.unioncountync.gov/departments/community-support-outreach/senior-nutrition
Senior Nutrition: Nutritional Supplement Meal Services https://www.unioncountync.gov/departments/community-support-outreach/senior-nutrition
Work First Employment Services https://www.unioncountync.gov/departments/community-support-outreach/work-first
Call 704-296-4320 and leave a detailed message for a response within 48 business hours.
Work First Family Assistance https://www.unioncountync.gov/departments/community-support-outreach/work-first
Nurturing Parenting Support Program https://www.unioncountync.gov/departments/community-support-outreach/parenting-support
Women, Infants & Children’s Program (WIC) https://www.unioncountync.gov/departments/community-support-outreach/women-infant-children-wic
Business Financial Assistance
Federal Small Business Administration (SBA) loans https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
Food pantry locations for low income families https://foodfinder.us/
Meals on Wheels
Cash reimbursement for expenses related to a diagnosis of COVID-19 (up to $250)
Phone 211 for help finding resources http://211.org/
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Other News of Interest
2015 Keeping Women and Families Safe
Turning Point joined the North Carolina Council for Women and the First lady Ann McCrory in raising awareness of the work being done across the state related to domestic and sexual violence. This ornament represents our agency and was hung on the Christmas tree in the Governor’s Executive Mansion.
Teen Dating Violence
by Paula Patton
Think of how many teenagers you saw or had contact with last week. The neighborhood middle and high schoolers at the bus stop. The kids hanging out at the coffee shop…..the girl who rang up your groceries…your own kids.
Now, think of one out of every three of them as a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. That’s the statistic for U.S. adolescent dating violence according to the website www.loveisrespect.org, a partnership between Break the Cycle and the National Dating Abuse Helpline. And the unhealthy, abusive relationship patterns that start in adolescence can last into adulthood. The Centers for Disease Control found that about 1 in 5 women and nearly 1 in 7 men who ever experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner, first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17 years of age (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey).
Turning Point is a local organization committed to providing victims of domestic violence and their dependent children with safe shelter while they learn how to break free from their abuser. Turning Point’s Executive Director, Naomi Herndon says, “Teen dating violence is rampant. Raising awareness and early intervention will help break the cycle of domestic abuse”.
Working together in our communities, we can take steps to help prevent teen dating violence. You can work with community organizations and your social networks to raise awareness. You can also talk with teens about developing healthy dating relationships before they start dating.
For help or more information call Turning Point
704.283.7233 – 24 Hour Hotline
704.283.9150 – Office