Frequently asked questions

What donations do you currently accept?

You can find a full list of our shelter needs here, which we update regularly. If you don’t see the item that you want to donate on that list, please call first and see if we can take it before coming out to our shelter – let us save you the trip!

Due to COVID-19, we are not currently accepting any used clothing, it has to be brand new with tags on.

don’t see your question here?

Call us 24/7 at 360-432-1216 to speak to an advocate and get your question answered!

do you provide your services to male survivors of domestic and sexual violence?

We do serve men! We seek to support all survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and that includes male primary survivors and kids. We offer the same advocacy services to clients, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation.

We do not bring male clients in to stay at our shelter. Instead, our advocates set them up with emergency housing if they are not safe to stay in their current housing situation.

how can i volunteer?

There are lots of ways to get involved with Turning Pointe. We’ve had groups spend a day building kennels or cleaning the shelter, and we’ve had fantastic individuals dedicate an hour a week to teach classes to our clients.

If you or your group are interested in volunteering with us, please send an email to to get the process started!

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can you help me pay my rent?

We do not currently offer rental assistance, but we can connect our clients to local resources that can assist, like Crossroads Housing.

Do you have rooms available?

Rooms at Turning Pointe open to clients very regularly. However, in order to be brought into the shelter the client would have to call and set up an extensive screening to determine their eligibility.

We do not disclose why a client may not be eligible for shelter, but will do our best to meet their needs in other ways.

The best way to see if you qualify for a stay at our shelter is to call us at 360-432-1212 to talk to an advocate.

are you ever required to release my information?

No. If anyone calls and asks for a client and she has not signed a Release of Information (ROI) for them, we are not allowed to disclose any of her information or even confirm if she is in shelter.

An ROI can also be terminated at any time for any reason.