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.
One in three women and one in seven 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.
To learn more about making a safety plan, call our free, confidential 24/7 hotline: 540-345-0400