1988 Established in Ventura County
Turning Point Foundation was established in 1988 and is governed by a board of directors drawn from the Ventura County community.
Why Turning Point is Needed in Ventura County
Turning Point improves our communities by helping those facing mental illness remain or become functioning, integral community members. We are a critical support organization for families dealing with the devastation of mental illness.
Our social, vocational, and residential programs focus on the development of practical skills needed to live and work successfully in our community. People diagnosed with mental illness can and do recover; by making positive choices and assuming responsibility for their own lives they can fulfill a meaningful role in the community.
Who Turning Point Helps
We help those diagnosed with mental illness deal with the day-to-day challenges of mental health issues.
Because of the myths and stigmas attached to mental illness, many people struggle with its effects alone and unaware that their symptoms can be controlled by medication and the functional problems they experience can be addressed through rehabilitation and support services. We work with our clients to reverse the devastating effects of their illnesses, such as job loss, homelessness, isolation, addiction, incarceration, and even thought of suicide.
2016 Present- Ways to support our foundation
We depend on the generosity of the Ventura County Community for a large portion of our program budgets. Your support ensures we can continue to provide critically needed services for people who are mentally ill, many of whom are homeless, in all areas of the county.