The 24-Hour Helpline is a central access point for our services and can connect you with services anywhere in the nation. The crisis line has trained advocates 24 hours a day, is confidential, and can be anonymous. Staff can provide information and referrals, safety planning, information regarding domestic violence, sexual assault, and teen dating violence. Staff can refer and connect callers with Turning Point Non-Residential and Shelter Services.
Turning Point offers a 25-Bed Emergency Shelter for adult women, men, and their dependent children who are victims of Domestic Violence and/or Sexual Assault. Shelter services include; crisis intervention, danger assessment, individualized safety planning, legal advocacy, and skill building activities in the form of life skills groups, educational support groups focused on recovering from the trauma of abuse, and substance abuse screening and education. In addition, the victim is provided with assistance in accessing community resources.
All services are completely free of charge and voluntary. Food and personal care items such as shampoo, soap, and other toiletries are provided at no cost.
Transitional Housing is available for victimized individuals and/or families who are dedicated to breaking free from violence and continuing to participate in Turning Point Programming. Transitional Housing is available for up to 24 months.
Questions regarding the shelter can be answered through the 24-Hour Helpline: 1-800-221-6311
Vice President of Direct Services: Carrie Kruse
812-379-5575 ext. 206
Prevention team member, Stephanie provides domestic violence education and support for the dependent children of the victims in shelter. Services include: Support groups, domestic violence education, safety planning, structured recreational activities and other events/family group time. This program is funded by the Landmark Farms Foundation.
All children's programming is focused around The Search Institute's 40 Developmental Assets.
Non-Residential staff provide intervention services for victims, and their families, of domestic violence and sexual assault who are not currently seeking shelter. Non-Residential staff are available in the following counties: Bartholomew, Brown, Jackson, Johnson, and Shelby. Non-Residential services may include; goal setting and advocacy, danger assessments, information and referrals, domestic violence and sexual assault information, educational support groups, legal advocacy, case management, and individual safety planning. All non-residential services are voluntary and free of charge.
Below are some of our staff and their respective counties:
Bartholomew County Courthouse Case Manager
Bartholomew County Case Manager
Bartholomew County Latina Services Provider
Brown County Community Services Director
Vice President of Direct Services
Servicios de albergue de emergencia
Sirviendo en 7 condados de Indiana. Nuestras instalaciones cuentan con 25 Camas para mujeres, hombres e hijos dependientes. Cordinador de Servicios Infantiles que provee educación sobre violencia domestica y da soporte a los niños de las victimas durante su estancia en el albergue además de un Tutor Académico para ayuda con las tareas escolares.
Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV)
Turning Point provides holistic legal services to victims and survivors of domestic and dating abuse, sexual assault, and stalking.
Through the LAV program, victims and survivors will work with their Case Manager to address the abuse they have experienced and the LAV Attorney to address their legal needs.
The LAV attorney is available to provide information and representation in civil legal matters, including:
VAWA Self Petitions
Adjustment of Status
Case Managers will assist clients through case management, domestic violence education, identifying and setting goals, life skills, legal advocacy, personal advocacy, and safety planning for clients and their children. They are available to attend attorney meetings, court, and mediation, assist in filing a Protective Order Petition, and help clients understand courtroom procedures.
The Immigration attorney and Case Managers in Bartholomew and Jackson County and in the Residential Program are English-Spanish bilingual. All Turning Point attorneys and case managers have access to language services, including ASL.
The LAV Program is made possible by a grant received through the Office on Violence Against Women, Legal Assistance for Victims. Grant 2019-WL-AX-0016
Our shelter is set up to be reminiscent of a home environment. There are 25 available beds in a secure building that is staffed 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year. We provide sheets, blankets, and pillows free of charge. Community Spaces include a fully stocked kitchen and dining space, a family room with a television and games available, a computer room where you can use the internet to job hunt or apply for benefits. We also have meeting spaces available for you to meet with outside service providers.