COVID-19 UPDATE (5/26/2020)
To our community:
Thank you again to all our community first responders, healthcare workers, essential business workers and SART members for your continued work serving and caring for our community during these unprecedented times. I believe difficult times bring rise to all that is truly good and reflects the amazing resilience of our community.
The Turning Point will be transitioning to a phased-in approach to re-opening our agency and providing a safe environment to care for survivors of sexual violence. As noted in previous announcements, we will open our doors on June 1, 2020 with limited staff on a rotating basis. All program services will be available daily including walk-in advocacy, legal advocacy, counseling, and medical accompaniment. We encourage all those who require our assistance to call us first through our 24/7 hotline, 800-886-7273, so we can best prepare for your needs.
We have initiated a deep clean of our building by a contracted cleaning service following CDC and Public Heath guidelines on sanitation and disinfection protocols. Staff have been educated on on-going protocols necessary to maintain proper sanitation measures and will undergo daily health screenings to include temperature monitoring to ensure we and our clients and visitors remain safe and protected during this time.
Visitors will also be asked to undergo a health screening before entering and we will limit the number of clients/visitors to reflect proper social distancing guidelines. All group activities and meetings will be limited to virtual platforms at this time. A copy of our agency guidelines are available upon request. You may email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy.
SANE and advocacy services to all hospital partners went into effect May 15, 2020; however, we continue to encourage all hospital and LE partners to refer survivors 16 and older to Courtney’s SAFE Place located at our agency at 3325 Silverstone Dr., Plano, TX 75023. This is still the safest way for us to practice social distancing and ensure our advocates and nurses are providing the best possible care to survivors. You can continue to reach us 24/7 via our hotline at 1.800.886.7273
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our administrative staff Mon-Fri from 8:30a-5:30p though our business line, 972-985-0951,
As always, we are here to serve and together, we continue to strive to be better and do better by survivors and the community.
Take care and be safe-