Turning Point for Women and Families

Turning Point for Women and Families is the first community based, non-profit organization to directly address domestic violence in NYC’s Muslim community.

 
 

Turning Point for Women and Families

Founded in 2004 in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, we responded to an urgent need for culturally sensitive domestic violence services.

 
 

Turning Point for Women and Families

Since then, our work has grown exponentially to support survivors in seeking safety, elderly Muslim women in breaking isolation, and Muslim girls and young women in becoming leaders.

Email: info@tpny.org | Contact: 718.262.8722 | Working Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm

Our Mission

Turning Point for Women and Families’ mission is to help Muslim women and girls affected by domestic violence to empower themselves and transform their own lives as well as those of their families. Turning Point provides a diversified range of culturally competent services focused on safety and self-sufficiency through direct services, advocacy and referrals. Deeply rooted in the Muslim community, Turning Point believes that social change can be effected by raising awareness about the prevalence and effects of domestic violence, addressing it directly and offering safe spaces and opportunities for youth development.

Our Vision

Turning Point believes that every woman and girl deserve to live a life with dignity and free of violence.

Our 2021 Impact

3637

services provided to Muslim women and girls

4264

individuals reached through outreach & education

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Languages Spoken

Our Services

Direct Services

We provide free and confidential counseling, advocacy and referral services for women and children affected by domestic violence.

Youth Program

Through our youth group, leadership workshops, and anti-bullying workshops, we provide teenage Muslim girls ages 13-20 with a nurturing “safe space” where they learn to cope with personal issues and social pressures in a post 9/11 era.

Outreach & Education

We work with community leaders and organizations to raise awareness around domestic violence, its impact, and how to effectively support survivors in the community.

Senior Services

We offer weekly ESOL and Citizenship Prep classes for senior women (age 60 and over). We also offer support and counseling to victims of elder abuse.

Transitional Housing

Lack of safe and affordable, permanent housing is one of the biggest barriers to leaving an
abusive relationship.

Turning Point in the Community

Testimonials

News and Announcements

News

Turning Point for Women and Families highlighted on Voices of South Asia TV

October 24, 2022 - Voices of South Asia TV highlighted Turning Point for Women and Families in one of their recent news story on Domestic…
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Estranged husband shot wife, 4-year-old daughter, mother-in-law before killing himself, sheriff says

SPRING, Texas (KTRK) -- A man estranged from his wife and 4-year-old daughter appeared to have shot them and his mother-in-law before turning the weapon…
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Remembering Sania Khan: the Pakistani-American photographer who spoke out against her abusive marriage

The 29-year-old was murdered by her ex-husband after she bravely shed light on the reality of divorce and escaping domestic violence as a South Asian…
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Social Media

Turning Point for Women and Families deeply condemns yesterday’s incident of unwarranted aggression by the NYPD against protestors. The incident serves as a reminder of an ongoing need for accountability and reform in law enforcement.At Turning Point, we stand against all forms of violence. This incident is particularly disheartening in the wake of our collaboration as a plaintiff in a successful legal action against the NYPD for forcefully removing Muslim women's hijabs and violating their rights. Clearly, the implementation of the promised policy change has been neglected. This highlights the uphill battle for justice that still lays ahead of us. Incidents like this only strengthen our resolve to continue advocating for fairness, equality, and respect for all individuals in our community. https://www.courthousenews.com/nyc-agrees-to-17-5-million-settlement-over-forced-removal-of-hijabs-for-mugshot-photos/

Eid Mubarak! 💜🌙 May this special day bring you joy, peace, and blessings. Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Eid-ul- Fitr filled with happiness, prosperity, and cherished moments. On behalf of our staff and board, we wish to thank everyone who supported our #RaiseForResilience campaign and made it a success. We hope that you all continue to show support for Turning Point and our initiatives throughout the rest of the year.

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Jumu'atul-Wida Mubarak! ✨ May this last friday of Ramadan bring us all peace and prosperity, Ameen! On this blessed day as you immerse yourself in the spirit of Ramadan and diligently work on your spiritual growth, we want to remind you that this is your final opportunity to contribute to our campaign. Your donations directly impact the lives of Domestic Violence survivors, providing them with the support they need to rebuild their lives. If you are considering donating please visit www.LaunchGood.com/TPNYRamadan and share the link with your family and friends! _______ #nyc #ramadankareem #domesticabuseawareness #DomesticAbuseSupport #inspire #Ramadan #ramadanmubarak #Muslim #community #womenempoweringwomen #womensupportingwomen #fundraiser #quotes

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