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International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG)

The International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG) honored our Executive Director, Robina Niaz on June 7,2017 at NYU.

Robina Niaz receives the award

Robina Niaz receives the award at the Queens Unity Iftar on June 5,2017 at La Guardia College

Turning Point was recognized by the Queens Unity Iftar

Turning Point was recognized by the Queens Unity Iftar on June 5, 2017 for advocating for the needs of Muslim women and families in assisting survivors of domestic violence.

2017 Mecca to Manhattan Participants

Our popular Mecca to Manhattan: Muslim Women Moving Mountains® workshop series has been held every spring from February to April since 2009.

Seniors Learning English

Seniors Learning English at our weekly ESL Class as they prepare for their Citizenship Test. In February 2016, we started with just five students and now 20 students attend the weekly class!

Our annual Mother-Daughter Picnic held on July 16,2017

We were delighted to welcome grandmothers, mothers, daughters, granddaughters and a few young sons – 70 in all! It was a day of fun, food and family time. One of our ESL students and some kids entertained us with an ode to mothers, songs and nasheeds.

Road Map 2012 “Women Shaping Society” Award

Executive Director, Robina Niaz received the 2012 Road Map Women Shaping Society Award from the Federation of Balkan American Associations in September 2012

Mother-Daughter Picnic Grandmother Love

A grandmother showered our youngsters with lots of love.

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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.

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.