populations served

SERVING THE COMMUNITY

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Turning Pointe is one of the largest domestic violence shelters in Washington State.

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Turning Pointe is one of the few domestic violence shelters that welcome families with pets fleeing abuse.

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Turning Pointe serves ALL survivors regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, income, religion, language, race, disability, national origin, veteran status or any other group protected by state, local and federal laws.
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Turning Pointe tiene dos personas de abogacia bilingues que hablan espanol para server la communidad juvenile y madura.
Turning Pointe has three bilingual Spanish advocates in Belfair and Shelton.

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Turning Pointe has long served many Native American clients including those from Tulalip, Muckleshoot, Puyallup, Squaxin Island, Skokomish and many other tribes. We work with the South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency (SPIPA) on social service and other efforts to ensure that their members are housed in the shelter and provided service in a culturally appropriate manner.

Service Area

Turning Pointe serves individuals from all areas. Turning Pointe provides prevention and outreach to Mason County and surrounding areas such Shelton, Belfair, Allyn, the Squaxin Island and Skokomish reservations as well as Thurston, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Kitsap, Pierce counties and beyond.

Client Demographics

Most of Turning Pointe’s clients are of the low income level. Few come to the Shelter gainfully employed. Many rely on a variety of public assistance programs in addition to the services and shelter provided by Turning Pointe.

2014 Ethnic Demographics

  • Caucasion 64% 64%
  • Hispanic / Latino 18% 18%
  • Native American 9% 9%
  • Asian / Pacific Islander 7% 7%
  • African American 2% 2%

Female / Male Ratio

  • Females are 79% of our client base 79% 79%
  • Males are 21% 21% 21%
(roughly half of our residents at the shelter are under 18 years of age).

Average age

  • 0-18 29% 29%
  • 19-50 67% 67%
  • 51 and over 4% 4%
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Thanks for listening and believing me. No one wants to believe men are victims or that men need help, but we do.

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I truly am grateful for all your hard work making sure survivors have a safe place. Thank you.

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Thank you for calming me down and listening. I have been living with this violence for over 10 years and have never told anyone. You made my heart smile today. Thank you for caring.

TURNING POINTE’S
ADOPT-A-ROOM PROGRAM

Be a part of making our shelter rooms warm and welcoming for the women, men and children that come to us seeking safety.
Families often times come to us with nothing but the clothes they are wearing.

When they finally are able to enter their room, we want them to feel welcomed and cared for. Because of you, we can have a few special items in the room (blankets, area rugs, throw pillows) that they may take with them after their shelter stay.