Turning Point Expands Outpatient Services to Greeley

With the help of grant funding through Weld Trust, Turning Point has a newly renovated outpatient facility in Greeley.

In June 2020, Turning Point Center for Youth and Family Development received $150,000 in grant funding from Weld Trust. This grant funding allowed Turning Point to renovate the Greeley outpatient services facility and hire a therapist and behavior coaches for that facility. The newly renovated facility, located at 913 11th Ave., is open for services.

Turning Point Center for Youth and Family Development is a 501(c)3 human service agency with a 50+ year history of serving families, children, and young adults who have untreated mental health, behavioral health, and substance abuse issues. What began as an emergency shelter for local youth in 1967 has grown into a multi-faceted agency offering an extensive continuum of care ranging from outpatient services to intensive residential treatment.

While much has changed since its inception, the core mission of Turning Point remains – to provide a high-quality, structured, and therapeutic environment with growth and change opportunities for everyone involved. Turning Point is licensed by the Colorado Division of Behavioral Health, the Department of Human Services, and the Department of Education. The agency is also accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

Turning Point has Residential and Outpatient services in Fort Collins and Larimer County and first opened a facility in Weld County in 2004. The facility, located at 913 11th Avenue in Greeley, has since housed various services for at-risk youth, including a day treatment program. The pandemic closed doors to that facility, allowing the opportunity for renovations and a refresh of services. It is back open and now offering community-centered outpatient treatment to clients of all ages, from individual therapy to family therapy to behavior coaching.

The Weld Trust® awards grants as part of their mission to promote excellence in health and education in Weld County, including some funds earmarked for COVID-19 recovery.

Mental health services were one of the major areas of emphasis for The Weld Trust® as part of this grant cycle. Turning Point Center for Youth and North Range Behavioral Health were awarded grants to continue and increase services in the areas of mental health, substance addiction, and suicide prevention.

“This funding opportunity enables us to work closely with community partners, fill mental health treatment gaps, reduce substance use, and prevent suicide in at-risk youth in Weld County,” shares Stephanie Lefke, Executive Director of Turning Point for Youth and Family Development. “Particularly in the wake of COVID-19, when substance use, anxieties, and feelings of isolation elevated, our programs will help youth and their families heal, foster resiliency, and build skills, so they stay on track in progressing toward their goals.”

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