History / About Us
In the late 1990’s, a countywide survey conducted by the Mason County Health Department and Mason General Hospital identified domestic violence as one of the top health concerns facing the County. At that time, Mason County was one of only two counties in the State without a domestic violence shelter.
Turning Pointe opened one of the largest domestic violence emergency shelters in Washington State. The Shelter is pet-friendly allowing survivors to keep the entire family together while seeking safety. Advocacy services are available to men, women and children (see populations served).
Turning Pointe opened a satellite office in Belfair in 2010 serving survivors in North Mason and Kitsap.
Turning Pointe began its first ever youth-specific services with the new Youth and Prevention Program in 2019. The program has expanded exponentially, even during the pandemic, with close to 100 youth served individually per year, new partnerships formed with the YMCA and Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mason, and others.
Each year Turning Pointe serves over 500 individuals with various programs to support survivors of both domestic violence and sexual assault.