Founded in 1979, Turning Point is the second-oldest domestic violence shelter in the state of Alabama and one of the oldest such agencies in the United States. In its beginnings, Turning Point partnered with Druid City Hospital (now a part of the DCH network), reserving a hospital room to provide a single Tuscaloosa county family one night of respite from an abusive environment.
Turning Point began serving victims of sexual assault in 1992.
In over thirty five (35)years of continuing operation, Turning Point now has a nine-county coverage area, serving Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa counties in West Alabama. Tens of thousands of men, women and children have received services from Turning Point.
Today, Turning Point provides direct services to over 2,000 primary and secondary victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. In addition, Turning Point conducts community trainings, speaking engagements and other events throughout the year.