Turning Point serves 2,000+ individuals, youth & families each year.


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About Turning Point

Turning Point offers substance abuse treatment for teens and many other programs in Fort Collins CO

Help with Substance Abuse Treatment, Behavior, and Mental Health

Turning Point was established as an emergency shelter for youth in the juvenile justice system in 1967. It has grown to become a multi-service agency offering a continuum of services including:

  • Short and long-term intensive residential substance abuse treatment for teens
  • Crisis intervention services
  • Adolescent day treatment programs
  • Outpatient therapies and treatment
  • Coaching and mentoring programs
  • Individualized education

Today, Turning Point is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We are dedicated to turning lives around for youth needing substance abuse treatment, help with behavior or mental health issues, or a combination. We offer the broadest range of programs from outpatient services to intensive residential treatment, offering help and hope for youth and their families.

Our programs give youth the skills to make better decisions and healthier life choices. Services such as therapeutic treatment and support combine to offer a brighter future for each of the kids in our care.

We provide direct clinical intervention services to address behavioral health and substance abuse issues for high-risk youth, ultimately teaching them to make healthy life choices and smarter decisions.

Throughout Turning Point’s history, the agency has adjusted programming to respond to growing community needs. Today our fastest growing programs include Adolescent Day Treatment, which includes outpatient therapeutic services combined with individualized education. In-home therapies involve our therapists meeting with clients and their families in their own homes. We have also developed a mentoring program for youth in need of added direction, life skills development and help with life transitions.

Our well-qualified staff and extensive continuum of care combined with our four decades of experience allow us to better treat youth using the programs and services they need, no matter the intensity of their troubles and challenges. Please feel free to review our Form 990.

Turning Point Continuum of Care

Least Restrictive to Most Restrictive Mental Health and Substance Abuse Programs and Services

Testing Center

DUI Classes

Family Visitor

Coaching / Mentoring

Connections

Crisis Intervention

Individual & Family Therapy

Community Based Services for YOS

Transitional Services

Family Care Coordination

Day Treatment

YOS Residential Program

Boys / Girls Residential Programs

Steff Brown
Stephanie Brown, LCSW
Executive Director

Stephanie is a licensed clinical social worker and is certified in nonprofit management. She received both her MSW and BSW from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. Stephanie first began work in the social services as a volunteer in college for a very small residential treatment center. She also worked in a special needs clinic with young kids with developmental disabilities and worked in the for-profit world in day treatment and psychiatric hospitalization. She first joined Turning Point as a counselor almost 20 years ago and has since held positions as Therapist, Program Director, Chief Operating Officer, and now Executive Director.

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Lisa Brenning, MA
Director of Programs & Services

Lisa holds an MA in special education and is a licensed Special Education Director and K-12 Principal. She has worked with Turning Point for 23 years in a variety of both direct care and administrative positions. Over the past 4 years, she has directly overseen all programs and services for Turning Point including residential, out-patient, day treatment and education services.

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Paul Christenson, Director of Business Operations Turning Point Substance Abuse Treatment Programs for Teens
Paul Christenson
Director of Business & Operations

Paul has a BA in Kinesiology and an MA in Education from the University of Northern Colorado. During graduate school at UNC, Paul discovered his passion for working with at-risk youth where he implemented outdoor/adventure programming at an alternative high school. Paul has worked for Turning Point since 1996. During that time, Paul has worked his way up through the organization serving as a Recreation Therapist, Program Coordinator, Program Director, Development Director and now Director of Business and Operations.

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