Turning Point Center provides emergency and transitional housing at a refurbished apartment complex at 1701 Jacquelyn Drive in the Spring Branch area of Houston (Key Map 451-X). Using Metro bus system from downtown on Lamar St., take the #26 Long Point.
Turning Point Center provides three meals a day to resident clients.
Turning Point Center ensures, through the use of donations, that resident clients have adequate clothing to protect them from the elements and to make a proper appearance as they attend schools or search for employment.
Turning Point Center collaborates with various other agencies to provide counseling services such as case management, substance abuse education, anger/stress management, chemical dependency counseling, personal/social adjustment counseling, and group counseling.
Resident clients of Turning Point Center receive assistance in completing important applications and associated documents that help them to obtain state ID cards / driver's licenses, Social Security cards, birth certificates, and any other documents required in order for them to apply for benefits and public assistance for which they may be eligible.
Turning Point Center provides assistance to resident clients in obtaining SSI / SSDI, food stamps, Medicare / Medicaid, Harris County Hospital District Gold Cards, retirement, and any other benefits for which they may be eligible.
Through collaborative efforts with the READ Commission, Gulf Coast Careers, Career Recovery Resources, and Christian Community Service Center – resident clients of Turning Point Center receive assistance to obtain their GED, return to college, attend a vocational or trade school, or organize and execute a job search.
Resident clients of Turning Point Center receive hands-on job training in various areas such as basic computer skills, data entry, cooking, dishwashing, facility maintenance, office clerk/secretarial skills, accounting, social services, materials procurement, and lawn/gardening upkeep to name a few.
Turning Point Center provides transportation for resident clients to doctor, dental, and other appointments such as benefit and assistance application appointments. Additionally, the shelter provides transportation to and from planned group educational and recreational activities. Resident clients are also provided with bus tokens on an as-needed basis.