The mission of The Turning Point is to provide counseling, education, and advocacy for those impacted by sexual assault.
We achieve this mission everyday by providing comprehensive services that include crisis intervention, hospital accompaniment, individual counseling, group counseling, legal advocacy, primary prevention, and community education. Staff is passionate about the work they do -- not only by supporting those who have been affected by sexual assault, but also about providing community prevention services to reduce the occurrence of this devastating crime in Collin County. The Turning Point has an outstanding relationship with Collin County hospitals and currently offers accompaniment services to seven area hospitals. The agency is also very proud to coordinate the Collin County Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program which trains and supplies hospitals with on-call Sexual Assault Nurse Practitioners. As a result, The Turning Point is able to support survivors by providing them with specialized medical care, sensitive to their experience.
The Turning Point is a member of the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) and fosters strong relationships with local universities and business associations. Agency staff participates in various community action councils including the Collin County Council on Family Violence (CCC-FV), the Collin County Social Services Association (CCSSA), the Dallas County Sexual Assault Coalition, and the Collin County Crime Victim's Assistance Council. Additionally, the agency continues to have a strong presence in the county's courts system.
Volunteers are essential to carrying out our mission. We utilize volunteers throughout our organization: as hotline and hospital crisis advocates, for education and outreach efforts, and for administrative and fundraising needs. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for The Turning Point, please refer to the Get Involved section of the website or contact us at 972-985-0951 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Turning Point began in 1982 as the Rape Crisis Center of Collin County. A local social worker felt that victims of sexual assault needed professional help with healing and recovery in addition to help with filing the initial crime report. She then joined with staff of the North Texas Medical Center and the McKinney Police Department to create an organization dedicated to the support and healing of sexual assault victims. Now called The Turning Point, the agency serves all of Collin County and surrounding areas by providing a diverse array of counseling, advocacy and education services to anyone impacted by sexual assault.