Archive for October, 2021

Nonprofit hosts vigil for survivors

A domestic violence vigil was held at the gazebo at Rufus King Park in Jamaica on Tuesday by Turning Point for Women & Families, a nonprofit dedicated to helping primarily Muslim women and girls in domestic violence situations.

Turning Point was founded by Robina Niaz, a social worker, in 2004.

“Whether we are domestic violence survivors or not, when we show our support of someone who is facing domestic violence or families that are facing this challenge everyday, we are saying we care,” said Niaz. “The Muslim community came under fire directly after 9/11 and there was no organization that was speaking to Muslim women facing domestic violence.”

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“…Caught in a highly abusive relationship it seemed all doors were closed…Turning point was the hand that pulled me out, gave me my strength back, showed me the path and gave me my life back. Today I am leading a very happy peaceful life, raising two normal healthy kids and everyday that passes by I am grateful. "


“I think it’s a great place to find hardcore knowledge and amazing stories with much truth. A secure space to meet and really open up and relate with other youth…”


“Thanks to Turning Point's vision of serving ALL Muslims ….I know when I reach there I will always be greeted with a warm smile, be understood and receive the spiritual support I need,…For the first time I feel as though I can trust somebody that means the world to me.”


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