Turning Point Battered Women’s Shelter is a 36-bed, 24 hour emergency shelter for battered women and their children. Our location is confidential, providing a safe place to stay while a woman considers her options and makes decisions about her life.
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Battered women and their children are offered the following services free of charge:
Emergency Shelter: A victim can remain in the Shelter for up to 45 days. We are able to provide a secure and confidential location that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All services are free of charge. We serve parishes of central Louisiana (Rapides, Avoyelles, Grant, Concordia, Catahoula, LaSalle and Winn).
Counseling, Case Management, Information, Referral, Advocacy: Residential and non-residential individual sessions for women and children. Counselors/advocates provide information and refer to community resources.
Positive Living Skills Group: Assists residents in writing resumes, interviewing techniques and conducting a job search. It also focuses on health, money management, household management and self esteem.
Battered Women's Support Group: Assists in diminishing the feelings of shame, powerlessness, blame, guilt and isolation by sharing personal experiences and histories with other women who have been in the same situations.
Educational Group: Information on family violence and history of battered women.
Parenting Group: Assists parents in appropriate discipline techniques. Teaches parents to interact with their children and increase their child's self-esteem.
Community Education: Turning Point Staff and Volunteers provide community education and training to other professionals and the to public.
Outreach: Services for victims of domestic violence are available in Avoyelles, Grant, Catahoula, Concordia, LaSalle and Winn Parishes at donated office space. Outreach advocates/counselors provide direct services including individual counseling, group support services, crisis intervention, legal advocacy and referral for women who reside in rural parishes and have been victimized by family violence.
Children's Group: Focuses on reducing the effects of violence that children have witnessed. Increases self-esteem and addresses other issues.
Pre-School Program: Prepares children ages two through five for kindergarten by working on pre-school skills such as the alphabet, colors, numbers, songs and exercise.
Tutoring Program: Assists school children with homework, special school projects, and problem-area subjects.