If you or your children are in imminent danger, call 911 now!
To learn more about making a safety plan, call our free, confidential 24/7 hotline:
540-345-0400, or check our Safety Plan page.
Turning Point is Roanoke’s only secure and accredited center for Intimate Partner & Family Violence. Our program offers safety from immediate danger and helps adults and children of Intimate Partner and Family Violence cope with the emotional, physical, and financial issues of leaving an abuser. Survivors who seek shelter at the Turning Point find a safe and home-like environment, complete with wholesome meals. Working with a case manager, survivors will learn about legal options and how to stay safe. Through counseling, survivors learn about the cycle of domestic violence and how it affects them and their children. Parenting classes are available on-site, to help gain coping skills and learn resources available for children, including our Children’s Service Coordinator.
1 in 3 women and 1 in 7 men will endure domestic violence at some point in their lives. Over 700 individuals call the free Turning Point confidential crisis hotline annually, and more than 225 adults and children stay in our secure 60-bed center, with an average stay of 30-45 days.
The Salvation Army believes that all people have the right to live free of violence. You do not have control over your partner’s behavior; however, you do have a choice about how you respond to it.
YOU’RE NOT ALONE
Domestic Violence or Intimate Partner Violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors used by one person to control or influence another. It does not discriminate against socioeconomic status, race, gender identity, or sexuality. Examples of domestic violence include coercion, threats, intimidation, insults, physical, and sexual abuse.
Like survivors of Domestic Violence, survivors of Human Trafficking may experience the same pattern of abusive behaviors. It is a form of modern-day slavery, exploiting an individual for labor or commercial sex. We, at The Turning Point, believe that ALL people have the right to live free of violence. We provide free, confidential, temporary emergency shelter and services in a safe, caring environment, where positive change, dignity, and independence are encouraged.
Creating your safety plan is the first step toward leaving an abuser or protecting yourself if you plan to stay.
Consider these important steps when establishing a plan:
- Plan your escape when you are calm
- Develop a safety plan for your children
- Think of items you will need if you leave: cash, extra sets of keys, medications, cell phone charger, and important documents (birth certificate, Social Security card, photo ID, health insurance card, etc.)
- Plan ahead of time for your pets
- Leave extra clothes at a friend’s house
- Avoid rooms without an easy escape and where weapons are easily accessible during an incident
GAIN STRENGTH & STABILITY
Our program helps survivors cope with the emotional, physical, and financial issues of leaving an abuser. Survivors and children who seek shelter at Salvation Army’s Turning Point find a safe and home-like environment, complete with wholesome meals. A Case Manager and a Legal Advocate will work with you to reach your goals. We offer support groups and education on how domestic violence affects you and your children.
Please contact us at The Salvation Army Roanoke Corps to learn more about you, your corporation, organization, or group can help survivors of abuse start a new life at the Turning Point. The 24 hour hotline is 540-345-0400.