HIV TESTING AND OUTREACH
We provide confidential free HIV testing, education and $20 gift card incentives for all those who get tested.
Testing available at TWO sites:
- Turning Point – Monday-Friday, by appointment preferred.
- Macedonia Baptist Church, 3801 1st Ave So, Minneapolis, MN 55409, 2nd floor – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
For more information or to make an appointment, contact:
- Marie Graham at 612-578-7542 or 612-237-9495
- Patricia Carter at 612-209-9055
FEMA CRISIS COUNSELING
Turning Point provides community outreach to individuals and families that maybe experiencing trauma in their lives, such as health issues, housing, violence prevention, school and community concerns, meeting people where there at and helping them navigate systems
CULTURALLY SPECIFIC SERVICE CENTER (CSSC)
The CSSC is a one-stop shop to meet a variety of needs for community residents through our partners. (currently appointment only)
- Larry Reed Legal Consultations: consultation and referrals on legal issues
- TwinCities Rise: free job skills training program and employment search assistance
- MNSure Navigators: assistance in signing up for MNSure health insurance
- National Black Alcoholism & Addictions Council (NBAC): research, training materials
Aftercare is Turning Point’s continuance of care program; it is a system of support for a recovering person once treatment is over. The program consists of a meeting every Friday night, usually with a guest speaker.
Turning Point offers support for African Americans in our community struggling with chemical health issues, housing and employment.
- Peer recovery coaching
- Recovery navigation
- African American recovery support groups
- African American talking circles
- Specialized opioid Recovery support, case management and care coordination.
- Receive one-on-one support to address individual, family and community opioid prevention, treatment, education, advocacy, and harm reduction.
OVERDOSE FATALITY REVIEW:
The purpose of an OFR is to effectively identify system gaps and innovative community-specific overdose prevention and intervention strategies. In practice, OFRs involve a series of confidential individual death reviews by a multidisciplinary team.
A death review (also referred to as a “case review”) examines the life of a person who died of an overdose in terms of:
- drug use history,
- major health events,
- social-emotional trauma (including adverse childhood experiences),
- encounters with law enforcement and the criminal justice system, and treatment history