Over the first nine months of our program year, Turning Point has provided Safe House services to 108 adults and 113 children fleeing domestic violence. While most of these individuals and families stayed in our secure shelter building, many others stayed at alternate locations arranged by Turning Point. No matter the location, all receive the same services designed to identify options to increase safety and personal empowerment.
A fire in March has temporarily closed our shelter building, but it has not stopped us from continuing to offer our Safe House services. It’s emphasized our approach that Safe House is not a building – it’s a program. As always, we still are working with each person who contacts us to do safety planning and identify options. When a person or family is in immediate danger of an abusive partner, we ensure they are able to get to a safe location and offer an array of confidential services at no cost to the person or family. These core services include assistance with protection orders, individual and support group counseling, personal goal planning and connection to community resources.
We expect our renovations to be complete in June and are eager to return to “normal.” In the meantime, we continue to offer all services so that everyone in the Lehigh Valley has the opportunity to sleep safely in a space free from partner violence.
Thanks to all of you who have offered support during this transition!