Domestic Violence

Turning Point exists to end domestic abuse, sexual assault, and child abuse through safe shelter, advocacy, prevention, and social change.

Domestic Violence Facts


The number of physical assaults perpetrated against women that are reported to the police annually.


The domestic violence cases that include financial abuse. The number one reason survivors stay or return to the abusive relationship is because the abuser controls their money supply, which leaves them no resources to break free.

What Is Assault?

Abuse can be emotional, physical, psychological, sexual, and/or financial.
Domestic violence or abuse is about one partner exerting power and control over the other.

Domestic violence or abuse isn’t simply about anger management or anger problems.

Signs of Being Abused

Are you a survivor of domestic violence or abuse?
Does your partner ever…
  • Accuse you of cheating or being disloyal?
  • Make you feel worthless?
  • Hurt you by hitting, choking, or kicking you?
  • Intimidate and/or threaten you or someone you love?
  • Threaten to hurt themselves if they don’t get what they want?
  • Try to control what you do or who you see?
  • Isolate you?
  • Pressure or force you into unwanted sex?
  • Control your access to money?
  • Stalk you, including calling you constantly or following you?
If so…
You are NOT ALONE.
You DO NOT DESERVE to be treated this way.
You have RIGHTS.
You can get HELP.
Our crisis line number is 704-283-SAFE (7233).

North Carolina Law & Statutes

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