In Justice For All – Turning Point

 

This episode of In Justice For All Michelle Gatchell is joined by Delaware County Prosecuting Attorney Carol O'Brien and her guests Mark and Maria Pizzi the Co-Chairs of the Delaware Turning Point. They share how this shelter will help those in our community and from nearby communities find a safe place.

TOPIC: Turning Point - turningpoint6.org

With Turning Point adults and children now have a safe place to turn when challenged with domestic violence – a Turning Point that enables survivors of domestic violence to live a life free of violence.​

HOSTS: WDLR’s Michelle Gatchell & Delaware Prosecuting Attorney Carol O’Brien

GUESTS: Campaign Co-Chairs of the Turning Point Capitol Campaign Mark and Maria Pizzi.

Turning Point provides victims/survivors of domestic violence and their children with safe, secure, temporary shelter in a comfortable atmosphere.

The shelter is designed to meet the victims’ physical needs by providing housing, food, clothing and personal items, as well as their emotional needs through support services. The shelter also features  designated rooms for male victims. When possible, families are provided with their own rooms with a bathroom, while other areas such as the living and dining room and kitchen are shared. The shelter is also handicapped accessible and pet friendly.

How do you define domestic violence?

Abuse is a pattern of physically and emotionally violent and coercive behaviors that one person uses to exercise power and control over another.​

How prevalent is domestic violence?

  • Every 15 seconds a woman is battered in the United States.
  • Every five years domestic violence kills as many women as the total number of Americans who died in the Vietnam War.
  • Domestic violence is the single largest cause of injury to women in the United States, more common than injuries sustained from car accidents, muggings and rapes combined.
  • Thirty-five percent of women who seek treatment at hospital emergency rooms are there for symptoms of ongoing abuse.
  • Violence will occur at least once in two-thirds of all marriages.
  • Ten women per day are killed by their partners.
  • It is estimated that 52% of all female homicide victims are killed by their partners.
  • Six million women per year are assaulted by their partners.
  • Each year in Ohio, 88,000-115,000 adults are physically abused by a current or former partner; 21,800 people are arrested for intimate partner violence; 18,822 people file petitions for civil protection orders and 3,998 adults seek shelter in domestic violence shelters.

How does intimate partner violence (IPV) compare to other threats among adult women in the six counties covered by Turning Point?

  • In Crawford County 230-310 adult women experience physical IPV while 124 are injured in motor vehicle crashes, 111 mothers are without 1st semester prenatal care and 118 are diagnosed with cancer.
  • In Delaware County 760-1,000 adult women experience physical IPV while 633 are injured in motor vehicle crashes, 443 mothers are without 1st semester prenatal care and 286 are diagnosed with cancer.
  • In Marion County 310-420 adult women experience physical IPV while 279 are injured in motor vehicle crashes, 245 mothers are without 1st semester prenatal care and 188 are diagnosed with cancer.
  • In Morrow County 170-230 adult women experience physical IPV while 146 are injured in motor vehicle crashes, 124 mothers are without 1st semester prenatal care and 65 are diagnosed with cancer.
  • In Union County 240-320 adult women experience physical IPV while 161 are injured in motor vehicle crashes, 152 mothers are without 1st semester prenatal care and 97 are diagnosed with cancer.
  • In Wyandot County 110-150 adult women experience physical IPV while 59 are injured in motor vehicle crashes, 53 mothers are without 1st semester prenatal care and 68 are diagnosed with cancer.

See more information HERE.

VOLUNTEER​

If you are interested in volunteering for Turning Point, there are many possible volunteer opportunities available.

  • Organize donations
  • Provide assistance with clerical duties
  • Distribute literature
  • Help with general shelter chores
  • Fundraising projects
  • Assist with shelter maintenance
  • Assist with Christmas “Adopt-A-Family” program
  • Lead recreational activities
  • And many others!

For more information go to turningpoint6.org.

 

 

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