Advocacy In Action

June 2023 Newsletter

News and Updates from Turning Point of Lehigh Valley

Happy Pride Month!

Turning Point is proud to serve ALL survivors of domestic and intimate partner abuse.

Domestic and intimate partner abuse within the LGBTQ+ community is unique compared to other communities. Abusive partners utilize tactics of abuse that are specific to LGBTQ+ people and relationships including:

  • Controlling and/or questioning the victim’s gender identity or gender expression.
  • Questioning or not believing the victim’s sexual orientation.
  • Calling their partner names that are homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic like “freak” or telling them that they’re not “gay enough” or “trans enough.”
  • Pressuring a victim to come out or threatening to out the victim to family, doctors, friends, employers, etc.
  • Withholding hormones like testosterone injections.
  • Forcing the victim to speak to priests and other faith leaders to “cure” them of their homosexuality/bisexuality/transness, etc.

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Get Started On Your Summer Reading

Get ready to dive into a world of thought-provoking and empowering literature this summer!

We're excited to share the book recommendations from The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence's (PCADV) Gender & Sexual Justice Caucus. These captivating reads explore important topics and shed light on issues related to gender equality and sexual justice. Whether you're looking for insightful memoirs, groundbreaking research, or inspiring stories of resilience, our recommendations have you covered. So grab a book, find a cozy spot, and let these pages transport you to new perspectives and transformative experiences.

View Full List of Book Recommendations Here

Turning Point of Lehigh Valley and Equi-Librium: Honorary Heroes of Empowerment

Collaborative Counseling Program 'A New Path Forward' Recognized for Innovative Approach to Supporting Survivors

We are thrilled to announce that Turning Point of Lehigh Valley has been recognized by Two Rivers Health & Wellness Foundation as this year's

Honorary Hero alongside our friends Equi-Librium. Our collaborative counseling program, "A New Path Forward," incorporates equine-assisted services to help survivors of domestic and intimate partner abuse and their families. Their commitment to nonprofit collaboration and innovative programs is making a positive impact in our community. Thank you for recognizing us as Honorary Heroes!

Attention All Golfers! Join Us "Fore" A Good Cause

Join Us at the Strength & Love Celebrity Golf Tournament!

Proceeds Support our Work with Survivors and their Families

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Flex Funding: Empowering Survivors to Reclaim Their Lives

Thanks to the continued support of The Provident Bank Foundation, our Advocates can continued to help survivors in truly transformative ways through the use of Flex Funding.

Read Our Latest Story of Flex Here

Celebrating Our Remarkable Moms

"I am like a flower that is raised with love by you. You help me grow big and strong."


In honor of Mother's Day, we held a heartwarming celebration at our Safe House to recognize the incredible moms in our program. While every day is an opportunity for us to recognize their achievements and progress, Mother's Day holds a special place in our hearts as we highlight their resiliency, strength, and courage.

Our Child and Teen Advocate, Geraldine, along with the children in our program, organized a wonderful craft activity. Each child had the chance to design a beautiful card and write a heartfelt message to show their love and appreciation for their moms.

We are incredibly grateful to have received generous donations from the community including donations from Bethlehem Women's Club, First Presbyterian Church of Emmaus, and Verizon. These donations allowed us to make this day even more special for our moms.

Donor Spotlight: Verizon

Helping to Create a Safer and Brighter Future For All

We are delighted to shine a spotlight on our generous partner, Verizon, who recently reached out to us with a heartwarming gesture for Mother's Day. Verizon showed their incredible support by creating beautiful Mother's Day baskets for the moms at our Safe House.

These thoughtfully curated baskets brought joy and warmth to our moms, reminding them that they are cherished and appreciated. We extend our deepest gratitude to Verizon for their commitment to making a positive impact in our community and for their dedication to honoring and celebrating the resilience of these remarkable individuals.

Their dedication to our cause and their belief in the importance of standing by survivors of domestic and intimate partner abuse is truly commendable. We are honored to have Verizon as a valued partner, and we look forward to continuing our collaborative efforts in creating a safer and brighter future for all!

Celebrating the Achievements of the LGBTQ Community 

Turning Point is Happy to be a Sponsor of the LGBTQ Business Council's Annual Awards Gala

We are thrilled to announce our sponsorship of the upcoming LGBTQ Business Council's Annual Awards Gala. At Turning Point, we believe in creating an inclusive and safe environment for all survivors of domestic and intimate partner abuse, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Our organization is dedicated to providing comprehensive support services, resources, and advocacy to empower all survivors on their journey towards healing and independence.

Learn More About This Event Here

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Turning Point of Lehigh Valley is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, charitable organization as defined under the Internal Revenue Service code section 501c(3). Tax exemption entity ID 23-2100651. Please consult with your professional tax advisor as to what deduction may be available to you. The official registration and financial information of Turning Point may be obtained from the PA Department of State by calling toll-free within Pennsylvania 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.