Happy Holidays At Turning Point, we believe everyone should have a home. Somewhere safe, stable, and where you can recover from the day’s events and prepare for a better tomorrow. We believe in friendship. Because our friends feel like family, and we holdthem in high regard. We create relationships, hope, and recovery to over 2,646people every year who are experiencing
Stories of Hope, Haven and Healing
https://youtu.be/RPDyZ6yW5OI Thank you to everyone who came out to our three year celebration. Special shoutout to all our sponsors. We can’t do what we do without you. Creating an environment that supports mental health, jobs and plants that help fund our program!
Not everyone with a severe mental illness is independent enough to thrive in permanent supportive housing. Some still need help with meals, laundry, and medications. Unfortunately, the disappearance of board-and-cares leaves many of these vulnerable people without an option. CA Dept. of Social Services website states that in Ventura County, 85 facilities for the
Thank you, Commander Jim Haren, from American Legion Post 741 riders and Conejo Mountain Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory, for the $6000 donation towards our Veteran Transitional Housing Program.
The Home Depot Camarillo arrives with Hope Chests designed and built by the Team Depot employees! The chests were filled by Shryne Group with everything a veteran needs to get started with his new life when he moves into his permanent home; sheets, towels, plates, cups, coffee maker, microwave, and more. The chest can be
This is why we love what we do. Turning Point Foundation honors and serves our veterans who are transitioning out of homelessness and into permanent housing. When we receive letters of appreciation from vets finally getting a home of their own — it’s such a feeling of accomplishment for them and for us. Donate to
May is Military Appreciation Month and how better to show your appreciation than by joining our team!
Calling all Licensed Mental Health Professionals! Come and join a wonderful team of extremely caring and professional individuals who simply want to make a difference in the world and lives of an underserved population! Turning Point Foundation has been a prominent leader in the forefront of community mental health, rehabilitation, and recovery for over 30
We honor Reverend Jim Ayars for his dedicated and invaluable service as a member of the Board of Directors for Turning Point Foundation for over 12 years. You have made such a tremendous impact in our community, and your legacy will inspire us for years to come. We wish you the best in the next
What’s food got to do with it? We all know that good food choices lead to better physical health and well-being. But, good food choices are also a major contributor to psychological well-being. The scientific relationship between what we eat and how we feel is known as “Nutritional Psychology.” Harvard has a great article explaining
Donate to our Veterans Transitional Housing Program Not every World War II hero carried a gun. In the case of Ventura World War II veteran Jack. D. Schulz, his battlefront was IBM’s newfangled “tabulation machine” that was then considered cutting-edge warfare technology. The veteran who helped win the war with his prowess on the keyboard
We hope the holidays gave you time to pause a little longer and reflect on all that we are grateful for. The spirit of generosity in our community shines even brighter this time of year, especially now that our local community has seen a dramatic increase in the need for our services. It is also
Image by Ventura County Reporter Temporary Housing for the Homeless Project Room Key was developed to provide temporary housing to people experiencing homelessness with the goal of reducing spread during the initial COVID case spike, and providing a safe space for anyone infected to recover. However, we know that just providing a haven – a
This year we celebrate occasions like Veteran’s Day differently. You can let our veterans know you appreciate them by taking the time to thank them personally by calling 805 321-0545 and making a donation to Turning Point’s Veteran’s program. Donate to our Veteran’s Program At Turning Point’s Vince Street Veteran’s Program in Ventura, homeless veterans
COVID-19 continues to be on our mind — but don’t forget that flu season is here too. Ventura County, Health Care Agency, has free Community Flu Clinics available. Vaccine schedule It’s natural to feel concerned and even a little anxious about the news of a surge of COVID-19 cases and the upcoming flu season. Some concern
Pictured are Suki Sir, Marketing and Fund Development Manager, Turning Point, and Katrina Engel, Rehabilitation Specialist, Turning Point’s New Visions Center. Our staff at New Visions Center on Main Street in Ventura, while tele-counseling with their program members, gave a final push for participation for the 2020 Census. 100% of New Visions members participated in
Recent Ventura Breeze article.
You’re Invited!Tuesday | February 410 AM – 2 PM Join us for an Open House to show our thanks to you our customers! Food and beverages! Nursery Tours! Visit our delightful Dudleyas, marvelous Mediterraneans, savory succulents and captivating California Native plants! Shop the nursery and pick your own plants Network with other nursery and CA
These are the words etched in a plaque at the Healing Garden, dedicated in memory of the victims of the Borderline Bar and Grill mass shooting in Thousand Oaks. We are grateful Growing Works could participate by giving out one thousand oaks at the unveiling of the memorial. Thanks to Growing Works donors, the young
Thank you to United Way of Ventura County Day of Caring, 30 volunteers from Solarflexion Inc, Downtown Rotary, and Rotaract who came out to install solar panels at Turning Point’s River Haven. Five Tiny Houses now have solar power! A big thank you to Solarflexion Inc , for their donation of all the components we
WRAP Graduation at Our Place Safe Haven Turning Point’s Mobile Wellness outreach program facilitated WRAP training for the residents of River Haven Transitional Housing Program. WRAP Training which is a Wellness Recovery Action Plan® (WRAP®), a simple and powerful process for creating the life and wellness we all want. Our graduating class participated in 16
Thank you to everyone who supported the 10th Annual National Collector Car Appreciation Day that took place on July 14. Presented by the Coachmen Car Club, Pin Ups for American Heroes and Vista Ford/Lincoln of Oxnard to benefit Turning Point’s Veterans Transitional Housing Program. Photo by Rick Merkow
Jim Pieczynski, Sherwood Grants Committee Chair, Jason Meek, Executive Director Turning Point, George Carney, President of the Sherwood Board of Directors. Thank you to Sherwood Cares –Sherwood Country Club Charitable Foundation for their $20,000 contribution to our Growing Works Program.
Becky Spring, Veterans Program Manager, David Jackson, Monitor, Kalie Matisek, LMFT and clinical director, Diana Zakhour, intern, Joe Dawson, Homeless 2 Home Team Lead, and Lead Monitor, Edwin Marinez. Thank you to EP Foster’s Irma Morales, Sr. City Librarian for partnering with Turning Point’s Becky Spring, Veterans Transitional Housing Program Manager to share county resources
Thank you to those who joined us for our ribbon cutting event on May 19, 2019 Indeed, the day was one for the record books! The Growing Works program, provided by the nonprofit Turning Point Foundation, has also set records for its significant success. Operating for less than one year, it has already exceeded performance
Thank you to those who joined us to celebrate 30 years of providing healing, haven and hope to those struggling with mental health in our community on May 19. It was an inspirational and exceptional milestone! Turning Point Foundation started 30 years ago with one clubhouse, and today with the continued support from people like
The idea for the Growing Works labyrinth came from Naval Base Chaplain Patricia Coley who has seen some really nice labyrinths in places where she has been deployed. We appreciate her volunteer work for Growing Works and rallying her friends from the Base to assist. Our volunteer Landscape Designer, Dr. Steven Sandifer, created the plan
Psychotic and paranoid, our son was on the streets. Again. He’d been in the psychiatric facility on an involuntary hold, then their after- discharge facility, the Thomas Fire shelter, the Rescue Mission, the winter warming shelter. Because of delusions and anxiety, none of them were a good place for him. Often-incoherent texts and calls revealed
Turning Point Foundation’s Growing Works Program will unveil Ventura County’s largest living labyrinth. With paths encircled with lavender plants, the labyrinth will be tended by employees at Growing Works nursery. Conceived by Naval Base Chaplain Patricia Coley, designed by Dr. Steven Sandifer, and named in honor of Dr. Richard Grossman, the labyrinth will be a
The Kenrose Kitchen Table Foundation and the Solar Tech Certification program and Moorpark College assisted with the installation of the first solar panel, and all its components at River Haven. We will monitor the efficiency for about two weeks and then expand to the rest of the Tiny Houses! Thank you Kenrose and Moorpark College
Check out the full article We know how important Growing Works is for people with mental health challenges. What we didn’t know was how it would be so welcomed by the community. Now as we look back over the year, we count the start-up of the Growing Works nursery by Turning Point Foundation to be
Thank you to The Home Depot Foundation and all of the Team Depot employee volunteers from Oxnard, Camarillo, Simi & Thousand Oaks stores for their generous grant that provided new appliances and garden boxes for Our Place Safe Haven. Team Depot volunteers also power washed and painted the building! Our Place is the first step on the
Their Success is Our Reward Since opening its doors in July, the Growing Works nursery has seen over one hundred participants in its job training and horticultural therapy program. Some have advanced to become paid employees at Growing Works, while others have moved on to outside employment. There is nothing more rewarding to us than
When I managed the E.P. Foster Library in downtown Ventura we had many library users that were part of the homeless community. In 2008 I joined the Ventura Social Services Task Force and subsequently learned about the various local resources offered to this underserved population. One of the most effective organizations was The Turning Point