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. We have a bilingual youth advocate on site at the Shelton office.

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.

Programs offered at our Shelton Location:

Understanding Resiliency Parenting Class

Tuesdays 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Available until May 2,2023

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.

Breaking the Cycle Youth Group

Mondays 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

We offer this drop-in youth group for youth of all ages who are living in our domestic violence shelter to play, have fun, and practice social & emotional learning skills.


Teen Drop-in

 Every Friday (excluding the first Friday of the month)

3:30 PM- 5:00 PM

We offer this group to in shelter and outside clients. This is a safe place for youth ages 11-17, to hang out, do homework and build community.

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