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Causes: Adult Education, Arts & Culture, Education, Employment Preparation & Procurement, Human Services, Humanities, Job Training

Mission: Turning Point provides women support, and opportunities to achieve their full potential, and empower them toi become self-sufficient. Turning Point will enhance growth, develop skills and behaviors that will help women achieve personal and economic independence.

Target demographics: individuals, women and children

Geographic areas served: Metro Atlanta

Programs: Bullying Prevention, Life Skills, Mentoring, Coaching, Counseling, Youth Leadership, Anger Management, Substance Abuse Education, Clinical Evaluation, and Parenting.

Community Stories

23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Veronica Roni D.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Turning Point does a great job reaching and helping those in the community. Having worked for them in the past, it was an awesome experience and I really enjoyed the work the organization did to serve others.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I was introduced to Turning Point Enterprises during a time when I was serving as Executive Director for The Cobb Alcohol Taskforce. The missions of our two organizations were overlapping in that they both focused on interventions with youth, particularly teenagers.

Bullying and related behavioral issues pose a direct impact on the choices young people make to engage in underage drinking. It can also be argued that is a correlation between binge drinking and teen attempts to cope with the depression and social isolation that is often felt from being attacked by bullying.

Another aspect of my professional experience is as a communications professor; I taught courses in Public Speaking at Georgia Perimeter College (now a part of Georgia State University) for many years. One of the most salient and popular components of my classroom curriculum was a regular presentation on the etymology of hate speech. When Turning Point Enterprises Executive Director Dr. JoAnn Hayward learned about the presentation, she invited me to share it with parents and students at Family Night events at several schools in the Cobb County School District where Turning Point Enterprises was operating anti-bullying programs and activities.

The presentations were so well received that Dr. Hayward and I have since expanded them to include special guest lectures in selective courses at several higher learning institutions in the metro Atlanta area, including St. Leo and Mercer Universities.

I regard Turning Point Enterprises as an organization that is pursuing a very critical mission in local communities. And I regard Dr. Hayward as a dear friend as well as an esteemed colleague.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TURNING POINT cares about everything they do. I had the great pleasure of participating in one of their events. It was put together so well. Dr. Hayward was so welcoming with a great smile and great energy. She was attentive to all attendees. I have also had the pleasure of meeting others who have had a great experience with this organization.

1 BritAustin

Board Member

Rating: 5

Turning Point Enterprises is a phenomenonal organization, that sets the tone for community activism, education and leadership, making an impact on individuals and families. I love that through Turning Point I was able to obtain mentorship and hands on experience. From interns, volunteers and paid staff, everyone serves a vital part and is made to feel supported. The visionary /CEO, Dr. Hayward directly supports the agency's mission through her hands on work and connections within the community. Turning Point provides a fulfilling experience of strengthening and empowering individuals and families. Continue making a difference and doing the excellent, much needed work you do.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Turning Point Enterprises, Inc. is an excellent organization that is doing great work in the community to help those who are less fortunate meet their full potential. The Director herself provides sound direction for the team to assist individuals in creating a change and overall turning point in their lives. I am proud and thankful for the learning opportunities that I have received from Turning Point and I look forward to seeing all the great things still to come!

1 Kanika Jackson B.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been working with this nonprofit for over 10 years now and I am always impressed with all of the different ways Turning Point Enterprises reaches the community. Whether it's a Women's Empowerment luncheon, anti-bullying film and outreach or parenting course, Dr. Hayward finds ways to reach people where they are and give them a hand up.

JoAnn H.

Board Member

Rating: 5

THE EMPOWERMENT LUNCHEON WAS AN OUTSTANDING PROGRAM WITH DYNAMIC SPEAKERS AND VERY INFORMATIVE! GREAT JOB TURNING POINT!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Turning Point Enterprises provides opportunities to volunteer and has a great staff. Dr. Hayward provides training for all volunteers. They have great volunteer opportunities.

Isa0602

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the job that Turning Point does I the community!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Turning Point is very concerned about the community and the community needs

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Turning Point facilitated two Anti Bullying campaign workshops for our Youth Non-Profit organization. The workshop was interactive and interesting for our youth that are in the Middle and High School age groups. Mrs. King was very helpful in keeping them engaged and due to the content and questions, the workshop lasted far longer than scheduled. Mrs. King was very gracious and patient with our students and expressed an interest in assisting other groups that our youth may be affiliated with, such as church groups, in an effort to bring attention to this serious issue. Turning Point Enterprises swiftly answered our requests and we have referred their contact information to other organizations that serve youth.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Turning Point provides Education, Training and Development. They have done a Bullying Film to educate students and parents. They have worked with Osborne High School in Marietta GA to provide a "Parent University" and have done extensive work to reach out to the community!
Great Job!!

Advisor

Rating: 4

Turning Point Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1998 by Dr. Hayward who shares a legacy of family involvement in supporting the needy. Her father Dr. Joseph Ginyard, of Philadelphia PA, has been an active member of his community as a volunteer and homeless shelter provider for twenty years. He has passed this sense of community responsibility on to JoAnn, who now is compelled by that same sense of urgency in fighting for the needs of others and the comitment to improving the lives of our valued citizens and homeless individuals that are in need of assistance. Turning point provides a variety of supportive service to youth and their families, such as mentoring and coaching, Anti-Bullying education, we have partnered with local High Schools in our area and provide services to students and their parents. We also created a program called Parent University, where we provide services to parents that they have requested, such as computer labs, conflict resolution, blended families, money mgmt, etc. these classes are also bi-lingual . Also we provide substance abuse counseling and we perform clinical evaluations. Our main Goal is to stabilize women, children and individuals, motivate them to obtain permanent and prevent homelessness.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Turning Point Enterprise, Inc. is an exceptional organization that is dedicated to supporting individuals develop self- sufficiency skills and empower their lives. The organization provides excellent life skills programs and community resources to help women and youth live out their best lives. I have witnessed firsthand the amazing influence the organization has had on pregnant mothers, survivors of domestic violence, and women rediscovering their own self- worth achieve goals that once were dreams turned into reality. I am honored to say I observed the progress of women selecting to make career changes, choosing to further their education, and women who formed critical support networks promote their own well-being, and women using financial literacy to eliminate debt, reclaim success in their futures and alleviate cycles of generational poverty.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Turnning Pont Enterprises has been very helpful for me. Dr Joann Hayward accepted me as an intern and insured that I received the very best training and information within this field. The services offered are wonderful I recommend Turning Point for all individuals looking for resources and information for personal growth and skill building.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Turning Point is guided by Dr. Hayward who ensures that every client is given the best care to improve their lives. Dr. Hayward's years of experience is funneled through her staff and reflected in the effort that is made with each and every client.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a contractor over several years with TPE, I have witnessed and experienced the change that this organization is making for the community as well as for families. Working with TPE has been personally rewarding and I encourage all to become affiliated with Turning Point Enterprises and be an advocate for change.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am one of the many people who have helped by Turning Point Enterprises. This is a great organization that not only assists family, but gives them the tools necessary to recover and rebuild.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Working with TPE the last few months have allowed me to truly see the work in the community that gets done. Whether it is advocating for victims of bullying, promoting social growth, counseling, or assisting families in general TPE always comes through for their clients.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Turning Point Enterprises is a wonderful organization that focuses on giving to the community. I look forward to the many opportunities that they provide to assist others in need.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Assisting the youth to shape their future plans and careers is one areas that i enjoyed while working in Malawi, Africa as Deputy Director of Environmental Affairs in the country.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I appreciate and thank Turning Point for the positive work it does. Turning Point offers help to people that need assistance to get back on their feet and become contributing members of our communities.

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Turning Point is a great organization that provides education, training and development to youth, children and adults. They emphasis life skills education because its their mission to assist individuals in reaching self sufficiency. They provide mentoring and work closely with the Department of Children and Family services. Outstanding Programs.