Turning Point Ends Residential Programs in a Shift Towards Expanding Outpatient Services

Turning Point Center for Youth and Family Development, Inc. has successfully served youth in Northern Colorado for the past 56 years. Thousands of youth and families have benefited from our residential and outpatient programs during their time in the child welfare and DYS systems. We have prided ourselves in being agile and able to meet the emerging needs of individuals and families in an extensive continuum of care.

Turning Point’s Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team have been deeply involved in strategic planning and determining the best way to apply our years of experience and service delivery to today’s emerging needs. As a result, we have begun to identify needs and new program opportunities developing in the coming months that we look forward to sharing with you. 

During the past two years, our organization has experienced significant factors impacting the success of our residential programs. Factors include statewide shifts in guidelines regarding residential placement, increased needs and risk level of referred youth that doesn’t match the services we provide, pandemic-related impacts, and struggles in recruiting qualified staff for our residential programs. 

After careful analysis, we decided to close both the female and male residential and staff-secure programs in Fort Collins, effective June 2022. Now, we are shifting our focus to expanding our community-based outpatient services in Larimer and Weld counties in adapting to the growing needs of youth and families in Northern Colorado. 

Next for Turning Point is a Home Preservation Program that will offer in-home preservation services for youth and families beginning July 1, 2022. We also plan to provide Intensive Outpatient Services (IOP) in Northern Colorado, starting September 2022, from our Fort Collins and Greeley outpatient service locations. The goal is to become credentialed with various insurance companies to offer these new services to private insurance and Medicaid families. 

Turning Point currently offers outpatient individual and family therapy, assessments, and DUI curriculum, alongside our services to DHS and DYS clients. Call us at 970-221-0999 to schedule an appointment for our Fort Collins or Greeley locations. Funding opportunities may be available to those who cannot afford copays or who don’t have insurance. Stay tuned for more details as we roll out our new programs. 

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