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


services provided to Muslim women and girls


individuals reached through outreach & education


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


News and Announcements


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…

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…

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

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Join Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. for a Climate Expo that will highlight zero-waste businesses, and offer information on NYC's emission reduction laws and other climate initiatives. Workforce development opportunities, family-friendly activities, and refreshments will be available. Join him on Wednesday, September 20 from 3-7pm at the Helen Marshall Cultural Center at Queens Borough Hall.


School supplies, new teachers, and upcoming deadlines. With all these stressors, young people are in need of support now more than ever. If you or someone you know needs to talk about what's stressing them out, our Youth Leaders Nabila and Aiden are here to help! Swing by our weekly youth group for Muslim girls ages 13-20. For more information, email nmiah@tpny.org or azafar@tpny.org.