November’s Peek at the Point Newsletter

November’s Peek At The Point

Hello Turning Point’s supporters and friends! Did you know that November is National Gratitude Month?  Great opportunity to share how grateful we are for all of you!


This November, Turning Point shares a heartwarming ‘thank you’ to all of you, supporters, and friends. We connect through a collective effort to provide services and opportunities for youth and families in Northern Colorado, and we could not do this work without ongoing support and collaboration from all of you.

Program Updates!

Turning Point’s Board of Directors has been working hard to create a brighter future for Turning Point. They are engaged in Strategic Planning, brought on new board members with diverse skill sets, and are bringing in key new partnerships that will help Turning Point become the best it can be in providing quality outpatient services. Stay tuned for exciting updates in next month’s newsletter!


In the meantime, if you know of anyone who would benefit from our outpatient programs,  make a referral by calling 970-221-0999 or emailing Find out more about each program by clicking on the links. You can also make a referral through the website.

How Can You Help?

Giving Tuesday and Colorado Gives Day are just around the corner! Here are the details, and what is different about donating to Turning Point this year.


Giving Tuesday: November 29, 2022

Giving Tuesday is a global movement of generosity, and the biggest day across the nation for supporting nonprofits. Choose your favorite nonprofit, and make a donation of time or money on this day! If you choose Turning Point, you can make a donation through our website or by mailing in your donation.


Mailing address: Turning Point at 1644 S. College Ave. Fort Collins, 80525

Donate through our website:


Colorado Gives Day: December 6, 2022

Colorado Gives Day is Colorado’s statewide movement. On the first Tuesday of December, Coloradans come together to support the nonprofits that make a difference in our lives. Turning Point participates in Colorado Gives Day, and donations can be made through their website throughout the month of November and up to December 6. Find that link here and join the statewide movement:


Important updates:

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.


We will not be sending letters out in the mail this year. Instead, you will receive a friendly reminder through email. If you plan to mail in your donation, make sure you have our updated address (listed above, which differs from last year).


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.


On behalf of all of us at Turning Point, we are thankful for everyone’s ongoing support!!!


Questions, concerns, or want that snail-mail anyway? Email Annie at or give her a call at 970-567-0642.

Client Success Story Spotlight

It is always rewarding when a client demonstrates tangible improvement in identified problem areas, particularly when self-sufficiency results. One such case involved a single mother of three struggling to control her children and provide for them financially. She reported having major self-esteem issues and seemed to be losing hope.


When we began coaching, it became apparent that the mother’s financial difficulties, low self-esteem, and lack of authority in the home were loosely connected. She was consistently being let go from jobs because of her family’s chaotic schedule, so we found resources to help care for her youngest child and after-school activities for the next oldest. We also identified specialists who could provide expert advice on her youngest son’s unique behavioral and cognitive characteristics. We then helped the mother advertise her considerable skill and experience in the hospitality industry as she launched her cooking and cleaning business. This allowed her to set her schedule according to her family’s needs, boosted her confidence, and expanded her organic support network.


These changes were enough to improve the mother’s parenting abilities substantially. In tandem with the advice she received from specialists and professionals regarding her children and their needs, her newfound confidence and empowerment made her a much stronger figure in the home. Her commands became more firm, and her stated consequences for misbehavior became more believable. She was also better able to express the profound love she felt for her children from a position of relative security. When our services ended, we felt that this mother was well-positioned for continued success and self-reliance.


(story shared by Outpatient Coordinator, Farai Makombe, PH.D.)


At Turning Point, stories like the above are why we do the work we do. We help turn lives around. Turning Point’s continuum of care offers a variety of supports and services designed to meet the needs of what our clients need most. We are thankful for partnerships with Department of Human Services in Larimer and Weld Counties  allowing us to work with these families.


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


Shout-Out from the Point!

 This month’s shout out goes to ALL our grant funders for 2022! Without this funding support, we could not have helped so many youth and families throughout Larimer and Weld Counties this year. THANK YOU for allowing us to be part of these impactful funding initiatives! We received over $320,000 in grant funding this past year.


The Weld Trust

Larimer County Behavioral Health

ENT Credit Union YES Grant

Larimer County CSBG 

City of Fort Collins

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Turning Point Center for Youth and Family Development
1644 S. College Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80525

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