Turning Point Center 2018 Annual Report


Turning Point Center 1701 Jacquelyn Dr.

Houston, TX 77055


Phone: 713-957-0099

Fax: 713-957-1920


E-mail: isha@turningpointcenter.org Website: www.turningpointcenter.org


Turning Point Center’s mission is to assist the elderly homeless, ages 50 and above, and help them return to mainstream society as self-sufficient individuals.

Dear Friends,

One of the joys of preparing an annual report is that it gives us the opportunity to look back and be thankful for all that has been accomplished. The past fiscal year was filled with wonderful opportunities and many challenges.  Some of the highlights were:

Turning Point Center has collaborated with outside agencies to provide supportive services such as:

Services for our facility residents include: Dental, Harris County Gold Card System for medical services, transportation to N.W. Clinic, SSI representation for S.S. hearings, Food Stamps, MHMRA, Government cell phones, Operational License and I.D. Cards, Blindness Prevention, Vision testing, Mammograms, TB testing, haircuts, and collaboration with Memorial Assistance Ministries to help residents pay for prescriptions.

In-house, we provide:

Food, shelter, clothing, toiletries, one-on-one volunteer counseling, computer classes, job training, resume writing, 12-step program for AA and NA, daily life skills, and setting goals, transportation to clinic and to area stores.  We have some new volunteers working one-on-one with residents and their goals.  We have completed all the hot water heaters in all the units within the last 6 months.

The following is an overview of Turning Point Center’s income and expenses for the fiscal year ended Sept 30, 2018.


Total Support & Revenue:                         $388,128

Program Expenses:                                     $290,723

Management & General Expenses:      $48,854  

Fundraising Expenses:                               $34


End-of-Year Net Asset Balance:             $ 1,570,601


Board of Directors

Isha Desselle, Chairman                          Jerome Ferguson, Trustee

David Stehlik, Treasurer                            Annalee Pappas, Trustee

Troy Evans, Secretary



President& Founder: Isha Desselle

Turning Point Center is tax-exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 

Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.