Domestic Violence Awareness Month

During this month YOU can make a difference by joining our DVAM campaign. Your generous donation towards our goal of $5,000 will allow us to continue 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. Every dollar goes a long way!

 
 

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

We are thrilled to share that Turning Point for Women and Families is officially 18 years old! As we look back on these past 18 years, we thank each person who believed in our mission and supported our work through donations, volunteering, and referring us to those who needed our services the most. Our work in the community is more important now than ever before. Our 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. Until the founding of Turning Point, there was no single agency that provided comprehensive social services to address the needs of Muslim women, families, and children, especially with regard to domestic violence. Turning Point addresses the needs of survivors through crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, advocacy, outreach, education, and training, and offers peer support and leadership development opportunities for Muslim teenage girls and young women. On this momentous anniversary, we re-commit to offer safe, supportive spaces to survivors, youth, and senior women throughout the community. We look forward to continuing to serve you! #TPNY #EighteenYears

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Our weekly citizenship prep classes for senior women ages 60+ takes place every Wednesday. Do join us!

Turning Point For Women and Families staff wore orange to raise awareness about gender-based violence. #NYCAgainstGBV #OrangetheWorld The 2022 theme is Unite to End Violence Against Women! TPNY encourages each of you to join us in creating a violence free world for women and girls between now and December 10th. #OrangeTheWorld #16days #TPNY #EndGDBV