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Slideshow of Turning Point "And the beat goes on" in honor of its 40th Anniversary Celebration & Honors Gala 2016...

Slideshow of Turning Point "Back in the Day" in honor of its 40th Anniversary Celebration & Honors Gala 2016...

by Stephen Robinson, Housing Director In conjunction with our Best Practices, Turning Point has established a continuum of services that addresses the after - treatment needs of our clients (African American men), particularly those with histories of drug and alcohol addiction and homelessness. Ms. Bea’s House is the next step in the recovery process. It addresses the often asked questions “What now?” and “Where do I go from here?” As a 32 - bed, room and board facility, Ms. Bea’s has served over two - hundred and fifty homeless African American men from a cultural perspective since its opening in 2012. The facility operates on a case management service model that focuses on addressing at least five of the contributing factors leading to addiction: stress, homelessness, unemploy - ment, education, and access, all of which have received individualized case man - agement service. Of the 250-plus residents, 193 (or 77%) have come straight from Turning Point’s treatment program. Another 41 have shared addiction - related issues that partly brought them to a state of homelessness and ultimately to Ms. Bea’s. A bed and three meals a day provides some of the stress relief. Our case manage - ment in collaboration with the Goodwill Easter Seals Employment and Training staff has been able to support the efforts of 79% of the men coming through the program. Our combined efforts have enabled us to help them secure full or part - time employment, college or a career training program. The average length of stay is about eleven months, after which time approximately 58% have moved on to permanent housing either through Minnesota Housing Authority, Catholic Charities or other community connections. As part of our continuum, Ms. Bea’s residents who have achieved their established personal goals become eligible to move on to our (GRH) Supportive Housing Program or Single Adult Housing Program apartments. By the time he has traveled through the continuum he is confident, clean, self - supporting and has community resource information. More often than not...

Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential. Recovery is built on access to evidence-based clinical treatment and recovery support services tailored to meet client needs. SAMHSA has delineated four major dimensions that support a life in recovery: Health—overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) or symptoms—for example, abstaining from use of alcohol, illicit drugs, and non-prescribed medications if one has an addiction problem—and, for everyone in recovery, making informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional well-being. Home—having a stable and safe place to live. Purpose—conducting meaningful daily activities, such as a job, school, volunteerism, family caretaking, or creative endeavors, and the independence, income, and resources to participate in society. Community—having relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope. Support services help people with substance use disorders manage their conditions successfully. Today, when individuals with substance use disorders seek help from Turning Point, they are met with the knowledge and belief that they can recover and manage their conditions successfully. A person’s recovery is built on his or her strengths, talents, coping abilities, resources, and inherent values. As a holistic approach agency we address the whole person and their community. Recovery occurs via many pathways. Because setbacks are a natural part of life, Turning Point offers a highly individualized process where support services are flexible. The incorporation of a full range of social, legal, and other services that facilitate recovery, wellness, and linkage to and coordination among service providers, and other supports is shown to improve quality of life for people in and seeking recovery and their families. Individuals, families, and communities that have experienced social and economic disadvantages are more likely to face greater obstacles to overall health. Turning Point is committed to addressing these health disparities by providing culturally and linguistically appropriate prevention, treatment, and recovery support programs. [button size='large' style='' text='Download PDF File' icon='' icon_color='' link='http://ourturningpoint.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Learn-more-about-support-services.pdf' target='_blank' color='#ffffff' hover_color='#ffffff' border_color='' hover_border_color='' background_color='#a41f35' hover_background_color='#e37b00' border_radius="5" font_style='normal' font_size='40px' font_weight='600'...

In this issue: A Night Full of Memories provides a recap of our 2016 Honors Gala Chemical Health Division Reunites Clients with Families talks about the importance of reunification Recap of client events and activities And so much more! [button size='large' style='' text='Download PDF File' icon='' icon_color='' link='http://ourturningpoint.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/v7i2.pdf' target='_blank' color='#ffffff' hover_color='#ffffff' border_color='' hover_border_color='' background_color='#a41f35' hover_background_color='#e37b00' border_radius="5" font_style='normal' font_size='40px' font_weight='600' text_align='center' margin='']...

In this issue: Addressing Disparities: So Where do We Begin? sheds light on the responsiblities of social service organization Jerome Maxie, Turning Point client, shares his success story President and CEO Peter Hayden talks about Turning Point’s success story And so much more!   [button size='large' style='' text='Download PDF File' icon='' icon_color='' link='http://ourturningpoint.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/v7i1.pdf' target='_blank' color='#ffffff' hover_color='#ffffff' border_color='' hover_border_color='' background_color='#a41f35' hover_background_color='#e37b00' border_radius="5" font_style='normal' font_size='40px' font_weight='600' text_align='center' margin='']...

“I want to thank the Turning Point family for giving me the opportunity and a place to come to change my life,” writes Aidrus Mohumud, a former Turning Point client. ...