Turning Point has the social responsibility to respond to the needs of victims of domestic violence by providing shelter, counseling, advocacy and general support services and to identify and confront the causes of domestic violence. Prior to the 1970's, partner abuse remained a horror that was housed behind closed doors. It was not until women gathered in the late 1960s to share their stories that violence in the home became a public issue. With this emergence of women's voices came what is known as the modern women's movement. The modern women's movement challenged the existing conditions of women as served as a catalyst for the battered women's movement that emerged in the 1970s. In the following years, the battered women's movement dramatically changed society's response to domestic violence. In the early 1970s, there were no battered women's shelters in existence. Today, there are more than 1,500 shelters serving women, children and men who are victims of domestic violence.