TURN YOUR LIFE AROUND (TYLA ) INC

Rating: 4.75 stars   36 reviews

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Location: 1109 W Prince Road, Suite 111 Tucson AZ 85705 USA

Mission: The mission of Turn Your Life Around (T.Y.L.A.), Inc. is to support, encourage, and empower homeless men and women in sustaining their lives in recovery from drugs, alcohol and mental health issues.
Results: 2012 Year to Date services are as follows: • This year alone Turn Your Life Around has served 345 women. • We have placed 31 women in sober living facilities, where their recovery process can begin. • We have assisted 3 women in the regaining their drivers license through the Homeless Court Program. This program substitutes outstanding fines with community service hours and substance abuse treatment. • Our Employment Service class has assisted 23 women in resume writing, interview techniques, job skill assessments and job search. • Our “Dress for Success” program has given 42 women from various recovery programs in the community over 120 sets of clothing, undergarments and hygiene packets. • Turn Your Life Around has job training in our onsite retail thrift store. In collaboration with the Department of Economic Security Workforce we train women in marketing, sales, inventory and customer service. This satisfies the requirements for their monthly cash assistance, while preparing them for re-entry into the workforce. Year to date we have accommodated 25 women. • We mentored 18 women, showing them how to achieve a life style that is beneficial to productivity. We want to see these women live a fulfilling life with their families and become strong examples for their children. • We have given out 18 (2) way bus passes to women for transportation to and from services, we have supplied 10 women with infant and toddler clothing and have helped 4 women complete the community service hours needed to be released from probation and complete their legal requirements.
Programs: clothing giveaway, peer mentoring, employment service classes, recovery support groups, relapse prevention

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have seen nothing but love exuding from the employees, volunteers and clients at this organization. Even through the hardships that most of these clients are experiencing, their attitudes are positive as a result of the help and support that Turn You Life Around provides. The employees express true compassion for each client and treat each one according to their individual needs. They are flexible and understanding when approached with new challenges and always appear to find a solution. I definitely recommend Turn Your Life Around as a resource to retrieving help, guidance and support.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Turn your Life Around is an amazing program! It helps a wide range of people with a number of issues. They take each case one by one, and treats each person like an individual. If a client has a problem, TYLA is the first to explain what actions need to be taken. They are very helpful, and a great resource.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Turn Your Life Around is a great organization located within the center of Tucson. It is open to all types of clients, offering several types of services for those who need them. We are open to all sorts of clients with different needs and are willing to accommodate all of our clients in the best ways that we can. We are a relaxed and compassionate environment and never make any of our clients feel like their presence is unwanted. We are understanding and truly care about the well-being of everyone associated with TYLA, Inc. Our clients love us, and our services are helpful for everyone's journey towards becoming a better person! I highly recommend going to Turn Your Life Around, Inc. for anyone who is in need of the services we offer! We can't be beat!

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Rating: 1 stars  

Don't be fooled by the previous reviews. TYLA is lock step with the courts and will throw you under the bus first chance they get, at least in my expirence. They talk down to clients mainly because they understand that everything is court ordered and they got you in a rock in a hard place. People where nodding off in groups and the whole deal seemed like a racket to get your money. TYLA is working hand in hand with using the court system to reap profits and not about truly helping people stay sober. As long as that money is paid every session then the machine keeps a rollin. I pray things improve but I won't be referring anyone here.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Show a lot more respect to the clients who fork out their hard earned money to keep that operation afloat. Don't get me wrong, there was some nice and caring people there but also some power tripping people who seemed like they enjoyed having some power over court ordered people who had to bite there lip. Just. Of conducive to a stress free environment. If you can afford it, it might b better to spend a little more money and find a treatment option that has more positive energy. Iwish the best

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Turn Your Life Around possesses a strong 'at-home- feel. They are always there to help and make you feel very welcome. Your needs are met without a fuss and there is always someone to greet you.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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1 previous review
Rating: 4 stars  

This place has a very welcoming feeling that leaves clients coming back. They clearly demonstrate care and support. The relationships with their clients are kept close on personal level that makes the clients feel special and important.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

learning about addiction and how to deal with it.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

recommend they keep it open on weekends

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Rating: 5 stars  

Turn Your Life Around is amazing. It's passion for helping the homeless population with substance abuse and mental health issues is fresh and caring. They help iin so many ways, clothing, employment service assistance, peer mentoring, support group meetings and just as a resource center to help people get off the streets and into shelter and back on the right track.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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1 previous review
Rating: 4 stars  

I have voluenteered services at TYLA for two years.
I have helped with grant research and fundraising evernt.

I have watched this organization grow in number of clients and services offered.

They give clients a place to go when there seems no place. They care about each client and go out of their way to help with mentoring, support groups and resources.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen people obtain sobriety that had never been sober in their life time. They have been reunited with lost family relations and gained employment. I have witnessed people truly turning their life around.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More people with recovery support experience would volunteer their time for mentoring clients.

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Rating: 5 stars  

TYLA is an amazing organization. I work here as an intern, and I can honestly say that I have seen the people here make significant differences in their clients' lives. The employees and counselors make honest connections and really do want to help people in need get back up and make improvements to their lives. TYLA offers many services that help people find new outlooks on life and make changes for the better. I believe TYLA has had a huge impact on the community of Tucson and will continue doing so in the future. TYLA gives hope to people who thought they had none. The organization is really living up to its name, helping people to "turn their lives around."

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

This agency has the highest of integrity that I have ever known, they empower our clients to believe in themselves, they set an example of what is like to succeed if you have the right attitude and have resources, I call them our Guardian Angels , they help you with everything they got starting with a kind and warm welcome when you walk in their office, if you need something and they don't have it they find a way to get it. Tucson should be very proud to have TYLA as a non Profit agency to help out our community. thank you Martha Hunnicutt

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Turn your life around is a non profit group here in my community.I first saw the story in the newspaper on how a recovered addict was helping people who are where she once was. She was stepping beyond herself and leaving her comfort zone for something to important. That tyoe of dedication pulled at my heart and I went in to see if i could volunteer. She was just getting off the ground, we had clothes everywhere, people everywhere, questions everywhere and even no air conditioning there for a minute! Everyone pulled through and worked so hard together. Cheryl and her team made things come together and in so many ways. They are a support groups, out patient rehab services, clothing programs and so much more for people who really need it. Everything donated is put in the store and sold in order to fund all the services they provide. With drugs being such a problem in our community as well as the rest of the nation, it's more than just positive to have such programs for people, it's essential. Even saving one person and showing them a better way would be worth everything they sacrificed and have done for others. Each day that passes another person walks through the doors for a friendly smile, a helping hand,hope and love. You have that at TYLA. This is a program worth supporting in anyway you can. I know it's hard to give when your thinking the money will be spent on something other than your donating for. It 100 % all to TYLA and the people it serves. This place has an address not PO Box, they are there when you walk through the door. Real people, real hearts and real hope.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the faces of those who walk out the door taking with them what they have learned , who they have met and who they are now.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Can't think of anything. I think everyone is doing a great job in all areas.

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