The purpose of Turning Point is to provide a gathering place where people living with serious or chronic physical illness can come together for innovative, skill-based education and support programs. They aim to help individuals with illnesses and their families better manage the illness process, reduce symptoms and increase coping skills.
Partnered with the medical community, Turning Point provides education through workshops, lectures and information relating to the different aspects of disease and treatment, complementary therapies and current disease-specific topics.
Turning Point also provides programs that help children deal with the illness of other family members. Activities such as art, music, relaxation and play therapy are provided to assist in the development of coping skills and to help the children through the illness process.
Dealing with serious illness can be uncomfortable, stressful and emotionally draining – not just on you, but on your family as well. Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with a serious illness or your illness is progressing, we have resources to help both you and your family.As you gather information, please remember one thing – sooner is better. People who seek assistance early in their diagnosis have more options, more support, better quality of life, a chance to make decisions on how they want to be treated and time to build trusting relationships with their caregivers. You’ll have questions. Please call anytime. We’re happy to come meet with you and your family.
Crossroads is a 3-day, 2-night camp held at various locations throughout the country and is designed for children between the ages of 6 and 12.
Children’s emotional needs are often overlooked as they try and navigate their world after loss. They find that their friends cannot relate and often the significant adults in their lives are consumed by their own grief. This isolation can lead to withdrawal, anger, acting out, aggression, and other issues.By incorporating therapeutic activities into a fun camping experience, Crossroads Kids allows children to connect with peers who are also experiencing grief. It is a time for attendees to share their experiences in a safe place while developing coping skills to take with them when they leave.