Turning Point Seeks Assistance for Clients

Turning Point, an agency working to prevent and help victims of domestic violence, says that even though their Adopt-A-Family sponsorship deadline has passed, you can still help in other ways. The agency says they ensure that clients who are currently in the shelter or those who have moved out and are living independently and violence […]

T.J. Maxx Store Set to Open in Marion, Donate to Turning Point

A new T.J. Maxx location will open in Marion on Sunday, October 28, 2012. The store, located on Marion-Mt. Gilead Road in the same building as Office Depot and Gordon Foods, will be open Sunday from 8:00am to 8:00pm and the first 1,000 shoppers will receive free, reusable bags. In celebration of its new Marion […]

Turning Point to Host Picnic on the Porch

In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Turning Point will be holding their 7th annual Picnic on the Porch on October 5 from 11:00-1:00. The Picnic on the Porch is open to anyone who would like to stop by for some picnic fare. The Turning Point staff, board members and volunteers will be on […]

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

This month, Turning Point welcomes October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. One in four women will be the victim of domestic violence at some point in her lifetime, and, on average, three women are killed every day at the hands of a current or former intimate partner. Paula Roller, Executive Director, states that the […]

Mary Kay Foundation Grant to Help Turning Point

Turning Point, a local domestic violence shelter serving north central Ohio received a $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation. In observation of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, The Mary Kay Foundation awards $20,000 grants to more than 150 domestic violence shelters across the country for a total of $3 million. Turning Point says […]

Study – Jailhouse Phone Calls Reveal Domestic Abuse Clues

An analysis of jailhouse phone calls between men charged with felony domestic violence and their victims allowed researchers for the first time to see exactly what triggered episodes of violent abuse. The findings showed that violence often immediately followed accusations of sexual infidelity made by one or both of the partners. Drug or alcohol use was often involved.

Turning Point Holding Annual 5K Run/Walk

The fifth annual Baguette Run – a first step against domestic violence – is being held June 23th and will begin at the Panera Bread Café on Route 95, Marion, at 8:00 am. The event is to raise funds for victims of domestic violence and their families.

5k Run/Walk to Benefit Turning Point

Turning Point is gearing up for their annual Baguette Run. The event is a 5k run and/or walk on Saturday, June 26, and all the proceeds go to Turning Point to help them in their fight against domestic violence.

Study – Healthcare Costs High After Abuse Ends

Victims of domestic violence endure significantly higher health costs than other women for three years after the abuse ends, a new study finds.

Abuse victims had health care costs that averaged more than $1,200 above non-abused women for the first two years after the abuse ended and about $400 above others in the third year.