Turning Point | SUPPORT SERVICES/TRAINING PROGRAMS
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SUPPORT SERVICES/TRAINING PROGRAMS

CASE MANAGEMENT

Case Management services are designed to ensure access to a range of services for the client and their family members.

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Services involve the completion of a comprehensive needs assessment to identify both short and long-term service needs. Upon completion of the assessment staff facilitate the completion of a corresponding service plan. These services enhance a client’s ability to successfully transition from a state of homelessness to independent living based on their individual level of readiness. Ongoing referrals, monitoring and follow-up help the client achieve his/her goals while residing in the shelter program.

FOOD PANTRY

TPCS provides a food pantry for all of its clients. Upon intake into the housing program, all clients receive a food…

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bag to help provide immediate stability to the family unit. Additional food bags or referrals to outside food pantry’s are provided to help supplement nutritional needs weekly and/or as needed for the family.

WORKSHOPS & PRESENTATIONS

To best meet the varying needs of the women and children we serve, TPCS also invites outside agencies and…

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presenters to provide additional support and services by offering the following:

  • Family Violence Awareness Workshops
  • Domestic Violence Support Groups
  • HIV/AIDS Awareness
  • Substance Abuse Awareness
  • Anger Management – groups for both adults and youth
  • Literacy and GED Tutoring
  • Occupational and Educational Counseling
  • Notification of Employment and Training opportunities
  • Notification of low-income Housing opportunities

COOKING PROGRAM

We believe it is important to help the women we serve to understand and embrace healthy eating habits…

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for themselves and their family. As such, as part of our life-skills training, the cooking program was developed to help mothers better budget their finances, to learn how to prepare healthy and hearty meals at reasonable prices and to build community among themselves.

This program has become a partnership between the residents, the staff and community volunteers who work together on sharing shopping tips, learning where and how to buy fresh ingredients, how to cook larger servings so that they have leftovers that can be frozen for later dates, and most importantly, how to make the best use of their monthly budgets by avoiding the traps of buying fast food or single-meal frozen meals, all which are generally unhealthy and expensive.

At least twice a month, one of the staff, residents or one of our volunteers, takes the lead in preparing a simple, well balanced meal that is shared by everyone in the shelter. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the food preparation all while discussing different ways to prepare any given type of food. Recipes are provided to the residents after the meal for future reference. It has become one of the most popular programs we offer.