Are you a victim?
Are you a victim of domestic violence or abuse?
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.
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?
You are NOT ALONE.
You are NOT TO BLAME.
You DO NOT DESERVE to be treated this way.
You have RIGHTS.
You can get HELP.
Our hotline number is 704-283-SAFE (7233).
- Is there a cost to any of the services or programs?
- All services and programs are free of charge thanks to grants, donations from the community, and funds raised through our Second Chance Boutiques and Home Décor.
- How can I get in to Turning Point’s Domestic Violence Shelter?
- If you are in immediate danger, call 911. Law enforcement can help you get to the shelter.
- When you are in a safe position to call, please dial our crisis line at 704-283-SAFE (7233). Let the advocate know that you are in need of shelter and you will complete a brief assessment over the phone.
- Can I receive services if I do not need to stay in the shelter?
- All of our services are available to clients both in and out of shelter.
- How do I obtain a 50-B restraining order or domestic violence protection order?
- Please contact us at 704-283-SAFE (7233). We have a legal advocate available to help and a partnership with Legal Aid NC.
- After hours or on weekends, if you need an emergency protective order you can go straight to the Magistrate’s Office at the Union County Jail to file an order.
- What can I do if someone I know or care for is in an abusive relationship?
- Listen, believe them, and provide support if you are able.
- Discreetly give them information on resources available in their community. If they live in Union County NC, please give them Turning Point’s information.