This program was put into place by Turning Points Collaborative Society recognizing that there was a need for counselling, support and advocacy for both staff and clients.
This program provides mental health assessments, substance use assessments, advocacy with many different community agencies and many other services to clients.
Turning Points has recognized that many of our clients get “stuck” without consistent and ongoing supports. Clients, many times, forget or are unable to access services due to both internal and external barriers.
This has been as varied as helping to fill out disability forms, advocating with the Ministry of Children and Families, helping clients to connect with probation, immigrant services, Salvation Army, Gleaners, Legal Aid, detox, substance use treatment services and Interior Health.
We also have had the privilege of advocating and succeeding for several clients to get into a higher level of care within the Health Care system.