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For the second year in a row, the Skokie Chamber of Commerce has named Turning Point its Nonprofit of the Year! Howard Meyer, Executive Director of the Chamber, heralded this as a “deserving and unprecedented” occurence, as we are the first organization to receive this award for two consecutive years. The award was received at the Chamber’s Annual Board Installation and Membership Awards Luncheon on Thursday, January 24.
Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center CEO Ann Fisher Raney proudly announced today the receipt of a $1.2 million grant awarded by the North Suburban Healthcare Foundation. The grant allows Turning Point to expand services and purchase the adjacent space in their current building. Currently Turning Point owns 55% of the 40,000 square foot building at 8324 Skokie Boulevard.
Pardon our dust: Turning Point is rehabbing some of our space to provide additional and enhanced spaces for our clinical services.
Our new multipurpose room (formerly known as the PSR lounge) received a major renovation last month that now allows the space to serve as a kitchen and lounge during the day and transition into an enhanced play therapy space for children in the evening. Adult clients in our psychosocial rehabilitation program enjoy preparing nutritious meals on our shiny new island and washing dishes in our commercial three-basin sink. At night, child and adolescent clients play board games, shoot baskets and practice the piano during their therapy sessions.
Turning Point BHCC in Skokie and The Josselyn Center in Northfield were recently chosen to receive new funding from the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) for an innovative psychiatric respite care program that will result in decreased emergency room visits, lower costs associated with outpatient and preventive care, and the promotion of paraprofessionals who will act as peer counselors and advocates. The program will demonstrate major cost savings in mental health crisis service delivery while caring for clients in a compassionate, non-intrusive, safe environment.
On Monday, April 18, 2011, Turning Point Residential Coordinator Eva Kripotos was named Do-Gooder of the Year by the Autohaus on Edens, in collaboration with Toyota Corporate.
On Monday, October 25, 2010 Turning Point hosted a Community Impact Meeting for the agency members to discuss the drastic cuts in state funding for mental health. More than 50 people attended this forum including clients, families and staff.
Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center celebrated its fourth annual “An Evening of Appreciation” reception on Monday, July 19, 2010 at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center in Skokie, Illinois. Thank you to those of you who donated your time and support to make this event such a great success.
I am writing this afternoon to let you know that we had a terrific Paths to Recovery event last night. We sold out the Skokie Theater for Ted’s film, “Journey of Recovery,” and had a lively panel discussion following the film that featured Ted, Dan Wasmer, our DHS Regional Manager, our own Dr. Noorani, Laura Gerber, Tina Cortez, Emily Bates, and Julie Rooney.
Congratulations to Emily Bates, our Bridges Program Coordinator, who completed the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 19, 2010 in excellent form. This was Emily’s third consecutive year in Boston, and eighth marathon overall.
He DID it! At age 60 and 22 years since his last marathon, Pat Moriarty completed the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 11, 2009.
In recent days, Rod Blagojevich has been branded as sociopathic, delusional, narcissistic, grandiose and psychotic, as well as cuckoo, crazy, wacko and off his rocker. And mental health advocates are upset about it.