TURNING POINT CENTER

Rating: 4.96 stars   653 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 1701 Jacquelyn Dr Houston TX 77055 USA

Mission: THE MISSION PROVIDED HOUSING, FOOD, CLOTHING, SUPPORTIVE SERVICES, REHABILITATION COUNSELING, TRAINING, AND EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE TO HOMELESS SENIOR CITIZENS IN HOUSTON, TEXAS.
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Rating: 5 stars  

When appropriate, family reunification is a critical element in ending the destitute and harsh realities of street life for homeless people where they have a safe and supportive place to live with. And now you can help by voluntering or donating to this great charity.

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I have a long time partnership with Turning Point I run a half way house just down the street.

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oh no they do everything right.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Connecting with the homeless on a respectful yet determined level without pressuring them into programs or service, simply offering and guiding and allowing them to take what they need, from a meal to wheelchair repair to a shower or counseling, the Turning Point staff and volunteers are making a difference in the lives of some of the neediest and least likely to help themselves people around. Once a month volunteers reach out into the heart of Houston and offer assistance to any who will accept. Volunteers are always needed!

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I am a contiuing volunteer of Turning Point so I have seen on many levels the great service they do.

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

More volunteers!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I work for Harris County TX as a case worker and have took notice during my visits here on how the center runs. The people they serve here also contribute to the upkeep and the daily chores. I know it distills a sense of community and at the same time gives the individual self esteem.
The service they provide goes way beyond just shelter and food.

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The sense of community and being a part of a team. The people served here are learning how to be productive members of society again.

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

help them get funding to expand their shelter.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Turnig Point is the only place that addreses the elderly homeless. In the past 20 years they have helped thousands of people get back on their feet. The model is being researched by other large cities around the US eager to replicate their success. for more information check their web page at turningpointcenter.org It is a great place to start!

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I have worked with the director of Turning Point Center for several years.

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

More awarness to the great work and service TPC provides.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I am a case worker for the state I have 3 clients at Turning Point.
The Turning Point Center does a great job with their residents and I am happy to give my recommendation for their services. George Gomez is epically helpful.

Fabiola Briones

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The work that they do with their residents.

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

not any

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a school teacher in the Spring Branch section of Houston One of our campus goals is to help develop the students' character and encourage them to be good citizens of the world. It was amazing to see how excited our students were after spending a afternoon with the people living at Turning Point. Thank you for givig us the tour and the story behind the shelter and the amazing woman who founded it.

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We spent our field services day at Turning Point Center

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a case worker with more than one client at Turning Point I can attest to the program and the staff in regards to this being a one of a kind place that assists elderly homeless people in Houston and the surrounding counties. The clients here receive extensive resources and services.

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I have multiple clients at Turning Point Center and therefore I frequent Turning Point weekly.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Turning Point is a needed facility in the Houston area and the staff and volunteers there consistently demonstrate caring, compassion and understanding for the clientele that they serve. Many of our clients have been able to improve their lives with the assistance of Turning Point.

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helping clients through periods of their lives when they were unable to do so for themselves.

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

Encourage them to seek long-term transitional housing possiblitiies for people who are able to return to and / or maintain employment.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a employee of MHMRA of Harris County and we are pleased with Turning Point Center help and professionalism over the past five years. Turning Point Center will be and continue to have our greatest acknowledgments towards the population that we work with.
So from me and the entire MHMRA reps we thank you so much and continue to keep up the good work in the future.

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Turning Point has always kept patients safe and the patients medical needs first.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

We have known of Turning Point and the level of its services for many years. The caseworkers at COMPASS view it as an excellent housing option for our homeless clients with disabilities. It has always been my impression that it is well run, that Mr. Lopez is very dedicated, and that the residents are happy to be there. On another note, my daughter's middle school does community service there from time to time, and she and the other students are also impressed. And it is not easy to impress a middle schooler!
C. Brannon
COMPASS
www.houstoncompass.org

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

helping clients who live there with bus fare.

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

not do anything, other than make more beds available. There is not enough housing like this in Houston.

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