Hello Turning Point’s supporters and friends! Seems the holiday season is in full force…. hope everyone is making time for self-care this December. If you need tips, check out this great article called ‘How to Prioritize Self Care During the Holidays’ from the National Institute for Mental Illness (NAMI).
On behalf of all of us at Turning Point, we wish you HAPPY Holidays!!!
Turning Point is under NEW leadership!
Turning Point is thrilled to share that Keith Colton took over the helm as Interim Executive Director in November. He brings over 20 years of experience in nonprofit administration and clinical programming, all in the Northern Colorado area. He has a Master’s in Social Work from Colorado State University and holds an LCSW.
Keith began his career in local nonprofits in 2002 as a service provider and administrator, bringing experience and knowledge to Turning Point in both areas. Keith has spent the last seven years solely as a clinician and program director for in-patient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs and owns a thriving private practice. Keith has worked in many organizations that are start-ups, re-building, or shifting focuses. He carries the administrative tools and clinical practice skills to assist Turning Point in transitioning its sole focus to quality clinical outpatient and community-based programming in Northern Colorado.
Above all, Keith is passionate about the people of this community and helping those in need through work in adolescent programming, domestic violence, homelessness, psychiatric care, and addictions. Keith approaches leadership and clinical work through the lens of equity, diversity, non-judgment, and accountability. He is also an avid musician, fly fisher, and skier, and he enjoys all that Colorado’s mountains offer in his free time. Additionally, Keith enjoys raising his own Colorado natives and loves spending time with family at their sports and activities.
Thank you all who donated on Giving Tuesday and Colorado Gives Day! While the annual giving drive isn’t over yet, we are humbled to share we received $8,115 in donations over the past month!!! Huge thanks to the 17 private and corporate donors that made this annual giving drive extra special.
Been meaning to donate but haven’t yet? There is still time!
Mailing address: Turning Point at 1644 S. College Ave. Fort Collins, 80525
Due to Turning Point no longer providing residential services, your tax-deductible donation is no longer eligible for the 50% Child Care Tax Credit. But it remains tax-deductible, and we will send you a letter to save for tax time.
Why donate to Turning Point? Did you know that Turning Point is the only Northern Colorado nonprofit that provides a continuum of care of behavioral health, mental health, and substance abuse services for underserved populations? We serve a broad range of clients, from youth struggling with legal and school issues, families involved in the child welfare system, youth and adults struggling with substance abuse issues, and a range of services designed to support youth’s success in school, home, and communities. Donations go directly into supporting all these efforts.
Turning Point has been a partner agency with Realities for Children for the past decade. This partnership has brought many opportunities for the youth and families we serve. For example, Realities for Children does an annual gift drive for Christmas, collecting donations from many generous businesses and individuals. The partner agencies of Realities for Children can pick up gifts, wrap them, and disperse them to kids and families.
Turning Point had 22 youth to select gifts for this year. Farai Makombe, Turning Point’s outpatient coordinator and lead behavior coach Paulina, had the pleasure of going to pick up the donated gifts. The volunteers were extremely helpful in filling 20 bags with gifts and loading them into the vehicle for transportation back to Turning Point. The behavior coaches then picked up gifts for the youth on their caseloads. One mom had been feeling bad about not having money for gifts this year, and we were able to help and make Christmas much more special for her family and many others. An abundance of gifts was donated, and in the end, 40 kids received gifts.
Farai shares the experience with joy, from the helpful staff and volunteers to the gifts brightening Christmas for so many youth and families. It is an amazing experience, and Turning Point is grateful for this partnership and support for our clients.
THANK YOU REALITIES FOR CHILDREN!!!!
Shout-Out from the Point!
This month’s shout out goes to everyone who donated to Turning Point this season! We received over $8,115$ in donations this past month.
AB – $100
BB – $200
DS – $250
NG – $250
MT – $60
CD – $50
JH – $50
TS – $105
PM – $150
LB – $150
MP – $300
JC – $1000
Chinn Family- $500
Feig-Sandoval Family- $500
The Weld Trust – $4,000
Fort Collins Community Centered Services:
1644 S. College Ave.,
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Youth, families, and adults helped in the last year:
Greeley Community Centered Services:
913 11th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631
Our Contact Information
Turning Point Center for Youth and Family Development
1644 S. College Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80525
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