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
  • 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. We provide in-home therapies that 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

Crisis Intervention

Individual & Family Therapy

Community Based Services for YOS

Transitional Services

Family Care Coordination

YOS Residential Program

Boys / Girls Residential Programs

Steff Brown
Stephanie Lefke, 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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Elissa Baker, LPC
Clinical Director

Elissa is a Licensed Professional Counselor with extensive experience in adolescent residential treatment, addiction counseling, youth and adult corrections and youth and family therapy. Elissa has enjoyed a diverse career working with a broad spectrum of clients, but her passion is adolescents. She truly appreciates where they are in the developmental stage and the amount of growth that is possible. Elissa is Turning Point’s Clinical Director.

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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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