For 50 years, thanks to financial assistance from generous donors, Turning Point has been able to offer hope to kids in our community struggling to overcome the devastating effects of abuse and trauma.
Now, the need for residential treatment programs from Turning Point has never been greater. As our community has grown, so have the unmet needs of many youth and their families.
• 1 in 5 children have untreated mental health/behavior health disorders (Summitstone Health, 2015)
• 20% of youth in Colorado have used marijuana in the last 30 days, compared to the national average of 4%
• 18% of Larimer County families are living in poverty
• 31% of single-parent Larimer County families are living in poverty
• Families with less than 50% of the annual median household income (about $26,000) are twice as likely to report children with significant mental health issues, and 74% of those have not sought out treatment because of the cost. (2013 Northern Colorado Health District survey)
• Between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016, Larimer County received 13,516 reports of child abuse and was able to investigate (accept for assessment) 3,355 of those (Colorado Community Performance Center, 2016)
2017 is Turning Point’s 50th anniversary, and we are celebrating with a 50 for 50 Campaign. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to expand and improve our residential treatment programs: $50,000 for our 50 years.
With more funding, we will be able to get more youth and their families the help they need. We currently serve approximately 2,000 youth, families, and individuals each year, but there are thousands more that we still have yet to reach.
Please consider joining our campaign and helping us reach our goal. Together, we can help turn lives around for even more youth in our community.
With respect to our 50th year serving over 2000 children and families a year, please consider donating 50% more to our mission. Thank you.