why we’re here
Turning Point Transitional Services Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization founded in 2012 as a response to discovering homelessness amongst young adults. Through research, it was quickly discovered that many of the homeless youths were then from the dependency system. They age out of the foster care system. Without a marketable skill or education, they easily become homeless and end up either incarcerated or on the streets. We began to cultivate our organization to help them navigate through life’s challenges by providing independent living skills training, support and mentoring.
We serve Broward County youths that are between the ages of 18-23 and have aged out of the foster care system. We believe it should be the responsibility of the community, individuals, and businesses to participate in actions that educate its citizens that are marginalized.
Collaboration is the key to our success as an organization. With the collected resources of businesses, agencies, and individuals we make a difference in the lives of others. Mentors, volunteers, and donors collectively play a key role in the development and stability of the lives we touch.
We have created distinctive programs that close the gaps in education, health, employment and home economics that are characteristically inadequate in this population. We promote and extend the necessary education to build and sustain their confidence in making better life choices.
We are a small organization but play a significant role in Turning lives around, strengthening family values, lessening crime and building stronger communities. Together we build our role in filling colleges and emptying jails.
Bridging the gaps in Education, employment, home economics and more
Nurturing parenting skills are an alternative to abusive and neglecting parenting and child-rearing practices. This program is sensitive to the needs of young parents and teaches them how to properly care for and nurture both themselves and their children. It explores and educates parents on the effects of positive parenting in a family. The long-term goals are to reduce the cycles of intergenerational abuse.
Broadening career choices and opening paths to professions that are often overlooked and under-enrolled by minorities. A tour and introduction to the Broward Fire Academy revealed opportunities for men and women to professions that provide a sense of pride while protecting lives, property and the environment.
Independence Drive offers eligible youths an opportunity to gain a Florida Driver’s License. Drivers education is often a forgotten milestone in the life of a youth in foster care. This program is streamlined making the application and process simple and at no cost to the applicant