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#16DaysofActivism

We participated in the Commission on Gender Equity’s #16DaysofActivism to raise awareness about gender-based violence.

Board Members

Patricia Joyce, Shireen Soliman, Hiba Chergou, Annafi Wahed, Estelle Chan, and Robina Niaz

Tasnia Ahamed received a Citation from Assembly Member Brian Barnwell

Our DV Program Coordinator Tasnia Ahamed received a Citation from Assembly Member Brian Barnwell on August 24, 2018 for outstanding citizenry and service.

Queens Borough President and Queens District Attorney’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Executive Director Robina Niaz leads the opening prayer at the Queens Borough President and Queens District Attorney’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week event on April 10, 2019.

Mayor and First Lady’s Women’s History Month Celebration at Gracie Mansion

Turning Point’s staff attending the Mayor and First Lady’s Women’s History Month Celebration at Gracie Mansion on March 26, 2019.

APA Advocacy Day

Our seniors participating in APA Advocacy Day on February 27,2019 organized by the Coalition for Asian Children and Families (CACF).

Mecca to Manhattan: Muslim Women Moving Mountains® (M2M) workshop

Graduates of our 9th Cohort of Mecca to Manhattan: Muslim Women Moving Mountains® (M2M) workshop series which concluded on April 6, 2019.

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Turning Point is a community based, non profit organization addressing the needs of Muslim women and children.

WHAT WE DO

Direct Services

Free and confidential counseling, advocacy and referral services for women and children affected by domestic violence are provided by culturally and religiously sensitive staff. We work to seek solutions together and assist women and girls to empower themselves so they can become their own best advocates. We are conducting a survey of domestic violence survivors to help educate our community. If you identify as a survivor, please complete the anonymous community survey and share with others..

Youth Program

Weekly youth group meetings for teenage Muslim girls in a nurturing “safe space” where they learn to cope with personal issues and social pressures they face growing up in America. Youth members develop self-esteem, confidence, leadership and communication skills, the value of social justice, community service and interfaith work through our workshops, trainings and events.

Outreach & Education

We work with community leaders and various community organizations to raise awareness and sensitize them to the impact violence has on women, children, families as well as the larger community. We build on our extensive community contacts for outreach, training, and capacity building.

Senior Services

As part of Elder Abuse Project we do specific outreach to older Muslim women, offer them emotional support and counseling and conduct a weekly ESL class that is geared towards the citizenship test. Senior women come together, network and learn in a safe environment.