Turning Point Domestic Violence Services

Turning Point Domestic Violence Services If you are in danger please dial 911. If you are in need of services please dial 1-800-221-3311. Columbus Regional Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc.

(d.b.a., Turning Point Domestic Violence Services Inc.) has been providing victim services since 1975. Services began as the Columbus Women's Center and provided shelter for victims of domestic violence in Columbus, Indiana at the local Woodlawn Motel. On August 6, 1980, the Columbus Regional Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc. (d.b.a. Turning Point Domestic Violence Services Inc.) was

incorporated. The 25-bed Emergency Shelter now serves a seven-county area including Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, and Shelby counties. Turning Point’s major accomplishments over the years include the addition of the toll free, 24 hour, 7 day Crisis/Helpline in 1986. This program allows victims of interpersonal violence to access services without jeopardizing their identity or incurring charges on their phone bill. Also accomplished in 1986, was Turning Point’s expansion of services to under served victims of sexual assault. From 1998-2003 non-residential service offices were established in Bartholomew, Brown, Jackson, Johnson, & Shelby counties-helping reach additional victims that are not seeking shelter. In 2002, the organization added an in-house emergency shelter case manager position to allow for longer-term case management, more substantial client assessments, and dedicated supportive services. Continuing program growth in 2007 allowed the agency to implement a Latina Victim Services Coordinator role to serve the growing number of Hispanic victims in its service region. In 2005 Turning Point began to focus on primary prevention services and completed the first 2 prevention programs. Other crucial additions to the Turning Point staff and services included the 2008 addition of a Ph.D level Director of Client Services and Training, as well as the implementation of a Transitional Housing Unit and services program in 2010 which provides victims of violence with affordable long term housing (up to 24 months) coupled with continued case management services. During this same timeframe, legal advocacy, professional assessment, children's services, academic tutoring, human needs assistance and substance & alcohol abuse education were also added. In 2011, the agency successfully expanded services to focus on prevention, along with intervention services. Prevention programming has grown substantially since 2005 in the five (5) service counties and now is designed to stop domestic violence in the next generation as well as reduce risks of its occurrence in those who already have risk factors. This year also marked the creation of the Bartholomew County Teens for Change advocacy group, who works together to promote healthy relationships in our community and others. They plan, organize and execute events to help educate the community about Dating Violence. Turning Point provides prevention education in school classrooms, prevention trainings to healthcare providers as part of the universal screening process with patients, and community-wide prevention education programming designed to create a network of empowered citizens to encourage a zero tolerance of domestic violence throughout their communities. In 2015 the agency updated the mission to include dating violence prevention. The mission of Turning Point Domestic Violence Services is now, to work towards the prevention and the elimination of dating and domestic violence.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to everyone who donated, stopped by the gingerbread house, volunteered, shared ...
11/29/2023

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to everyone who donated, stopped by the gingerbread house, volunteered, shared our message, or supported our mission in any way on . Because of YOU, we were able to raise over $5,500 to provide survivors and their families with their most crucial needs! You truly brought comfort and joy to our families this holiday season. THANK YOU!

 ’s messages of hope, connection, and community have never been more needed. Let’s pay that hope, connection, and commun...
11/28/2023

’s messages of hope, connection, and community have never been more needed. Let’s pay that hope, connection, and community forward to survivors of domestic violence. Your gift today will directly provide survivors and their families with their most crucial needs this holiday season.

Stop by our gingerbread house at 729 Washington Street before 5PM today to share joy over hot cocoa and cookies! Can't make it? No problem, you can give anytime at www.turningppointdv.org/givingtuesday

A small donation goes a long way. This  , bring comfort and joy to a survivor of domestic violence. Today, we invite you...
11/28/2023

A small donation goes a long way. This , bring comfort and joy to a survivor of domestic violence.

Today, we invite you to stop by the gingerbread house outside of 729 Washington Street anytime 8 AM to 5 PM to have a cup of hot cocoa and learn more about the impact your gift will have for a survivor and their family this holiday season.

Can’t make it? Don't worry! You can also give online at https://bit.ly/3sKC5Ms

Today we'd like to thank Sunright America, Inc. and their employees for their thoughtful support! Sunright employees hel...
11/25/2023

Today we'd like to thank Sunright America, Inc. and their employees for their thoughtful support! Sunright employees held a chili cook off to raise funds which were matched by by the business. We appreciate efforts like these that bring staff and community partners together!

This Thanksgiving, Turning Point would like to thank each one of you for the part you play in supporting survivors of do...
11/23/2023

This Thanksgiving, Turning Point would like to thank each one of you for the part you play in supporting survivors of domestic and dating violence. Whether you are a friend, advocate, donor, volunteer, board member, staff, constituent, or supporter of any kind, we are so very thankful for you today and every day! Happy Thanksgiving! 🍂🧡

Mark your calendars for  !Join us for cookies and cocoa at the gingerbread house outside of 729 Washington Street anytim...
11/21/2023

Mark your calendars for !

Join us for cookies and cocoa at the gingerbread house outside of 729 Washington Street anytime 8 AM until 5 PM on November 28th to drop a donation and bring comfort and joy to survivors this holiday season! Every dollar raised will directly support survivors' most crucial needs.

Can't make it? Don't worry, you can give anytime here: https://bit.ly/3sKC5Ms

Turning Point staff had a holly jolly time this week helping the elves at Columbus Firemen's Cheer Fund box gifts! The f...
11/19/2023

Turning Point staff had a holly jolly time this week helping the elves at Columbus Firemen's Cheer Fund box gifts! The firemen and the Cheer Fund program are wonderful community partners, and we are so grateful for this time spent with them spreading comfort and joy for the holidays.

Local senior Brycen Thompson is collecting items for gift baskets for Turning Point families this holiday season! 🎁🎄Chec...
11/17/2023

Local senior Brycen Thompson is collecting items for gift baskets for Turning Point families this holiday season! 🎁🎄Check out more information on Brycen's Senior Project below ⬇️⬇️

⛄️🎼Ornament decorating creates a jolly, happy soul. With Turning Point as the local joint, we'll make happy memories tod...
11/15/2023

⛄️🎼Ornament decorating creates a jolly, happy soul. With Turning Point as the local joint, we'll make happy memories today! 🎼⛄️
(Did you sing that in the tune of Frosty the Snowman, because we sure did!)

We invite your family to join us for Holiday Ornament Decorating on December 13th! Whether you celebrate the holiday season or not, creating a personalized ornament is a memorable experience that you and your kiddos will remember for years to come.

❄️FREE!
❄MUSIC!
❄️ACTIVITIES!
❄️OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY!

This event has limited space, so please reserve your spot here: https://bit.ly/3SBNetI

To stay up-to-date on future prevention programming events, please send a request to be on the "Not-So Naughty List" to [email protected].

☀️🍂Happy Sunday! 🍂☀️Today and every day we are here to help! You can always reach us via our 24-Hour Helpline at 1-800-2...
11/12/2023

☀️🍂Happy Sunday! 🍂☀️

Today and every day we are here to help! You can always reach us via our 24-Hour Helpline at 1-800-221-6311, or by text at 812-447-7414.

Grab a partner and join us TONIGHT from 6-8 PM for an evening of FREE, friendly competition! This month's Teen Date Nig...
11/10/2023

Grab a partner and join us TONIGHT from 6-8 PM for an evening of FREE, friendly competition! This month's Teen Date Night is all about having fun and getting to show off your gaming skills. Board games, video games, puzzles- we have it all! PLUS our friendly local game store BoredGames will be there with a collection of handpicked games as well.

Light snacks and beverages will be available. All games will be provided, but feel free to bring a game that you enjoy. This event is open to all local teens!

Today is VOCA Call-In Day! Every cut to the Victims of Crime Act ( ) resonates through our communities, disproportionate...
11/08/2023

Today is VOCA Call-In Day! Every cut to the Victims of Crime Act ( ) resonates through our communities, disproportionately impacting the most vulnerable among us. Join the movement, reach out to your Member of Congress, and ask them to stand up for VOCA.

Today, we invite you to make your voice heard on behalf of survivors across the nation by making a call to your local representative. You can call the Capitol switchboard and ask to be transferred to your Representatives’ and Senators’ offices at this number: (202) 224-3121.

To find your two senators: https://www.senate.gov/senators/senators-contact.htm
To find your representative: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

🎉Exciting news!🎉The renovation of the Emergency Shelter has been completed! This much needed renovation will allow us to...
11/04/2023

🎉Exciting news!🎉The renovation of the Emergency Shelter has been completed! This much needed renovation will allow us to safely house 15 more individuals than previously as well as create a more welcoming and adaptable space for special populations. We'd like to share a special thank you to Jeff B., Mike B., Doug S., and Steven M. for moving and assembling new bunkbeds for the new rooms! Because of your help, we can now offer a comfortable space for the families we serve.

Grab a partner for an evening of FREE, friendly competition on November 10th, 6-8PM! This month's Teen Date Night is al...
11/02/2023

Grab a partner for an evening of FREE, friendly competition on November 10th, 6-8PM! This month's Teen Date Night is all about having fun and getting to show off your gaming skills. Board games, video games, puzzles- we have it all! PLUS our friendly local game store BoredGames will be there with a collection of handpicked games as well.

Light snacks and beverages will be available. All games will be provided, but feel free to bring a game that you enjoy!

Secure your spot by signing up here: https://bit.ly/40mcc1M

🎃Happy Halloween! 🎃Team Turning Point is ready to welcome our littlest participants to trick-or-treat! Thank you to ever...
10/31/2023

🎃Happy Halloween! 🎃

Team Turning Point is ready to welcome our littlest participants to trick-or-treat! Thank you to everyone who donated candy to make this possible.

🍂Happy Fall!🍂 Join us Wednesday, November 8, for the final FAMILY GAME NIGHT of 2023! You won't want to miss out on this...
10/29/2023

🍂Happy Fall!🍂 Join us Wednesday, November 8, for the final FAMILY GAME NIGHT of 2023! You won't want to miss out on this fun, FREE event before the busy holiday season.

Remember, Family Game Night is intended to encourage families to spend quality time together, whilst promoting strong lines of communication. What better way to teach the whole family resiliency than by a friendly game of Uno, Connect4, or SORRY!? We look forward to seeing you there!

Please help us prepare for your attendance by RSVPing here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-game-night-tickets-748665728347?aff=oddtdtcreator

We have another exciting Senior Project event coming up! Join us Thursday, November 2nd, for Alli Chambers' Senior Proje...
10/27/2023

We have another exciting Senior Project event coming up! Join us Thursday, November 2nd, for Alli Chambers' Senior Project, Tunes for Turning Point featuring local favorite Three Beards Strummin! Trust us, you won't want to miss this free concert. All proceeds benefit Turning Point.

Cheers to Gail for assembling countless magnets and buttons for all of our recent community and fundraising events! This...
10/25/2023

Cheers to Gail for assembling countless magnets and buttons for all of our recent community and fundraising events! This lovely lady volunteers with us on a regular basis, always filling gaps and helping out when it is needed most. Thank you Gail! 👏

📣Calling all co****le players📣 Join us for Peyton Castetter's Toss for Turning Point Senior Project this Sunday, October...
10/23/2023

📣Calling all co****le players📣

Join us for Peyton Castetter's Toss for Turning Point Senior Project this Sunday, October 29th at Eagles #741 Columbus, Indiana! For more information, please contact Peyton at 812-371-6722.

Today is  !The color purple became associated with the strength of women in the US who fought for women's rights in the ...
10/19/2023

Today is !

The color purple became associated with the strength of women in the US who fought for women's rights in the early 1900s. Then, in July 1978, more than 100,000 women marched on Washington, D.C. in support of equal rights and many of them wore purple and lavender to make a stronger visual impact as they assembled in support of their cause.

The third Thursday of October has now become nationally recognized as Purple Thursday, which has the intent of increasing awareness for domestic violence and showing our commitment to promoting healthy relationships.

Will you join us in raising awareness , supporting survivors, and promoting healthy relationships today?

Get your tickets now for the first ever Not-So Family Feud game TOMORROW, October 19th! As we gear up for the big night,...
10/18/2023

Get your tickets now for the first ever Not-So Family Feud game TOMORROW, October 19th! As we gear up for the big night, we will be sharing team spotlights to help you get to know your local celebrity competitors.

Today's spotlight is Team Turning Point Board Alumni:
💜Rich Gold
💜Lori Cobb
💜Gene Hack
💜Katy Ritter
💜Mark Osowick

We are elated to welcome these wonderful team members back to the Turning Point stage for a night of good fun, good food, and support for a good cause!

To vote for , please visit: https://bit.ly/3F4ZE5f
To purchase your ticket or reserve your table, please visit: https://bit.ly/45G0EIJ

Get your tickets now for the first ever Not-So Family Feud game this Thursday, October 19th! As we gear up for the big n...
10/17/2023

Get your tickets now for the first ever Not-So Family Feud game this Thursday, October 19th! As we gear up for the big night, we will be sharing team spotlights to help you get to know your local celebrity competitors.

Today's spotlight is Team Dance Marathon Student Committee Alumni:
💜Andrew Gold
💜Brayton Thornburg
💜Lauren Britt
💜Kristen Orben
💜Morgan Parkhurst

We are elated to welcome these friends back to the Turning Point stage!

To vote for , please visit: https://bit.ly/3F4ZE5f
To purchase your ticket or reserve your table, please visit: https://bit.ly/45G0EIJ

🎃🍬CURRENT WISH LIST🍬🎃Friends, we need your help! We are hosting a Halloween party and trick-or-treat event for our kiddo...
10/15/2023

🎃🍬CURRENT WISH LIST🍬🎃

Friends, we need your help! We are hosting a Halloween party and trick-or-treat event for our kiddos at the Emergency Shelter and are in need of candy. If you are interested in donating, please call or text 812-657-1304 to schedule drop off. Thank you and happy spooky season!

Get your tickets now for the first ever Not-So Family Feud game on October 19th! As we gear up for the big night, we wil...
10/14/2023

Get your tickets now for the first ever Not-So Family Feud game on October 19th! As we gear up for the big night, we will be sharing team spotlights to help you get to know your local celebrity competitors.

Today's spotlight is Team Bankers:
💜Kim Bennett, German American Bank
💜Michelle Schaefer, JCBank
💜Jacob Evans, Centra Credit Union
💜Tyler Nickerson, First Financial Bank
💜Joshua Shelley, Horizon Bank

If we were betting people, we'd say this team is bringing the money!

To vote for , please visit: https://bit.ly/3F4ZE5f
To purchase your ticket or reserve your table, please visit: https://bit.ly/45G0EIJ

Get your tickets now for the first ever Not-So Family Feud game on October 19th! As we gear up for the big night, we wil...
10/12/2023

Get your tickets now for the first ever Not-So Family Feud game on October 19th! As we gear up for the big night, we will be sharing team spotlights to help you get to know your local celebrity competitors.

Today's spotlight is Team Realtors:
💜Holly Downey, Holly Downey Carpenter Realtors Columbus, IN
💜Annette Donica-Blythe, Jean & Annette Donica - REMAX Real Estate Professionals
💜Debbie Barrett, Debbie Barrett-Carpenter Realtors
💜Tara Board James, Tara Board James Breeden Commercial
💜Jessica Risacher, Jessica Risacher - F.C. Tucker Real Estate Experts

We are excited to welcome this team of real estate powerhouses to the stage!

To vote for , please visit: https://bit.ly/3F4ZE5f
To purchase your ticket or reserve your table, please visit: https://bit.ly/45G0EIJ

Homicide is a leading cause of death during pregnancy in the United States, and most of these deaths are linked to both ...
10/10/2023

Homicide is a leading cause of death during pregnancy in the United States, and most of these deaths are linked to both intimate partner violence and gun violence. Victims and survivors deserve better. We’re proud to work toward a world where everyone can live safe from this—and all—violence.

Get your tickets now for the first ever Not-So Family Feud game on October 19th! As we gear up for the big night, we wil...
10/08/2023

Get your tickets now for the first ever Not-So Family Feud game on October 19th! As we gear up for the big night, we will be sharing team spotlights to help you get to know your local celebrity competitors.

Today's spotlight is Team Law Enforcement:
💜John Martoccia, Chief Deputy, Bartholomew County Sheriff's Dept.
💜Lindsey Holden-Kay, Bartholomew County Prosecutor
💜Sara Laska, Bartholomew County Deputy Prosecutor
💜Dane Duke, Detective, Bartholomew County Sheriff's Dept.
💜Tony Ku**er, Officer, Columbus Police Department (Indiana)

We are grateful this team is able to take a night off from protecting and serving to join in on a fun evening to show their support for an important cause!

To vote for , please visit: https://bit.ly/3F4ZE5f
To purchase your ticket or reserve your table, please visit: https://bit.ly/45G0EIJ

We are one week away from this year's HeART Show! Join us at The Commons on Friday, October 13th, from 5-8 PM for Turnin...
10/06/2023

We are one week away from this year's HeART Show! Join us at The Commons on Friday, October 13th, from 5-8 PM for Turning Point's second annual art show, which encourages local student, hobby, and professional artists to create art as a means of prevention. Trust us, you won't want to miss these incredible pieces. This is a FREE event open to the community. Art sales will directly benefit Turning Point programing.

Get your tickets now for the first ever Not-So Family Feud game on October 19th! As we gear up for the big night, we wil...
10/04/2023

Get your tickets now for the first ever Not-So Family Feud game on October 19th! As we gear up for the big night, we will be sharing team spotlights to help you get to know your local celebrity competitors.

Today's team spotlight is Team BCSC, which is made up of Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation administration staff:
💜Dr. Jim Roberts, Superintendent
💜Charles Edwards, Director of Secondary Instruction & TP Board Member
💜Gina Pleak, Asst. Superintendent of Human Resources
💜Laura Hack, Director of Elementary Instruction
💜 Megan Shaff, Director of Title Services

We are so delighted to welcome these dedicated educators to the competition!

To vote for , please visit: https://bit.ly/3F4ZE5f
To purchase your ticket or reserve your table, please visit: https://bit.ly/45G0EIJ

We'd like to shout a huge "THANK YOU" to First Financial Bank, Tony Gambaiani, and every single community member and par...
10/03/2023

We'd like to shout a huge "THANK YOU" to First Financial Bank, Tony Gambaiani, and every single community member and partner agency who came out to Tony in the Sky! Because of YOU, we were able to raise $78,172 to support Turning Point programs and services! WOW!!!

We are absolutely blown away with the support we received. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to the First Financial team who played an incredibly significant role in making this event a success and the delicious lunch and dinner, to Tony who spent his entire day atop the roof working to reach his goal, and to every donor for your generosity. We'd also like to thank Upland Columbus Pump House for providing beverages for the evening and donating all proceeds, QMIX 107.3 FM for providing tunes and helping to spread the word, Thompson Furniture for lending us your Big Green Eggs, Donut Central for the morning goodies, and The Striped Sweaters for a great set. Your hard work, dedication, and commitment to the cause will make a world of difference in the lives of countless survivors of domestic violence. Way to go! 💜🎉

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Our theme for this year's   is once again  . Because it's true. We all kno...
10/01/2023

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Our theme for this year's is once again . Because it's true. We all know some 1. That 1 can be a friend. Family member. Co-worker. Domestic violence doesn't discriminate. Join in on the conversation all month long and beyond! 💜

www.turningpointdv.org/services

Join us TOMORROW, September 29th, for a day of fun at First Financial Bank as Tony Gambaiani climbs up on the roof to ra...
09/28/2023

Join us TOMORROW, September 29th, for a day of fun at First Financial Bank as Tony Gambaiani climbs up on the roof to raise funds to support Turning Point programs and services!

💜8:00 AM Donut Central donuts, Starbucks Coffee, & music from QMIX 107.3 FM
💜5:00 - 7:30 PM Live music from The Striped Sweaters
💜Lunch & Dinner served from Thompson Furniture's Big Green Eggs
💜Fun activities & giveaways for all ages all day long

Every dollar raised will be MATCHED up to $20,000! We hope to see you there!

Can't make it but want to get Tony down off the roof by helping him reach his goal? You can donate now here: https://bit.ly/3OMw5uM

We are ONE WEEK away from Tony in the Sky for Turning Point, and we have exciting news to share! Thanks to a generous gr...
09/22/2023

We are ONE WEEK away from Tony in the Sky for Turning Point, and we have exciting news to share! Thanks to a generous group of supporters, every donation made on Tony's behalf now through the event will be MATCHED dollar-for-dollar up to $20,000!

We hope you can join us Friday, September 29th, at First Financial Bank for a day of fun, food, and live music! Can't make it to the event? You can help Tony get down off the roof to join the fun by making a donation NOW here: https://bit.ly/3OMw5uM

For event information, please visit www.turningpointdv.org/tonyinthesky

📣WE'RE HIRING📣Turning Point is looking to add to our staff! The agency is seeking a Johnson County Case Manager to join ...
09/19/2023

📣WE'RE HIRING📣
Turning Point is looking to add to our staff! The agency is seeking a Johnson County Case Manager to join the team. For more information or to apply, please visit our website: www.turningpointdv.org/job-board

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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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Columbus Regional Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc. (d.b.a., Turning Point Domestic Violence Services Inc.) has been providing victim services since 1975. Services began as the Columbus Women's Center and provided shelter for victims of domestic violence in Columbus, Indiana at the local Woodlawn Motel. On August 6, 1980, the Columbus Regional Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc. (d.b.a. Turning Point Domestic Violence Services Inc.) was incorporated. The 25-bed Emergency Shelter now serves a seven-county area including Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, and Shelby counties. Turning Point’s major accomplishments over the years include the addition of the toll free, 24 hour, 7 day Crisis/Helpline in 1986. This program allows victims of interpersonal violence to access services without jeopardizing their identity or incurring charges on their phone bill. Also accomplished in 1986, was Turning Point’s expansion of services to under served victims of sexual assault. From 1998-2003 non-residential service offices were established in Bartholomew, Brown, Jackson, Johnson, & Shelby counties-helping reach additional victims that are not seeking shelter. In 2002, the organization added an in-house emergency shelter case manager position to allow for longer-term case management, more substantial client assessments, and dedicated supportive services. Continuing program growth in 2007 allowed the agency to implement a Latina Victim Services Coordinator role to serve the growing number of Hispanic victims in its service region. In 2005 Turning Point began to focus on primary prevention services and completed the first 2 prevention programs. Other crucial additions to the Turning Point staff and services included the 2008 addition of a Ph.D level Director of Client Services and Training, as well as the implementation of a Transitional Housing Unit and services program in 2010 which provides victims of violence with affordable long term housing (up to 24 months) coupled with continued case management services. During this same timeframe, legal advocacy, professional assessment, children's services, academic tutoring, human needs assistance and substance & alcohol abuse education were also added. In 2011, the agency successfully expanded services to focus on prevention, along with intervention services. Prevention programming has grown substantially since 2005 in the five (5) service counties and now is designed to stop domestic violence in the next generation as well as reduce risks of its occurrence in those who already have risk factors. This year also marked the creation of the Bartholomew County Teens for Change advocacy group, who works together to promote healthy relationships in our community and others. They plan, organize and execute events to help educate the community about Dating Violence. Turning Point provides prevention education in school classrooms, prevention trainings to healthcare providers as part of the universal screening process with patients, and community-wide prevention education programming designed to create a network of empowered citizens to encourage a zero tolerance of domestic violence throughout their communities. In 2015 the agency updated the mission to include dating violence prevention. The mission of Turning Point Domestic Violence Services is now, to work toward the prevention and the elimination of dating and domestic violence.