Youth Advocacy Programs

Turning Pointe provides advocacy services for youth and families who have been directly or indirectly impacted by domestic or sexual violence. This includes young people who are in unhealthy or abusive relationships or who are survivors of sexual assault. This also includes anyone in a survivor’s family or support network who has been indirectly impacted by the abuse, such as a child who witnessed domestic violence in the home or a teen who is acting as a support friend for a peer as they navigate an unhealthy relationship.

Our advocacy services include crisis intervention, safety planning, education advocacy, legal advocacy, and referrals for mental health support and other basic resources.

Group programming utilizes a trauma-informed approach to provide youth with a responsive healing and learning environment where they can grow alongside their peers. See our programs below for current offerings.

In Summer 2022, we are partnering with The Great Bend Center for Music and Joonbug Yoga to offer several free programs for youth impacted by domestic and sexual violence.

Summer 2022 Programs now available for sign up!

Sparks Summer Program

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Find Your Muse Summer Program

Year-round programs offered:

Understanding Resiliency Parenting Class

Wednesdays 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Via Zoom

We offer this class in partnership with Family Education Support Services. We aim to create a supportive space for parents and caregivers to share their experiences, knowledge, and learn how to foster greater resiliency in their families.

Drop-in Teen Time

Fridays 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Shelton Office

We offer this drop-in time as a chance for teens (12 to 18-years-old) who are staying at our shelter to socialize, get homework help, or just chill.

Parents and Babies Play Group

Wednesdays 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Shelton Office

A safe environment for babies to develop motor, cognitive, and social skills. In this group, parents and babies will be able to strengthen their relationship through fun activities including art, mommy & me yoga, and much more!

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