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Turning Points provides, facilitates, and coordinates services to prevent and reduce homelessness in Manatee County through several programs. These services are designed to assist individuals and families on their path to financial stability and independence. Over the past year, Turning Points assisted over 7,700 men, women, and children. These are our neighbors, who are part of families or are veterans, the elderly, or disabled.
The Yellow Ribbon Veterans Program assists veterans and their families with housing, childcare, medical benefits, VA benefits, employment services. Key programs also include Rapid Rehousing and Homeless Prevention. Our motto is that we “Leave No Veteran Behind”.
The Day Resource Center Program provides basic needs services: hot showers, laundry services, clothing, food, employment services, food stamps, obtaining birth certificates, IDs, mailroom, barbershop, and bike distribution and maintenance.
The Transitional Development Program provides rental and utility assistance for families and individuals struggling with homeless issues. Key programs: Rapid Rehousing – gets homeless families and individuals into stable housing. Homeless Prevention – prevents individuals and families with eviction notices from becoming homeless.
The Medical Clinic provides free primary and specialty services to the uninsured. Specialty services include gastroenterology, pulmonology, hepatology, gynecology, audiology, podiatry, dermatology, and more. The Clinic also has onsite blood testing and treatments for Hep-C, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Plus the Clinic facilitates smoking cessation classes for people who want to quit smoking.
The Dental Clinic provides free dental services for adults. This includes cleanings, fillings, extractions and dentures. Our Clinic creates 30 dental molds a month that range from a bridge to full dentures.
Turning Points can only provide this high standard of service because of our caring, compassionate volunteers and strong community support. We have between 100-150 active volunteers every month that assist us in our mission.
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